Friday, July 3, 2009

9 Months

What Rebecca failed to tell me when she was taking Jack's month pictures, is that each month it gets exponentially harder to get a good shot! The more mobile Austin is, the worse the pics get. Thank goodness Daddy had the day off cuz the ones I got while Daddy was taking a nap were no good at all. Austin is at least smiling in this one and sitting. The rest have him staring at toys or trying to commit suicide by going over the side of the couch.

But seriously, where is the time going? My baby boy is on the downhill slope to 1 year old! His birthday will be here before I know it!

New things this month..
  • He's an official crawler! He still army crawls every once in a while, but for the most part he's only on hands and knees. The main catalyst was seeing Logan Cook crawl around at church with perfect form. Logan is almost 2 months younger than Austin, so I think that was a small blow to his little ego. The next day he seemed determined to figure out legitimate crawling.
  • And he is crawling everywhere! And He is into everything! We've had to ghetto-baby-proof our house. What does that look like? A bunch of pillows blocking things he can't have. We need to find a better way to keep him from pulling on cables that run along the floor and keep him from behind the TV. Unfortunately, our family room is laid out in a way that makes it difficult to keep him just in the TV area. So for now we're just keeping a close eye on him.
  • He has his first tooth! Just barely though. You can feel it with your finger, but can't quite see it clearly. It took nearly a month of teething to come through. Thankfully it only seem to bother him off and on.
  • He loves to play with pots and pans. He'll crawl over to the cupboard they're in and pat the door until you get them out for him.
  • He can pull up on furniture and stand holding onto it for long periods of time.
  • He can clearly say "up". And he's babbles Dada now.
  • He's getting really good with finger foods. Mac&Cheese are pretty slippery so he doesn't have a good success rate with them, but he's getting better.
  • He loves animals. He gets really excited when we go outside to see Herb, our cat. He's not horribly gentle but we're working on that.
  • He rough houses with Brian. He's way more aggressive with him than he is with me. It's so very cute to see them play together.
  • He got a big boy carseat! He easily had outgrown his infant seat. So now he's in a fancy-smansy combo seat. Although, he won't be forward facing in it anytime soon. I'm thinking when he's about 15! I've seen too many crash tests.
  • He is very anti-clothes & diapers this month. 9 out of 10 diaper and/or clothes changes becomes a crying and wrestling match. And going commando is not an option given his propensity for peeing on things!
  • He still gets funnier and more fun everyday! It is so neat to see the things he discovers each day too!

1 comment:

Karen, Scott, and Jared said...

Austin is amazing Ang. Such a handsome little man and so smart! You and Brian are doing such a good job with him. Happy 4th of July to you guys!