Letter to Finn: 9 Months Old

Dearest Finn:

You have officially been out in the world longer than you were in Momma’s tummy, and actually have been for a few weeks now! I have no idea how we got to this marker, especially so quickly, but I cannot begin to tell you how happy I am that we are here.

You are learning at such a quick pace now. You say Momma, Dada, and every once in awhile we’ll get a “Hi!” In the last two weeks you have learned how to wave and to clap and I’m sure that has a lot to do with your recent obsession with your hands.

You are not crawling. You sit really well on your own but you would much rather be lounging on the floor. If you want something out of reach, you roll to it. We were sure you’d be walking by now, but it’s okay, we always know where to find you!

You have such a kind heart. We were sitting and playing like normal when you offered me your toy. I did not ask for it and I did not teach this to you, you just wanted to share it with me. AND you do this every single day now, as if to say “my teeth hurt mom, do yours? This helps!” And you smile up at me as you hand a teether (you father calls them chew toys) my way. I hope you stay this giving and considerate, son. People forget these traits as they grow older.

You have six teeth and several on their way. Teething is not your favorite, or mine really. You’re such a happy boy but when you are upset, you are UPSET! We get up at least once in the middle of the night; I’m sure part of that is teething, part of it is being a bit spoiled for snuggles. You have been so much better about sleeping in your own crib at night, but you would rather not spend the entire night there. That’s okay with me, for now. We have found out what works best for us.

We have your 9 month doctor’s appointment today, and I’m sure that you have caught up to your age group. You’re already wearing 9 month size clothing, and size 3 diapers BUT we’re upgrading you to size 4 soon.

I love you, son. I love being your momma. I never thought I would be this lucky. Everything about you, everything about who you are becoming, everything about the day to day to the middle of the night snuggles: I love so very, very much.

XOXO, Momma

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