seth :: nine months

my boy, you are 3/4 of a year old, and man are you hitting some milestones! i was away from you overnight for four days right when you turned 9 months, and when i came home, you had sprouted 2 more teeth and had pulled yourself up to standing. you are still army crawling which is so dang cute! that doesn't mean you're slow though...you get where you want to go SO fast!

you are a butterball of sweetness. you love your family so much and race to the door whenever mama or daddy comes home. you give the best welcome home snuggles!

you are eating tons of solids now. still some breastmilk, and formula. you're picky with the formula and will only eat it if you're suuuuuper hungry. stinker. you like all the food you've tried, and the white bean pumpkin puree is your fave.

you measured in at a whopping 23 pounds and 31 inches! you are already in your big boy carseat and seem to like it just fine. dr. brown said that you are perfect, and i can't argue with that. you didn't even cry when you got your shot.

you and your brother are quite the pair. you like to wrestle with micah and daddy and are not a pushover. you yell to let him know you don't like it if he's too rough, but you give him a decent amount of rough back ;) you're playing together better although i have to keep a very close eye or micah might try to sit on you. generally you just roll with the punches and are very mellow.

happy 9 month little man, we love you!


seth: eight months

   eight months just feels SO big to me! your personality is developing more everyday and it's SO fun to be your mama! you love to army crawl around and be everywhere all the time. you will scoot your way over to a basket of toys, knock it down, and then sit up to play with the toys. What a big accomplishment! the first time you did it, i almost burst into tears because it just felt like such a big boy thing to do.
   you are sweeter than sweet....except when your brother takes a toy away, then you let him know that you have a voice even if you can't say words! little man, you are an eating machine and taking in a breakfast, lunch and dinner of solids every day! you're sleeping a little less at night, but i still can't complain as it's still a great amount of nighttime sleep...even if mama is a little more tired these days! you are still obsessed with your papa and when i'm at work, you spend most of your day playing with him. you light up when he comes into a room and cry when you can hear his voice but can't see him. it melts my heart. i love you little man!


seth: seven months

oh my boy, what a month is has been! we celebrated your first christmas, and you were a champ staying at yaya and papa's! i mean, look at that smile!! it really doesn't get any cuter than that! you are still the happiest and sweetest baby...i'm starting to think that's just who you are! you are definitely starting to assert yourself and let us know when you're not happy, but it's still so darn cute because you really didn't cry for the first 6 months of your life. it had to end some time, right? You sit up pretty well, but mama is still nervous to leave you on your own...you may or may not have fallen over on the hardwood floor. Let's just say we now surround you with pillows to be safe!

you're on the move! you army crawl exactly how your brother did, and it is just so cute! you get so excited to scoot around and be able to get things! you're still pretty slow, but it won't be long before you're everywhere! no more teeth yet, but you now love food and eat solids twice a day! you've tried so many types of baby food and love all of it! you love flavor so we add cinnamon and other spices to your food and you gobble it up! 

seth, i can't imagine our lives without you. your brother isn't the nicest to you all the time, but he loves you just like we do! happy 7 months little man!