TC, you're NINE months old today!
How did I let this happen? You were supposed to be a baby forever. The last baby for a long time....no pressure Glitter Gurl.
You're such a big boy, we won't have an official weight and length until Monday, but if I had to guess I'd put you at 23 lbs and maybe 30 inches long. We'll see how good Mema is at guesstimating. You're wearing size 18 and 24 month clothes and one piece outfits work better at covering your girth. The t-shirts just crawl up too much and you like to take your pants off at naptime. You wear a size 4 diapers and we're not picky in that department, whatever is on sale, has a good coupon and even the store brands work just fine.
You LOVE to eat! Pa thinks you have an eating disorder LOL. You have a 4 ounce bottle at 5:30 before you get to Mema's house and then you go right back to sleep when you get here and sleep until 8:30 or 9:30. As soon as I hear you stirring in your crib I start making your breakfast. Usually a bowl of cereal mixed with fruit, or some YoBaby yogurt. We've even tried fresh avocado and mango which you love. We've been adding more and more table food to your diet, now that you have EIGHT teeth, and so far there isn't anything you dislike. You're drinking much less formula now, only about 12-16 ounces.
You're such an awesome sleeper! You're ready for bed anywhere between 8 and 9PM and mommy wakes you up at 5:30 to bring you to Mema's house. If you spend the night here we don't hear a peep out of you until 8:30 or sometimes later. Today I woke you up at 9:50 because I just got tired of waiting LOL. You're ready for a morning nap about 3 hours after waking up and sleep between 2 and 3 hours. Your afternoon naps are a little shorter, lasting only about an hour.
You spend your day playing happily and your face lights up like a Christmas tree every time your big brother TOF is near. You don't like to be confined to the Jumperoo very much anymore, instead you like to crawl and pull yourself up to stand so that you can 'cruise' in the corral that I can configure several different ways to change the scenery and to keep you away from your brother's toys.
You babble and laugh huge belly laughs. You blow raspberries so vigorously that those around you need a raincoat. You're beginning to wave bye bye. You travel well, as long as we pack food and you love taking walks in your stroller. Saturday we're taking you to your very first Cubs game!
It's hard to believe that nine months have already passed and that in three months we'll be celebrating your first birthday. You've brought so much joy into all of our lives, especially your big brother's. He's so very proud of you, bragging to everyone that you are his little brother. He shares his toys with you and covers you in kisses. It makes me all warm and fuzzy to see how well you play together and I'm holding on to these thoughts because in a few short years things may be very different with two boys wrestling in the house. I hope that as brothers you'll always share a special bond.
Happy Birthday TC and hang on tight, with this family, you're in for a wild ride!