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Monday, November 24, 2008

9 Months Old.

Having a baby changes your life. More than anyone could ever describe to you and until you experience it for yourself you just don't know. My life now is so full. Full of love for my husband and child. Full of love for my family and friends. Full of laughs and smiles. Full of challenges and obstacles. But so full, that my heart just over flows every day with gratitude and thankfulness for all the wonderful things that having a baby has brought to my life.

9 months ago today, the NEW love of my life was born. I ask myself, could 9 months have really flown by already? Seems like just yesterday I was holding a tiny baby in my arms wondering why they let me bring him home from the hospital, because I just knew that somehow I was going to mess things up for him. And you know what? I'm sure I have, but we're learning together. Just now, after 9 months, I am starting to feel like maybe I can be a good Mom. I still spend a lot of time just looking at my sweet sweet child and knowing how miraculous it is to bring a child into the world. I am so blessed to be a stay home Mom, this is not something all Mother's can do and I do not take it for granted.

This last month has brought so many new things for us! Diego is on the move now, constantly. I know I said this last month too, but really there is just no stoppin' him now. He's even pulled himself to standing a few times. Eddie caught him the first time he did it in his crib, so I didn't get a picture of that. We of course then had to move the mattress to the bottom so he didn't fall out! The poor little guy has had some serious teething going on this month too. I even took him to the doctor because he was so upset 3 nights in a row in the middle of the night. The Dr says he's cutting 4 teeth on top, all at the same time. I feel so bad for him, but we've discovered that baby Motrin and Teething Tablets work really well. We got some new farm refrigerator magnets, and he will sit and play with them for about 2 mintues (or less) before he's off to explore something else! He loves to just sit and watch Chloe (our dog) eat her food, but I don't usually let him. He likes to pick up the little pieces and although right now he's not really into putting things like that in his mouth, you never know. And I really don't want him eating ABC (already been chewed) dog food!We've had lots of fun just staying around the house. Who knew sitting in a laundry basket could be so fun? Or "Helping" Daddy vaccuum? Or even laughing so hard he screamed while I was making my bed!!


momaof4 said...

He is so cute! They just get more fun as they get older and learn all the new stuff. Enjoy!!!

Erica said...

I can't believe he is 9 months old!! Where has the time gone? He is adorable...of course! Enjoy him! They grow up to teenagers!!

Tiffany said...

His laugh cracks me up! He's looking so much like a little boy now instead of a baby. Maybe it is the new do.

Rachel said...

To have a baby just changes your whole perspective on life. You are raising Diego to be a happy and confident baby. He's so much fun to be around. And I can't wait to see how fast he goes once he actually gets his knees under him!!
I love the laughing video. He has the cutest little laugh.

Ashley said...

These are great pictures! Can you believe how big they are getting?? I LOVE Diego's haircut, he is so cute - look out girlies!!! :) I hope that we can get together again soon - we'll have to set up a play date sometime - we miss yall!

LizzyG said...

"You put a sheep in front, you put a cow in back, put them together and what do you get? A SheepCow!"

We have that same magnet toy. :) Olivia used to love playing with it.

Daniel, Sarah & Olivia all just watched Diego's little webshow. They were all three laughing along with him. What a contagious little laugh! He is such a sweet, adorable little boy.