Tuesday, March 10, 2015

9 months

Rockwell is 9 months old and he is changing so fast. I get emotional thinking about how he is becoming less and less dependent on me. It makes me sad that he is so close to walking and so close to being a toddler. I can see my baby fading away and a little boy emerging. He pulls himself up on the furniture and even started sleeping through the night this last week. It's weird that something that I have looked forward to for the last nine months, is making me sad. But the fact that he needed me, even if it was at 4 am, made me happy. I was happy to get up and have that quiet time with my sweet baby. Just the two of us, quiet, calm and cuddly. I loved it. That time that I nurse him is our special bonding time. It's so peaceful and I'm really going to miss it when he's done nursing. Hopefully we'll make it to a year. 

And here are a few things that I want to remember about him at this age...

He crawls all over the place!

Just this past week he started standing up in his crib and all the other furniture. 

He's got the puff eating down now and we'll probably start him on ground meats soon. When he grabs the puffs he concentrates so hard and grabs them with his pointer finger and thumb. It's actually made eating out with him way easier. It keeps him entertained while we eat!

Now that he's mobile he is into EVERYTHING within his reach. 

He loves to laugh and smile. 

Still nurses at nap times, bed time and once in the early morning when he first wakes up. 

He loves being outside. He babbles the whole time and is super observant while we're out on walks. 

When he gets fussy a change of scenery is usually a quick fix. 

Anything he can grab goes into his mouth. He especially enjoys shoes and furniture. We call him our little puppy. The other day he got my wallet out of the diaper bag and ate one of my chick fil a coupon. 

Sometimes, when he does something that could hurt him, I get stern with him and he smiles and giggles at me. He is always reminding me to worry less, be more patient and love more. I am so blessed to have him as my son. He has taught me so much and he loves me so well. When I walk into the house and he smiles and starts crawling towards me it makes me so happy. I am so glad that I get to spend my days with him. To be his mother has been the most challenging and most rewarding time of my life. I am thankful for everyday, even the hard ones, because I know that I am doing God's work on the earth. I am blessed to have the chance to raise this perfect little boy. I pray every day that I can do my best to teach him and love him as best I can. 

His 9 month stats:

Length: 30 inches (97%)
Weight: 20 lbs 13.5 oz (71%)
Head Circumference: 17.9 inches (65%)


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