Well it's official. You have been an outside baby longer than you've been an inside baby on account of you being born at 39 weeks, so a week shy of nine months. Let me tell you, the past nine months have certainly been better than the previous nine! As always you're a joy and a complete and utter blessing.
Every month I say I can't imagine life without you. Well unfortunately in the last month I got a tiny taste, even if it was only for a minute or two, of what that life would be, and let me tell you - it was hell. You and your brother are absolutely everything to me. You're my entire world and I cannot and do not want to imagine a world without you in it. The silver lining of our horrible incident is that I know you are already saving lives. One of my online mom friends the other day told me that two of her friends got certified in CPR the other day "all because of Baby Henry." This is a couple who lives in a different part of the country, and we'll likely never meet, but you have potentially saved lives of people around them. I'd say 20-30 people at least have told me that they are going to take CPR because of you. I know my boys are destined for great things, and you're already making an impact on the world.
Ok, on a lighter note let's get to some of your details. I don't have height/weight stats yet, but will edit with those as soon as you have your appt. Outside of that you have had some amazing physical changes. In honor of your 9 month birthday you finally did some real live crawling! You've been working on it and oh so close for weeks, but today it happened! You also learned to say Dada in the proper context. You know that Daddy is Dada. I know he's thrilled that that was your first word, especially since you may be the world's biggest Mama's boy (which btw I love!). You can wave, clap, and your latest trick - get ready for it Grandpa Pete - you've been whistling!!! Another recent development is quite the temper. You are still sweet as can be, but you want your own way and are not happy when you don't get it. I'm afraid that between your new temper and newfound ability to move (and therefore get to toys) we are in for some rough days ahead between you and your brother! lol. You're eating a lot of real food these days, although you've yet to get any teeth. I'm pretty sure a few bottom ones are on their way and should be in in the next few months.
You're beautiful and a complete joy. I love you more than words can say and this month even more so than the others I am beyond grateful to have you in my life. Only 3 more months until the big bday! I better start planning the party! (who am I kidding? I've been planning for months! lol)