You are definitely giving your mommas a run for their money this month. You are a speed crawling machine. You love crawling around the house following The Mommas or your dog, Shane, everywhere they go. You crawl from one side of the living room from toy to toy stopping for a yogurt melt or two along the way. You LOVE to be picked up and held but you're also really enjoying your independent exloration time. You've gotten quite a few bonks on the head but we just can't stifle your adventerous spirit.
Now that you've mastered your crawling skills, you're ready to stand on your on two feet, literally. You are steady on your feet and enjoy standing up and crankin' out some tunes on your music table (thanks Aunt Leslie!), cruising up and down the hallway on your walker, and pulling yourself up on everything from the couch, to the garden bed to smell Grandma's flowers, or to climb up your Mommas' legs. We even had to lower the crib to keep you from jumping out!
One of your favorite things to do is pull your self up on the back patio door and slap your little hands on the glass while you squeal at your dog. When Shane is inside, it is hard to keep you two apart. You're always crawling on him and using him as leverage in your leg work outs by grabbing on to his ears, head, or chest and lifting your little body up and down and up and down and over and around and back down again. That old dog just sighs and licks your face. Annoyed? Maybe. But definitely smitten. And patient.
You met more of your family from out of town. You, Sydney, Kennedy and Swen all went to the zoo with your Mommy, Aunt Leslie, and their cousin Shulamith and Aunt Terrianne. We all had a delicious dinner at your Nanny's house and it was really special to see so many generations in the same place at the same time.
Your Momma, Carley, went on a business trip to Brazil for a whole week! It was just you and your other momma at home at the bachelor pad and let's just say we were all very happy to be reunited. It takes two Mommies to keep this house running. Luckily, you've been doing really great and you slept in your crib every single night until at least 6:00 or 7:00. It probably helped to see your momma everynight on FaceTime!
You are getting to be such a big boy! We are both so proud of how much you are learning and growing. You are so eager to try new things and see new places. You're becoming quite the Mommas' boy and that is no problem for us. All three of us will be happy when we get though your teething stage. Your two tiny bottom teeth are getting some company in that precious little mouth of yours as your top two teeth make their way in. They still haven't quite cut through but they are well on their way.
At your 9 month pediatrician check up, you weighed in at 21 pounds and 28 inches!!
Dr. Devoe was very impressed by your strong legs and your ability to stand for a few seconds at a time unassisted. She said you were ahead of the curve! You aren't making too many words yet but you are a very vocal boy. We are currently working to break your habit of letting out a loud squeal every time you want more food. It makes dining out....very interesting.
You are such a beautiful boy and we love you so much. The Holiday Season is approaching and you have two very excited Mommas on your hands.