Thursday, March 18, 2010

Ty's 9th Month

Wow. Nine months old. He's been with me as long as he was with her.

Being mom is amazing. The best actually. We were talking to neighbors the other day (out from winter hibernation) and Ty buried his shy cheeks into my neck. My heart flipped. I've never been that mom. I've never been the one that baby jumped up and down for after a long day of work. I've never been the make-it-all-better mom or the mom-knows-best mom. And I was certainly never the I-just-want-my-mom mom. Until now.

There's nothing like it.

There's an ornate, superstar-like mirror hanging deliberately in the entrance way of Ty's room. When he was only weeks old, I'd stop and look at us in the mirror. His soft newborn head cradled in close. The real-time portrait made me cry every time. Momma and son. As the weeks turned into months the crying stopped and the stares were shorter. Until yesterday. Yesterday, I noticed the woman in the mirror was carrying a boy. A boy with dangling legs and crazy hair. A boy that can barely hold still for a minute unless his graham crackered hands are furiously signing more. A boy who just moments before had pulled himself up to standing, in the bathtub.

I don't know what it was about this month, but his legs got meatier and his laughs deeper. My consistent cuddlebug is, now, only good for one hug, not four. He insists on standing during play, yet still refuses to crawl. He never fails to make me laugh and his manic behavior toward food is noteworthy.

I've continued to make all his baby food and, this month, started whipping up fresh juices, as well. Green beans are the only enemy. I have to sandwich them between peas to get little man to eat them. New foods this month included: cheese, pepperoni, non-pureed fruits, fish, cheerios, and graham crackers.

The pediatrician has Ty in the 25th percentile for both height and weight, but the 95th for his nogg'n. We have a long future of zip up hoodies.

Ty's biggest compliments continue to be his eyes and hair. We've started an early morning gel routine to combat the frizz.


This is one amazing boy.

Speaking of amazing, we're off to see Rebekah in only two more weeks! This is one reunion that can't come fast enough. I know God has great things in store for our time together.

I'll leave you with Ty's newest video. He's somewhat of a show-off when it comes to new tricks!


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Happy ninth month, baby boy!

25 comments:

  1. Hilarious video! Stinken cute kiddo! Makes me just want to squeeze him. Im glad you all are well.
    cindie

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  2. Little Ty is so cute! Isn't this age so much fun?! We are having a blast with our little one, too. :) Happy nine months, Tyrus!

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  3. So cute...before we know it the boys will running in the backyard. Crazy.

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  4. Wow I can't believe how big he is getting!!! zip up hoodies hahah So stinking cute!! Hope you have a great at your reunion! :)

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  5. Wow, he's so big and smart. Happy 9 months Rebekah and Ty! =)

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  6. You should do a post on what you do to make the baby food. I would be most interested.

    Oh, and he is so adorable...but then, you know that!

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  7. Happy 9 months to Ty! :-D

    I love the video. He seems like such a smart and happy little boy. :-D

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  8. He is so stinkin cute!!! WOW - 9 months! How can that be?

    My Soph has a sizable nogg'n too. I cannot tell you how many doctor visits they have measured it multiple times just to be sure. Watch the bargain shirts at Meijer, the girls variety are VERY hard to get up over her head. Gotta love a bargain, but not if it makes her cry every time. BOO!


    I am SOOOOO Blessed by seein you as a mommy.

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  9. I love your reflections on being an I-just-want-my-mom mom :) The video is so precious!

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  10. He is so precious. I am constantly amazed at how I say every month is my "favorite month" with the nugget. It is like you just cannot believe that it could ever get better and then it just does. I love it.

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  11. He is just TOO cute and oh SO smart! great video

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  12. I have been really thinking of the mama-ness of being a mama, too. It only gets better when they truly have a say in where they are (crawling and then even more so walking). Riley is very indepedent, but she follows me from room to room to play with her toys.

    The other day we were in a small store waiting for dad to pay for some items. She had a toy and was kinda walking around in circles. Two women close by commented how cute she is (of course! :)) and started talking to her. She immediately ran to me, grabed my leg and then turned to smile at them. My heart soared! One lady commented, "She knows where she's safe. right with mama." There is NO greater feeling in the world!

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  13. The video was so cute. He is so much fun and such a sweetheart. You're doing such a great job.

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  14. He is getting so BIG! I still think of him as a little 3 or 4 month old! What a sweetheart he is, too. Don't worry about not crawling, it's not necessary for fine or large motor skill. My daughter crawled for 2 weeks, started walking, then a week later was running!

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  15. "I love you, Buster."

    *heart melts*

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  16. 9 months already?! He'll be walking everywhere before you know it. I've never before seen a little play structure like that before. It reminds me of a saucer but more fun?! Really cool. I'll keep my eyes peeled for one of those for baby #2 (someday....) :) :)

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  17. Oh my, he is so happy and SO adorable! Nine months is a great age as they begin to show some stranger and separation anxiety and really need their mommy:). I cannot wait until I have that in my life, too! I love the new "tricks!" I can tell he loves to show them off:). Thanks for sharing! Oh, and I cannot wait to hear all about the reunion! I know it will be great!

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  18. I love him more everytime I see him. I thought I was the only one who thought things like "he has almost been with her as long as he was with me." LOL

    Love ya,
    R

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  19. He is absolutely the cutest thing!!!! Such a beautiful boy and really growing up!!!

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  20. $26 for a 96 load of tide?? Really? Where do you live, its like $10 here for that much.

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  21. I'm glad he's doing so well!

    I'm excited for you for your visit with Rebekah and her family! You'll have a great time :)

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  22. What a cutie, as Matthew has always believed a big noggin means lots of brains ;0)

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  23. Love the video. Love the little man he is becoming. Snuggle into those hugs while you can. I can't imagine how precious these months are for you as he is truly becoming his own little person. Such a great Mom you are. ~K

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  24. Love the show off boys!! I missed this post amidst my own whirlwind but I love the update! He's SO stinkin' adorable, that much cute should be illegal!

    I too do the mirror glimpses, only mine is usually when I'm rocking Charlie at bedtime. Each night the boy in the mirror looks a little longer, and I hold him a little tighter. LOVE

    Happy nine months, Tyrus!

    Melba

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