This picture took both Zak and I to capture the moment.)
It sounds so crazy to say it, but we have a 10 month old. I'm not sure why, but 10 months sounds so much older than 9 months. The past month has been super busy for our little guy. He is learning so much. He is finally crawling. It took him a while to get the hang of it but he is now on the go 24/7! He has learned to wave a little better and will wave at anything. He is clapping and when he claps he looks so proud of himself. He looks at you like "Look what I did, I didn't know I could do this!" He is pulling up on everything in sight from the couch to the table to his crib and lot of other things that aren't really safe to pull up on. He's had a few spills but is actually pretty sturdy. He will pull up on the coffee table and walk himself to the other side. When we get him up in the morning he greets us, standing up. When he couldn't roll over and get up I could get him back to sleep with a little rub of the head and a binki but now when he's up, HE'S UP, whether the sun is or not! He has become a little bit of a restless sleeper. Noises wake him easily and he doesn't fall to sleep near as easy as he once did. We still rock him every night because we love that time with him and we just don't think you can cuddle your baby enough...ever! Last week I noticed he cut his top right tooth. He has been a real a champ when it comes to cutting teeth. (Notice I said has.) He had been acting a bit weird for about a day or two. He refused to nap (but was sleeping through the night). He refused his bottle but ate every bite when it came to baby food, cookies, and wagon wheels. He wasn't fussy but he was a bit needy and extra cuddly. I actually started to panic a little and I got my self all worked up that he was getting dehydrated and sick. (Oh me...worked up...no!) I paged the pedi at 6 on Saturday evening and about two minutes after I hung up I noticed his little tooth. I hadn't even thought a tooth was a possibility, I don't know why, I guess I'd just given up on him getting another tooth! After the tooth broke through is when everything changed. The past two nights have been a bit tough. This ia how they have gone... He has been getting up a few times a night. He wakes up upset about 30 minutes after going to bed and is easily put back to sleep. The second time he gets up anywhere between 2 and 4, screaming, and I am able to rock him back to sleep after a while. The third time he gets up around 4 or 5 , and daddy gets up with him, this time he is up for the morning. Once he's up he is happy he just wants to be up. What is it with sleeping? He must just be startled by the pain and wake himself up. He has been napping a little, but not well. I can't imagine how tired he must be! Tonight while I was getting him ready for bed I could tell, for the first time, how much pain he is in. He was grabbing for anything to get in his little mouth. Poor guy. Hopefully his 4th tooth will break through soon so he can get some rest. We still think we have a pretty brave and tough little guy he may hurt but he's as happy as can be, for the most part! He is such a happy happy baby. He loves to get out and about. He loves sitting in a highchair at restaurants and he loves being pushed around with his feet propped up in the stroller. He loves to play and sing but hates to do it alone. He sings and talks the whole way to and from Nanny's each day. It's like he's trying to tell me about his day. (It's no surprise he is a talker between myself and his daddy. He has no hope for being quiet!) It's so sweet. I love that time with him even if I just get to peak at him in the mirror. He loves splashing in the bath and meal times. He's figuring out finger foods and I'm slowly letting him try some table food. He ate a bit of PawPaws birthday cake last weekend. He loves wagon wheels and all those other baby biscuits. He is so cute when he tries to eat the puffs since he can't quite figure out how to get them into his mouth. He loves Sadie and is getting curios about Chloe now that he can crawl over to her and try to pet her. She's really not sure about him. He plays tug of war with Sadie and her sock. Sometimes I think he is more excited to see Sadie when we get home in the evening than Zak or I. He laughs out loud at the sight of her and immediately tries to jump out of my arms to touch her. He also has a new love for his binki. He's always taken a binki but had been going off it a bit until recently when he has wanted it with him every second. I'm happy for that because when he doesn't have the binki in he's grinding those pretty new teeth...ewwww! A couple of days a go he was saying and repeating after me "mama". Music to my ears even if he isn't really saying it to me.
Time is absolutely flying! A little birthday planning has already begun and I can tell it's going to be huge!
WOW...that was long...I warned you! If you are still with us, thanks, here are the pictures I promised from the last month.
Crawling EVERYWHERE..Nothing can stop me now