This kiddo turned 9 months a week ago. He is constantly moving and nearly impossible to photograph. He has moved on from his adorable army crawl and has that belly completely off the ground.
His top teeth JUST started coming through, but that hasn't really changed his happy disposition.
I love this pre toddler stage. Happy is so fun. He loves "talking" to everyone and following his brothers EVERYWHERE. They are his heroes. He has started trying to give Eskimo kisses, which is adorable when it works out....when it doesn't you get rewarded with a sore nose instead.
He is attempting some standing on his own. Lots of letting go and split seconds of balancing and trying so so hard to move directly from sitting to standing. He's not there yet, but I know it's only around the corner. He DID discover the stairs this past week and that has been an adventure. He mastered them after his first attempt and the gate went up shortly after. Hasn't stopped him from attempting to go up though.
Napping has been a major headache. For basically the whole month of January he would only nap if I was holding him. It made it very hard to do house work or pay much attention to the big boys. It made for a pretty rough month, but I think we are finally past that now.
We have FINALLY figured out a routine. Yep...NINE months is how long it took, but I think we are there. That means chores are getting done (ish...more...better?), attention is more equally divided between the kids AND Mama is getting a few minutes here and there to do stuff for just her. Woot!