Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Dear Weston, 9 months

Dear Weston,

We've hit the "in my belly/out of my belly" magic number- 9 months!  21 lbs and 28 1/4 inches.  You are 75% percentile in height and 50% in weight.  Your weight seems to be evening out, although there are still plenty of rolls to be found (thank GOODNESS).

You have been doing lots of new things this month!  Your fine motor skills are coming along nicely as you pinch your purple puffs between your thumb and forefinger slowly finding your mouth.  You LOVE puffs and you LOVE to eat.  I believe there is a pattern developing with my children and their food.


Screaming fits always accompany your last bites of food.  You can tell when we are getting to the end as I scrape the spoon around the side of the jar.  When you see that happening, you scream.  You have a very loud very high-pitched scream sweet baby boy.  It's the kind that make dogs howl and animals run away.

We are trying to teach you signs for "more please" but just like your brother, you choose to sign by slapping your hand on the highchair.  You mostly eat pureed food because you still have that beautiful gummy smile.  No teeth and not too much "teething" going on yet.

You do this adorable thing when you are tired.  You rock your head back and forth, back and forth, back and forth, until you dizzy yourself into sleeping.  At least, I think that's what you're doing?  I asked the Doctor about your "head rocking" months ago because it made me a little worried.  She said it's just something you like to do, so I stopped worrying.  I can't remember when you started this, but you've been doing it at least since 2 months.  It's an adorable telltale sign for when your ready to go to sleep. I just LOVE that little detail about you, son.

You are still only eating lunch and dinner and are nursing 5 times a day (this information is more for me than you).  We will be starting breakfast soon, I've held off because I know it will take some extra effort for me to get out of the house on time.  (I struggle, a little...)  You are taking 2 naps a day and are on a great and easy schedule.

Although technically, we haven't literally pushed you down when you start trying to crawl, we're not exactly encouraging it.  You can push yourself backwards and walk your hands from side to side, but you haven't quite figured your legs into the equation yet.  Like I said, we are not hurrying you along  because at this point your almost 3 year old partner in crime is doing enough moving for the entire house.

You and your brother have such a sweet relationship. You light up whenever you hear Luke's voice.  You are so enamored with whatever Luke is doing at the moment.  Luke often brings you toys, shares his toys with you, hugs and comforts you when you are sad, and loves to make you laugh.  One of my favorite times of day is when I can get both of you in the car together.  Luke talks to you and you laugh at whatever he is saying, and then he laughs too, and then I can't help but tear up from the sweet sounds going on behind me.

Your giggle, your smile,  oh Weston.  They light up the room.  Your twinkly eyes, long eye lashes, wide grin, and round cheeks bring so much joy to my heart.  I can see contentment in you,  I see a little guy who loves being with people, but doesn't have to be the center of attention.  I see silliness and real toughness in you.  These are such gifts.

I love that you and your brother made me a mom.  One of the BIGGEST blessings in my life. What a gift.  I am so glad I get to Mother you.

I love you baby boy!


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