Today, our little boy is 9-months old.
Holy crap, where did the time go? It seems like only yesterday that we were bringing the smiley-faced guy home from the hospital.
Yep, today is the mark in his life where he has been out as long as he was in. Way to go bud.
Congrats to mom and dad as well, who like many others before us, has survived the first 9 months of our baby’s life.
This is the second kid for us, so the last 9 months did not offer a lot of new stuff, but it sure made us prove we were paying attention the first time around.
The one huge difference between the first 9 months of Charlie and the first 9 months of Harrison, is that I have been at home for a lot of the time taking care of Charlie.
If you read the blog, you know I am home on parental leave for 6 months (3 are over).
So I have had the chance to really get to know Charlie over the last few months.
I tried my best to do the same for Harrison, but it is not the same when you are at work all day and then only see him for an hour or so. You only hear about the highlights.
Now I get to see EVERYTHING. The way he pivots around the house on his bum while he figures out how to crawl.
The way he waves his hand at the ceiling fan.
The way he holds a cracker in his mouth, while he has a piece in each of his hands.
You just don’t get to experience that stuff when you are at work.
I wish I could go back and do the same for Harrison, but such is life.
I am loving my time away from the office as I spend it all with my growing baby boy.
Charlie is the happiest baby Yes, Harrison was happy, but I think Charlie has taken it up a notch.
Or maybe it is his chubby frame and face that makes him just seem more jolly.
The 9-month mark seems to be a point where a lot is about to happen. The crawling, the eating, the mumbling and the turning him around in the car seat.
So much going on in the next little while. I can’t wait to experience it all.
Happy 9 months buddy. I can’t wait for many, many, many more months.