On Tuesday my precious little baby turned 9 months old. At his well baby appointment we learned AJ is 30" long and weighs 20 lbs 2 oz. Now to some this would be a big boy....but to us he is just our little squirt...or Squidly. :) After all, at this age Jake was 31" long and 25 lbs 10 oz. :) But he is so adorable and happy, is rarely unhappy, has a good appetite, adores his Puffs and can eat them by picking them up by two fingers, can sleep through the night without pacy cries and occasionally gets so excited laughing with his brother that he gets a little machine gun giggle. :) And if he is fussy...he often just needs his loving big brother :) or food or some sleep. :)
Jake is also doing great. He is doing amazingly well with his potty training and we are enjoying just having to bring him to the potty once an hour. Amazingly we are creating some great memories during this tough time too. Like Ryan reading to him one time and trying to cheat by summarizing the pages when Jake looked at him and demanded..."Daaaa, read the page!!!" Or when, because Jake is used to us having to take off soiled underwear and shorts and put them in the sink when he has accidents, there was a night that Jake got chili on his shirt and when Ryan took it off to get some stain spray on it....he returned to the bathroom to find Jake completely naked. The boy has "helped" and already had put the rest in the sink. lol And now if either Ryan and I go to the bathroom, we get huge excitement from Jake as we went potty too! :) Other than that he is learning his letters with Miss Linda and already knows half of them....although he is very shy about sharing that skill with us. Although hearing him say "W" will melt anyone's heart. :) And generally he is my wonderful, sweet, independent, stubborn, adorable, cuddly and loving little boy.
AJ is the cutest little sleeper, always on his back with his knees up
"Ohhhhh Momma...my life is sooooo stressful....I must sleep"
AJ adores his big brother and spends a lot of time watching him and learning from him
I am blessed with two boys who adore each other
My little Jungle Boy...
....is sooooooo happy
New Family Picture
Happy Brothers looking at Momma instead of the camera
Our goofy Jake...he was such a ham this time
Jake is getting so darn big
....and so is little AJ