To my not-so-little, little boy,
Month #10 has been a big one for you Mr. Man...and for your mom and dad as well. So many of your "firsts" this time around are "firsts" for us as well. We've never had a crawler in our house before, never had a child that could go from their belly to sitting, never needed a big kid car seat or to drop the crib to its lowest setting...never, that is, until this past month.
Here's a little peak at what you've been up to...
You are absolutely, positively, 100% BOY. You talk like a monster, fart in the bathtub and throw everything that you can get your chubby little hands on!
After many months of rolling from here to there, you finally took the plunge and decided that it was time to crawl...mostly chasing after things that you shouldn't be (remotes, dog toys and food bowls, alarm clocks). You aren't pulling up on your own yet, but love standing to play. You're balance is getting better and better every day!
All of your big boy activities make you work up an appetite! You are eating 3 solid meals a day and prefer feeding yourself over spoon feeding. Favorites these days? Peas, squash, mandarin oranges and Greek yogurt to name a few.
Your personality is shining brighter than ever. I'm not quite sure what we did to deserve such a happy, content little boy, but that's exactly what you are. You are quick to smile, full of giggles, and a little bit of a show-off when you have an audience. You're a top-notch raspberry blower and shake your head "no" at absolutely everything.
You are a total chatterbox and have perfected "da-da", "ba", and sometimes "ka" sounds. When I encourage you to say "ma-ma" you usually just scowl at me then yell DA-DA-DA as if you're trying to prove a point.
You should win an award for being a champion sleeper! On days that I'm home with you, you take a 2 hour morning nap, and another hour snooze in the afternoon. You're usually in bed by about 8 PM, and we don't hear from you again until 7 the next morning.
You're finally showing an interest in reading books with mommy and daddy. For the longest time you would just grab them out of our hands and chuck them on the floor, but now you'll actually sit through multiple stories at a time. That makes for one HAPPY mama!
Other random 10 month happenings: You found your (and mommy's) eyelashes and like to pinch them with your chubby little fingers. You suck one side of your top lip. You're still in a size 3 diaper, but have graduated to a bigger wardrobe. It takes a 12-18 month top to cover that big ol' belly of yours! You'll clap mommy's hands, but not your own. You hate the feel of grass on your bare skin. You went swimming for the very first time...more on that in another post! Did I mention that you like to yell?
It has been a busy, busy month, Harrison and I don't foresee any slowing down in the near future. You definitely keep us on our toes, but we wouldn't have it any other way.