Monday, March 5, 2007

9 months old

I always cursed those people that told me to "enjoy every minute because they grow up so fast" right after Noah was born. In my sleep-deprived/don't-know-what-the-heck-I'm-doing/when-will-I-ever-have-time-to-myself-again state, I thought that was the worst advice anyone could ever give me at the time... but I finally think I know what they were talking about.

If I could pause time right now while Noah is 9 months old, I would.

Here are my top 10 favorite things about this age:

1. He is generally in a very good mood (Noah was the definition of a "colicky baby" for the first 4 months of his life).
2. He is super interactive and loves any attention you give him.
3. He is mobile but not to the point where I am constantly chasing him around so he doesn't get into everything. (knock on wood.)
4. He is starting to communicate his needs better (that is... without having meltdowns everytime he's upset).
5. He sleeps through the night (this should actually be #1).
6. He takes 2 great naps -- I can put him in his crib totally awake and he will fall asleep within minutes (a constant battle for the first 7 months of his life).
7. He can feed himself finger foods and is completely entertained while eating. (He will sit in his high chair and eat while I cook dinner, eat, and clean up.)
8. He thinks I am the only person in his world and is devastated when I leave the room. (sometimes this is frustrating, but I secretly love it.)
9. He's "off" the binky.
10. He has a laugh that you could die for.

So, I thought I would post Noah's profile.

name: Noah
age: 9 months
home: NYC
interests: sports, music, cartoons, books, eating
hobbies: crawling, swinging on swings at the playground, cruising in the walker, growling, getting thrown into the air by daddy, eating
favorite song: Biddy Biddy
favorite book: Goodnight Moon
favorite show: Dora the Explorer
favorite movie: Baby Einstein's "Baby Noah"
favorite scripture story: Noah's ark
favorite food: shredded cheese
favorite color: still to be determined

Here are a few 9 month old tricks that he's been up to:

WARNING: 9 minute video... may only be appropriate for grandmas and favorite aunts.

A few more 9 month pics. (courtesy of uncle caulin and his supernice camera)


Nate, Tawni & Sofia said...

Such a precious post. Happy 9 months Noah! Gosh, the last time I saw him was at my baby shower when he was a tiny tot. Sofia is going to be 6 months in a week! Time does fly. Now Im looking forward to 9 months after your post! I really like #8 too! Haha!

lsnarr said...

Noah is the best!! Tell him his grandma loves him. I love that Noah's first word (or gesture) turns out to be "more". Who knew that shredded cheese could be such a motivator. I love his crawl, his crazy walker ride, his growl, his baseball cap, and best of all his incredible SMILE!! Thanks For Sharing!
your mom :-)

jon said...

I want a picture of his thunder-thighs!

love that kid.

kyality said...

Whose bizarrely patterned flower armchair is that? Oh wait.