Well let’s see. You have oh-so-many tricks now! You blow raspberries and occasional kisses. You push a toy cart around the house, walking like Frankenstein behind it. You have pushed it into furniture and walls and you will scream when you’re stuck and can’t move it any further. You wave, clap and stand. You want to be in the middle of everything exciting. I love that about you.
You squeal and squeal with your brother when he gets wild. You follow him all over and will pull yourself up to the table and yell at the top of your lungs to chime in with his noises. You come barreling towards me when I get home from work, so happy to see me. You have a funny tripod like crawl, one foot on the ground, one knee on the ground, and you are so fast and furious. Your favorite toys are your O-ball, which you will crawl after and throw, playing catch with yourself. You also still love your barn and farm animals. I just noticed this morning that you know how to get the animals out of the silo, where they’re kept.
You are a sweet sweet baby boy and just the cutest thing. I took you to the eye doctor and you had the whole office smiling as you squealed and tripod crawled all over the waiting room. You were great in the office and we scheduled a tear duct probing for September 24th. I’m nervous for it but also glad we’re getting it done because hopefully your eye will be less goopy when it’s over with.
At your 9 month dr. appointment/checkup the doctor gave me THREE specialist referrals, one for your gag reflex, since you don’t really like to eat solid food yet. You like baby food just fine- sweet potatoes are your favorite. But any time we’ve given you table food, even in small tiny pieces, you gag and sometimes throw up. I’m not convinced this needs looked into- you may grow out of this too- but if not, we have a referral for a speech pathologist or something for you. We also got a referral for a urologist, which we don’t really need either. And a referral for a cranial ultrasound, because your head is so big, but again we don’t think you really need that. Your brother has a giant head (always has) your dad has a giant head (always has) and your head size is proportionate to your body weight and height. So basically I’m looking at other pediatricians because I think this one is a little kooky. I mean, if things pop up where we think it’s necessary, then sure by all means we can go see a specialist but I felt like she was giving us a long list of issues that aren’t really issues. You are my perfect boy, who is growing perfectly and learning every day. I’m not worried.
You still go to a baby sitter and I think that’s going okay. Everything you do all day is recorded in a notebook and even though it’s nearly full and falling apart, I told daddy I’ll be keeping it for you since it’s really a funny journal of sorts, of your first few months. I really can’t imagine our family without you here. When I look back at the times before you were here, it feels like something’s missing. And now, I know what it was- it was you! I cherish you and love rocking you to sleep. Even in the middle of the night (because you still wake up….in the middle of the night) I love looking at your sweet cheeks and tiny little chin, nuzzled up against me as we rock and rock.
I love you more than you’ll ever ever know.