You are 9 months old here. There were a few firsts in this month: your first tooth began to sprout, we did our first sign language class and soon after you began making your first sign in the proper usage (It was dog. Go figure), and it was the first time I sat you on a baby toilet and you actually used it for poopoo on your first try!! You also went to your first pumpkin patch, petting zoo, and Halloween.
The highlight of the month was your passion for reading. This was when you fell head over heels in love with reading! You would constantly pick out new books to read from our book basket, crawl into my lap to sit up and interact with the story. I like to think your imagination was running wild with each smile and gleam in your eye as the stories went on. You established a few favorites already (basically any of the Van Fleet books) and would even say “agai agai” for “again.” I remember reading Moo by Mathew Van Fleet to you about 36 times in a row once because you loved it so much. I’ve memorized all your books at this point.
We began taking American Sign Language classes together and found it so useful! You actually signed so many words in the proper usage even to this day (at 15 months) without me really practicing with you! Now I wish I had practiced sign language more with you because it amazes me how fast you learn.
We already know Kiyaan was the first person you properly kissed, but now you’ve given me the honor of making me the second person you properly kissed on your own! I was so happy, my heart wanted to burst. You are so affectionate and we love it!
You were like, umm hello he’s crying! Why isn’t anyone coming here?!!!
Daddy’s favorite hiking backpack! Packed with extra cute.
You began your cute little morning ritual with daddy. While I got up early to cook & get things ready for the day, daddy would snuggle and sleep with you a little bit longer (since he’s usually up working late). Then you’d watch daddy brush his teeth, wash his face and help him shave by “holding” the razor!
You loved playing fetch with Snowey!
Enjoying our picnic at the lake
I started using Google Photos and they sometimes turn your videos into mini movies of a typical day!
You loved playing peekaboo with us!
Daddy visited our mommy and me class today! He saw how much you love bubbles
You love ducks!
We haven’t ever shown you screens or tv or anything like that. And when we’re out and it’s on in public, you aren’t interested so we’re not even worried about that. The only time you ever see a screen and it’s sparked your interest is if you’re FaceTiming with Kiyaan or you see photos of him! The joy you get whenever you see him is so heartwarming.
The feeling is mutual on Kiyaan’s end <3
No one could deny how much you love him!
That time we had a wild chicken running around
Bouncy, Bouncy, Bouncy, Bouncy!
Telling Snowey you want to play fetch!
hahaha I don’t even know why we got the pack and play. Most useless, and unused item ever.
Your first time trying a lime. Your reaction was not one we expected.
We’ve always thought of you as a little creature roaming about our home
Licking the fridge.
Daddy would sometimes wear you and take you on a walk while he got some coffee. You would sing yourself to sleep during your naptime.
Sareena, this age is extra special because you are out in this world just as long as you have been inside me. You will always be my little baby even as you keep growing and growing. I cherish how you love being held against me and how wearing you and snuggling you close to my heart is your favorite place ever.
We love you forever and ever,
Mommy & Daddy