I can’t accept that this little chubbabub is abutting the nine ages mark. What accept I been accomplishing the aftermost nine months?! Time is aloof aerial like anybody said it would. Absolutely crayyyy zee.

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Also, let’s get this out of the way early: no, I still don’t feel like I accept it calm whatsoever. And I don’t apperceive if I anytime will! I should aloof add a agglomeration added babies to the mix right? That will help.

Max is still such a blessed little bug. Sometimes Eddie and I aloof can’t ACCEPT how blessed he is all the time. Abnormally back we can both be maniacs. Max is so arctic and airy and goes forth with whatever. How is he our kid?!

Oh but he absolutely knows how to absolutely bandy a anger now if he doesn’t get what he wants. It’s affectionate of hilarious. Aloof bristles abnormal ago I took the Angel TV alien from him (how did he administer to grab it AGAIN?!) and he screamed blood-soaked murder. Again he plopped bottomward and crawled over to rip afar a magazine. He loves all remotes, phones, affidavit that cockle and boxes.

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Here’s what is currently activity on with the little adulation muffin:

He never stops moving. Like never anytime stops. If he’s not ample or sliding on his abdomen again he is continuing whenever he can and bouncing and dancing. He is starting to angle abandoned (is that the appropriate word?!) but I accept no abstraction if he will alpha walking soon. He walks up and bottomward the tables and chairs and couches, but I feel like he could do this for addition ages or two (or longer?) afore demography accomplish on his own.

A few weeks ago he started acclamation his easily (I don’t apperceive if he abstruse this from us or aloof ample it out?) and will clamber to a mirror, sit in advanced of it and attending at himself and clap. He additionally STARTS amateur of peek-a-boo which kills me. Like he will clamber abaft the couch, again blink about and attending at me. Again sit aback so he can’t see me and beam hysterically.

I die.

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Everywhere we go – and I beggarly everywhere – bodies anticipate he is a girl. It cracks me up. Eddie didn’t accept me at aboriginal (it absolutely started accident two months or so ago) and again already he accomplished it, he additionally couldn’t stop laughing. I don’t apperceive if it’s the curls on his arch or what.

I don’t actual anyone because I don’t mind, I aloof anticipate it’s so funny. It charge be the animated mop!

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Eating is activity so well. I accord him whatever we are bistro (within reason, of course) for banquet and he loves it. There is a lot beneath throwing and abundant added arresting these days. His admired is pasta with booze and broccoli. Oh my gosh and watermelon. He LOVES watermelon!

I’m certifiable and am so abashed that he is activity to abound up antisocial veggies and blooming things like I did. So I’ve actually upped our greens game. I consistently accord him some array of our greens at cafeteria and dinner. For breakfast, we do a lot of accolade egg yolks (you guys gave me this abstraction in the comments of my antecedent post!), berries, a babyish pancake (I fabricated these with bananas and blueberries, they were a hit) or mini amoebic blueberry waffles. Additionally babyish avocado toasts. He still actually loathes purees, but the aftermost few canicule I’ve accustomed him some bites of yogurt and he takes them. He seems to actually adulation it, so I started capacity raspberries with a little yogurt and dipping strawberries in yogurt. Additionally abacus a teeeeny baptize of cinnamon. Still won’t eat purees off a beanery consistently or off his aerial armchair tray either. He aloof actual wants absolute aliment he can augment himself!

OH! And what I’ve done with the purees that I fabricated aboriginal on that he has no absorption in: defrost them and use them as a “sauce” for pasta. Alloyed with a little milk and tossed with a accomplished atom rotini and veggies.

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He is still nursing like a crazy man. He loves it and would apparently acquiescently assistant every two hours (at atomic for a few minutes) if I let him. He still climbs up me the minute he wants any array of comfort, which we acquisition appealing funny.

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I can never booty this bemused little smile that he does beneath back he is cool excited. He does this a agglomeration afterwards we apprehend (he looooooves books), back he aboriginal wakes up and back Eddie gets home.

Speaking of Eddie, every night they comedy a agglomeration of amateur afterwards banquet and afore bedtime. Eddie crawls in and out of apartment and Max follows him while amusement the absolute time. Max has this affair for doors (he is bedeviled with aperture and closing them, again screams if he can’t get it aback open) and they aloof hunt anniversary added from allowance to room. It’s the best allotment of the night.

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Sleep is hardly better. He seems to be starting to beddy-bye best stretches at night – like some 5 or 6 hours stretches. Not every night, but adequately often. Yes, that is CONTINUED for him. And now that I said that, we will apparently be alive bristles times tonight.

That’s how it goes, right?

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Since he is affective so much, I acquisition myself demography beneath pictures. I abhorrence it!! I’m absolutely aggravating to be bigger because I appetite to certificate things, obviously. Also, what are you new moms accomplishing with photos – are you press them out (if so, from where) and authoritative photo albums? I’ve never been abundant of a scrapbook/album person, but I appetite printed photos, alike if I stick them in a box. I consistently admired attractive at photos back I was a kid so I absolutely appetite some actual ones.

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In the abutting few canicule I’m activity to allotment what’s in our childhood bag (is this absorbing or just, blah?) and which one I’m application (I adulation it!) – as able-bodied as our nine ages babyish favorites. Acknowledgment for admiring this little monkey!