Dearest Baby J –
On Friday you turned 9 months old! And you proved to me, yet again, that you are really the best baby! Certainly the bravest… Friday we also had your 9 month check up. You are a healthy, if not a bit thin, boy! 75th%ile for height but only 30th%ile for weight. Both your dad and I wonder where you came from, as we were both extremely fat babies! You had to get some blood drawn – from your arm! – and I was very nervous. The nurse, before she stuck the needle in your little arm, was all (to PoPo and I), You two really need to calm down. Then she stuck the needle in – and I was quite ready to turn on the waterworks, in support of your pain. But you didn’t make a peep. I could see the blood filling up the vial, and yet, you were so so brave – not crying or anything! When it was all over, the nurse was all, You could really learn something from your son.
And it is true – you are so calm and even keeled and smart and brave! I have already learned so much from you, and I know that I will just continue to do so.
You are a speed crawler these days. You always want to go for Ruby’s bed (to flop on) and then any errant shoes that we have left on the floor. You often also make a beeline for the outlets (which have finally been babyproofed) or the curtains.
We’ve started you on chicken for some protein. Dad cooked all Saturday morning so you’d have lots of good chicken babyfood, and it really is delicious! I have been known to take a nip here and there. The recipes are awesome – with onions, leeks, butternut squash, peas, etc (not all in the same one). So very flavorful – you seem to enjoy them as well!
We went to your school last week for the classroom visit. You loved it! I knew that school would be good for you and that you would enjoy it, but now I really know that you will be having a blast there. You were crawling all around, not even caring if PoPo or I were there! You explored all the activity centers and said hi to all the other babies. I was so proud!
You are really growing up! Boom commented the other night that 3 months ago, you really couldn’t do much. And now you are starting school tomorrow! and in another 3 months you will likely be walking and talking a little!
I am the luckiest gal to be your mumsie. You really do make me look good 🙂 I love you so so much. You are such a good boy and a real cutie. I know I like to call you “Tango Mike” (a.k.a. “Trouble Maker”) but you really are not. You are just curious and want to see and feel everything around you! I am looking forward to the next 3 months and beyond!