This month has been a big one for you - you learned to crawl, pull yourself up on the couch or the bookcase (usually using your mouth as an extra support, which we think is heeelarious), wave, clap, and give fives (or more like 35s because you can't stop at just one).
We spend a lot of time in your bedroom, lately. I sit in the rocking chair and read, while you crawl back and forth across the room between your closet (which houses a few big toys) and the bookshelf where you pull all the board books off the shelf. Every once in a while, you'll stop by the chair, sit up and give me a huge grin. You're funny!
We've finally transitioned you down to two naps a day (except that one day last week where you were so grumpy, that you got three. . . ) and that has made my life much better as you are sleeping MORE and they're a little more predictable.
And, when we went in to the doctor's office for your nine month check-up, you were up another two and a half pounds since that extra weight check back at the seven month mark. Good work. (Also, every. single. time. we go in, they measure your head, go to plot it on the graph to see what percentile you fall in to, make a surprised face, and then say something like "Hmm, let me just remeasure and make sure this number is right." That's right, kiddo, you've got the big head. 70 percentile to go with your little 10 percentile weight).
You love having your teeth brushed - if you happen to see me brushing my teeth, you start flapping your arms wildly and making noises to be sure I notice that you want to be part of this.
And you are suddenly all about drinking water out of a glass. You even get maybe half the water down your throat (the other half, of course, goes right on your shirt).
Both of our bathrooms have dark blue bath rugs and they give off quite a lot of fuzz. And you love to eat that fuzz, so much so that we call you, multiple times a day, "the little fuzz-eater." And if even the tiniest amount of that blue stuff gets tracked onto the carpet in other rooms, you can find it in a heartbeat, pinching it in your fingers and putting it right in your mouth. Bleck.
You are such a little person now, full of personality, easy to make laugh, and curious about everything. We love you so so much,