NINE months!!! I am very excited that you are 9 months old, because it is one of my most favorite baby ages! You are so interactive these days! You actually understand things we say to you, and you know your name. You can say a few words, such as dada, hi, bye bye (bah-bah!), and you even can put two words together, such as “hi dada!” You pretty much never say mama, even though you know how. You save it for when you are desperate, such as when I am in the kitchen and you’re crying on the opposite side of the baby gate. Only then will I hear a hysterical “MAAAMAAA!!!” You are pretty smart, though, because I come get you every single time ;).
You are a very fast crawler now, and you pull to stand on everything. You walk around the coffee table or couch while holding on, and you can even stand all by yourself! Sometimes, you will just stand without holding onto anything for a good 2-3 minutes. I can see the wheels in your head turning so hard, trying to figure out how to take those steps. I have a feeling you will be walking sooner rather than later, which makes me sad for me, but also happy for you, because I know you want to so badly.
Other things you have learned this month include waving and dancing. Probably two of the most adorable activities I have ever seen! We are now working on blowing kisses as well, now that you are a pro at laying a gigantic wet one on me. This month you were away from me for four whole days. I was so worried about the trip for the 4 months leading up to it, afraid that you would forget how to nurse or forget about me, but luckily neither of those two things happened. What did happen is that I missed you a ton!
You are the happiest, easiest, most loving little baby. I spend most of my days wondering what the heck we all did for our family to deserve you! We love you so much! I can’t wait to see what month number 9 brings us!