Dear Crissy

My baby is 9-months old today

Month, after month, I write these birthday posts filled in part with anguish that my little baby isn’t so little anymore, and also with happiness and pride in his growth and accomplishments. It is so bittersweet to watch your baby growing up right before your eyes. I am actually starting to slip into panic-mode when I think about the fact that he’ll be a year old in just three short months. How is it even possible that this first year of his life has slipped by so quickly? No matter how frantically I search for the PAUSE button on life, I can’t seem to find it.

So, here we are at 9-months, and my little man still doesn’t have any teeth! It seems like most babies his age that I know have already started cutting teeth. None for us, yet! Evan still doesn’t have much hair, either, but what he does have is stylin’! Without boring you with a list of milestones that are probably best left to his baby book, I’ll say that my little guy is really maturing. There is a knowingness behind his eyes now, which can sometimes be interpreted as orneriness!

One of Evan’s favorite things to do these days is take trips in his stroller (usually with his Papaw.) It’s funny, because Evan doesn’t say much when he’s in the stroller. As my dad says, he’s “all business” when he’s being pushed in the stroller. It’s like he is just completely enraptured with every sight, sound, and bump-in-the-road. He just sits back quietly and takes it all in, and it’s so adorable.

Speaking of Evan turning 1, I have a lot of planning to do for his birthday party. I’m still not sure what theme we’re going with, and since I’m taking on the task of doing his cake/cupcakes myself, I need to schedule at least one trial run before the big day.

So, firetrucks, tractors, spaceships? I need a good theme for his party!

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  1. Jeni — May 3, 2010 @ 4:15 am (#)

    I know how you feel. My little girl is turning 3 this month! For pity’s sake…she just picked out the paint color for her bedroom….all on her own. All I can think is, she’s just a baby! I can’t believe she’s practically a preschooler!

    If you find the elusive pause button, please pass it my way. ;-)

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    • Crissy — May 3rd, 2010 @ 7:46 am

      Ah, I’m sure we’ll be at age three in the blink of an eye. Why can’t we make them just slow down!! :)

  2. Sheena — May 3, 2010 @ 6:32 am (#)

    We did Super Mario Bros. for Jay’s 1st Bday. It seemed like the 1st year FLEW by. I felt like I spent too much time trying to be discovered online (for biz reasons) and less time enjoying him. This year I’m making sure I capture and cherish more moments.

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    • Crissy — May 3rd, 2010 @ 7:46 am

      I am definitely trying to enjoy every second… it’s so heartbreaking in a way to see these days slipping by, but good, too! Ugh!

  3. christina — May 3, 2010 @ 7:36 am (#)

    Happy 9 monthday Evan! He’s gorgeous (I’m a new reader)! :)

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    • Crissy — May 3rd, 2010 @ 7:45 am

      Thanks, and welcome my blog! :)

  4. ericka @ alabaster cow — May 3, 2010 @ 8:56 am (#)

    thanks for following alabaster cow! that little boy is absolutely stunning. :) and i really like the look of your blog! i’m moving to wordpress soon and i can’t wait!

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  5. Tiffany — May 3, 2010 @ 11:07 am (#)

    Happy 9 Month Evan! What a frog theme? I love frogs. lol.

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  6. Dania — May 3, 2010 @ 1:16 pm (#)

    Your baby is precious, and your photos capture his beauty. I have two boys (4 and 22 months) and am constantly amazed by how quickly they grow. I can’t seem to keep up with all their important milestones.

    Congrats to Evan and to you (a mother’s job can never be measured or repayed).

    -Dania

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  7. {Not Quite} Susie Homemaker — May 3, 2010 @ 1:29 pm (#)

    Aww Evan’s adorable!
    My little guy will be 9 months on the 13th & I am SO happy to have found your blog today because my Hubby thinks I’m insane for planning his birthday party already! :) Congrats on being featured on the D List today :) I’m totally following.

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  8. Mamirosa & Co. — May 3, 2010 @ 3:37 pm (#)

    Gosh, how time flies! It’s not fair! We only get to enjoy them as babies in a blink of an eye, it seems. So glad to see you are cherishing every moment and recording it. =)

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  9. Alex — May 3, 2010 @ 7:31 pm (#)

    Happy 9 months to sweet Evan! I am a new reader, lovin your blog :)

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  10. Jennifer — May 4, 2010 @ 7:44 am (#)

    Crissy, I’m following you from MBC. I love those photos!! what kind of lens are you using? teach me!!!

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  11. Tesha Vann — May 4, 2010 @ 7:53 am (#)

    Crissy, thanks for friending me on MBC. Did I read that you are living in Chillicothe, MO? My husband is from there, small world. Great blog and great photos! Come check mine out when you have a quiet moment. Have a great week!

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  12. Ms. Understood — May 4, 2010 @ 10:01 am (#)

    Awwww. He’s such a cutie. They grow up so fast.

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