9 months... just like that, you hit 9 months. It feels like just the other day you were born... and yet you're 9 months already. What a treasure you are to us... we honestly, couldn't even imagine life without your little self in it... without those noises you make, and all that mess you create...
This month was the month that you hit, where you don't really want to lie down AT ALL anymore, unless you're headed to bed. You want to be upright sitting or standing at all times. You reach for this toy or that toy... and everything is going in your mouth. It was tough to photograph you for this month's blog post, mainly because you wanted to sit up, instead of lie down (oh, and it was terribly rainy outside, so they aren't the brightest of photos). You are SO determined to figure out this whole crawling thing. So very close. You can get up on your 4's, but then you have no idea what to do. We try and give you pointers, demonstrate on the ground, and encourage you with tons of applause... but nothing seems to motivate you. We dangle food in front of you, new toys that you haven't seen before... but you just aren't moving... you freeze in place, and then move backwards into sitting position. You are butt scooting, especially on the hardwood floor and outside on the concrete. You get stuck on carpet though. And when you get stuck, you let everyone know.
This month, you've pretty much started eating table foods alongside us. You don't mind jars of food... but you much prefer to eat whatever it is that we're eating. You LOVE spaghetti with sauce... you're definitely Mommy's son. You still enjoy avocado and bananas for breakfast (1 whole each, mashed up together), usually a yogurt with some sort of fruit (grapes or blueberries) for lunch, and then some sweet potatoes for dinner along with whatever we might be eating. You're not picky at all about what you're eating. We don't have to worry about any texture issues or what not, with you. For that, we are forever grateful.
You're really loving when Daddy flips you all over the place, and tosses you... something you were nervous about for so long. You smile whenever he walks in through the door. It's so wonderful seeing you two bond now that he's back home.
You're a HUGE fan of stroller rides. You hardly ever make a peep when we're out and about either going on a daily walk or during Mommy's jog/walk. We pack some toys for you to hold throughout the ride... but you tend to just enjoy looking around. Doesn't surprise us though, being that you've always loved it outside. Something about it, it calms you down.
No new teeth... but you're DEFINITELY working on those top ones. So much drool over the last few days, and fever as well.... and just crabbiness. You're definitely not the friendliest when you're teething. Hopefully they'll cut soon.
You're pretty much doing awesome at sleeping... you're napping two times a day (most days, unless we are out during your nap time)... 2 hours in the morning, and 2 hours in the afternoon. You are going to bed around 8-8:30... and sleeping most of the night... usually only waking once to nurse. Mommy's pretty happy about that. She's starting to play catch up on all the sleep you've deprived her of.
You are such a smiley little man... especially to those sisters of yours. You just squeal with delight whenever they're around you. You just want to be with them, wherever they are... and smile with whatever they make you do, even if it is playing "dress up". You're such a good sport.
You are so loved, so so loved...
You are so loved, so so loved...
Daddy, Mommy, Charlotte and Marley
(We don't have too many photos of you being sad, so we had to include this little outtake... your pouty lips are just too precious.)