The Macs

Monday, October 4, 2010

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.


Blogger Mackenzie said...

What an absolutely beautiful post. Your son is absolutely adorable! Great photos as well. Wishing you all the best for many, many years!

October 4, 2010 at 10:22 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

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.

October 4, 2010 at 10:29 PM  
Blogger k and c's mom said...

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...

October 4, 2010 at 10:37 PM  
Blogger lauren haddox said...

what a cutie!!! they grow up too fast!!!

October 4, 2010 at 10:55 PM  
Anonymous Sarah C said...

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 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. :)

October 4, 2010 at 11:23 PM  
Blogger Stef said...

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

October 5, 2010 at 12:41 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

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

Sue X

October 5, 2010 at 1:44 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

He's so handsome!

October 5, 2010 at 5:34 AM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

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

October 5, 2010 at 6:31 AM  
Blogger Kim @ Peace of my Heart said...

How precious! My oldest daughter did a funny crawl that sounds a lot like your little guy's. It always made us smile, too. :)

October 5, 2010 at 7:54 AM  
Blogger The Buchanan Family said...

love the busy photos of Levi!

October 5, 2010 at 8:22 AM  
Blogger Marianne said...

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

October 5, 2010 at 9:10 AM  
Blogger Momma H said...

Pictures of your Levi ALWAYS make me smile. He is adorable!

October 5, 2010 at 9:13 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

He is so stinkin cute!!!! :)

October 5, 2010 at 9:24 AM  
Anonymous Mindee@ourfrontdoor said...

I do love busy boys - as long as they take naps! Levi is precious.

October 5, 2010 at 9:49 AM  
Blogger The Sieberts said...

i just want to squeeze those cheeks! love those pics Jess!

October 5, 2010 at 10:52 AM  
Blogger Rich and Carolyn Dewey said...

The last photo - a little Joel! What a cutie. Great post with great photos! A very huggable little guy!

October 5, 2010 at 11:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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


October 5, 2010 at 11:04 AM  
Anonymous Jenae {I Can Teach My Child} said...

Precious! {and beautiful pictures by you, Jess}

October 5, 2010 at 12:54 PM  
Blogger beckylbranch said...

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!

October 5, 2010 at 3:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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)

October 5, 2010 at 5:47 PM  
Blogger Toni :O) said...

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!

October 5, 2010 at 6:26 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

Levi is so precious!!

October 5, 2010 at 6:28 PM  
Blogger Melissa Joy said...

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.

October 5, 2010 at 6:40 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Those pictures are beautiful! Such a darling little boy!

October 6, 2010 at 9:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this post.

October 6, 2010 at 12:36 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Your little guy is just too cute! Love the pictures! Great post!

October 6, 2010 at 1:21 PM  
Blogger Patricia said...

Beautiful are blessed !

October 7, 2010 at 10:05 AM  
Blogger BEK said...

Wow- I can't believe Levi is 9 months!!! What a beautiful post!

October 7, 2010 at 5:21 PM  
Blogger Miss G said...

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! Kelly

October 7, 2010 at 10:01 PM  
Blogger teresa said...

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

October 15, 2010 at 11:02 PM  
Blogger Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too said...

Happy 9 months, Levi! He is getting so big!

October 19, 2010 at 2:07 PM  

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