Dearest Baby J,
You turned nine months about two weeks back! I realize we've been so busy keeping up with you and your brothers, that I've hardly been able to chronicle your growth. However, know that while we have little written records of you growing up, we have been present with you each and every day.
These days, you love to be in the thick of things and would always crawl to join your brothers as they are playing. You start yelling amidst all their shouting, and these days we've been having joyous noisy days with the three of you. Your brothers love to hang out with you, and your biggest koko likes to carry you around (much to your annoyance sometimes). He is extremely patient with you, and even lets you poke and pinch him, without any complaints. Your second koko sometimes helps to take care of you, and while he is particular about you not touching his toys, he always helps to get toys for you to play. It is wonderful seeing all three of you grow up together.
You have a sweet tooth, and love all manner of sweet fruits. You yell for melon. You like gnawing on teething biscuits. Sometimes I think I've given birth to a shark, because you keep sprouting teeth. Right now you're sprouting your 8th tooth!
Personality-wise, we can see that you will be the feisty one. Yet you are also the one who cries at everything, even at being thrown in the air! You are quite a smiley one, and really active and wriggly. You still have problems napping outside, so we're taking those trips out slowly. We are so thankful that God has given us you.
My dear little boy, we love you so much. Don't grow up so fast, ok?
Your Papa and Mama.