WOW oh wow! You are growing up so fast!! It does not help either that you have always looked like a 10 year old boy. You are just getting so old so fast. But I still love it.
You are moving ALL OVER THE PLACE. Really. Your dad and I have started calling you "The Tornado". It is so fitting. You are a super fast crawler and you LOVE exploring and getting into EVERYTHING. If ever we cannot find you in the house 9 times out of 10 you are hanging out by the bath tub. You LOVE taking baths and splashing in the water. I am so happy that you like baths. It's the getting dressed part that you hate and fight me on every. single. time.
You now have 4 teeth. Your top two and bottom two. Your top two teeth have a big gap between them and I think it makes your smile even more cute. If that's even possible.
A few weeks ago you got sick for the first time. I took you to the Dr. and it turned out that you just had a cold that we just had to wait out. You got over it pretty fast, thankfully.
You are still mumbling and saying the same words but now you have also started this awful screech when you want something. You have also started to grind your teeth. Both of those kind of make my ears bleed.
I don't know if I mentioned this before but you have been standing on your own for a little over a month. You are very steady now (especially if you are holding a toy in your hand to distract you) and you have good enough balance to sit down from standing up without falling over. Just before you turned 10 months you took your first steps. I should say step because really it was just one. A few days later you took 4 or 5 steps... to your dads iphone. We are still trying to get you to take more steps but sometimes you forget to use your feet and you just stand there and reached so far forward to us with your hands that you topple over. And you think it is hilarious so you do it over and over and over again.
You have also been rearranging our fourniture. I think I mentioned that... At my parents house (where we now live) they have a chair that rolls and my brothers think it is hilarious to sit on the chair and have you push them. You are so strong. You push them all over the house. And it really is funny.
Oh, and another little thing you like to do is bite me. Only me. My toes, my fingers, my arms... It is so weird. I don't really like it because your little teeth HURT.
You still love being outside and soaking in the sun (you may look like your dad but I see little tid bits of me in there, and that is one of them) we go to the park almost everyday and I push you in the swings and let you play in the sand. You are still not a big fan of grass... It must not taste as good as sand.
You fascinate me and light up my life every day. I am so thankful we have you. Watching you learn, grow, and explore make me excited to wake up every day and play with you. However, by the end of the day I am spent. But it's all worth it. I love my energetic little man.
P.S. I forgot to mention that whenever you hear music you become and little JB and sing and dance. MY life is now complete.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
**Well I have been meaning to post this for a month now. Luckily I had it all written up and I just needed to ad the photos. Now that they have been added, enjoy!**
I want to tell you about your little teethers. While you were 8 months when you got your first tooth (the same age I was!). It is your bottom front right tooth. We got pretty excited... and then you turned crazy! You have been having a pretty hard time with teething. You now have your bottom left front tooth and last night I discovered your top right front tooth is coming in! Every time you get a new tooth your whole schedule gets thrown off. Lately you have been going to bed at 8:00pm and waking up at 7:00- 7:30am. It's been awesome. While teething you will stay up later than 9:00pm playing or crying and refuse to go to sleep. Then (just like this morning) you will wake up crying at 4:30am. It's really sad.
Speaking of crying in the morning I wanted to tell you one of my favorite things that you do! I have probably mentioned this before but in the mornings when you wake up you hardly ever cry. You just coo or babble until one of us gets you. It's the cutest thing and I love it!
Just before turing 9 months we took you to your first water park, Wet and Wild! You actually loved it. I took lots of video. Don't even worry. We really had so much fun that day as a family.
You know say two words and you actually kind of know what they mean! You now say HEY! It's the most adorable thing. You now actually call me momma! Even though you said it before I didn't really count it as a word because it was more like babbling. But now! If you want my attention you just say mom or momma. Of course I melt every time.
You are REALLY loud and you babble all the time. It's seriously SO funny. I can't help but laugh no matter where we are.
You understand some words but my favorite one is "cheeeese" (as in SAY cheeeese while I take your picture).
Whenever I say it you smile. Speaking of your smile, you now have a few different ones. Like these. You like to scrunch up your face. It's the best ever. The. Best.