1-0, 10! whoa! double digits already?! all i can say is whoa!
this month was better than the last and the last was better than the one before it! this baby, baby stage has to be my favorite! watching you grow and change so much over the past month has been the best. i can only imagine the joy i’ll experience as you continue to become your own person.
you became even more of a noise maker.
you experienced your first ear infection.
learned to say ‘mama’ and ‘dadda’.
poked through two teeth.
continued sensory play with muffin tins and and hair rollers at daycare.
chased allie, fed her puffs and ripped tufts of her fur out.
started to play games of ‘pick up’ from the high chair.
learned that the word ‘no’ has a different tone than all of the other words mommy and daddy say.
mastered the stare. when in public, at home and especially before bed.
as you continue to grow you continue to change. you’re becoming your own little person and i’m amazed at how much you’ve already learned and by how much you’ve grown (not up though – nope you’re still 0% haha.)
your lovins from you look a little different now. slobbers and raspberries, crawling to us and big hugs are all new. in fact, i can’t do much of anything without you tugging on my pants or sitting by my feet. you love to be held and placed in the carrier or your stroller so that you can explore the world around you. you crawl everywhere and in what seemed like a night you went from 0 to 60. there’s no place you can’t get to in our little apartment.
you continue to try new foods and no longer like peas. surprise. surprise. you’re a fan of the sweets and anything fruity is your fav. you do a great job of eating mashed solids and your puffs but choked on a banana bite earlier this month. we’ll stick to pureed foods and puffs until you’re at least…oh, i don’t know – 15. okay?!
with two teeth on the bottom with no others in sight you wake once in the night and then are up at the crack of dawn until your early morning cat nap. you sleep 2-2.5 hours a day and go to bed around 7. you’re wearing size three diapers and 9 months duds.
speaking of teeth, daddy sings this song to you every night while brushing (his own musical creation…and he’ll probably kill me for writing about it.)
‘weeee arrrreee brushin’ our teeth! brushin’ our teeth. we are brushin’ our teeth.’
i can overhear it from the kitchen while i’m cleaning up dinner and it usually ends up trailing off into …
‘we are brushin’ our teeth. not very well. actually pretty terrible but we are brushin’ our teeth. oh no, you are chewing your brush. ok, we’re done.’
i’m looking forward to celebrating fall with you – it’s my favorite season! and i imagine it’ll be yours: our birthdays, halloween, football, thanksgiving. it’s going to be awesome!
a few words about your personality before i wrap this post:
when you want picked up you fall on your tummy and in superman fashion look up and cry a little – what’s funny is that if, in the middle of a cry, you see something that catches your attention you get to all fours and go – faker! total faker! (and it gets me every time!)
‘dancing’ now is by rocking on your bottom and moving your arms up and down. whenever ‘ain’t no mountain high enough’ comes over the alarm or mommy and daddy say ‘yay!’ it’s on and it’s the cutest.
you have some serious ‘tude! you’ve mastered the art of telling us what you DON’T want by throwing fits. the night dad took the shampoo bottle away from you in the tub was one of the more memorable.
my favorite part of the day is picking you up from daycare. before i was met with an ambivalent smile now you excitedly crawl over to meet me at the door as soon as i say your name. you always smile when i kiss your cheek at the end of the day.
bath time is a favorite and splashes so much mommy and daddy have to hold a towel over ourselves to stay dry
in true fashion i’ve already started party planning and it’s incredibly bittersweet. you’ll be a toddler before i know it and then off to college. i’m not going to think about that now or wish the time away.
funny moment of the month: the daycare teachers tell us you are happy, talkative and active all.the.time. and to be honest there has only been one day since april that i have picked you up in a fussy mood, so i guess i believe them. you love interacting with the other babies and i often wonder what they make of your enthusiasm. the other day when daddy picked you up there was a crying baby. it was serious! the snot was flowing and the face was turning red. yet you were happy as can be. and to make matters worse, or better, depending on your perspective, you were babbling and screeching at the baby as if to say ‘what’s up?! isn’t life great!! ahhhh!!’ it’s just your nature but, according to daddy it looked like you were mocking the baby for having such a rough afternoon.