9 month mark – increments of time
-Jasper is about to turn one. I wrote a few entries but never published them. After reading them over I have decided to publish some of them. This entry is from when he was 9 months old –
Jasper is about to turn nine months old. Things have steadily become easier. Easier compared to when he was first born that is. My life is now measured in 1.5 hour increments. He wakes up for 1.5 hours, goes to sleep for 1.5 hours, is up for 1.5 hours and then sleeps for 1.5 hours. After the second nap it drifts and if I get in a third nap I consider it a win. But he also now reliably goes to sleep between 8 pm and 8 am (mixed in with one or two nursing visits to keep him going till the morning). I still don’t really get any work done until he goes to bed and I am exhausted once we get there, but because he is this little body of energy I have to spend my entire day acting as a play ground for him to crawl all over to keep him occupied. His is crawling. Not yet walking, but if you hold him up with your hands he will walk. He has been doing this since he was 7 months old. I thought for sure he would be walking by now but it’s interesting to see how much coordination it really takes. One week he masters standing and sitting unassisted and how each week he tries to stand on his own unassisted. It’s the small wonders of how hard walking actually is. I suppose I must take walking for granted. I get up so easily and transport myself where ever I like. I get why he wants to be carried everywhere and the vantage point he gets in my arms. Not only does it feel great to carry him (even though it can be tiring after a while) I’m sure he feels the benefits too. While I love seeing him interact with others it’s incredibly comforting when he only wants to be in my arms and is not satisfied until it happens. I am his world and he is mine. It might not be like this forever but I’m going to relish it until then.