Growing Old with You

I know it’s been a long time since I posted here. I have no excuses, other than I think I was just trying to really enjoy the summer before autumn set in fully. I got busy, A got busy, you know. Please don’t be mad and break up with me. I’ll try not to let it happen again.

Anyway, I just thought I would share some of the MOST AWESOME things A has been doing lately. There have been so many changes, and they seem to happen so quickly. It’s cray (yes, I know, I mean crazy but I thought I would try to get all hip with the trends happening on the internets. I’m like an old lady now and have to assert my hipness once in a while just to prove that it does exist–somewhat).

Here are some of the new things my baby boy is doing lately:

1. He started crawling at 9 months (the day before his 9 month b-day). He does it in his own silly style though, and I love watching him. He’s like a baby sniper–he has one arm tucked underneath and pushes with his legs. He really tries to get the most out of every push too, so rather than a bunch of really quick pushes, he really stretches his body to go as far as he can. It’s so funny. Here’s a picture of the sniper in action:

hahah this picture cracks me up

2. Sitting up on his own. He started doing this just this week actually. We were at the park with our friends Jess and Sierra, and Sierra was rocking the “sit-up-on-my-own” move like a star. Avery must have wanted in on the action and so he also did it right then and there. He’s been practicing this move all the time now. Yesterday morning when I woke to get him out of his crib, he was sitting up and smiling at me like a baby buddha. Namaste Avery.

3. He tries to “feed” me by putting the spoon in my mouth too (I make sure it’s empty though, I don’t want any of that mushy crap in my mouth). Sharing is caring–he will SO pass kindergarten.

4. He puts the spoon (or toy or whatever he’s playing with) in my hand when I hold my hand out and say “give mom the _____.”

5. He waves “hi” and “bye.” Still not consistent with this one, but it’s SOOOOO FREAKING CUTE!

6. And the best one: he gives open-mouthed slobbery kisses. My mom taught him this one, and it’s so sweet to say “give mom a kiss” and have him lean forward and plant one on you. Love this boy so much.

It’s so great to see him grow and learn new things. And it happens so quickly; at this rate, next week he will be sewing his own clothes and running triathlons. I’m feeling me some momma pride!

xoxo

Jenny