Saturday, August 11, 2018

Cody... you are NINE months old!

Sweet baby Cody...

This last month has been a BIG one for you. Not only did you cut your top two teeth (ouch!) right at the beginning of August, you also started getting much more mobile. You started crawling and pulled yourself up on the coffee table on the same day (8/7). You really found your stride and enjoy playing with toys on the floor. You roll a lot and go from sitting to crawling, back to sitting, etc. You've also gotten more vocal and get mad when anyone takes something from you.

I worry a lot about you because I love you so much. I made a doctor's appointment to see Dr. Barretto and brought in a list of questions and she confirmed that you are healthy and I need to stop worrying so much. You are doing things in your own time and you are a happy baby. I still can't get over how sweet, squishy, and precious you are.

You don't talk a ton, but you do say "da-da" and "ma-ma". You still love to take a bath and you go absolutely nuts splashing in the water. You love to swing your arms around to express emotion. You also put your arms up when you want to be held so we will pick you up. You love to snuggle and be held, but you are also getting more independent.

You usually wake up at least 1-2 times per night. Once this month you slept for 8 hours and I made daddy go in to check on you before he left for work. You take at least one 1.5 hour nap a day, usually 3-4 hours after you wake up. You are very good on the go and will nap in the ergo or stroller.

You have starting eating much more this month and your favorite thing is still feeding yourself. You like avacado, love banana, strawberries, sweet potato, oatmeal, bread and you just started eating broccoli, pancakes, and waffles. I am slowly just giving you whatever I am eating (if it's healthy) and if you can feed it to yourself, you always try. You still enjoy some pureed foods and I try to give you at least 4-8 ounces of baby food a day so I can make sure you're getting enough to eat.

You are still nursing very well and that makes me so happy. You nurse pretty much on-demand all day because we are usually always together. This month I also took my longest trip away from you because we took a 2 night trip to Disneyland with out you. You stayed with Gramz & Pops and had the best time bonding with them. It was very hot in Southern Ca (mid-90s) and with the crowds, we thought it would be best. I thought of you and missed you SO much, but all I got back were pictures of you happy, playing, and being spoiled by all the love you were getting there.

You absolutely adore your Pops - you get so excited and flap your arms all over the place when you see him until he holds you. You love to sleep on his chest. You also have a very special relationship with your daddy and Gramz. Of course, I feel like me and you are just the best of buddies now.

You are wearing size 6-12 month clothes 12 month clothes. You are in size 3 diapers, but just barely - size 4 coming up soon. When I took you to the doctor you weighed more than 19 pounds. You are growing and thriving. You love any toys you can put in your mouth. You have a few nicknames: Cody-bear, Cody-shark, Cody-Cody, and I will sometimes call you baby bear or baby bug.

You smile very easily and make great eye contact when we talk to you. You are so easy going and such a good natured little boy. You are sweet, snuggly, and honestly, I can't get enough of you. I love getting to nurse you and hold you. You have the cutest big blue eyes. You smell so good. You have a full head of thick blonde hair (daddy is going to cut it soon). You are an amazing baby.

I can't put it into words how much I love you, Cody bear. When I look at you, it's overwhelming.