Thursday, August 29, 2013

10 Months!

This past Sunday, August 25, M hit the 10 month mark. 10 months! A year ago on August 25, I was beginning to get pretty big and uncomfortable with a very active baby in my belly, and now I have a super active baby moving all over my home. Funny how we've sort of come full circle!


Little M, you are changing and growing so much, right before our eyes right now. You are such a a busy bee. In fact, your dad likes to call you "The Busiest of Bees" on a pretty regular basis, because you truly never stop. If you're not crawling somewhere, you're standing and cruising on walls and furniture, or you're climbing the stairs, or you're pushing your push toys and walking across the kitchen, or you're crawling under the table with all your toys. You are just into everything and you love to explore. We can't take our eyes off of you for minute. You can stand unassisted for about 10-15 seconds, but as soon as your realize you're not holding onto something, you fall to your knees. I'm guessing you'll get better at this this month.

In addition to being super mobile, you're also a talker. There are constantly sounds and babbles coming out of your mouth. I think you are beginning to understand Mama and Dada and you say them often. You also say "Uh Oh!" when you drop something. I have a feeling you will be one of those children who is always talking once you begin to learn some words. Just like your mama!

You are eating more and more. Still not full meals, a lot ends up on the ground, but you're doing well! Some foods you're really loving right now...melons, peas, baked snap peas, shredded cheese, ham, steak, yogurt, spaghetti and Cheerios continue to be your most favorite! 

I'm proud to say we're still nursing at 10 months, and still going strong. You nurse 5x a day, but I really think we could cut this down to 4. I feed you at 3 which is before your afternoon nap, and again when you wake at 4:30/5 because I don't know if you could make it till your bedtime feeding. We might try to do some tweeking this month! Your last feeding of the day before bedtime has really shortened this month. Up until now, you'd nurse for 25-35 minutes before bed and always fall asleep while nursing. Not long after you hit the nine month mark, you started eating for about a total of 15 minutes and you now go into your crib at night wide awake. This scared me at first, but so far, this new routine has worked really well for us.

You still take 2 naps a day, and you've actually had a really great month, sleep wise! You struggled with sleep on our big trip at the beginning of August, but since we've been home, you've taken 2 good naps just about everyday, and your nighttime sleep is usually about 11-11.5 hours. Your morning nap is usually an hourish and your afternoon nap is anywhere from one to two hours. 

A few random notes from the month:
- We started attending music class on Wednesday mornings and you love it! You love interacting with the other babies and watching Miss Annette sing! Your favorite part is when she pulls out the scarves!
- My favorite thing you've learned this month is how to "talk" on the phone. You put remotes, food, toys to your ear and say "AHHHH" and smile. If you hear a phone ring, you immediately put your hand to our ear. Cracks us up!
-You have a great "surprised!" face and it cracks us up!
- One new tooth! You now have 4 up top and 2 on the bottom. 6 little teeth!
- You are mildly obsessed with your stuffed animals. You hug them, kiss (more of a bite?) them, drag them all over the house, insist on taking one with you to the car. It's kind of hilarious.
- You now can anticipate when we're going to do something. I can tickle you once and you laugh, ad then I'll say "I'm gonna tickle you!" and move my fingers toward you, and go bananas trying to crawl away and laugh. It's pretty cute!

Little piglet....you are just the sun and the moon to your Daddy and me. I can't even begin to tell you how much we love you. I know I'm starting to sound like a broken record, but each month really does get better and better! We love you!

Stats:
Weight: About 21 pounds
Height: Around 29.5 inches
Clothes: Mostly 12 month, some 18 month
Diapers: Size 3 in disposables, 4 snaps open across in the BG cloth
Eyes: Blue
Hair: It's still coming in! This was the first month I can say you had a case of bed head after a nap!

3 comments:

  1. It sounds like you all are having so much fun!

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  2. She has really gotten longer since the last post!!!

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