Saturday, February 6, 2010

The booger bear turns 9 months!

My little, 4 pound, 11 ounce teeny tiny baby boy is now a 9 month old, 15 pound booger bear! I can't get over that he's this big, or that he's already 3/4s of a year old. He's crawling around, pulling up on stuff, standing up, and I just can't take it! I know everyone tells you that they grow too fast, but they really do! I've tried hard to soak it all in, and thoroughly enjoy all of the baby-ness, but I still think I could have soaked it up more, somehow. This past month has been tough, as I have had to realize that my baby boy is growing up.

Here's a booger bear, in case you were wondering what that was!

This month, we woke up at 2 AM one morning to hear Jason crying. Well, he had figured a way to stand up in his bed! He has never even tried to pull up on anything, but somehow, he managed to pull himself up to a full stand in a crib that had not been lowered down! Needless to say, Justin lowered the crib that day. Now, Jason is pulling up on everything!

Jason has stopped scooting, and started crawling. He can get to pretty much anywhere he wants to go, but for safety's sake, we have put up a "Booger Bear Palace" in the living room. It's this gated thing that we keep all
of his toys in, and he's allowed free reign in it. It also keeps the dogs from running all over him.

Jason's also started talking. His first word was Mama, and he followed that later that day with Dada. The next day, he was over those words and started saying bye-bye. He liked bye-bye a lot, and would say it all the tim
e. Until...he figured out a name for his favorite animal, our cat Butter. He calls her "Bah". I guess that's sort-of like Butter, and she seems to like it. He will say "Baaahh" whenever she comes around. He's been stuck on that word for a week or so now. Who knows what will be next?

Jason still doesn't sleep well. I guess he got that from me
. I was never a good sleeper, although my parents say I slept well as a baby. Well, Jason doesn't. He goes down at about 9 PM. We have tried earlier, but he just cries until 9. So, we've given up and let him go to sleep at 9. He usually wakes at 3-4 AM, eats, and then goes back to sleep until 6:30-7. I would love to have had a baby who slept through the night at 2 months, but alas, that was not in the cards for me! I just try to enjoy those moments in the early morning were it's just me and Jason. It really is sweet when I'm not totally exhausted.

Sweet baby boy!

I love my baby boy, more than I ever thought I would. He really has changed my life in so many ways, and I wouldn't trade anything for him!

1 comment:

The Touchstone's said...

That was a really good post! They grow up fast don't they?