Dear Rylee, (9 Months)

Your growing so fast, I can’t believe it has been 9 months already.


You can actually feed yourself your own bottle, now.

Rylee and her bottle

I let you do it most of the time, but I still love to hold you and help you out for the last couple of sips.

I love when you crawl towards me when I hold my hands out.

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You get so excited when you have finally reached me and you use my hands to stand up. It’s too cute when you keep walking towards me after and give me a big hug!

I can’t believe how strong you are getting and how it’s becoming easier and easier for you to pull your self up on the ottoman.

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Usually trying to get to Winston.

Rylee and Winston Playing

Whom you have become fascinated with lately. Brett and I held our mouths open the other day when you actually grabbed his bone and handed it to him!


And even more than Winston, you are obsessed with his food and water bowls.

Rylee and Winston


You definitely are learning the words, “No,” and the phrase “Those are Winston’s bowls.” We can tell because you stop for a moment when we say them and give us a look, but as soon as we turn our heads you are back at it.

I love the way you laugh when I sing you, “Oh my darling,” but switch the words to say “Oh my Rylee.” You laugh so hard!

And your laughter is uncontrollable when I flip you upside down.


Just today I saw a giant top tooth poking through your top gums. You are going to have a mouth full of those things soon!

You are starting to eat more table foods now, which is so exciting. You love everything… except veggies. Unless they are orange.


You are really starting to love carrots!

And your face is priceless every time you try something new.

Rylee Trying New Foods

It’s not THAT bad! :)

Every day it seems like you are doing something new. Like getting closer and closer to walking on your own.


I think about how wonderful you are and how much joy you bring into our lives all the time.

I try to capture your cuteness every day when I put you in a new outfit, but your always on the move these days and won’t stay still long enough for a good shot! Rylee



You just started to mumble jibber jabber and I swear you have learned to say Mama (….mamamama). Even though you may not know what it means yet, it melts my heart every time.

When you smile I am the happiest person in the world.

You are my everything.



Thank you Katy Widrick from Bug Child for the inspiration of this post.

5 Comments on Dear Rylee, (9 Months)

  1. susaan trien
    February 19, 2014 at 7:13 pm (4 years ago)

    Seeing my grandniece growing fills my heart with joy. You MUST come back here to visit with us East coasters before we fly back home. You are obviously an amazing Mom!!

    • Jane
      February 19, 2014 at 9:07 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you! I would LOVE to visit!

  2. Lenore Meyers
    February 19, 2014 at 7:57 pm (4 years ago)

    You know something Janie…….I know exactly how you feel.

    Love, Mommy
    now let’s see that smile pleaseeees

  3. elaine schloss
    February 20, 2014 at 10:28 am (4 years ago)

    Beautiful love poem, Jane … wish I could meet Rylee … !!! Sending much love !!!!

    aunt/great-aunt, Elaine

    • Jane
      February 20, 2014 at 10:42 am (4 years ago)

      Can’t wait for you to meet her! Too bad we missed you on your trip to Florida! :( Hope to see you soon!


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