ten months

We have reached the double digits, people! My boy is ten months old! I got a little teary-eyed thinking about it. I can only imagine what kind of a crying mess I'll be on his first birthday.

At ten months old this boy is an expert crawler. He is ALL over the place and getting into everything. He climbs the stairs, pulls up to standing on anything and everything, climbs over any obstacle that gets in his way, and he can sit down from a standing position instead of just plopping down on his butt. He likes everything dangerous...electrical outlets, Jaxon's food dish, swinging doors back and forth, etc. Our house will never be baby-proof enough.

He LOVES to eat. I'm always astounded with the amount of food he can fit in his belly. There are still a few foods I haven't given him yet, but he really eats almost everything. He is mostly on finger foods because he likes to feed himself but still has purees at times.

He gets SO excited when I open the fridge, when he pets Jaxon, and when I give him his blanket. I mean visibly excited. Its hilarious and so cute to see his little personality come out. He's really the kind of boy who is very active and thrill-seeking. Oh, and he loves to scream! He screams when we say bye to whoever we are talking to on the phone, when he hears people clapping or hollering, and when I put together his blocks and puzzles. I'm talking ear-piercing screams! It's too funny, and a little headache-inducing.

He still doesn't really sit through book-reading, he's too distracted for that, but his favorite book is "Bubbles, Bubbles." It's a Sesame Street board book. He always picks it out and holds it up to me and will actually listen to me read it to him.

He has said MAMA several times! But not to me, haha. I think he's just babbling and doesn't know what he's saying, but the first time he clearly said "mama" I almost cried!

His sleeping has improved SO much! Praise the Lord! Ever since Mother's Day weekend he sleeps all night every night. He usually goes down between 8:00-8:30pm and wakes up anywhere between 6:30-7:30am, with his usual wake up time being 7:00am. Miracle! He cuddles with his 'blankie' while he sleeps, it's his lovey! I think it's one of the reasons his sleeping has improved. He even takes his naps in his crib with minimal fussing! Again, miracle! He will still nap in his car seat or stroller if we are out, which is great because we're not always tied at home if he needs to take his nap.

He still takes two naps a day, usually about an hour each, but every few days he surprises me with a two hour nap, which is nice! He is also still nursing four times a day. I'm starting to think about weaning. I can't believe we're just two months away from my goal of breastfeeding for a year! I plan on weaning gradually so we will see how it goes. The pediatrician said I can introduce whole milk at 11.5 months.

Anyway, I could go on and on about this little booger but I'll stop here. Here is his ten month photo...he is one crazy baby! He nearly gave me a heart attack.