Dear Baby Bear Nick,
Yesterday you turned 9 months old! It's hard to believe you are already three quarters through your first year and almost out of babyhood. I can hardly believe in just three months i will no longer have a little baby but toddler to come home to. I guess my hugs and kisses will just have to get bigger and bigger to keep up with your growth. You continue to get cuter and sweeter every day and i continue to enjoy every single second of watching you grow.
This month first include you very first hair cut on August 12th. We went to Cookie Cutters and you got to sit in a car and you didn't mind one bit. Your hair sure does grow fast, it's already almost as long as when we got it cut. But it's so cute, sometimes the back sticks straight up in the air. You love to play with your hair, its cracks us up to watch you grab is tough the top of your head. Another one of the many absolutely adorable things you do.
You are still not crawling, but every day you get closer and closer. You can go to the sitting position and inch forward with your hands until you are almost in the crawling position, but you haven't quite mastered it yet. Once you are too far forward you either fall to your belly or flip over to your back. You are still our little kicker, you keep those legs and feet moving even though you don't go anywhere. Uncle Bobby says we should call your cricket., Maybe you are the future runner of the family.
Over the last week we did see the top two teeth poke through the gum, any day now you will have a four-tooth smile and i am positive it will continue to light up every room you walk into. They are hidden my inflammation over the weekend, and I am positive they are bothering you... but you are mommy's little trooper and you power right through it.
We continue to fall in love with your personality; you love to play with your cousins and you are so entertained by them and the entire world around you. You are inquisitive yet laid back. Which is probably the number one reason you are not crawling yet. You are pretty content right where are most of the time and there is always something to explore and enjoy right in front of you. Perhaps one of the many lessons you teach the world around you.
I love how easy it is to get you to smile. Your laugh will make anyone around you smile just by hearing it. I love how when i walk into a room you instantly light up like a ball of sunshine... and now i know it's exactly because I am here. I love how i can always comfort you and now that you throw your arms up in the air now means you want me to pick you up. You are learning to wave now, and I am sure your vocabulary of understanding is quite big. Although there are no words besides 'dada' that come out of your mouth. Listening you gabber on with 'dadadadada" will instantly make my heart sing.
You don't go to the doctor for another couple of weeks but at 9 months you are right around 23 lbs and over 28-29inches long. You are strong and growing and your face just gets more beautiful to me every day. You are the apple of my eye and treasure every day I spent with you. I will tell you get more kisses than you ever knew were possible. Especially when daddy and I kiss you at the same time... and even if you do push us both away simultaneously. You are one heck of a loved baby....and that love only keeps growing.
It's bigger than the world.
Love you always,