9 Whole Months!

12 November, 2014
9 months old

Hi guys!  How are you all doing?  Getting ready for the hustle and bustle of the holidays?  Not me.  I’m just sitting over here wondering if my son has a clean bottle for his next feeding.  These thoughts are then overrun by my dismay as I pull a dog toy out of his mouth!


I’m a hot mess y’all.  So is my son.

Still baffled and in awe of all you wonder mamas with more than one offspring.

During these frequent moments of stress and exhaustion, I just look at the window and take it all in.

Red Top Mountain

Red Top Mountain

I remember that God has completely blessed our lives with this sweet boy and he has given me the miracle that is known as “mama strength” and I am somehow able to bust out another round of peek-a-boo-chase-the-baby-round-and-round-and-up-and-down.

Does it sound like I’m complaining?  I’m not.  Promise.  Just trying to put my feelings into words and I think that I may be failing horribly at it.

Probably because I am trying to make sure that Carsten doesn’t try to eat the dog food whilst I try to type this post up in record timing.

Happy 9 months Casten!!!

9 months old

Boy…is it getting harder and harder to take these pics!  Trying to keep him on his back is like trying to…well…like trying to keep a 9 month old on his back.  It’s especially fun during diaper changes.  This boy is on the go…always!

8 months old

He started crawling at 6 months 3 weeks and nothing gets in his way!  A couple of weeks after he started crawling he began pulling himself up!   Now, he is able to walk himself while holding onto the couch.  He has also stood on his own for a good 5 seconds a couple of times.  Waaaah!

He is mostly sleeping through the night, but he often wakes up around 11:30-12:00 for reasons unknown.  I usually allow him to cry himself back to sleep, but if it gets too bad (about once a week) I’ll go in and assist him back to sleep.  AKA: mama snuggles.

Speaking of mama snuggles…I know that this breaks all the rules, but I snuggle that boy to sleep every night before bedtime.  I don’t even care.  He isn’t going to be a baby forever, so I’m soaking in every minute.

So, he was waking up every morning at 7:30am.  Now, ever since the time change, he has been waking up around 6:30am…before the sun even rises.

Not cool Carsten…not cool.

It’s about as cool as saying the word “cool”.

To make matters worse, he isn’t even going to bed any earlier.  It’s even messed with his naps.  Oh well.  It’ll be alright!

He now has 6 teeth!  Poor guy.  He’s been teething CONSTANTLY.  Everything goes into his mouth.  Including, but not limited too, furniture, leaves and my hair.

carsten eating collage

Oh…and more furniture.

I am sad to say that we are no longer nursing.  I stopped around 7 1/2 months.  I was struggling with multiple clogged ducts and keeping my supply up.  I tried everything, but finally just had to except it and move on.  He now gets 4 bottles of formula a day and we are still having some fun trying out new foods.  I try to make his food and a lot of times he will just eat right off our plates.  Although, if I’m lazy and he can’t eat what we eat, those pouches of organic baby food comes in handy.  He loves them!

One legged baby.

Side note: How ridiculous are those castle door handles on our pantry doors?  Can’t tell you how many times we’ve ran into them!

What else is new?  Did I mention he is FULL of energy?

We had our first pumpkin patch fun!

pumpkin patch

He was more impressed with the smaller pumpkins.

Pumpkin patch 2014

All in all, he is a pretty happy baby.  Except when he is tired.  Then, he turns into babyzilla.


Also, he is beginning toooo…ahem…express his emotions of displeasure much more.  Is it normal for a 9 month old to show tantrums this soon?  I mean like…the whole screaming, kicking, flailing of the arms…

Aaahhh…good times.

Oh yeah…he celebrated his first Halloween!  I really wanted to keep it simple.

Halloween 2014

Then, his dad decided to come home with a costume…


I don’t think baby Carsten wanted to be a pirate.

Some of Carsten’s favorite things are…

His daddy…despite the above pic…

daddy and son

Shared on Instagram

His “lovey”…


This activity table…




Long walks in the parks…


Chewing on absolutely everything and apparently wearing pants on his head…


So much to share and so little time!!!

You know what’s sad?  Packing all his clothes up that he has grown out of.  What is even more sad is shopping for 12 month clothes!

I’m sure I’ve forgotten a ton of stuff!  Story of my life.  I can’t even hold an intelligible  conversation these days.


Love you guys to pieces for taking the time to stop by!


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  • Reply Jesse 13 November, 2014 at 4:12 am

    Haha, keep it real mama, I love it! He is a cutie patootie!
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    • Reply Luisa 13 November, 2014 at 5:40 pm

      No shame in my game!

  • Reply Jenny Martin 17 November, 2014 at 4:41 am

    Hi Luisa!
    I just found your blog and I am having fun looking through all of your posts!
    You have an adorable family and home and I hope to see more posts on your Christmas décor!
    Thanks for brightening my day!
    Jenny M

    • Reply Luisa 24 November, 2014 at 4:31 am

      Awww! Nice to meet you Jenny. Thank you for stopping by and leaving such sweet comments. You’re the best!

  • Reply Lisa at Texas Decor 19 November, 2014 at 10:14 am

    I simply can’t believe he’s already 9 months! And don’t worry…when my first one was 9 months, I could not even imagine having another any time soon. Ha! That’s probably why mine are 5 whole years apart. 😉 Mine were totally having tantrums at 9 months too. Fun times. Lol! Love all the pics you shared here!
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    • Reply Luisa 24 November, 2014 at 4:33 am

      Thank you miss lisa! My sisters two boys are 8 years apart and it’s like she has a free babysitter with her oldest! I feel like I’m too old to have another no matter how long I wait!

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