Thursday, April 5, 2012

9 Months

Dear Sweet Henry,

You are 9 months old and still just the most delightful baby boy. It has been so fun having a baby again. Daddy and I marvel as you change and grow faster than we ever thought possible. Time has a funny way of passing too quickly especially when you are trying hard to slow it down. You are a plump baby with lots of rolls and I just love it. Fat babies are extra snuggly and you are one snuggly baby. We love to hear you laugh and giggle. You have such a pleasant disposition always passing out smiles.

You will still go to most anyone but you are beginning to have a bit of stranger anxiety when someone catches you by surprise. You weigh about 19 pounds and wear a size 4 diaper. Most of your clothes are 12 months. One piece outfits are easiest because you crawl away in the middle of diaper changes and wardrobe switches. You have a lot of wardrobe changes because you are a messy eater. Eating is one of your favorite activities and you are perfectly content to hang out in your highchair munching away. You eat so many different foods; much more of a variety than Evie did at this age. You have more teeth now than she did at 16 months so she was unable to chow down as early. Some of your favorite foods are pasta, bagels, plums and baby goldfish.

Sleep is all over the place from sleeping 12 hours straight to waking up multiple times per night. Your schedule is pretty loose because you are a second child and you are one relaxed baby boy. Even without a nap, you are quite pleasant, ready to go with the flow. Evie and I are not the happiest people when we are tired but you are like your Daddy still happy even when you are exhausted. Morning nap starts around 9 and then you take an afternoon nap around 1:30. Bedtime is early these days around 6:30. You wake up between 7 and 8 except when you are growing teeth. Those teeth must really hurt coming in because they change everything!

 It's so fun to see you crawling and pulling up on anything you can find. You are even cruising a bit which means before you know it, you will be off and away! Evie really wants you to walk because she wants you to chase her. You have started playing much more with sister. She is bossy and you are as a mellow as can be. Evie covers you with blankets to hide you, hugs you so hard that it must hurt and protects you from everything that she can. Sometimes, when you cry, she will say,"don't worry Mama, he did it himself." She wants to make sure that she is not blamed for anything that she was not responsible for but Evie does comfort you when you take a tumble. She''' say, "It's okay, Henry. Evie's here. You okay. I kiss it. Make it feel it better." Henry, it seems like you get yourself in some predicaments such as taking cookies from the pantry, pulling down lamps and even barricading yourself in the cabinet. You are a busy boy!

You are our special baby boy and we love you so much. It's hard to believe that you have been part of our family for 9 months because in lots of ways, it seems like you have always been here. I had forgotten how much babies change in just a few months. It's hard to believe that you were just a tiny baby just 9 short months ago.

Can't wait to see what you have planned for us this month.


Mommy and Daddy
(I'll post some pictures when we get back to TN.)

1 comment:

  1. Happy 9 months sweet boy! Gracie's sleeping was so erratic starting around 7 months. She's 13 months now and it's still all over the place. I think it has to do with teething


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