This month, we’ve seen Jamisen’s personality just blossom. He laughs all the time. He giggles. He smiles. He makes motorboat sounds. He is just starting to figure out how to wave; well, he mostly just lifts his arm a little higher than his shoulder and just holds his hand out. He’s about half way there. He still hasn’t progressed on basic baby sign language but man, does he think it’s hilarious when we do it!
We are also trying to teach him to clap. So far, it’s lots of watching us clap and lots of laughing at us but no forward movement towards actual clapping himself. Jamisen can now do a full on crawl (at rapid, rapid speeds) and he’s loving pulling himself up on EVERYTHING. He balances, mostly precariously, on his tippy toes and pulls himself up on anything that looks even remotely stable (loose, baggy pants are his fave, which are less than ideal for the person wearing said pants).
He’s also getting picky about his food. He still eats everything or just flat out refuses it (knock on wood: no spitting it out yet!). He does have quite the little opinion and will tell you, loudly, if he doesn’t like his food or if you’re not feeding him fast enough. He has officially found his voice.
He is a cheerful little guy and very social. He loves people so I am going to try to make more reading times at the library so he has the opportunity to hang out with more babies, toddlers and other parents. We’re loving being parents and now that he’s sleeping through the night (cheers all around), we’re getting back on track with gym schedules, packing lunches for work and general normalcy in our household. Phew. It’s nice to feel like things are not about to fly off their axis in the household setting. It’s all a wonderful experience and we’re so glad that we have Jamisen to learn with because he laughs no matter what we do.
He is sooooo cute! What a charmer:-)
He is adorable! Where did you get the 9 month sticker? It is such a great idea! Our little guy is almost 5 months and I would love the stickers. 🙂
Etsy, of course!
There are a whole bunch here:
What a cutie! I miss those little-guy days! Enjoy every minute…time flies. 🙂
Oh my goodness he is super cute! Love the red hair.
It is RED! I had red hair until I was about 7 and then it blondified up (yes, I know that’s not a word) =) It’s quite a lovely color in person too. He makes me grin every time I see him =)
Oh. My. Goodness! If he was any cuter it would be physically painful. I love that we get to have baby updates along with the soap updates, thank you!
Every day, when I go to get him from his crib, I sing the Sponge Bob SquarePants “It’s the Best Day Ever” song and you should SEE him then! Oh my goodness, if you think this is cute … his grin is HUGE and his little 4 teeth show. It really is the most precious thing in the world.
Being a Mom is seriously the most fun thing I’ve ever done.
Would love to grab coffee or tea next time you’re in town and have no Mommy duties yourself =) Or hang out at Time in Play and catch up!
Look at those legs. He’s growing up so quickly. Aww I want to bounce a baby on my knee.
I know! Every day, I am AMAZED at how big he is. He is getting into ALL the cabinets right now. It’s pretty amazing to see how fast he’s developing.
Kelly Ann Taylor says
He looks SO happy!
You must be a wonderful mom.
Hugs from Texas!
Jamisen makes it easy to love everything about being a Mom. He is really easy going, fun, and loves to laugh. He has such a positive spirit. We really like him! =)
April McCart says
He is such a little charmer! I am so happy for the many blessings Jamisen has brought to your life. The best is yet to come!
He certainly is a charmer! Look out ladies … you know, in 18 years! =)
You are truly blessed!
We are. We are SO blessed. I tell Jamisen daily how thankful I am for him in our household and I say a little prayer every morning and every night of thankfulness. I do not take him or our good fortune for granted. =)
That is one adorable baby!
Thanks – we think he’s pretty cute too =)
I miss baby rolls and even when the most mundane object or action is amazing! He’s super cute 😀
His little legs are seriously the cutest things in the world. I had no idea baby thighs were so appealing! =))
He is so gorgeous!! and you sound like such together parents. I remember back to myself back then and I had NO IDEA what I was doing. Love your little guy’s smile… xo Jen
Oh, we’re learning as we go and we have such amazing family and friends to help guide us. And of course, there are a million parenting books on the market to help too! =) We are so lucky to have a wide support network.