9 Month Letter

2 weeks late, as usual. Mommy is just way too busy sometimes!

My dear Aidan,

You’re now 9 months old. You are 21 lbs. 30 inches long. When we took you to your 9 month well-check you had a double ear infection! I’m so happy we went because you weren’t showing any signs at all. No fever or fussiness or tugging at your ears. I guess you’re too tough for an ear infection to get you down!

You are steadily growing. Size 4 diapers, 12-18 month clothing.

You’re favorite activity right now is cruising the furniture, I swear one day you’re just going to let go and toddle across the room! You’ve also discovered that you can push your bumbo chair in front of the couch and then CLIMB on top of it to climb up on the couch. Unfortunately you still try to climb off of the couch face first.. so we are always on our toes!

You’re favorite foods are.. well, anything! Puffs, yogurt melts, cheerios, all stage 3 baby foods, grapes, strawberries, melon, crackers, wafers, bread.. you eat it all plus more. You’re still averaging 30oz of formula a day, plus 3 solid meals plus snacks.

You’re favorite toy right now varies, but you still love Sophie and the Fisher Price Roll Along Bongo Drum thingies.. you chase those all over the house. You also love to blow raspberries!

You go to bed between 8-9pm, and on weekdays wake up by 7:30am, weekends you sleep in a bit and don’t get up until after 9am (yay!). You still take 3 naps a day usually, sometimes only 2.

You’re going to be a boy, in all meanings of the word. You love dirt, leaves, trees, grass. Your favorite things to do outside is to play in your baby pool, go for a walk in the stroller, and crawl around playing with dirt. I must admit I LOVE this about you. I’m not a girly girl and I couldn’t imagine having to play pretty princess. I’d rather hang out outside anyday.

You have your first girlfriend.. not really, but it’s cute. Little Maxine is a younger woman by about 6 months, but she sure has eyes for you, little man.

All in all you’re steadily making my heart grow more and more every day. You’re my favorite man, and I wouldn’t change a thing about you.