Thursday, October 6, 2011

Highs and lows of a 9 month old

I can't believe Ally is 9 months old already. It's been an amazing 9 months thus far, I can't possibly sing this boy's praises enough. I am so glad our family has been blessed with him. He has an incredible, loving spirit, and it feels like he's always been with us.

I love this age/stage so much. There are definitely highs and lows though. For example:

HIGH
Alasdair has mastered the art of crawling!

LOW
Um...let's just say we've been motivated to do some clever rearranging of where we keep the cats' litter trays.



HIGH
He's pulling himself up to stand on furniture.



LOW
We've become well acquainted with arnica cream for bumps and bruises.



HIGH
He loves to sing and chatter and babble.

LOW
They don't seem to appreciate it much during prayers at church.



HIGH
He is such a funny baby. He loves to play peekaboo and make funny noises and crack up laughing.



LOW
I don't find it so amusing at 3am when he sits up and has a giggle fest.



HIGH
He has such a curiosity for life. He loves to investigate textures and sounds and see what things feel like.



LOW
He particularly love experimenting with spectacles and clumps of hair.



HIGH
He loves trying new foods and is never picky.



LOW
Most meal times require a full strip down, sometimes a bath and always a change of clothes.


HIGH
He's constantly learning new things. He can do a number of baby signs, he can say a few words, he drinks from a straw, claps his hands, does the wiggle dance to yo gaba gaba on demand, blows kisses, even tries to snap his fingers.

LOW
It's a reminder of how very fast he's growing. His babyhood is flying past. I am going to miss these days very sorely. I'm so proud of him and so besotted with him. I just wish I could savor it more, maybe press the pause button for a while...


3 comments:

Herb of Grace said...

That little boy is so. stinkin. cute. How can you STAND it? I'd have to spend all day long just kissing cheeks and never getting anything DONE. Oh wait. That's already what I do all day!! :)

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