3/4 of the way to the big one! Graham’s first birthday is just three months away! I can’t believe it. 3 months will go by in a blink. I remember I started to come out of the baby haze around 9 months with Owen. From the beginning, Owen has been a better sleeper than Graham, but Graham has generally had a better attitude than Owen. At 9 months, Owen was becoming less needy and I was sleeping through the night. There was new found freedom. Graham on the other hand… He isn’t a consistent sleeper. He has slept through the night the last two nights. The night before that I forgot to turn the monitor on, so maybe he has slept through the night the last three nights. I don’t really know. He gives me glimpses of what solid sleep might be like and then he goes back to waking up 2-3 times a night. I’m always praying for more sleep. It’s a major big deal in my world. I am just not my best self when I don’t get enough sleep. Overall, though, even with the lack of sleep, Graham has mostly been a happy camper which makes him pretty easy to handle (even when I’m exhausted).
If I could describe Graham in one word it would be wiggly. This kid is always moving. He wants to be on the go. If you are holding him, he wants to be put down so he can move. He is all wiggles and squirms and does whatever he can to be mobile. He is a fast crawler and gets into everything. I’m back to the phase of having to barricade things in the house. He is fairly predictable in what places he wants to go. Of course, most are off limits, like the wood stove or the dog’s water. Instead of playing with toys, Graham’s favorite pastime is doing laps around the house… And maybe, disassembling the track on the train table.
The big exciting news of the month is Graham now has two teeth on the bottom middle. He loves to give kisses and then bite you with his new teeth. It’s a super sweet moment until it isn’t…
Graham loves to look at (aka tear apart) books. He enjoys taking puzzles apart. He likes to destroy block towers or my Lego creations. He is always trying to keep up with Owen. He will drive cars and trucks on the ground just like his brother. He loves nursery songs. He still isn’t very interested in solid food. He will put it in his mouth and then spit it out. Hopefully in the next three months, he will discover more food love. I am ready for some of the freedom that will come with not being his only source of food.
Next week is his 9 month well check. I will share the stats after that. He is a little shorty, so I won’t be surprised to see him at the bottom of the charts. He is my little man, but it doesn’t stop him from trying to be a big boy. My guess with all this pulling himself up on furniture, walls, windows… He will most likely be walking before one. This boy has places to go and things to do!