Monday, September 03, 2012

Ten Months!

My little boy, you are ten months old!  I can't believe how fast you are growing.  You want to be a big so badly.  Please slow down.

You are a professional crawler and stair climber.  And you are WALKING! You actually started taking steps in your 9th month.  You are crawling all over the house.  I mean ALL over.  You go upstairs and inevitably end up in your brothers' room.

You are a babbler.  When you are in a good mood, you babble, babble, gable.  You say dada and mama, but I'm pretty sure you don't really know what is means yet.  Even as I write this, you are crawling around to the dining and living room.

You love going up the stairs.  In fact, we have to put up a gate so you can't get access. We did not have to do this with Matthew or Michael.  We have also had to childproof - another new for us.

You are starting to play games with us.  You love it when we chase you up the chairs.  You scream with delight and start crawling up as fast as you can.  Then you look back sown on us and dare us to chase you up again.  I have so much fun playing with you.

The tupperware is your favorite thing you play with.  You stack them, throw them and push them around.  It keeps you entertained while I do things around the kitchen.  You are also very fond of the vacuum cleaner.

You are getting to be so much fun!

Baby food is not for you anymore.  You would rather have table food, so that's what we've been feeding you.  You will eat anything now as long as it's not pureed.

Things to Remember:

Weight - I think you are about 20-21 lbs.

Height - I'm guessing you've probably grown an inch to about 30

Head - a little over 19 inches last month - maybe add another inch for this month?

Teeth - You added 2 more top teeth for a total of 6!  There are 2 full bottom teeth, 2 full (big) top front teeth, and 2 partial top teeth.

Food - You will eat anything as long as it's not baby food.  You want to eat whatever we are having.  It's a challenge getting you to eat the mashed up baby food. You've had:
  • Veggies - squash, green beans, sweet potatoes, corn, asparagus, and anything else we eat
  • Fruit - bananas, blueberries, strawberries, mangoes and pears.  Your favorite is probably the blueberries.
  • Meat - Chicken, beef, pork.  You loved the steak and pork chops we gave you!
  • Formula - You've cut down on formula since we've started giving you table food.  We don't usually give you one during the day unless you are extremely fussy. Then, we'll give you a bottle. You still have 3 bottles at night though. I'm not sure if it's for  comfort or hunger. 
We feed you solids 3-4 times a day, and snacks throughout the day.  Typical breakfast is bananas with oatmeal with some blueberries.  Lunch is chicken, veggies, and blueberries, and dinner is pretty much the same as lunch.

Sleep - You are napping 2-3 times a day anywhere from 1-2 hours. One morning nap and 1-2 afternoon naps. For the past week, I've been putting you down for your nap on the couch so I don't have to hold you while you are sleeping.  This is a huge relief because I can get some time to myself.  I'm hoping this will last. We usually put you down for bedtime between 9-10 and you'll sleep to about 8-9. You're still waking 1-2 during the night for a bottle.  SUCKS!

Clothes size - You're wearing 6-12 months clothes; I've been buying 18 months clothes though.

Diaper size - Still in size 3, but I think we will move on to size for after we deplete our supply.

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