a letter to my 9 month old

Dear Caleb, 
Yesterday you turned 9 months. NINE whole months. 9 months in and 9 months out. Wow. It has been incredible to watch you grow, learn new things each day and start to recognize words like hi and bye and wave to people when you hear those words. 

You are definitely exploring and discovering your world on your own, crawling to get to things you have been watching and observing over the past 9 months. Now you realize you can get to them under your own power and boy are you fast! You show such determination when you want to get somewhere! 

You are such a joy to your dad and I and to everyone who notices you. Strangers stop and comment on your dimples, your cute smile and even say how much you have made their day. 
We thank God every day how He answered our request to make you an easy going, even tempered baby and except when you are tired or hungry you pretty much are the case. 

It is hard to believe that only 9 months ago we were welcoming you into this world. It is hard to believe because we can't imagine life without you in it now. How did we spent those Friday nights babyless? Did we sleep in on Saturdays? I'm pretty sure we did but those Saturdays are long past but you have provided us so much joy sleeping in on Saturdays doesn't even compare. 

I am in a bit of disbelief that in 3 short months we will be celebrating your first birthday. You will at that point no longer but a baby but a toddler and the first year of your precious life will be behind us. 
I don't wish for those three months to hurry along any but to take their time and allow us to soak up every babyness from you.

These 9 month photo were quite difficult to get from you but we managed the best we could :-)




13 comments:

Jillian said...

lol i love that he is playing with the sticker :) so sweet. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

awhite said...

This is so cute! And Caleb is getting so big! What a little stud. :)

-Ashley
Le Stylo Rouge

Tiara Wasner said...

Where has the time gone!?

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

So so sweet!

Shelby / Recent Somethings said...

It will be so neat for you - and him - to look back on this later and reread it. Love how the sticker was everywhere but in the front haha. He's such a ham ;)

Simply LKJ said...

Wow, time flies!

Lauren said...

so precious! can't believe how fast time flies!

Hilary said...

He cracks me up. I can't believe they're almost toddlers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

So cute! He's gotten so big!

Christina Schergen said...

he is the cutest and getting sooooo big! i do love me some dimples. :)

Mree said...

He is so cute!!

brittany said...

aww happy 9 to your sweet boy!! my goodness, that first year is mind blowing, isn't it!! it feels so slow but sooo fast, and the amount they change every single month is the craziest!! sweetest ever.

Jen said...

I love this! So sweet.