LOOOONNNGGGG overdue nine month post. Like two months past due.
Whew, another fast month. When I wrote your 8 month post you had just learned to go from your belly to a sitting position. It seems like from there you just took off. Before we knew it you were standing up in your bed and then crawling. Now you pull up on EVERYTHING, crawl EVERYWHERE and are a busy, busy boy.
Your top left tooth is through and the right is shortly behind. The teeth on either side are starting to show as well. That means that pretty soon you will be a six tooth wonder. Teething has not been too bad (knock on wood). You still drool and chew on everything. You have also picked up the new trick of biting your mother. So not cool, child. You've put your new teeth to good use in the feeding department. You still eat your pureed food for the most part, but you are into table food. Peas, carrots, puffs, eggs, bananas, and perhaps a few nibbles of whatever is on my plate (you love pancakes). If your rolls are any indication, eating will not be a battle with you.
You are much more vocal these days. Momma and babababa are your favorite sounds. You've got until Father's Day to master the dada. You sing and dance, which is awesome. You have also started to reach to the sky for no apparent reason from time to time. It is hilarious and you talk to me while you are doing it.
You are still a momma's boy. You love your dad and I am so excited to see your relationship grow as you become older. I am eating up this time though because I know it won't last for forever. The day will come when you will be off at the batting cages with your dad or on the golf course. For now, I will gladly pick you up when you reach for me.
Your facial expressions crack me up. I would love to get inside that little head of yours to hear your thoughts.
We are spending much more time outside which has been so fun. You love to go on walks, swing, play in the grass, and explore. This month has been chopped full of learning. I am excited to see what is next, but again am ready for things to slow down.
Love you little baby boy.
I also failed to take a picture with the chalk board for month nine. Thankfully, the wonderful Meg White took pictures on his ninth birthday, so it's all good.