Dearest, Sweetest, Most Wonderful Will,
It is simply unbelievable to me that you are now nine months old. You have changed so much and in so many ways since we first brought you home from the hospital.
You have become such a Little Man, your personality coming through more and more each day. You are learning so many new things each and every day. You especially like "dancing" with Mommy and giving Daddy high-fives. You have learned to clap and are this close to crawling.
I love that you are such a happy boy. When we go places, people compliment us on your good nature. You love to go on errands with me, especially places like Costco, where you try new things, like chicken nuggets, yogurt with fruit in it, and raviolis. You like to sit in the cart and swing your little legs back and forth, back and forth, smiling and flirting with anyone who comes within your smile-radius.
Speaking of food, this month you and I have started eating a lot of the same things. Breakfast is either pancakes or waffles, banana, sausage, and yogurt or oatmeal. For lunch, your new favorites include a grilled cheese sandwich or a cheese quesadilla! The other day, I thought we could share one, but you quickly corrected me and ate all but one piece all by yourself! For dinner, you like to eat some of what we are having, or sometimes all of what is on my plate. The other night, I sensed an ally and made something that I love and Daddy hates - meatloaf! Looks like we'll be having more of that, since you ate an entire mini-loaf by yourself, plus thought that the mashed potatoes that went with it were pretty yummy, too! Daddy does wonder about you sometimes, because even though you like pretty much any food, you have a clear preference for green beans! If there are a ton of things on your tray, you will always go straight for the bean!
You are so much fun to be with, whether we are playing a fun game, taking a walk, eating a meal, or just cuddling on the couch together. Every day that I get to spend with you is like an amazing gift. I am so thankful for you and so proud to be your mother.