Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Baby AJ: 10 Month Update

Wow, somebody stop time because my baby can't possibly be almost 1 already! *sniff sniff* I can't believe he's 10 months and we're in double digits already. I'm already starting to plan his first birthday party. It feels surreal.

Weight: Maybe 20+ lbs?
Length: we measured him ourselves and he was 29 inches
Diaper size: Size 3
Clothing size: 9 & 12, 9 month is getting really snug though.
Nicknames: Boo Boo Bear, Boo Boo, bub, baby boy, sweetie, lil' man, little guy, handsome

Health: Nothing new here. We've been giving him iron supplements since his iron was on the lower side at his 9 month check up. He has to get it retested soon. No new teeth but I have a feeling he may be teething again. Lots and lots of drool and he has had a runny nose this past week. But that could have been due to starting daycare at the beginning of August.

Sleep: Nothing really new here. We continue to put him down for the night on his crib mattress on the floor. He then comes to our bed around 9-10 pm. We've had some really rough nights this past month. A few times where he was up for hours and we couldn't get him back to sleep. ugh! We also had a couple of really great nights which give me hope! Recently, he has also started falling asleep when Jack just lays next to him instead of rocking him. I see this as improvement in the right direction. We'll eventually work our way to him falling asleep all on his own.

Diet: Mama's milk and solids. He started daycare the first week in August and his solids intake has increased a lot! It's like it all finally clicked for him. He's putting food in his mouth and chewing it. He seems to like most foods but especially likes bread. ugh, not exactly what I want to be his favorite food. We did discover he loves mushrooms though!

Loves: his bath every night, crawling, pulling up to stand, cruising (really he just loves that he can get around now!), being tossed in the air, when we sing and talk to him, our dog Sadie, when we make funny sounds & faces at him, going on errands/ getting out of the house, being outside and exploring new sights and sounds, when people give him attention (he's a little ham!), swimming, water, when we play hide & seek with him, playing peek a boo (I put a cloth over my face and he loves to pull it off), his bedtime stories (loves Goodnight Moon), his book Peek-A Who (been his favorite since he was just a few months old)

Dislikes: getting out of the bath and getting dressed, when I pull shirts over his head, diaper changes, getting vitamins

Milestones: Nothing new here. He's a master crawler now and can get anywhere quick.

Speech: He started making mama sounds this past month. It lasted about a week and we haven't heard it again since. :( Still no words yet.

Other things of note about month 10: 

-July 19: AJ turned pages in a book for the first time. 

-He tried peas for the first time and loved them!

-He figured out how to open cabinets and has been getting into everything

-Aug 3: He clearly made "mama" babbling sounds for the first time. *heart melting*

-Aug 5: first day of daycare and he did really well. He loves being around all the other kids.

-Aug 8: Jack made him a little chair; Aug 9: Jack made him a little table to go with his chair.

-Aug 11: Helping mommy with laundry and going on a laundry basket ride.

-Aug 13: He FINALLY figured out how to drink from his straw cup!

-I found him this Zany Zoo toy on Craigslist and he loves it!

He just keeps getting more and more fun! I really love this stage. He is usually an absolute joy to be around. Of course he has cranky moment and he can be super clingy at times, but I like to try and remember all the happy moments. He brings Jack and I so much joy and happiness. I never knew my heart could love someone so much. (excuse my cornyness!)