9 Months


Dear Alex,

Last week marked your nine month birthday, that means you've been out for as long as you've been in. What have you been doing up it? After weeks of stubbornly resisting it you have started to crawl. The crawl was similar to a drunken inchworm wobbling his way on branch, but has grown more fluid recently. And it hasn't stopped there, you've started to pull up, climb, and open cabinet doors. And now I regret encouraging it.
The grand prize for me has been that you have started to babble ma-ma-ma even before da-da-da or ba-ba-ba.

You've also started to incorporate a broader range of solid foods. In addition to your baby puree you've tried chili, curry, guacamole, and pizza. I know what you're thinking, you fed a baby chili? But you really liked it and in fact its been hard to take this stuff away from you. Your eagerness to eat what we eat is vigorous and was apparent at the most recent doctor's appointment when you tipped the scale over 20 pounds. 

Perhaps the development that has been most pronounced in the past month is how social you have become. Without fail you've turn on the smiles, squeals, hand clapping and waving towards anyone willing to pay attention to you. And this is what I am most proud of - your ability to light up someone's day no matter how short you have known them. May you always be that way.

Love,

MOM

18 comments:

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Aw, he's precious Christine. What a great shot of him. I hope he doesn't get too close to that white sofa in the background (big smiles).
Sam

Belinda @zomppa said...

AAAhhahaha!! How adorable! I just want to eat him up!

Simply Life said...

oh this is too sweet! He is such a CUTE baby!!!

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

I love these beautiful love letters to your son! Someday, when he is grown, he will read this and perhaps die a little of embarassment...but also really appreciate them. :-)

La Table De Nana said...

And he's got GREAT dimples..This child has got it all:)

sally said...

What a cutie! Thanks for sharing.

Claudia said...

He will - always be that way. The smile tells me.

El said...

So sweet. I can't believe how quickly time flies.

lululu said...

LOVE this picture! Your boy is too adorable, Christine!

tasteofbeirut said...

Adorable baby boy!

Noelle said...

What a cutie! Amazing how time flies.

Mari said...

You have an adorable child. I love the note you wrote to him. Once he is old enough to read it, he will love it!

Hugs

Reeni said...

What a cutie! I can see how he lights up the room - your letter is very sweet!

Haddock said...

That turning on the smiles is the most important factor.

Chiara said...

sweet letter for a lovely baby,kisses....

Rachel said...

I cannot believe Alex is 9 months already! Time goes by quickly, doesn't it? I love your letters to your son, and I know one day, he'll treasure these mementos. :)

And thank you for your encouragement, even if you don't realize that's what you've provided through very simple words.

Sara said...

Love love love this picture! My goodness that is one adorable and happy baby! Your photos have been so amazing lately. More Alex pictures please!

White Hot Oven said...

He certainly is a charmer. He always puts a smile on my face.