i'm so upset with myself for falling behind on Toby's monthly photo shoots.
the last one i did was at 8 months.
i finally took the time to snap a couple pictures
my timing was bad, though, because it was too close to naptime.
i got a couple smiles but mostly
Toby is such a happy guy.
he's fussy when his teeth are bothering him
or if he's hungry.
He's starting to stand up without holding on to something
for a couple seconds at a time.
it's exciting for him but makes me sad.
i am not ready for my baby to be growing up
and toddling around!
he's still nursing the majority of his feedings
but we are feeding him baby food
almost 3 times a day.
he does seem to prefer his mama's num-nums the most.
Toby is a babbler. he's beginning to experiment with actually
saying real words.
he says, "peek-a-boo" and "mama".
he tries very hard to say his siblings names as well.
yesterday, he grabbed some paper and i told him he had
"paper" he said that word a couple times.
let me just say, though, that only those of us who live with
Toby would actually know what he's saying.
otherwise, it just sounds like baby gaa-gaa, goo-goos.
toby LOVES puppy dogs and balls.
he will bark anytime he hears a dog or sees one.
it's the cutest thing.
oh! he says "ball" too, he loves to throw any ball he finds
and chase after it.
toby is a mama's boy.
he loves his daddy and siblings, but when mama is nearby,
ain't nobody he wants more.
i am ok with that unless i'm busy trying to do dishes or make a meal.
but even then, i am learning to do lots of things one handed.
we love you toby!
i wish there was a way to make you stop growing so
fast for just a little while.
my heart bursts with love for you!
but i am not happy with how quickly you are growing and
in a month you will be a whole year old!