You are on the go, go, go these days! Full fledged crawling has led to a constant state of discovery for you. Vacuum cords, outlets, trash cans, dusty corners…if it’s there, you need to see it and touch it and feel it and (in some cases much to Mommy’s chagrin) taste it! We have done more household “baby proofing” since you started moving than we ever did with your sister. Thank goodness for outlet covers!! You pull yourself up on anything and everything you can. You examine any and all items or objects that you find fascinating. Everything goes into your mouth after what seems like a lengthy and thorough examination by you. I wish I could know what you are thinking when you look so intently and touch so carefully something new to you. You are 100% determined to see all that this world has to offer!
This month brought along with it some super sweet moments. Your first word (and I’m super proud of this) “Mama.” At first I thought maybe I was just hearing things or that it was more like wishful thinking, but when our friends and family started to notice it too, I knew I wasn’t just being totally smitten and delusional about your intelligence. 🙂 Shortly after “Mama” was said, you added “buh buh” (bye bye) to your sweet little wave. I have loved watching your little personality develop even more this month.
You love to crawl. You hate to be contained–gone are the days of being in your jumper for any extended length of time. You really love to walk when people hold your hands to help you and you are loving all of your new table foods. You are starting to prefer food over bottles and are slowly weaning yourself from your afternoon feeding. When you want more food you bang on your high chair tray and squeal. You obviously have certain forms of communication down pat. 🙂
Rachel is still your favorite person in the world and anytime she comes into the room you turn and smile at her like you’ve just received the best surprise of your life. You have been known to pull her hair in order to get her to come down close to you so you can give her a smooch or a snuggle. The best part is, she doesn’t even seem to mind. She tells you that you’re “so cute” and “so soft.” Who could disagree? Especially with the sweetest little babe giving big open mouth slobbery kisses any chance he gets? Heart. Breaker.
Naps are predictable now, your sleep at night is going awesome too. THANK YOU for giving us back the gift of sleep! It only took 10 months for me to feel comfortable saying that, but you know what little buddy, I wouldn’t change any of the sleepless nights with you for the world.
A new tooth popped through this month! We said hello to your top tooth with a low grade fever and lots of snuggle time during the day. The top tooth wasn’t very nice to you, but you handled it like a trooper and I enjoyed the extra cuddles in between giving doses of Tylenol to help ease your pain. I love you so much, little guy!
Happy 10 months, sweet babe!
I love you to the moon and back.