Toby: 9 Months Old

At the start of July Toby turned 9 months old.

IMG_6989Like Jude he also had a fun filled month.

IMG_6474Before we left for the States, he did his first modeling shoot.

IMG_6570and spent a lot of time at the park.

IMG_6476He was pretty good with all the flying (thanks to breastfeeding) but refused to sleep in the bassinet.

IMG_6639_2Toby dug all the attention from Grandma and Grandpa.

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IMG_6681He wasn’t at all shy about letting his true colors show and my parents quickly got sense of what a difficult, stubborn little guy he can be.

IMG_7455His wonderful sleep routine all went to custard in Ohio. He started waking 3 or 4 x a night and crying until he got fed. So most nights he would end up in my bed or with Grandma.

IMG_6686_2Naptimes were slightly better and improved once my Mom and I got into a routine of me feeding him and then her putting him down. But there were times where we had to use the Ergo method.

IMG_6707Toby’s ability to resist sleep despite being exhausted is impressive!

IMG_6975At the same time, it’s hard sometimes to imagine the little monster he can turn into. He is such a sweet, cuddly, happy guy when everything is going his way. He loves to play and be around everyone.

IMG_7424I decided the sleep regression was most certainly because of all the changes around him. Toby likes things very routine and comfortable. He has also been going through a lot of physical changes – like standing on his own and furniture walking.

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IMG_6930His talking really started taking off in the States. He would mumble ‘Dadda, dada’ over and over. He has a very loud voice that bellows – he makes sure he is heard when he has something to say.

IMG_6984He loved all the treats at Grandma and Grandpa’s house – hotdogs, ice cream, cupcakes, and donuts were his favorites.

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IMG_7005 Like Jude, he was also crazy about Oz kitty.

IMG_6961Play dates with Cousin Robby were the best. So adorable seeing the three cousins together.

IMG_6848Toby also got to swim in Robby’s pool, although he seemed happier to sit on the side and watch everyone splash around then do so himself.

IMG_6835Aunty Natalie was such a big help with Toby.

IMG_6855She really knows how to handle him. She tirelessly helped with putting him to sleep as well as getting him used to the stroller, shopping carts and carseat. No matter how much he whined and cried, Nat would not pick him up! It was impressive!

IMG_6903Toby got to swing for the first time in Ohio and really enjoyed it.

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IMG_7059Oh, Toby, you keep us on our toes – always growing and changing! We all love you so much. IMG_7240

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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