Hey guys, it’s that time again! These months have been flying by, faster and faster with each one! So crazy! Anyway, let’s get to the recap at hand.
Your monthly onesie says “9 time to shine”, and I feel like you’ve been living out that phrase this month! Your personality continues to brighten our days! This month you started crawling(!), much to your father’s delight! He thought that you might skip crawling, and go straight to walking. It took you a good 3 weeks to really get comfortable, and confident in your stride. It’s funny because I kept the camera on 24/7 those first few days because I felt like you were SO close, but you decided to take your sweet time…and then when you finally did start crawling, I missed capturing it on camera-of course. Apparently you crawl just like your daddy used to. You use one knee to push forward while dragging the other knee behind you. I would describe it as the curious/cautious crawl. You love to move around and explore, but also want to make sure that you don’t fall forward.
Another big thing you’ve started doing is eating more solids (YAY!). Previously you liked to be fed by a spoon or pouch, but now you are doing an awesome job picking up your own food. It gets pretty messy, but I am slowly learning that messes are okay. J You learning to feed yourself is more important to me. The way your pudgy fingers pick up your food and bring it up to your mouth is so cute! You have two of your bottom teeth and your constant drooling leads me to believe that your top two are next.
I’ve learned another lesson this month. I love reading parenting books, and hearing other’s experiences with their own kids, but ultimately I’m learning to allow you to take the lead on when you’re ready for things.
You don’t like your crib for naps, and prefer mama’s bed, with me cuddled right next to you. I love lying with you, but feel like I can’t get anything done around the house if I just nap with you all day long.😉 You love sitting up and playing in the bathtub. You would sit in there forever if we’d let you. You like to pull yourself up on whatever you can get your hands on, and if we hold you up, you’ll take a few steps before plopping your bottom down. I’m curious to see if when you’ll start walking..no hurry though.
You’ve started playing more lately. You love balls. Our friends gave us a bunch of the plastic McDonald’s play place kind, and you never get tired of them. You love throwing balls/toys down from wherever you are, and for us to keep picking them up for you. You play pretty independently. I’ve plopped you down next to a few different kiddos this month, and you just mind your own business…unless somebody has a toy that you want.😉 At church you grabbed another boy’s hair and made him cry. You looked up at me with your big greyish eyes all confused as to what you did wrong. Speaking of doing wrong…while I believe that you are an angel child;), I know that you’ll start testing our boundaries soon. I hope I’ll be consistent and firm..it’ll be hard to say no to those eyes of yours. They are the coolest shade of grey with specks of brown. It’s crazy how much they’ve changed.
One last thing before I wrap things up here. You survived your first ‘road trip’. I hesitate to call it that because it really was supposed to only be a 3 hour drive, however it took up 7!. Traffic was insane, and we contemplated heading home so many times, but somehow we made it to Santa Cruz. You were not a fan of sitting in your car seat for so long. We took a few stops for you to stretch your legs, and for us to breathe a little. ;) Once we got to the beach, you fell asleep in my arms for over an hour. I held you and watched/listened to the waves and took many deep breaths and realized that it was worth it..even if we drove more than we relaxed, and the sand was not your favorite, it’s always good to get out and into God’s creation for a little bit.
Well that’s all I have for now, I’ll catch ya at your 10 month update! I love you!