You are as cute as you are cuddly! Your chubby little thighs and cheeks are the perfect amount of squishable! You always find something to smile about and you’re great at sharing this philosophy with others!
You love to watch your puppy race back and forth in the house and you especially love to feel his soft fur, but we have to keep a watchful eye on your curious grabby fists since you can grasp quite a bit of hair on him! You also like to sit on your own and play with toys that we set in front of you like your stack-a-rings and your Baby Einstein piano, and the Elmo’s Home Run bath book.
You have discovered your tongue! You are constantly sticking it out of your mouth and curling it up on your lip. You try to talk while it’s sticking out of your mouth, and it’s rare these days that we catch a picture of you without your faithful tongue sidekick.
You’re a pro at rolling over and you even get up on your knees now with your tummy off the floor. You can scoot backwards from this position, which we know is the first sign of crawling! I’ll be doing constant scans of the living room to make sure that the toys your brother plays with, but that you’re not old enough for, are a safe distance away.
Because of your milk protein allergy, you are more susceptible to having food allergies. Therefore, we had to try out each new flavor of baby food for 5 days as opposed to 2 days like we did when your brother was first starting to eat. So, after working our way through the yellow veggies and the green veggies, we are finally at fruit! You have not scoffed once at any flavor of baby food (although you don’t prefer your green veggies cold from the fridge, but who does?). The first fruit we are trying out is baby food bananas—the personal favorite of your truly, and Grandpa Mike. You like it, but you are not over the moon about it like I thought you’d be. We’ll see if we come across a true favorite as we try apples next, and then peaches, pears, and prunes (although not necessarily in that order).
You are wearing size 3 diapers and size 4 Overnight diapers. You wear some 6 month onesies still, but you mainly hang out in 9 month to 12 month clothes. We’ve tried putting one of Michael’s pairs of tiny baby shoes on you, but your feet were too big. We tried putting a baby sized tennis shoe on you, but your feet weren’t quite big enough. It’s a good thing you don’t need to wear shoes. It would crimp your style anyway since you love to put your bare toes in your mouth. J
Your pretty blue eyes always collect compliments as we’re out and about. I have an inkling that your hair will come in wavy and light brown. It’ll be the cutest. Just the cutest.
You are such a joy, my dear one. You’re the perfect addition to our family and I know you’ll grow into a silly boy who loves to dance and giggle. Those days will be fun, but I’m also treasuring the days we have now.