He saw the doctor yesterday for his 9 month well-baby check up. She was well pleased with his progress and said he was right on track. His growth continues to be consistent along the same percentiles. He weighs a shade under 24 pounds and is 28.5 inches long. That keeps him on the same 90th percentile for weight and 50th percentile for height.
She was very happy with his ability to feed himself, babble, clap, imitate his parents, get on his hands and knees and stand by himself. She said he'd probably be crawling within 1-2 weeks. He can already crawl backwards, and frequently backs himself into a corner, then cries about it.
She also told us that he's starting to comprehend "no" and we need to start being firm with him about eating and bedtimes. We are already pretty firm about his bedtime ritual, and he only eats at the table. She said it was time to stop catering to his picky eating all the time, but he's not too terribly picky very often. I'm undecided about how strict I'll be about him eating his green beans or going hungry until the next mealtime. I guess I'm fortunate in that respect that it's Daniel who will make most of those decisions. :)