Saturday, September 5, 2009

Go, Noah, Go!

It's true, he's on the move, and it's so stinkin' cute...although exhausting, and I'm sure that only gets more true as he will be graduating from crawling, to walking, to running all too soon! But for today, Noah is an expert crawler, which also makes him an expert crumbs-on-the-floor-finder-and-picker-upper-and-put-in-mouth-taste-tester. A 9 month old can sure give a mommy a wake-up call as to just how clean the house really is in a hurry and needless to say, vacuuming and sweeping are now on the daily task list. But it's all worth it!

As a new mommy, I feel like I repeat myself a lot, telling the same stories and showing the same pictures over and over again, but maybe that's just the world of being a mommy. Noah's 9 month checkup was the same report, he's perfect, of course!! Anyone can look at that cute little face and know that! He weighed in at 22lbs 1oz, biggie boy, that's the 75th percentile and yet he still can't seem to break through that 10th percentile for height, measuring in at 27in. Grow, baby, grow!! The doctor gave us the green light to start transitioning Noah to milk, leaving at least 1 bottle of formula in his daily diet until he turns 1 year old. This is going to be a very slow transition as it makes me a little nervous, but, I have to say, Noah is a champ at the sippy cup now and really loves drinking his milk out of it. It's funny when the most exciting event in your day is your little one learning how to nourish himself, seriously, what did we talk about before we had a baby?! So, fun!!

Each day seems to bring something new, this is such an exciting age and Tony and I are truly enjoying every minute of this little man, he just amazes us with how much he is learning and becoming more intentional in what he "says" and does and how crazy-smart 9 month olds are! I think my two favorite things right now are going in to get Noah up from sleeping and he's sitting up holding his little "Chewie" (aka: the little rag with a head on it) and he has his binky in his mouth. He immediately smiles and pulls out his binky and knows it stays in his crib and now he can get up! Those little blue eyes pearing over the bumper in his crib melt my heart everytime. The other thing is when he goes to bed at night, he gets a bottle in the rocker in his room and then we read "Goodnight Moon". Well, he has learned that taking the time to burp is not something he wants to do, and so he will emphatically throw himself back down against my arm because he knows that is how I hold him when we read "Goodnight Moon". It's precious!!

I'll leave you with some pictures of this little man, but really only videos do him justice these days because he's so entertaining and he moves so much, all the pictures are blurry.

Oh, and Noah wanted me to let everyone know that he now has 6 teeth and a 7th ready to make it's entrance anyday now. He's very proud of his ability to cut teeth!

Check me out!

Biggie Boy in the Bathy-tub!

I know this one is dark, but what a cutie! That little face is absolutely priceless!!

1 comment:

H. said...

he has the most amazing blue eyes! It just amazes me how quickly they grow and learn new things...keep up the good work Noah-man!