I feel like it has been FOREVER since I really wrote last. Things have gotten a little busy and since the holidays I haven't gotten back into the swing of everything just yet. Abbott is growing so much and learning so much and it's so fun to watch! He is really moving now in his army crawl, although he much prefers you to hold his hands while he walks around and around the room. He gets so excited and he thinks he is going so fast! His current ear infection still interrupts his sleep (we are only on day 3 of medicine) so he is still not 100% but he is improving every day. My hope is that tonight will have less wake ups than the previous. Poor baby just keeps coughing himself awake. I have discovered that I LOVE making Abbott's food rather than purchasing pre-made jars of food. It doesn't surprise me since I love cooking and all. It's just that now I cook and then puree. Abbott has enjoyed such gourmet meals as squash/avocado/corn and buttnernut squash/carrot/apple/onion. He really likes them and I love the fact that I know exactly what is going into his body. It also gives him a chance to experiment with different textures. He is learning some finger foods and is getting really good at feeding himself. We are still working on using a sippy cup...he enjoys chewing on it more than drinking from it. Still no teeth. He is also starting to use some sign language, although it is in the very early stages. He has asked for more a couple of meaningful times and has signed "all done" a couple of times too. He gets pretty close to the sign for "eat" also. He is so fun and I love watching him learn. I just wish I could spend all day with him and see all the little things throughout the day. I guess that's what weekends are for!
Over the holiday, Jami took some 9 month pictures of Abbott, some of which I have already posted, but I thought I would put up a couple more since he's so darn handsome!
Jami and Jack are coming over this weekend to play and hang out. I can't wait to see them! We should have fun and I have a feeling there will be some pictures of our fun times to follow!