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levi {nine months}

At nine months you are BUSY.
 You started pulling yourself up in your crib 
and now you can pull yourself up on anything.
Nothing is out of your reach anymore.
You are busy.
Everything goes into your mouth,
which is forcing me to vacuum a little more frequently.
I have become a pro at digging things out of those cheeks of yours.
You are busy.
 You are crawling everywhere.
You scoot ahead using one foot and kind of drag the other leg behind.
It works because you can get yourself across the room pretty fast.
You are busy.
 You talk and pound your hands a lot.
Dada and Mama are your favorite words to say.
You love to play and make people laugh.
You are busy.
You are so curious.
You have to check everything out,
which often leads to a bump or bruise.
You are busy.
 You are a busy boy.
At nine months you suddenly became very mobile
and you keep your mama on her toes.
I love that my days are busy because of you.
  • Mackenzie - What an absolutely beautiful post. Your son is absolutely adorable! Great photos as well. Wishing you all the best for many, many years!ReplyCancel

  • Julie - I love these pictures of your busy little boy! What a sweetie. I can’t believe how much he has changed in the past month.ReplyCancel

  • k and c's mom - Ohhhhhhhhhh! That was just precious. Love seeing those two little teeth popping out in one picture (and you are quite the photographer!) Levi is precious. And busy, apparently…ReplyCancel

  • lauren haddox - what a cutie!!! they grow up too fast!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah C - He is sooooo gorgeous!!!! What a beautiful baby!!! I just love all his facial expressions…..they make me giggle!!! I just want to pinch those chunky cheeks of his!! Thanks for sharing him and your whole story with all of us…you truly are an inspiration to so many of us. I absolutely love all your posts and look forward to reading them every time you post something new. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Stef - he is SO cute! That first picture went straight to my heart. What a beautiful little boy! Happy 9 months, Levi!ReplyCancel

  • Sue - Busy & beautiful!! That’s boys for you! Thank you for sharing these gorgeous pictures of your very special little man with us

    Sue XReplyCancel

  • Nancy - He’s so handsome!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay - I have just loved watching him grow. He is a beautiful happy little boy. Enjoy!ReplyCancel

  • Kim @ Peace of my Heart - How precious! My oldest daughter did a funny crawl that sounds a lot like your little guy’s. It always made us smile, too. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • The Buchanan Family - love the busy photos of Levi!ReplyCancel

  • Marianne - I love this age when they are so curious and can get around to inspect everything! He is just precious!ReplyCancel

  • Momma H - Pictures of your Levi ALWAYS make me smile. He is adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren - He is so stinkin cute!!!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Mindee@ourfrontdoor - I do love busy boys – as long as they take naps! Levi is precious.ReplyCancel

  • The Sieberts - i just want to squeeze those cheeks! love those pics Jess!ReplyCancel

  • Rich and Carolyn Dewey - The last photo – a little Joel! What a cutie. Great post with great photos! A very huggable little guy!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Love this post(well all your post really:) Levi is such a cutie pie, a busy cutie pie obviously 😉 Made me smile today.


  • Jenae {I Can Teach My Child} - Precious! {and beautiful pictures by you, Jess}ReplyCancel

  • The Branches - Those are great pictures! He is so precious! My Connor just turned 7 months and oh my goodness how they grow so fast! Not much longer and he’ll be running off!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - He is one cute baby! I love your blog. I wanted to point something out to you, not to alarm you but to educate. I noticed that a lot of your pictures of him are taken on what looks like a “crop” or field of some sort. I am wondering if that crop has been treated with pesticides? If so, then you need to know the dangers of exposing a young baby to that! It can get on his clothes and skin etc. The damage might not be apparent for a long time, but please be aware that there are dangers…I have included a portion of an article on the subject

    Pesticides drift and settle during application. In the Antarctic ice pack alone there are 2.4 million pounds of DDT and its metabolites from years past.(26) Pesticides engulf the home and are easily tracked inside, readily inhaled and absorbed through the skin. They do harm by attacking the central nervous system and other essential organs. Symptoms of pesticide poisoning are often deceptively simple, commonly mis-diagnosed as flu or allergies. They include, but are not limited to, headaches, nausea, fever, breathing difficulties, seizures, eye pains, vomiting, cramps, diarrhea, sore nose, tongue, or throat; burning skin, rashes, coughing, muscle pain, tissue swelling, blurred vision, numbness and tingling in hands or feet, incontinence, anxiety, irritability, sleep disorders, hyperactivity, fatigue, dizziness, irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, spontaneous bleeding, and temporary paralysis. Long-term consequences include lowered fertility, birth defects, miscarriages, blindness, liver and kidney dysfunction, neurological damage, heart trouble, stroke, immune system disorders, menstrual problems, memory loss, suicidal depression, cancer, and death. The National Academy of Sciences reports that at least one out of seven people are significantly harmed by pesticide exposure each year.(3) Increasingly, reports from many people around the country are “beginning to link feeling terrible with the fact the neighbors had the lawn sprayed the day before”, notes Catherine Karr, a toxicologist for the National Coalition Against The Misuse Of Pesticides.(7) Unfortunately, except for industrial accidents, tests for pesticide poisoning are rarely performed, partially because they are expensive. Doctors also attribute them to stress, allergies, influenza, or an overactive imagination.(3)ReplyCancel

  • Toni :O) - He’s absolutely a beautiful and sweet little boy! I’m so happy he’s thriving…what a joy I can tell he is! He’s always SO happy in those pictures! Just love him!Big hugs to you all!ReplyCancel

  • Kristi - Levi is so precious!!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Joy - Levi, you are such a handsome and sweet boy! We’re so glad your mommy shares you with us.
    I was just thinking of your big sister today, and praying for your family. There are just some days when God puts you Macs big on my heart.ReplyCancel

  • Jen - Those pictures are beautiful! Such a darling little boy!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I love this post.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - Your little guy is just too cute! Love the pictures! Great post!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia - Beautiful boy… are blessed !ReplyCancel

  • BEK - Wow- I can’t believe Levi is 9 months!!! What a beautiful post!ReplyCancel

  • Miss G - oh wow! We have a lot to look forward to. When you mentioned digging things out of those cutie cheeks it hit me that I’m sure I will be doing the same thing in about three short months too. Wow! He is so, so cute! KellyReplyCancel

  • teresa - Oh, you need to print this up as a little book. Soooooo cute!ReplyCancel

  • Lexie Loo & Dylan Too - Happy 9 months, Levi! He is getting so big!ReplyCancel