Wednesday, March 2

The Nine (Month) Wonder of the World

" talking about me?"

I'm aware that this blog has turned into a Blog All About Ryan, but I'm confident that if you had Ryan for a baby you would do the same thing.

Today marks nine months of this child's living, breathing air, life.

I'm scratching my head over how we got here. Wasn't he just born? Wasn't he just sleeping all day in his swing in the living room? And now he crawls all around that same living room, looking for trouble? It can't be the same baby!

This picture was taken yesterday...right?

The thought of Ryan getting older makes me pretty sad. I just looked through some pictures taken the month he was born and it was making me too emotional, I had to stop. I'm trying my VERY hardest to enjoy every moment with these children, and live in the moment instead of looking back and wishing, but the moments are moving too fast for me. No one ever told me that the more kids I had, the faster time would fly.

Ryan as a nine month old is a pure delight. I'm not exaggerating, and while I may be biased, I'm not blind. His smiles are freely given, he makes absolutely cute sounds and funny faces, and he rarely gets upset. Also, even though he's thinning out some, you still can't help but smile at all his fat.

He's freestanding in the middle of a room, walking along furniture, and crawls at a quick pace. He gets into things he's not supposed to get into, and watching him eat a graham cracker is one of my life's greatest pleasures.

He thinks his brother is the funniest person he's ever met, he loves to see his sister when she comes home from school, his face lights up when his dad walks into the room, and fortunately he still looks at me as though the sun rises and sets with me.

It's hard to remember what life was like before Ryan came along. In these short months he has wormed his way into all our hearts and is the center of our world. To say we love him would be a severe understatement! We are enamored, enchanted, and engrossed!

P.S. Did you hear? Tyler is Awesome--his shirt says so.


Gerald said...

Whoa - watch out, he's going to be walking soon!

Jessica M said...

He. is. so. cute.

MorgAnnie said...

It must be the gift of the third child, the way you talk about Ryan reminds me of our Tragon.

Melanie said...

I think Tyler is making a face that Jeremy makes! And if Ryan really is 9 months old, that means Tanner will be one before I know it. But he's not doing much so it makes me think of him as a little baby still.