Drew is crawling everywhere and that seems to be his preferred mode of transportation for now. He is quick to stand up on stuff but cautious when it comes to moving from his standing position. He walks fairly well with assistance.....leads with his belly and wants to go way faster than he actually can. He has definitely entered a stage where mama and dad are preferred. He will certainly be held and can be left alone with others, but sometimes there is a wimper, whine or full out scream fest....depending on his mood and how tired he is. The more he sees you, the more comfortable he is around you. He is still babbling but I think he understands WAY more than he did one month ago. He definitely knows what the following words mean: No, bottle, eat, Mama, Daddy, Jackson & Maddie, bye, hi, kiss. He says "bye" the most.....mainly because it means bye, hi and bottle. He also can sign "all done" (which looks very similar to his wave b/c he rarely does it with both hands) and he is getting better with "more". We are working on "please" and "eat" next. I am not a very good signing teacher, I have determined.
Drew did a lot this past month, as seen in other posts and we can't wait to see what Month 10 brings! Other than SANTA!!! Which he won't really care about this year.....but I will certainly grab lots of pictures to show off his first Christmas!!
AND...bonus round down here. If you made it this far, you deserve to see this hilarious attempt at getting Christmas Pics of the boy.....he was NOT interested....until we picked Maddie up to make him smile. Then he smiled and laughed but crawled all over the bed. And I didn't love my camera settings. Bah Humbug.
Bless his heart.