(It is with a broken heart that I write this entry. We’re 3/4 of the way through an entire year, and it feels like YESTERDAY that I first held my sweet baby boy in my arms. Yes, I realize that I should be thankful to have had this much time with him, AND I AM! But my heart is broken because every single day my tiny 7lb. newborn looks more like the boy he’ll be if I keep my eyes closed too long. I am the proudest mama to this perfect little guy, but even a proud mama can have a broken heart sometimes.) 🙂
I am 9 months old today! My personality is starting to take shape, and I am low-key, calm, content, and on-the-move! I LOVE to eat, and my favorite things are pasta, bread, cheese, banana and strawberries! I even tried ground beef for the first time this week! (Daddy gives me ice cream but then I hear something in my Mommy’s voice that makes me think she doesn’t approve!)
I’m army-crawling like a champ, and I’m also pulling up on my Mommy. I smile every time I stand up because I know I’m doing big things! I plank often, and I love doing the “downward dog” yoga pose. When I start crawling or walking, my Mommy is going to have her hands full (in a good way!).
I can turn the pages of any book. I actually choose my book before bed. Daddy gives me two choices and I put my hand on the one I want him to read. Most of the time I choose “Baby’s First Year”, but tonight I chose “Llama Llama Misses Mama”.
I can sign “milk” and “eat”, and I can wave “hi” and clap when Mommy or Daddy says “yay”. I smile when I know Mommy and Daddy understand me. It’s nice to be understood. 🙂 I’ve been giving more kisses recently, and I’ve been letting lots of people hold me (as long as I can still see my Mommy!). I can say “mama” “dada” and “ni ni”, and I use them at the appropriate times. Mommy says I’m smart!
I save my biggest smile for when Daddy gets home from work. I LOVE my daddy! I like music too. When Mommy plays our Bible song cd, I get very still. And just listen. Sometimes, I sing along. I played peek-a-boo for the first time yesterday morning with my Mommy! I like to throw things down and have someone pick it up too! I love the sunshine, but mostly because I love my shadow!
Here are me and my cousin, Zoey (she LOVES me!):
Out of a field of grass, I found the one thing that resembled a stick:
I love water!
I love going to the park and picking flowers and eating them:
This caterpillar and hotdog are my favorite toys! And mommy says my smile is sweet!
This is the look on my face 99% of the time, and Mommy says it’s her favorite:
This is one of Mommy’s favorite pictures of her and I:
This is what happens when Mommy tries to take my picture:
Daddy was making me laugh before bedtime:
Mommy and Daddy kept trying to sit me up beside the bear, and this was the one time I sat still long enough for a picture:
And then this happened:
I hope it’s a while before Mommy has to take my 10-month pictures. If it comes too quickly, she’ll be sad. She says she grieves for the time that has passed. I tell her not to let time steal her joy.