An Uncomplicated Life Blog: Mommy Monday: The Easy Phase of Raising a Baby

Monday, February 23, 2015

Mommy Monday: The Easy Phase of Raising a Baby

Henry turned nine months last week. And dare I say, we're in an "easy phase" of his babyhood. I might even go further out on this dangerous limb I'm on and say that we actually have fun every. single. day.

I'll stop now before this limb snaps and I fall face-first to the ground of motherhood. Fingers crossed I didn't just jinx myself and wake up tomorrow no longer in this phase...

Henry is happy! He's healthy! He sits on his own and OH MY how that made my life easier. Didn't know sitting was such a game changer for mommy, but it is. He's a big boy, thus isn't crawling or walking yet. Read: My life is still easy.

Teaching Henry to pose for pictures. He only looks semi-annoyed.

 He waves to people and smiles and "talks" to them. He says "dada" and "hi" (with a wave! *heart melts*) but I don't think he knows what he's saying quite yet. Soon. He eats every veggie I put in front of him with vigor and will choke down fruit (he's seriously my mini-me. I hate fruit. That makes me love my little hommie that much more. We'll fight fruit together!)

We have fun together! We talk to each other! When he see's me, his face lights up and he puts his arms up for me to pick him up. The ladies at the gym daycare adore him. Strangers stop me when we're out to tell me how handsome he is, and how well behaved he is.

Oh, just a nine month old picking up our lunch tab. So kind of him!

Am I living in a dream world? I know this phase will end. At some point, he will become mobile and I'll have a whole new world of problems on my hands. But for now, for however long it will last, the livin' is easy. Henry is a joy. And I'm loving every second of it.

Baby selfie lessons and a photo bomb from Otis

He kisses me on the lips. Gosh, I love him.

Ummmm, oooookkkkkk, I don't love every second. The kid is breaking in three more teeth and that's a bit rough. Screams, y'all, the kid screams in teething pain. My poor ears and his poor gums!

Did you think I'd seriously have an "all sunshine and rainbows" post?! Get serious, I'm not that kind of blogger. I live in the real world :)

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  1. That kid. I swear, I could gobble him up.
    I can't wait to be reunited. I play a mean "giddy-up-horsey" game, and I already know H knows this. ;)

  2. AWWW Henry is the cutest!! What a little man in that plaid shirt! :D

  3. Such a fun age for them and I love that he's waving and smiling at people!! So stinking cute! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  4. I love that you wrote this. It will be such a good thing for you to look back on when things maybe aren't so easy. Glad you and Henry are enjoying each other in this fun stage!

  5. hahha love this! My heart was melting and then I laughed so hard at the end!

  6. awww what a lovely post. my friends always say the best part is when they aren't moving yet. The thing that scares me is that it's always something, you know? I mean, comes with being a parent but still - like right now you are dealing with teething - terrifying!!
    i love fruit, but i don't eat it very well - i'm what my husband lovingly calls a fruit diva, so if it's blemished in any way, i can't eat it. plus i just dont like the texture of a lot of them. so i have a smoothie everyday (i'm sure you have thought of this) it's the only way i get my fruit in!

  7. I don't love fruit at all either how do you make him eat it when you can't eat it yourself? These are serious questions I ask myself! He is so handsome! This post literally melts my heart!

  8. That last picture? SO sweet! Here's hoping the 'easy' phase lasts a while longer. Also, loving the stripes/red-lip combo! *Whistles... =)

  9. The "Picking up the tab" photo is hilarious! :D I think I need a baby picking up my restaurant tabs!

  10. This really is such a fun age. But I think I said that at every stage. Right now my daughter is 3 and I'm loving it too! He's just so darn sweet!