Wednesday, July 31, 2013

9 Wonderful Months :)

           Weight: 19 lbs 3 oz (50%)
                  Height: 29" (75%) 

Grayson Patrick turned 9 months old on the 4th of July. This month was another rough one for my poor sweet baby boy with his first real sickness and cutting 3 teeth at one time for several weeks! However, it was also a fun one with his first trip to the beach, having his cousins come and visit us, traveling to Pensacola to be with more cousins and family, his first 4th of July, and a pretty big milestone happening- crawling!!!

My sweet lovie was wearing mostly 9 month and 6-12 month clothes. He was still wearing a size 3 diaper. He started doing much better with eating solids after being on his medicine until he got sick for the first time. We were on vacation in Destin with my in laws and the last night we were there he woke up sounding like a little seal and like he was having trouble breathing because he was coughing. Poor little buddy had croup. He was pretty miserable for several days and when we took him to the dr she said he was also cutting 3 teeth at once! His first tooth finally officially was in and was so cute but needed the others to balance it out. :)
This precious little muffin started doing several new things in a matter of days and weeks despite feeling so crummy. He started "high fiving" us when we put our hand towards his, he started being able to go from the laying down to sitting position on his own, then he waved for the first time to his Aunt Kelly (while on his first boat ride! So many firsts!! :)), then he started crawling!!! We came home from the beach and Gray and I were having a rough day because he was sick and I had a cold too. Daddy had just left to go out of town for work and we were pitiful sickies all by ourselves. I had to set G down to go get something and he started fussing and looked up at me with a pitiful face and started crawling to me and wrapped his little self around my leg. I was kind of in shock so I walked a little further and he did it again. Then later on after he was feeling better he crawled to Lucy! I was pretty sad that daddy wasn't here to see it for the first time but we sent him a video. He really didn't gradually start crawling- he pretty much just jumped in and was pretty fast from the get go. I think that reveals a little bit of what his personality is like and I think I am in trouble. :) He now is constantly moving and usually never stops. He is still such a sweet happy baby but I am seeing a little fiery stubborn dramatic spitball side too. At least we know he has parts of his mommy and daddy. ;)
He hasn't really said his first word yet and isn't really babbling all that much. I think because he was focusing on so many big motor skills he wasnt too focused on talking. He has said na-na (sounds like Nonna), ma, da, and his infamous ahhhh. 

The beach/waves- he was so precious and loved it!  
Being tossed in the air 
Crawling to Lucy 
The wheels on the bus song (his favorite line is where the mommies go shh shh sh) 
When daddy comes home from work 
Goodnight moon
The cow sound "mooooo" 

Getting teeth
Being sick with croup 

My little love, 
This month showed me more of your personality- sweet and happy, stubborn and dramatic, and a true boy-active! I love seeing more of who you will become because I am watching you grow into the person The Lord knit together inside of me. I am so thankful that you (if you don't feel good or are very sleepy) will still cuddle up on my chest. Every time you do I try to remember what it feels like because you won't be this little forever. There is a line in a song that I love that goes "Oh, darlin don't you ever grow up...just stay this little. Oh darlin don't you ever grow could stay this simple." Part of me wants to keep you this little forever but I know you have a lot more growing and changing to do. And that's a good thing...mommy just needs to be okay with it. :) I love you so much it hurts. You are SUCH a precious treasure and my sweet baby boy. 

Your mama and daddy 

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