Thursday, April 17, 2014

A Letter To Littlest: 9 Months

Dear Kenny,

It's such a joy to be your mama.  I don't think I will ever be able to explain how my heart fills to overflowing when I think about who you are as a person and how you have forever changed mine and Daddy's lives.

This month (9 Months old) was a big one for you. You started eating with a ferocious appetite and will no longer drink milk from a bottle.  I guess you think you are a little man.  You also started crawling which was wildly unpredictable (I thought you would never crawl and would go straight to walking).

Due to your new found mobility, you have a whole new range of hobbies.  Your favorite things include crawling into the curtains to play Peek A Boo, picking up the bamboo rods that we never put away after painting our house, touching electrical outlets, and pulling books off the bookshelf.  You still love to play Peek A Boo from under a blanket, and you don't stop giggling when daddy spins you around or throws you in the air.

You love the sound of your own voice, and you are constantly yelling although its pretty clear that you don't know any words (well you might know "Mama" and "Dada".  When you get upset you tend to gravitate towards saying "Mamamamama" instead of "Dadadadada" which is what you say when you are happy).  

Your smile absolutely melts my heart.

Every day, when you come home from daycare, you whimper until I take you out of your car seat so you can nurse and then cuddle with me.  You are not a very cuddly baby; you are far too wiggly for that, but that does not stop me from trying.  At least when I ask you for kisses, you oblige (and by oblige I mean that you lick my cheek or bite my chin).

Your great grampa Burt died this month, so we went to Minnesota for the memorial service. You never got the chance to meet Great Grandpa Burt, but you did get to meet his wife, your great Grandma Ruth.  You also got to spend time with your yet to be born cousin Bean Sprout, Auntie Em, Uncle Caleb, Grandma Barb and Grandpa Charlie.  Grandpa Charlie thinks you are so smart, but he is a little bit biased.

On my side of the family, you spent time with Uncle Sam and his new girlfriend (you liked her more than Sam), Uncle Spencer, Nana and Grandpa Tim.

Everyone, loved playing games with you, holding you, and trying to get you to cuddle, and you had smiles and laughs for everyone.  Your smiles were especially great for the Flight Attendants who gladly allowed us to sit in the seat with extra leg room because you are so dang cute.

Daddy and I pray for you every day.  We pray that you will treasure God above everything else, and that you will grow up to be a man who is filled with integrity, love, and wisdom.  Even though this is our aim as parents, I am always a little sad to know that you are going to stop being my Littlest one day.

Daddy and I love you so much in all the world!


PS I almost forgot, you sleep with your butt in the air now.  Its precious.


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    1. I am so glad you think so. It's one thing that I definitely hope to keep up as Kenny grows.