So Noah and Levi turned 9 months last Sunday, and boy are those kids something else! They really are coming into their personalities and becoming their own little people. Sometimes it’s hysterical to watch, and other times, I am kind of in fear of what the future holds! The boys are smart, loving, cuddly, and most of all, mama’s boys!
There are so many things that I can say about Noah, but nothing would suffice to capture how LARGE his personality is. He is totally going to be my little linebacker. There is nothing he loves more that crawling all over his brother and tackling him to the ground. We practice with a little sensory football that we bought at a tag sale, and he loves when I throw it and he gets to “catch” it, and then “throws” (hands) it back to me, and gets so excited when I yell, ” MUY BIEN NENE!!!!”
He is also perfecting how to wave, and can be seen waving to pretty much anyone, except my father and Callie’s father. I don’t have any idea why he won’t wave to them. The best is when I get home from work, and I walk in to them eating dinner in their high chairs and Noah’s face lights up and he waves to me! It’s totally the awesomest!
He is more and more mobile every day and has been figuring out how to use all of the furniture to get him where he needs to go. He crawls at the speed of light, and has started to use my fishing bucket as his main means of “transportation”. He’s strong and stubborn. If you tell him “no” or say “uh uh!”, he will promptly throw whatever is in his hands, or toss his body backwards and cry his fake cry (you now the one!) until he is finally over it, and will go back to doing something he probably shouldn’t be doing. He is experimenting with different sounds, but still has no words and sounds like a baby zombie (as you’ll hear in the video below). This kid. I love him to pieces.
Levi is my sensitive little soul. If you want to cuddle and squish all day? He’s your guy! He loves to pull his brothers hair (especially after getting crawled on) but then will rub his brothers head while Noah plays with toys. He is still our pacifier baby, and I don’t see that changing any time soon. Levi LOVES music and can be found “singing”, off key (mostly) and mouthing the words and trying to make the sounds. Itsy Bitsy Spider is hands-down, the GREATEST song in the world to him. He is quite the mimicking baby at 9 months old.
He is very verbal. He tries to say “leche” but it sounds more like, “nene” which is what we call his brother, but it’s fair to say that “leche” is his first word, which doesn’t surprise me because this kid can EAT! Basically, don’t go anywhere near him if you have food in our hands and you don’t intend to share! I don’t think he ever gets full, and still no teeth in sight either! I have no idea how he gums all his food to death!
He finally started crawling about 2-3 weeks ago, but we were a little worried because it was always with one side of his body only, dragging his little belly across the floor and one leg behind him, but in the past week he has learned to move both legs (kinda, sorta, occasionally) and has started darting across the apartment. He is learning to stand himself up on lots of the furniture, toys, and in his crib, but he still hasn’t learned how to get down, so he’ll stand there and cry until someone comes over and helps him down. He is truly scared, almost petrified to fall. My little cautious baby. Still very observant and still has a lot of trepidation about movement and trusting his body. He’ll learn, just at his own pace.
Noah and Levi have really started to form a special bond and have started to look for each other. Lots of times the can be found sharing some morsel of food that one of them found, swapping sippy cups, or holding hands in their high chairs. They have started to communicate more (whatever that means) and have been found having conversations using grunting noises with each other when they should be going down for the night. And weekend mornings I find their room a mess, after they tag team and throw all of the stuffed animals off of the dresser that separates their cribs, and then LAUGHING about it!
These two have really become 2 peas in a pod and look for each other when the other one isn’t in the room. They use those grunts like echolocation! I kid you not! But watching them grow has been pretty awesome. These little 9 month old guys have stolen my heart!