9 Months Old

I guess this age is a bit of a milestone. He's been out as long as he was in. Ha!


Everyone is always saying how mellow and happy he always is. I guess we just got lucky. Or I say that he is making up for the first few weeks of his life.

Other than having his first (wow) cold this last week and a little on the fussier side, he has been a complete joy to spend my days with. So happy-go-lucky.

Some other fun and interesting things that happened this last month:

He had a follow up appointment with his cardiologist and everything went swimmingly. She is very happy with what she is seeing and hearing.

He had surgery this last month as well. I am so happy and proud of how well he has done and still is doing.

We put him in his bouncy swing for the first time and he seemed like he's liking it so far. This was before his surgery and we haven't dared to put him back in it yet and make sure he is completely healed. But he has been bouncing a lot when he is on his feet. So I'm sure he'll love it when we put him back in it.

He has been doing the army crawl for a long time and has just recently gotten up on his knees! It is so cute to see. I've captured some video of it, just haven't uploaded yet.

And of course, shortly after he started to officially crawl, he went and stood up! He pulls himself up onto anything he can reach, and has also let go a couple of times and stayed standing for a few seconds. Grandma says he'll be walking by Christmas. So exciting! But so sad!

His first Halloween has also come and gone. It was a lot of fun! I went with him to Grandma Stark's work and went trick or treating so she could show him off to all of her co-workers. Then Dad and I went with him up to Grandma of the Great Cannon's and saw the Talking Pumpkin (I'll have to get some video sometime to help explain). Then we all went to Grandma and Grandpa Cannon's and hung out with them. Everyone just loved his costume and that both Dad and I dressed up with him.

One thing that he is currently doing (as we speak) is crawling over to the dog food and water. That apparently is his new favorite thing. I always catch him just before he reaches it and he gets all mad at me.

I could also swear that I can feel (and kinda see) a 3rd tooth! It is one of his top fangs, not a top front. I guess that is to be expected because of his mom and dad?

He has also been babbling a lot more. Still says "ba ba ba" a lot and has also started whispering it, so cute! He probably started this in his 8th month but he has also been growling, and fake coughing. Just recently though he has started grunting. It's funny because I can never tell if he is just doing it because it's a new thing to do, or if he's pooping. HA! He has also been starting to make that clicking sound with his tongue and saying "Mama" again. He hasn't said it for a while lately, so I'm very happy he's saying it again!

I am still so happy to have him in my life and be able to see how strong and resilient he is especially after this last month.
Weight: 17 lbs 2 oz
Length: 27 inches
You are a part of my heart beating on the outside of my body. I love you.


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