Freddie bear. I decided this morning to take some time to edit these sweet photos of you and write a little 9 month update because honestly, being a Mama right now is super hard. I am sitting on the sofa whilst you nap, the floor is covered in toys, the kitchen is a mess and the laundry pile is actually scary. I still have wet hair from my shower and I am eating a chocolate bar (guilt free) at 11am because it is that kind of day.
Mr Freddie, you woke up last night at 1am, 1:30am, 3am, 4am and 5am. Which is pretty typical for you at night. I am tired. Actually, beyond tired. Neither of us have ‘slept through the night’ for nine months. You completely refuse to eat any food. We have been trying for 3 months. 3 months Freds!? Everyday. Yeah.
Last night we even let you try pizza (you are an American after all) as a desperate attempt to get you to eat something. You massaged the tomato sauce into your hands and face, sucked the pizza crust for a few seconds and ate three pieces of sweetcorn and that was it.
But, that is why I am writing this right now because I know that this precious baby stage will pass and I will look back and miss it. I want to remind myself that you are only this little once and that I need to just savour every part of your babyhood, however tired and worn out I am. Know this though Freds, you and your sister are more than worth the sleepless nights and the craziness. We are so thankful that God gave you to us to raise, teach and enjoy. We cannot wait to watch you grow and see who you become.
So, let’s address ‘Freddie bear’. I’m sorry, you will probably hate that nickname one day and we will have to try really hard to stop it, but until that day comes it is just your name around here. Even Belle says “Oh my little Freddie bear, I love you”. It just suits you.
You are the most squishy, cuddly, affectionate little boy and we cannot get enough of you. You have these chunky soft hands and feet that are so chubby that it is hard for you to even use them. Not to mention your huge goofy smile that you cannot control. Freds. You are really are just too much cute.
Your eyes are huge and bright bright blue and it is always the first thing that people comment on. I wonder if they will stay blue? Belle’s have.
You love your sister like nothing else. And she is nothing short of obsessed with you. You can’t crawl (traditionally) but you do this super fast army scoot along the floor on your tummy pushing yourself along with one foot. It is very funny to watch. But you are FAST. I don’t know how you manage to get around so quickly on your tummy but you do. You even got blisters on your foot the other week from scooting around so quickly on the wooden floors.
I actually predict that you may just skip crawling all together because you are now standing on furniture and when someone is holding your hands you are testing out walking. We will see!
Freddie. You are so special to us and we are truly honoured that we get to be your parents. You are such a joy and you bring so much joy to everyone around you. I prayed this scripture over you this morning my boy whilst you slept…
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13)
and just like that another milestone is passed… 9 months in and 9 months out.