NINE MONTHS

There is nothing that I love more than a baby in overalls. 

Here are nine things about this baby at nine months:

  1. He’s not crawling yet, but is starting to take a few crawling strides every few days. I’m savoring these last few days of a non-mobile baby (although with all the rolling and scooting he does, he’s already pretty darn mobile). 
  2. He’s still not sleeping through the night every night, but he’s getting consistently better. He does the best when he goes down around 9:30, and then he usually wakes up around 7 or 7:30. 
  3. He is now permanently in the boys room with Peanut, and both of them love it. If I take him out in the morning before Peanut wakes up, he’s always bugged at me. They love waking up early together and playing in the crib until we come in to get them at 8:00.
  4. In an effort to get him to drink out of a bottle (which he still refuses), I added a little chocolate syrup to his milk this week. Although he still wouldn’t latch on, he did chomp on it (which does successfully make the milk come out) for a solid 15 minutes, and screamed when I finally took it away. I’m calling that progress.
  5. His favorite foods are pancakes (these ones — they’re my fave too), watermelon, and cheddar cheese. 
  6. He’s learning how to clap, and it’s pretty much the cutest thing ever. Those chubby hands smacking together? I die. 
  7. I’m trying to teach him a few baby signs (“milk,” “more,” etc) because it helped with Peanut’s speech development so much. Although he’s not really able to do them yet, he totally understands and I love watching his enthusiastic reactions when I ask if he wants “more” pancake? Or maybe it’s just his crazy love of pancakes that’s the reason for the enthusiasm 😉
  8. He’s down to two naps a day now, and having him on a good schedule is the best. However, the boys naps are almost always perfectly staggered, so one of them is always awake. That is not the best. 
  9. He looooves to dance. Peanut and I regularly have dance parties in the kitchen while I’m making breakfast or lunch, and as soon as the music comes on this little chubby arms start flapping like a baby bird. It’s really the cutest. 
Happy nine months, baby boy! This mama thinks you’re the very best. 
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11 Comments

  1. adorbs. so kissable. mine just turned 9 months a few weeks ago. Love this age.

  2. Carole says:

    He just gets cuter and cuter! Can't wait to see all of you TOMORROW!!

  3. Ash says:

    So sweet! I can't believe he's 9 months already. Big boy!

  4. Jenna says:

    My youngest did not crawl until 9.5 months. I was worried at his 9 month appointment, but the doctor was not. 2 weeks later he was on the move! Now he is always on the go, pulling himself up, cruising, driving me nuts! 😉

  5. Marianne T says:

    This baby needs to be a model! He is seriously one of the cutest babies i have ever seen!!!

  6. Oh these updates make me SO excited for these next 5 months to go by so I can meet my precious baby. However, I'm really enjoying pregnancy as well.

  7. Madeline says:

    What a beautiful chubby little baby ! And hes got so much hair now ! Gorgeous kids you've got ! xoxo

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

  8. preethi says:

    When I saw the picture, I was thinking how much I adore shortalls…and then read how you do, too. 🙂 He's adorable!

  9. Sarah S. says:

    I LOVE babies in overalls too! I have bought all of my nieces and nephews their first pair as babies.
    He is just the cutest… that hair! it's SO blonde, I love it.

  10. Janssen says:

    He is just so so cute. And obviously has fine taste in pancakes.

  11. Oh my heart! He is so cute. They just don't get cuter! Love him.

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Nine Months

Dear Peanut,
Taking your monthly photo is proving to be harder every month since you almost never stop moving. In fact, most of the outtakes from your monthly photos are of you diving off the chair (with a huge grin on your face, of course). When I downloaded the photos from this month’s shoot, I had one in mind to use, but as soon as I saw this one, I changed my mind. I feel like it describes you perfectly — giant smile, and blurry feet.
Your personality continues to grow every day, some good and some not quite as good. You’ve learned how to laugh on command, which is hilarious. Your dad will tell me something funny and when I laugh, you’ll do a big loud fake laugh. You’ve also learned a nice scowl, which I think is an imitation of my face when I get stern with you, and we’re seeing that quite often these days. We’re supposed to be disciplining you, but it’s really hard not to laugh at this adorable glare. And finally, you’ve perfected the fake cry…but we’re not falling for that trick.
We took you to Las Vegas and Phoenix this past month to visit both sets of grandparents. It’s so fun to see you interacting with them and learning who they are. The first day you’re a tiny bit shy (except with Uncle Crawford…he seems to be your very favorite), but after a few hours around everyone, you’re as social and lovable as ever.
Oh, and you still have no teeth. So sorry.
Love, Mommy
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  1. Mary says:

    He is super cute! I love the scowls. As you parent, you'll hear / see your kids do a lot of things that will make you realize, "oh, I do that too, don't I?" They are little sponges when they're so young 🙂 Isn't this stage of babyhood so much fun?

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