Somewhere between here and then, you learned how to crawl like a big guy. Now there’s nothing that can stop you! Back and forth across the floor faster than we can say “look at him go!” You pull yourself up on everything, and just started letting go. So brave. That puppy dog, Flint, is still your most favorite toy in the world – after Daddy of course. We call you “speed bump” because you love to detour across the room to crawl your way across daddy’s legs. You make us laugh every single day. You love to blow raspberries, and you bite everything that gets near your mouth… including me! You started saying “Da da da da da” last week, and your dad couldn’t be happier. You still don’t love to sleep, but things get a little better and a little worse. We’re working on it.
I’m so proud to know you, and so excited to see you grow up, Ronan. Already, I know you are an amazing boy. You think about things, really think about them. You figure things out. You like to see how things go together and come apart again. When something doesn’t go right, or hurts you, you don’t just cry and leave, you get mad and determined. You try it again, and do it right the second time. You are so happy, son. SO happy. Everything makes you laugh, or giggle, or squeal. Everyone that knows you, everyone that meets you tells us how sweet you are. You are such a boy – you hit EVERYTHING! And if you pick something up, you have to hit it against something else. Your favorite food is Macaroni and Cheese, you laugh when you see us getting it ready. You don’t really care for cottage cheese; you’ll eat it, but you aren’t too happy about it. Some of your favorite snacks are cheerios and Yogurt, bananas, oatmeal, and avocado. You are such a good eater. I hope you keep it up.
I can’t wait for the next month, bug. I don’t know what it has in store for us, but I’m excited for it. Every day, I feel like you’re growing up too fast, but I love the little man you are growing into. I want you to know, son, your whole life through – that even though mom and dad get mad sometimes, even though we might get frustrated or upset – we still love you more than words can say. We are always proud of you. We always want the best for you and more. Nothing you could ever do would make us stop loving you. And no matter how big you get, you will always be my baby boy.