Elias' 9th month has been a lot of fun in some ways and kind of difficult in other ways. He had a cold the week of Christmas, the flu the week of New Years, and then started teething. Sooooo yeah, let's just say he hasn't been himself. But thankfully, he's been back to his normal and happy self for about a week now. :)
Despite being a sicky boy, Elias has been doing a lot of developing. He's army crawling all over the house, trying all kinds of new foods, holding his own bottle, and there are two top teeth starting to break through his gums. He is such a little explorer! He would much rather look under our TV stand or behind a cracked door than stay in one spot and play with toys. :) I wonder how much that character trait will play out as he gets older. I can totally imagine him being an active, outdoorsy type kid. His understanding is really growing as well. We're introducing no-nos and he's been very responsive to that so far. He likes giving kisses, making flirty eyes, and laughing. We're so crazy about our boy. :) Here are a few pictures from month 9.
He's a little charmer with that smile of his. <3