Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Micah's Monthly Update- Month Nine

The last month with you can be summed up in one sentence.  HE WEARS US OUT!  The kid never stops except when he sleeps.  And then, fortunately, he sleeps very hard!  Anyone who holds him, keeps him in the nursery or keeps him at our house says the same thing "He is a busy boy!"  They usually follow that with saying how heavy he is.  So, the summation of month nine is "he is a big and busy boy!"

  • All baby food
  • Macaroni & Cheese 
  • Green Beans
  • Sippy Cup
  • Leapfrog Learning Table
  • Silver Rattle
  • Jonah
  • Max
  • Crawling
  • Praise Baby
  • Pacifiers- (not sucking them, just playing with them?!?!)
  • Swimming
  • Bathtime
  • CORDS of any kind
  • Jumping

Look at those legs!!!

  • Having his nose wiped
  • Being left in his crib at naptime
  • Car seat  (He hates being backward!  He is WAY too social for that)
  • Sitting Still
  • Waiting for his food

  • Ate first full meal from the table (green beans, mashed potatoes, mac & cheese)
  • First (and ONLY) word  (Uh-OH)
  • Pulled UP
  • Crawled (army style for a couple of weeks then on knees)
  • Met Amanda and Eli

Sweet Micah,

This month has found you crying when I lay you down for your nap in your crib.  You don't cry long so I think it is more of a protest about being removed from the action in the living room and being isolated in your bed.  The tears usually start as soon as we start towards your room and end less than a minute after I walk away.  Up until now, you have never cried when put in your crib.

Oh, and since you started sleeping through the night, you have never woken up once.  Except this week.  One morning this week, you woke up at 5:45 a.m.  I watched you on the monitor and knew you were WIDE awake.  So, I fixed you a bottle, fed you and you went right back to sleep.  I prayed the entire time that this wasn't a new trend.  :-)  Fortunately, it wasn't.  I won't get mad at you for waking up in the middle of the night just one time in 6-7 months.  ;-)

Although you are quite busy, you are still so stinkin' sweet.  You smile and laugh for most of your awake time.  No matter who speaks to you, you grin at them.  The comment we hear over and over from friends and strangers is "that is the happiest baby I've ever seen!"  You really are so happy.  I love to see you smile and make others smile.  

In just three short months, we will have a birthday party to celebrate your life.  I'm sure it isn't a surprise to anyone, but I have your party about 90% planned.  I'm sorry that you have to endure it over your life, but your mommy LOVES birthday parties.  So, start preparing yourself now.  Somehow, I hope to slow down the next three months and enjoy the last days of you being a baby.  I can't imagine those days being any sweeter than the last 9 months we have shared.  Oh, and congrats because you have now been on the outside longer than you were on the inside! 

You are busy, busy, busy.  You like to move and do not like being contained.  You like for one of us to sit and play with you but you like Jonah's attention more.  And, more than anything, you like cords.  No matter where we put you down, we always find you at the cords by our chair.  (A special thanks to the builder of this house who didn't put outlets in the center of this huge living area thus the reason we have so many cords!!)

Your brother starts school in less than two weeks and you are going to be so sad about that.  You will miss him tons during the day.  (I will too!)  I'm sure it will be lonely around here for a few days but I'm sure we will manage.  We will fill our time with jumping, crawling, reading, giggling and hopefully a few naps mixed in there.  

I love you sweet boy!  You captured my heart 9 months ago today.

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