You’re 9 months old now! We made another trip to Canada to go to a wedding for one of Daddy’s friends, and Daddy was even in the wedding too! We stayed close to where we were before, but a little closer to Alberta, we were right in the Rockies. It was beautiful! And the weather cooperated and was delightful and sunny! Your pneumonia is gone, and you asthma is doing better, although we did have to do some treatments, but it wasn’t much and you’ve become such an old hat with them. You still prefer to nurse while you’re getting a treatment though.
While in Canada we also went to the Royal Tyrell Museum, and so you got to see some of the most amazing dinosaur exhibits. You were pretty non plussed. A bonus for me though, I managed to wrap you and you didn’t fall. We’ve been working on using wraps instead of soft carriers for you since you’re bigger than your brother and sister and in theory a wrap should offer more support. So far you like it, you get to snuggle in close to Mama and nap. You are pretty adamant though, that you keep your arms out.
Your crawling has improved, or evolved. You’re now doing a full army crawl, using your forearms to pull and your knees to push and your belly to clean my floor. I’m not sure that we’ll be able to save any of your onesies to hand down to potential 4th Baby! They’re so stained and ugly! You’re so proud of yourself though, and love your newfound and quick mobility! And so it starts. Daddy and I have been baby proofing, which really is just code for putting up a fence to keep you off of the stairs. I guess that since you’re the third baby we feel confident enough to not clip all of the drawers and cabinets. You’re not interested in them anyhow.
You’re an eating machine and happy to eat pretty much whatever we put in front of you. You like your squeeze fruits, and I am so grateful that such a thing exists AND that they are just fruit and water, or veggies and water. We’re keeping you off of grains for a while just so that your tummy can continue to grow and develop without the burden of grains. We’ll see how long we can keep that up for. You love sweet potatoes, they are your favourite food, with eggs and avocados coming up close behind.
This month we also went camping with Mama’s HMN group, and it was interesting. Camping with a crawling baby is always a challenge and camping with a army crawling baby is a crazy idea! You had a great time and sampled a lot of dirt. You slept well at night and had a grand ol’ time just being part of the group.
Oh my sweet love. You’re such a pleasure. Everyone is just taken with you when they meet you. You try to engage everyone, but you are my wee baby.
I love you, ever so much!