10 Months old!
(as of April 23, 2013)
Not much new here. Still going strong. I got to donate more milk to a friend with a baby the same age as you because I have a pretty big stash still. I wanted to say that you are no longer biting me but the past 2 days I’ve been typing this up you’ve been biting me again! Gaaah. Teething sucks!! You have perfected your latch though and it’s very cute.
Naps man, they get me every time. I suck at laying you down. Okay no I lay you down and you shoot straight up like what?! I wasn’t sleeping. And if I do get you down successfully I put my running shoes on and sprint around the house doing what I need because you are a 30 minute napper. For the first nap anyway, your afternoon nap is a little longer but it really just depends what we are doing that day. You sleep all night though so I will give you that. About 8pm-8am or 9pm-9am. I do nurse you somewhere in there but you go right back to sleep, no biggie. I usually have to find the cold spots in the sheets more than that anyway. :p
Still no more diaper rashes since we started using Honest wipes. Crazy. You are still rockin’ your cute lil cloth diapers and we still love them. I decided for the next one I will not do pocket diapers at all. It’s fine but I love the convenience of the all in ones and I usually only grab them on my days home with you. And daddy always gets on to me for not unstuffing them when I put them in the diaper pail. I’m sorry but when it comes to that I’m laaazy.
Like I said in the clothing haul you are in 12 and 12-18 month stuff. I imagine you will be in this size for a while so that will be good to not have to switch the closet out again so fast.
Your communication just exploded overnight it feels like. You started signing EAT and not just signing but SAYING it. Besides mama and dada I think your first word is EAT. But really I think you are just part bird because you mock everything I say. I swear that you’ve said ALL DONE when I say it. And you also said HOT when I was cooking on the stove and you kept reaching for the pan. You started signing MORE and we have some other signs we do consistently that you understand but we are working on you doing them too. You also are now saying OUT when you want to go outside. (Which is every time we walk past the door) I also think you are saying YES when I ask you a question but we’ll wait on that one.
YOU’RE TAKING STEPS!! You took your very first few steps on Mother’s Day. (Thank you!) I was totally not prepared for it. Meaning I was wearing weird clothes and weird hair and daddy recorded you walking to me. Jaidan was cheering for you so loud too.
You’ve been teething like crazy but I’m not sure which other teeth you are trying to get. You have 8 that I know of. The front bottom and top 4. I guess you are getting the big ones on the sides.
You love being outside! If Jaidan goes outside you go straight for the door and
whine until we take you out say OUT, OUT OUT. While outside you love eating dirt, grass, sticks, rocks, whatever will fit in your mouth. You also love to swing, slide and just climb on everything.
You open your mouth and say ahh.
You push buttons and close doors on your little toys. You put shapes or items in little bags or buckets.
We went HEB a few days ago & I was wearing you in the Ergo. Everyone that walked by (whether they were looking at you or not) you waved and said hi to until they did look at you. You are loving that attention. What am I gonna do with 2 of you now? 🙂
Big Brother Jaidan:
Jaidan is forgetting that he had 4 years with us by himself. He wants to do everything that you do because he can do it better and faster. lol. (Watch me crawl faster, watch me take steps, watch me go down the slide, etc) He also alerts me every time you are “doing something dangerous” and yall love making each other laugh. Yall have such a unique bond and I love watching it.
We celebrated Mother’s Day by just hanging by the pool at my moms house & ate some delicious grilled food.
A couple more pictures: