Confession: I started this post about a month and a half ago. This is the second time I have came back to finish it and have had to edit the info below to stay up-to-date on River's growth. It is currently almost 1am, and I am going to be so ticked at myself in the morning for staying up late doing this. But when the heck else am I supposed to find quiet alone time long enough to blog?
So here's the skinny on River in a nutshell:
-Nearly 9 months old. Best and worst 9 months of my life. I'll elaborate on that statement in a later post. Don't worry, its a positive thing. ;)
-Over 21 pounds and 28 inches at his last check-up a few months ago. Naturally, he's tall and slender.
-2 bottom teeth and 2 top teeth. His is the sweetest smile I have ever seen!
-Hasn't consistently slept through the night since he was 4.5 months old. So I'm zombified and suffering from mom brain 75% of the time.
-Speaks gibber jabber fluently. "Dada-dada-bum-bum-mama-la-la-hummm-squeal!"
-Likes: bananas, singing, squirming, Rylee, pulling hair and beards, Daddy's lunch breaks, females (already), tickles, the color orange, his rubber duckie, chewing iPhones, reading books, playing with the recycle, Sesame Street, peak-a-boo, blowing raspberries, and other baby activities.
-Dislikes: car rides in the dark, vegetables (already), fighting sleep, ear infections, bumping his head, nasal spray, and nasal aspirators (the bane of motherhood).
-He can crawl, but more often army crawls and inchworms from one room to another pretty fast. Therefore, we can't leave him alone anywhere but his crib... for now at least. I give him another month before he is climbing out of it! He also pulls himself up to standing and is getting more steady on his feet each day!
-The little guy is into e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g. And he is strong, sharp, and stubborn. Oh boy!
-His newest actives are singing and dancing. Bradley and I put on some fun tunes and sing and dance with him til we are all three worn out from giggling so much. I love our life!
I still owe you my birth story! I promise I'll work on it next. The only opportunity I have to type & blog is when River is napping or when he goes to bed at night. And honestly, I am usually too exhausted and have laundry or something else to do during those quiet hands-free moments. Nontheless, I am going to find the time and energy to type it all out within the next week. So stay tuned- this time I really mean it. Also to come is a post about the choices we made about birth, breastfeeding, etc. and why.
Here is a brief (i take a zillion pictures a week of this beautiful boy) photo catch-up! If you are our facebook friend or follow me on instagram then you have already seen these, but I can't get enough of this adorable face and you probably can't either, right? ;) And these are most all phone pictures, so forgive the blurriness and such!