Yes, that might be my favorite photo of you, ever! You are 3/4 of a year old, and we are absolutely loving this parenting gig.
So, we called last month “fun”, and I think we can call this month “tiring”. As soon as you turned 9 months, you fell into the dreaded 9 month sleep regression. I didn’t know anything about it, but like clockwork, you started fussing more, acting tired, but refusing to sleep. All of your awesome sleeping skills went out the window, and we had a solid 3 weeks of working through it.
Sleep regression usually means you’re trying to master a new skill. More on this in your 10 month post, but by 9 months, you were crawling on your hands and knees. We never even saw you practicing, you just started doing it one evening. Go Al!
So, even though sleep has been horrific, you are still shining in other areas. When you’re awake, you are so very happy. You love playing with your stacking toys, and anything that rattles. Since you’re crawling, you are all over the place. See, this month is tiring.
We started Music Together this month, and so far, you seem to love it! I love the variety of songs, and that you’re so interactive during the class. We even have a CD for the car that papa isn’t too keen on. Grandpa Dale even got to come to one of your music classes!
Food is still going great. You’re still nursing (all through the night right now), and drinking formula. You still haven’t turned down a single food. Keep at it! We hope you love fruits and veggies! This month, you developed the ability to pick things up with your pointer finger and thumb … it’s so very cute!
This month, we took you to the ER for the first time. For diaper rash. Of course, had we realized it was diaper rash (and that you weren’t bleeding internally), we wouldn’t have gone. Why don’t we get 1 free ER trip as new parents?
You continue to mock faces and gestures. You are still making that awesome squinty face, and you love doing call and response noises with papa.
Remember last month when we assumed you were teething? Well, you were. Your top two teeth have popped through. You have a giant gap between them, and I absolutely love it! Also, your teeth are huge.
While this month has been very tiring, it’s also been so rewarding. We’re starting to see you as a little kid, and less of a baby. You are testing your new independence each day, and growing so fast. You are smart, and so happy. We are so lucky to have you in our lives! Here are your 9 month photos …