Wednesday, July 27, 2016

carson taylor: nine months

it’s unbelievable to me that you are nine months old!  how are there only three months left in your first year?!

also, how is it that every month when i sit down to write this post i‘m still just totally shocked by how much you’ve changed and what you’ve done in 30(ish) days?!  (new mommy-ness i guess.) someone recently told me that no one works as hard as a baby and i agree! 

you continue to amaze this momma!  this month you became such a wiggly, giggly baby!  you move non-stop and while you can’t pull your self up to objects yet you can stand up and steady yourself.  you can adequately rock on your hands and knees but won’t commit to crawling just yet.  you like to be on the floor and doing your own thing but…with people around.  we often find you moaning to be moved out of your superman position and back to your bottom.  it’s an on-going thing these days because while you want to go, go, go you just can’t. 

when it comes to personality, you are increasingly curious and i’ve found you multiple times staring or looking at something or someone with your head tilted and your forehead all crinkled up as if you’re in deep thought.  you also do this thing now when you get a new object where you hold it out and twist it back and forth as you try to figure it out.  

you are also a feisty, spirited little being who knows what he wants and lemme tell you – you can throw a fit!  whenever you are laid down for a diaper change or to take a bottle when you are not in the mood you are quick to slap your legs up and down and cry it out.  you are going to have some strong abs little man! 

you LOVE to read story books!  especially when it’s daddy who is doing the reading.  you love it when we say ‘YAY’ and clap excitedly at the end of the stories.  you are fascinated by clapping.  you also love a good game of peek-a-boo and are really into your puppy.  you either stare at her and all out belly laugh or cry in terror when she shakes in front of you.  it’s hit or miss.

this month was another big one for you with LOTS of change. you’ve started eating solids – like actually hard food (puffs, mashed bananas and avocado), transitioned to formula, moved out of your baby bathtub, switched to a big boy carseat AND perhaps the biggest change of all was your home.  we moved and so far you’ve adjusted well.   

both you and allie now watch with anticipation as cody and i eat – if it’s not you reaching for our plates it’s allie drooling in hopes of getting a scrap.  meal time is almost easier after you go to bed these days. 

you have developed a pretty consistent sleep and wake pattern – first nap at 7:30/8, second around 10:30, a third during the mid-afternoon and a short catnap around 4:30/5.   then its up once in the night for a diaper change and bottle and you’re back to sleep until 6:30. 

on the physical side you now have the cutest mohawk of (reddish) hair and experienced your first diaper rash this month.  you don’t have any teeth yet but, you’ve had a couple long nights that i know are 100% attributed to teething.  

you’ve had a few clingy days when you were teething and some separation anxiety has started but you’re typically ‘ok’ if mom and dad are in eyesight.  i’ve also had to start using the word ‘no’ on a more frequent basis like when you tried to eat the cable cord or when you pull on my hair.     

doctor deets:    
head – 53rd percentile 
weight – 45th percentile – 19 lbs. 6 oz.
height – 1st percentile – 26 3/8 in. 

 i never knew i had a void in my heart until i met you.  you make me happy beyond measure. i adore everything about you baby boy and am so blessed to call you mine.  your cute to boot and have the best little personality.  everyone who meets you loves you. 

for the love of pete baby, stop growing!      


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