Preston: 9 months

It’s Preston’s first November!!! …and the start of one of my favorite times of the year. I’m so excited for him to experience the greatness of Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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I can’t believe our little boy is 9 months old already.

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He has such a personality these days and he is so fun to be around. He loves being around people. He lights up every time someone looks at him. When his Dada gets home from work, he gets so excited and starts squealing until his Dad comes to pick him up! Last week was the first time he started crying when his Dad left for work. He crawled over to the door and sat there crying ‘dada’. Even when I picked him up, he was still sad his Dad left. They have such a fun time in the mornings, I don’t blame him for missing his Dad! Chad always gets up with Preston in the mornings, feeds him breakfast, plays with him, and entertains him until he has to leave for work. It works out really well, so he can get some one-on-one time with Preston!

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Β He definitely recognizes familiar faces as well. He knows who is Grammy and Grampy are and he knows when I’m talking to them on the phone. Yesterday his Grammy came to visit and he was so good the whole day and just wanted to be around her! He didn’t nap the whole time she was here either! I think he takes after his Grammy in that he doesn’t want to miss out on the action!! πŸ˜‰

Preston is a crawling machine these days. He is seriously a turbo crawler! Sometimes I can’t even catch him!! Especially at night when I’m getting him ready for bed. We give him a little ‘naked time’ each night before bed, where he gets to go diaper free for awhile. He loves it so much, when he sees the diaper, he turns his crawling on turbo speed. It’s so funny trying to chase a nakey baby around the house.

One of his favorite games is chasing Bentley around the house. That will entertain him for awhile, which is nice because it gives me time to get a few things done around the house. He loves his brother, that’s for sure! He also loves playing peek-a-boo! Especially when he gets to play with his Grammy.

Preston LOVES eating. So far, he’s not a picky eater either! He loves being able to feed himself. Some of his favorites are: scrambled eggs, crackers, tomatoes, strawberries, apples, chicken, potatoes, cheetos, bread, and cherrios! He also loves feeding Bentley, too. And I think that’s one of Bentleys favorite things to do! πŸ˜‰

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Standing is another favorite of his. Standing and walking (with help) around the house. He is a power walker, too. Sometimes I can’t go fast enough for him! It’s pretty funny watching his short little legs on a mission to get a few laps in around the whole house!

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It has been really hard to get pictures of Preston as he is always on the go. The amount of pictures I take has gone down drastically! It seems that whenever I try to snap one, the photo is blurry because he’s on the move again!

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In the evening, Preston LOVES bath time. We’ve finally converted him to sitting in the big tub (in his little tub). At first he didn’t like being in the big tub, since he was used to his mini tub sitting on the counter. But after a couple times, now he loves it. This way, it’s a lot easier with clean up, since he loves to splash in the water…but definitely not easier on my back and knees! πŸ˜‰ He enjoys playing with his bath toys and sucking on them! Bath time is a nice way to unwind at night before we get him into his warm jammies and ready for bed!

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Here is a funny little story–probably a coincidence, but that’s why it’s so funny! We were sitting at the dinner table eating lunch this weekend. Chad gave Preston a cheeto and Preston said ‘Chad’. Chad and I both looked at each other and started laughing. It was so funny, and Preston probably had no idea what he was saying, he’s probably just heard me say it enough! That being said, it makes us SOO excited for when Preston actually does start saying the funniest things. I’ve got a little journal all ready for when the time comes. I really enjoyed reading the quotes my Mom wrote down about me as a baby, so I’m excited to do the same for our kids.

Speaking of cheetos. And emotions. And personalities. Preston’s ‘excited’ emotion is the BEST. he grins SO BIG that his eyes close and he clenches his fists and holds them up by his face while he squeals. It is THE CUTEST THING EVER!!! no joke. He is such a little ham!!!

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Snap chat is another favorite. I know, right? Well, he loves it!! He loves seeing pictures of other babies, and he especially loves the videos! He loves having conversations with snap chat babies.

Going to the gym is a big part of our routine. (okay, not going to lie, maybe not as much so now that it is FREEZING outside) But the gym nursery is very important because Preston gets some socialization with other babies. Now that he’s a little older and loves being so social, I’m trying to get him involved in more ‘activities’.

We took a visit to the new library this past weekend.

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Preston loved the other kids. We are going to start going to ‘baby talk’ on Tuesdays and Thursdays when it resumes in December. In January we will be signing up for swimming lessons as well–to get him familiar with the water! It’ll be something that Chad and I do with him.

Preston still naps 2 times a day.

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Once in the morning and once in the early afternoon. He has started waking up 1-2 times a night to eat as well. I’m hoping this doesn’t last forever, but until then, I’m going to enjoy the late night snuggles. He has 4 teeth (two top, two bottom) but has 2 more that have broken through the gum. So, i guess you could say he has 6 teeth (they just aren’t fully in yet). It seems painful, but it hasn’t bothered him as much as his first few did. Preston has his first dentist appointment on November 26th. Wish us luck! πŸ˜›

Preston is growing like a weed. He has started to stretch out. He hasn’t been gaining weight as fast (since he’s always on the move), but has been growing in length! He weighs 21.6 pounds and is 27 inches long. He is still in 12 month clothes, which is great because 18 month clothes get SO long and lean, and Preston is none of those! They really need to consider making 15 month clothes…(new business adventure anyone?!)

He loves kisses and when you blow raspberries on his tummy. He can also pull himself up when we wants to. He loves opening cupboards and playing with pots and pans. πŸ™‚ He also loves playing with the dishwasher and watching our food bake in the oven.

Our little boy is the best thing that has happened to us. We love him SO much!! We love watching him grow and learn. The other day when I was rocking him, he fell asleep, and it took me awhile before I laid him down in his crib for nap time. His face is just SO sweet. There is nothing better than a sweet little sleeping baby face.

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Here is a glimpse at how much our sweet boy has changed.

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…until next time! xoxo ❀

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