9 Months already?

Thirty-nine weeks ago, in the wee morning hours, we checked in to the hospital. I was nervous, excited, overwhelmed. Chi was beyond giddy. Marq was apprehensive and proud to see his son enter the world. It was a special day.

At 2:20 p.m. Ya bellowed, proclaiming himself “Healthy and here at last.”
And in the blink of an eye, we are at today’s milestone: nine months old!

Ya is so amazing. He’s done so much already – from the first real smile to holding his head high to the rollie-pollie stage to sitting up alone to slithering across the floor in a military trench glide to chasing his sister in a bonafide knees and knuckles crawl.

He’s seen two teeth rise up high (and we’ve felt their biting stings). He’s developed a preference for certain solid foods. He drinks out of a straw, but prefers a cup. He’s traveled across state lines to visit family in North Carolina and New York. He’s surpassed the baby bath and now uses the big people tub, loves bubbles, and plays with water toys. He stands up with ease holding anything, everything, and (even if ever-so-briefly) nothing at all. He’s shown flashes of temper. He’s already a computer geek… truly his father’s child. He’s found his sense of humor and his tickle spots.

Whew….that’s a lot.

And even though he’s done all this, we know there’s a new discovery every second to come!

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