Next week my baby is turning 10 months old! Last month I wrote another letter to him but never got around to posting it. There were far more changes within just the last month, from 9 to 10, than the last 6 combined! I'm sure I'll be writing another letter to document all those changes soon.
You turned 9 months old a few days ago and in just a few short months you'll be a year old. Unbelievable.
I last wrote when you were 3 months old (read that letter here). At that time we were just getting a glimpse of your burgeoning personality. True to life, a lot about you has changed yet so much is still the same!
In the last 6 months you seem to have reversed your loves and hates.
- You still love to eat (formula) however our current undertaking of table/finger foods has become quite a challenge for you and me!
- You have become a fantastic sleeper! Mercifully your colic phased itself out and you started taking two naps a day and sleeping from 7pm to 5am. So grateful for this!
- You still do the wide open gummy mouth cry (well, now there are two teeth in there!) but that's just reserved for when you hit your head or pinch a finger. Now when you're upset you produce the biggest, wettest, most saturating tears! In an instant you can produce those huge rolling tears, wet watery sad eyes and a fully tear soaked face. Now that's passion and conviction folks!
What has remained intact is your hilarious, awesome little personality. I just love walking into your room in the morning and seeing your smiling happy face. How you always look up at the books on the shelves above your changing table and ooh and aah over them, laughing every time I point out the Cat Secrets book and say Shhhhhhhhhh! You are a happy baby but not overly happy. No, you don't laugh or smile or crack up at just anything. Whatever it is that makes you do those things has to be worthy of it. This is ultimate proof that you, my dear, are definitely our son! Dad and I are the exact same way. We're a tough crowd but genuine, a trait to be proud of.
Just a few weeks ago you started crawling, a sort of worm like kind of a crawl. Seems like a lot more work than just a regular crawl but you've seemed to have mastered it and can actually move very quickly. You're already trying to pull yourself up on the couch and coffee table so maybe you'll be walking by your first birthday?
It's true what they say, that time just flies by. I can't believe you're almost a year old. I'm not sure how I feel about it. Of course I'm excited and grateful for a healthy and happy year but also something deep down just pulls at my heartstrings sending memories of you when you were just minutes, hours, days, weeks and months old! I remember it all so clearly as I'm sure I will even when you're 30 years old.
As they say, time waits for no one and neither do 9 month old babies so it's time to say goodbye for now because as I type you are pulling on the power cord and clawing at the keyboard (of which you've already somehow ripped a key off).