Monday, March 4, 2013

9 Months Old!

Dear Patrick,
You are nine months today! I can't believe it!
You are growing into such a beautiful, smart little man!

Oh How You Grow! You are growing like a weed! You are almost out of nine month cloths and I feel like I just put them in your closet. You are wearing size three diapers still but I think after this box runs out we are bumping you up to size four. You are wearing all 6-12 month cloths and 9 and 12 month PJ's. You have four teeth, two on the bottom and two on the top.

YUM YUM! You are eating like crazy! You love everything and will try anything. We do breakfast which is usually oatmeal or a pancake on the weekends plus some kind of fruit. For lunch we do a yogurt or cheese and a veggie. In the afternoon we do a snack usually puffs or crunchies and some cut up fruit. For dinner we try and give you some of what Mommy and Daddy are eating, last night you tried raviolis and loved them! You love to feed yourself but only with your hands, not spoons. You hate spoons! Some of your favorites are oatmeal, peas, broccoli, pears, pancakes, blueberries and cheese. You are down to just four bottles a day! One before each nap, one before bed and usually one at night...It has been so much fun taking you out to restaurants and ordering you real food. You just love it!

As I Lay Me Down To Sleep...You are now doing 7-10 hour stretches at night. You go down at 7:30 and wake up between 6 and 7 in the morning. You usually get up once at night, but that can be anytime from midnight to five. When you are teething your sleeping is a wreck but who can blame you! You love your bedtime routine, bath time with Daddy and reading with Mommy! You also now love to have your Elmo doll in your crib with you to cuddle with!

You've Got Personality! You are the funniest little man. You love to laugh and play. You just learned to clap and are very proud of yourself. Crawling is your next goal, you push yourself up and backwards we know it will be any day and you will be booking it around the house! You love your gym class and swim class, you yell and laugh the whole time we are there. You love to swing and stand and bounce. We are pretty sure you think you are a big kid because those are the one you pick to talk to and yell at. You still hate your car seat, but we are planning on switching you to the larger one and hopefully that will help. You learned to push and catch a ball and love to play and roll it with Mommy and Daddy. You love music and listening to Daddy play guitar, we even made you what we refer to as the "meltdown" mix for our cars. A play list of all your favorites (you are very picky about music, just like your Daddy!)

Patrick James you are the light and life in Mommy and Daddy's world. You bring so much joy and happiness to us everyday. My favorite thing in the world is waking up to your laugh and smile every morning. You are my buddy, little man and chunk. I can't believe how big you are getting, you surprise us everyday with your new discovers and adventures. It is my greatest accomplish and gift to be your Mommy and watching you grow everyday has changed every fiber of my being. I love you Patrick, now, forever and always! Happy nine months buddy!


A Look Back...


  1. Oh so cute! He's adorable. I did these pictures with my little girl, and I'm so very glad I did. It's great to look back on them and see how they change from month to month. We even hung them all up on ribbon for her first birthday! It'll be here before you know it!

  2. He is too cute!!! Isn't it crazy looking back at the past months and how much they change?!? Happy 9 months, little guy!

  3. He is getting so big! Such a fun age.

  4. Happy 9 Months! It only keeps on getting better & better!

  5. I absolutely love the month-by-month progression! That sweet, sad face in the 3 month picture.... oh, I die!! He is so perfect --- lucky momma and lucky babe!