Monday, October 20, 2014

10 months

As usual since I am a couple weeks behind on getting this up, a lot has changed since I wrote the line “learning to walk and taking steps” because Everett is now walking ALL over the place! As of the day he turned 10 months he was still just taking a few steps but a week later he took off! I will share more about our little walker in a couple weeks when I post his 10-11 month update but we are loving this stage so much!

Size: I think he weighs a little over 23 pounds and is 29-30 inches but I don’t know exacts since we haven’t been to the doctor in a while.  He is still in size 4 diapers and wearing 12-18 month clothes.

Milestones: He is still a busy little bee and loves getting into anything and everything he can. He started taking 2-4 steps at a time this past month. He also learned to clap this month! Those top front teeth finally broke through this past month and the two on either side of those will probably break through any day now. He is still babbling (mostly da-da-da-da-da-da) and loves to hear himself talk! He is a little chatterbox. He has a few little sounds that he associates with things but I’m pretty much the only person that knows what he is “saying” because I am with him all the time ;) Eyes are still blue!

Health: Thankfully we had another very healthy month. Praying the cooler weather doesn’t bring on any sickness or colds! 

Sleep: Night time sleep is still the same, but his naps have gotten a lot better and more consistent. He naps for 1.5 (sometimes 2) hours in the morning and then 45 mins to 1 hour in the afternoon. He started dropping his third nap towards the end of the month and that has been really great because he now goes much longer stretches of being awake and happy! 

Eating: Everett still nurses on demand which is typically about every 2-3 hours. This month he decided he LOVED finger foods and was over purees. Up until this past month, he would completely freak out if anything solid even touched his lips. I bought him some allergen free organic sweet potato puffs and he would literally gag/choke/panic if it even touched his lips. I was starting to get a little worried but the pediatrician assured me it was ok and some babies just take a little longer to want textured foods. I kept offering different things to him and figured he would let me know when he was ready. Well, one day he just picked up his puffs, didn’t choke,  and absolutely loved them. It was like something just clicked overnight and he never turned back! He also ate some chunks of banana that first day too and did great! His favorite foods this past month have been: sweet potato puffs aka baby crack (seriously, he is obsessed/addicted to these things), banana chunks, steamed carrots, brown rice pasta, butternut squash, pears, and black beans.

Favorites & Other Fun Stuff:  Everett and I started a mommy-and-me Kindermusik class this month and he has really enjoyed it! He loves music (and trying to eat all the intruments). He also really loves being read to, and will sit in my lap and as I read book after book after book! It really is the only time he sits still for longer than a few seconds, ha! He especially loves his tiny Baby Einstein books from Aunt Bray Bray and all of his touch and feel books. He also loves showing off his new skill of clapping, playing airplane, and being tickled. He is SO ticklish and loves when we tickle him! He loves splashing in the bath and has lately just discovered how to get water everywhere and totally soak Daddy during bath time. He loves being outside, taking walks, and swinging in his swing. He loves going to Target and the grocery store and riding in the buggy and trying to grab things off the shelves. He developed a new favorite show this month (don’t judge) and loves the trains on Thomas & Friends! He still loves drinking water from his straw sippy cup and feeding himself like a big boy. He also loves feeding Drake off of his highchair and thinks it is the funniest thing ever.

Moments I never want to forget from this month
: This has been such a fun month sweet boy. You amaze us every single day with all the new things you are learning. You make us so proud. It is truly amazing to see the world through your bright and curious eyes. I never knew something as simple as turning a light switch on and off repeatedly could bring someone so much joy! I feel so blessed that I get to stay home with you and experience all of your firsts. I wouldn’t trade our days for anything in the entire world. Seeing you belly laugh until you can’t catch your breath literally almost makes my heart explode (and Daddy’s, too!). We simply can’t get enough of you and your silly personality. You are so smart, so determined, and so sweet. You are the happiest boy and the joy you bring to our lives is indescribable. We pray that you will see and experience the love of Jesus through our love for you. We thank Him every night for the gift of your life. Precious boy, I hope you never forget how loved you are. You are a treasure, sweet child of the King.

A silly outtake our wild little man! 

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