At nearly 9 months, Soren started standing on his own! He’s such a determined little guy who is SET on moving and not missing out on a thing. I can hardly keep up with his new tricks.
It’s such a reward to watch Soren learn new things and figure out how to accomplish his motor skills. It’s hard to imagine that only 10 months ago he was born, tiny and completely dependent on me for everything. And here he is, holding his own bottle, exploring, playing with his books, climbing, chatting, picking up his own food and standing all on his own!
The holidays are here and if you’re anything like me you’ve already been decorating for Christmas, getting all of the holiday movies out of storage and delighting in eggnog lattes. :) To continue the holiday spirit, I am sharing 30 baby name ideas with you inspired by the season!!
One thing I noticed immediately after getting married was how complicated the holidays became. Where are we going for Thanksgiving? Where are we going for Christmas? How do we create our own traditions and merge some of the ones we loved growing up? While we managed to work things out pretty fairly during the first four years of our marriage, once Soren came along, we discovered a whole new level of holiday planning!
Fortunately, our parents live very close together and we don’t live very far away from them either. Jon’s extended family is a road trip away, so everyone that we try to see during the holidays is within a few states and in the south. This means we don’t have to plan lengthy flights or road trips that take over 12 hours…yikes!
The teething has begun! I’m equal parts excited and nervous for Soren’s little teeth to grow in. I’m definitely going to miss that gummy smile, but I’m SO excited to start giving him new foods to try. He’s growing so fast!
In my search for teething relief, I came across some fantastic natural methods that really seem to be helping! Try some (or all) of these out for yourself and see what works best for your little one. :)