Saturday, September 14, 2013

We are in the double digits now, you are 10 months today.

Lately you have been sleeping around 11-12 hours a night. Usually you will go down at 8 and wake up around 8. If you are cranky from your teeth coming in, you will wake up once to cry.

Naps this month have been here and there, lately you have been napping twice a day and usually for an an and a half to two hours each time.

This month you finally learned how to crawl. You crawl everywhere and you are fast! You still use your right leg to propel yourself. Occasionally you will crawl normal.

Mom went through your clothes and you are still in 9 month or 6-12 month clothes. Your shoes are all still too big for you. You can wear your smallest pairs, but they still have room in the toes.

Two of your favorite "toys" are the saline nose drops and the sunscreen face stick. Who needs a big bucket of baby toys when you have those to play with?

You just started making the cutest little whistle. When you get excited your close your lips into a little O and breathe in and out fast and it makes a little whistle sound.

When you go on walks with Mom, we stop and see the birds. A house down the road has a bunch of roosters, hens, swans, and other birds. The other day they came out to see us and you screamed with delight.

You went to Lake Powell for the 2nd time this summer. You crawled all over the houseboat, swam in the lake, slept in the ski boat, and enjoyed eating your first Oreo.

You have lots of friends in the ward. You enjoy playing with, sucking on, and stealing all of the other babies toys and binkies.

Mom set you on the scale the other day and you weighed 17.6 pounds with clothes.

You love to eat, and will eat anything put in front of you.

You are taking after your Mom and have a love for reading. You will sit and look at books by yourself for 10 - 15 minutes at a time. You will turn the pages and talk and laugh as you go.

2 more teeth broke through this month. Normally you should get your top middle teeth, but you skipped those and went to the two next to those. You are going to be a vampire baby for Halloween, that or a hillbilly.

If Mom sticks to the schedule your day looks like this: Wake up around 8, nurse and play until Mom is ready to go for a walk. Walk from 9 - 10, and then you come home and nap until 11:30 or so. Then you nurse and have some lunch in your high chair. You play with Mom until 2 or so. Playing includes pulling yourself up on any and all furniture, walking along the furniture, following Mom wherever she goes, playing with your toys, reading books, sucking on anything you can find, and laying on Mom's bed watching the fan. You nap for a couple hours and then play and eat until Dad gets home at 7:30. Say hello to Dad and then you nurse and go to bed.

You are nursing about 5 times a day, about every 3 hours and eat 2 solids meals with snacks throughout the day.