9 Month Jake Day


Jake Man,

Look out, world! You are on the move! You scoot and army crawl anywhere your little heart desires.  Just this morning we found you underneath the couch as you had scooted and crawled your way there in the amount of time it takes to go put a bottle in the sink and walk back to the living room.  You love to try to stand up on your own.  Lots of times when you are on your hands and knees you push up your legs so that your little hiney is in the air and your legs are pushed up straight.  Then you wobble back and forth as if the swaying motion would give you the momentum you need to stand up on your own.  When you eventually sit back down, you look around like “Did you see what I just did!?” You are a baby on a mission these days and are determined to make your way in this world.

  You love to pull hair and give kisses…sometimes you even insist on doing them at the same time! Your sister has fallen prey to your hair pulling ways, but even she doesn’t mind all that much.  We like to think that that is just the easiest way for you to pull us close 🙂 jake11

You are enjoying more table food and with that, some summer treats have made their way into your repertoire.  This month had your first taste of a Popsicle! You loved every minute of it–in fact, it was very difficult to convince you to let go so your sister could have the rest of it.  Don’t worry buddy, they’ll be more time for Popsicles in your lifetime.

Your sleep has made a huge positive strides over the last month.  You are now on a (mostly) predictable schedule and very rarely wake up during the night.  We are SO thankful that you have started sleeping well.  For your sake..and ours! A good night’s rest is good for everyone 🙂

You love your sippy cup and cheerios are an all time favorite snack.  You have been known to have more cheerios on the floor around you than cheerios you have actually eaten (half are on the floor by accident and half are from trying to feed the dog).  You love to watch your sister play and you love when she plays with you. Lately you have been scooting yourself over to her so that you can play with her as well.  Your sister loves you so much.  She comes to get you every morning when you wake up and makes she she says good night to you each night before bed.  She loves to read to you and she just loves when you snuggle her.  I am amazed at the bond you two share already, and I hope that it continues growing stronger for the rest of your lives.


You are mesmerized by birdies flying by and are very inquisitive about the sounds around you. But, my sweet babe, you are also very content to sit in the wagon or stroller and watch Mommy work outside or to watch Rachel play in the yard.  Content is a good word I would use to describe you.  If you are upset about something, then we know something is really bothering you.  You are not picky or finicky, and you know what you want–but you are also a very “go with the flow” kind of baby.  Thank you for that, little buddy. 🙂

We love you Jake, more than you could ever know.  I love to watch your expressions change as you get older.  You are much more excitable now and are quick to flail your arms in anticipation or give several excited snorts when someone you recognize enters the room.  I love how you flail your arms, snort in excitement and scoot yourself over to me when I come home from work every day.  You have the ability to make every day brighter just by being you! I am so thankful and blessed to have you be a part of my life.

I can’t believe that you are 9 months old already! I’m already starting to think about your first birthday party (ahh!).  It’s incredible how fast time goes by.  I am so looking forward to spending the next few months home with you and your sister for summer vacation.  You two are the best!

I love you to the moon and back.

Love always,



About Jen

I am married to my husband, Tim. I am a Mom to Rachel and Jake and my black lab fur baby Zeus! I am a Kindergarten teacher who loves to jazz up the school day by singing and dancing and finding new ways to make learning FUN! I am loving life as a wife and teacher while navigating through this new journey called parenthood! You can find me on Twitter: JDalton21 Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/daltonjen Instagram: jenniferadalton

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