dear addison,

happy nine month birthday sweet baby love! this is hands down the most fun age so far! you are incredibly intrigued with everything and you love to get into everything too.  you’re pulling yourself up onto furniture, and let go every once in a while but quickly grab back on when you don’t have your balance. you clap your hands all the time and say uh-oh no matter what the situation is.

you started doing this shaking thing with your head a ton.  at first it was only to music but now you don’t even need music to dance around, you do it all on your own. you talk all the time to us and are still just as smiley to strangers as you have been since day one but now when people talk to you, you dig your head into my chest and get a little shy.  it’s the sweetest and i feel like such a proud mama.

you’ve learned how to give hugs now and it’s simply the best. your dad says i carry you around a lot but i know that i’m not going to be able to do it much longer so i try to carry you as often as i can. you have started throwing the ball for jack now and he fetches it and drops it back in front of you. i know there are still days when you bother him to no other and he needs his space (you’re constantly chasing him) but i can’t wait until you two become best friends. i can already see the bond and the love you have of him.

you have been quite the trooper since we moved out of our house three weeks ago. since october 30th, you’ve stayed in seven different places whether it was hotels or grandma and grandpa’s houses and you’ve really done well considering we’ve moved you everywhere. granted you have been waking up once or twice a night since november 7 but i can’t really expect much since there has been so much change. aside from the sleeping thing, you’ve adjusted just fine.

you crossed one more state off your list this past month when we went to florida for the week and were able to play in the sand of the ocean for your first time.  born to be a barefoot babe you are.  refusing to keep those shoes on and soaking in the sun and sand…you really had the best time at the beach those two days that we went there.

you love: your fleece blanket (even when its warm), peek-a-boo, any kind of fruit, puffs, trying a taste of mom and dads food, throwing the ball for jack, FaceTime with grandma/grandpa/aunts, crawling at the speed of light, getting into anything you shouldn’t be, playing in the tupperware cupboard, smiling at strangers, making new friends, my watch, sitting on my shoulders, wagon rides in your miniature wagon, baths.

not a fan of: green veggies but i make you eat them anyway, getting strapped in to your car seat – i thought we were getting past this but it doesn’t look that way, sitting still, having your diaper changed unless you have a distraction.

keep growing little one! it’s so much fun to watch your little life take shape and see your personality develop!




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