Tuesday, November 15, 2011

10 Months


Seriously?! 10 months?! We cannot believe it! Your little life is just going by so fast:( It makes Mommy and Daddy so sad to think you're turning into a little boy, but you make it so fun at the same time! We are torn between wanting you to stay little and wanting you to learn and grow and progress. You just make life so fun!

You are still wearing 12 months clothes and size 3 diapers. We have bought you a lot of 12-18 months clothes and you'll definitely be in them by Christmas. I know it:) Oh, how much fun this holiday season will be?! We'll worry about that later, though.

You are eating 2 1/2 oz of oatmeal each morning and some yogurt. Your tastes have grown from just pear yogurt to blueberry, mixed berry and strawberry! It's so exciting to see you taste new things. You still eat 5 oz of formula for lunch, some fruit (baby food and/or table food) and usually whatever is being served at Mrs. Nicole's. You've had goulash, fish sticks, quesadillas (with ham and cheese), chicken breasts (baked and grilled), roast and carrots, and pieces of sandwiches. You seem to like all of it! For dinner, you have another 5 oz of formula, a jar of Level 3 baby food (your favorites are broccoli and cheese, turkey and rice, mixed vegetables and turkey, mixed vegetables and chicken, and sometimes spaghetti), and you usually have a piece of cheese when you're finished too. You love cheese! Just like mommy!! You are still having a night bottle around 7p after your bath, but we have gotten it down to 3 oz. I'm going to be sad when that nightly ritual comes to an end:(

You're still going to sleep at 7-7:30p every night, but since the time change you've woken up at 6a instead of 7-7:30a! This doesn't seem like a big difference, but on Saturday mornings, that hour and a half make a huge difference for Mommy and Daddy. I hear a lot of babies are struggling with it, too. We'll figure it out. You still seem happy and easy-going, so we'll adjust:)

You have started the transition to more "big boy" jammies now. Two pieces! They are so cute:)

You have also fully transitioned to crawling. No more army crawling! You are everywhere! You crawl up and down the stairs, into the kitchen when we're cooking, into my bathroom when I'm getting ready, and into the entry way to try and snatch Jovie's toys! It's so fun that you can find us now and you love when we chase you! You think it's hilarious and you really get moving! You are really fast!

You have also learned to pull up! You first did it on Halloween on your little toy from cousin Heidi, but now you do it on everything! You have figured out how to pull up to the TV stand and turn on the TV, so on Black Friday, we will be buying a new one we can put on the wall:) Sorry! A lot of times, you will start to pull up and just hang out on your knees for a little while! It's so cute, too:)

You have cruised along the loveseat once, but you'll get the hang of it very soon and we are anticipating the day when you let go and start walking! Wow! What a change that will be?! New adventures? Bring them on!!

You had several new adventures this month. You went to two pumpkin patches, went on vacation, stayed all night with Daddy, and celebrated Halloween! This month has been so busy and just flown by, but we've made so many great memories:)

One thing you've grown increasingly more interested in are books! We have been involved in a little book club since you were born that sends us 2-3 books every month. Also, Mommy, Mimi, Nana, and Grammy work at schools that bring books every month that we can buy, so you have quite the little collection going. I'm so glad you are interested in them. Oh the things you will learn from these books! You love this Elmo book and Daddy loves to read it to you:) You find it in your toy box and push it around until one of us grabs it and starts reading. You sit so still and are mesmerized by all the pictures! It makes Mommy's heart so happy when she sees you with your daddy. She just loves the special bond the two of you have!

We love the special bond we have as a family. We go everywhere together and have just the greatest time:) We love to teach you new things and watch you explore and learn on your own, as well. We love making you laugh, chasing you around the house, and showing you off! We just love YOU!!! Thank God He gave you to us:)

All our love,
Mommy and Daddy

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