This week you turned nine months old. I know, I'm 3 days late with this post, but you were 4 days late 9 months ago, so I figure we're even! You've now spent just as much time on the outside as you did on the inside. By the time you had spent 9 months on the inside, you had poked and prodded and explored every single inch of your home. You are currently working on doing the same thing out here! This months big adventure for you has been crawling. For us it has been an exercise in anticipation (as in where the heck will he go next so I can grab everything I can out of his reach!) One day you took 3 tentative crawling steps, and a few days later you were motoring across the living room with the speed and agility of an Olympian Crawler. You've gone from wobbly to sturdy, tentative to determined. And slow to SUPER-FLY FAST!!
So far your favourite things worth crawling for are Dudley, beer, and anything paper. Dudley, the poor guy, is having a hard time finding a sanctuary where he can just lay down and have a fracking nap already, without you pouncing on top of him to
The past few weeks have been a new form of chaos, as I've SUDDENLY gone back to work part time. Now that Mama and Dad are both working from home, we've quickly made some changes to facilitate this. There's now a SELF CLOSING gate at the top of the stairs, firstly so that we don't have to swear at each other about not closing the door, and secondly, so that we can swear at each other (should we want to!) without having to yell THROUGH the door. We've worked quickly on finding a daycare provider for emergencies, bought a fax machine, and all kinds of other fun stuff. So far it's working marvelously and we're hopeful it can continue this way. It's lovely that you get to spend more time with your Dad, but I sure do miss my boys when I'm out of the house - you're certainly a nice clan to come home to!This week your 4th tooth has come in, you're starting to wake up only once at night on a consistent basis, you're still eating like a horse (but that's to be expected) and I think we all feel like we've really gotten into a bit of the rhythm of things. You have quite the personality - happy, go lucky, and curious about EV-ER-Ything. The doctor said something great last month - that most babies we're very concerned about what was going on around them, but you we're just curious, taking it all in stride. You love to smile, and more than that I think you love to make other people smile. I love that you can come to us under your own steam now, when you want to be picked up and cuddled, or you just want to be close. We love you to pieces, more and more each day, and are thrilled watching you grow into a little man!