Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Dear Christian,

Happy ten-month birthday!

Ten month statistics: Weight: 22lbs. and change Length: TBD inches. Diaper Size:4 Clothes: 12 - 18 months.

The word of the month is: FOOD. You are now eating so many exciting kinds of food. In the past month you have had the following: pancakes, waffles, salmon, grilled cheese, pasta noodles, blueberries (one of your favs!), yogurt mixed with avocado, green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, cantaloupe, watermelon, and lots of other things. You are also starting to show some pickiness in your eating habits. You can often be found turning your head away from some of the vegetable choices you are offered. Sorry kid, just cause you turn your head doesn’t mean we won’t keep offering vegetables!

You are becoming quite skilled at picking food up with your fingers these days and most of it actually makes it into your mouth. In addition to picking up food you are also picking up small blocks and other toys. We recently pulled out the wooden blocks and you enjoy knocking down your brother’s creations.
When we went to the doctor for your nine-month appointment we found out you had an ear infection. Perhaps that is why you disliked the plane so much when we were traveling? You also had slightly low iron, so we have been giving you vitamins with iron the past month. Finally, the doctor had some concerns about you not making any consonant sounds, but that has changed this past month. You have started babbling some and making some “D” sounds. So cute!

While you still aren’t crawling, you are able to scoot yourself around in a circle and push yourself backwards. Dad has taken to calling you Scooter for your ability to scoot around while sitting. We have also been practicing standing this past month. I purposely took your picture standing at your little activity table. I should mention that as soon as I snapped the picture you promptly fell over. J

You are still taking two naps each day. They follow the same pattern as last month: one loner nap and one shorter nap. You are still nursing about four times a day, and most nights (knock on wood) you sleep through the night.

During the day we play Little People and tea party and drive your brother around to his activities. You don’t like to be left alone for long, if at all. Some days it is very hard because I have things to do around the house or for your brother and you just don’t want me to take a step away from you. I’m so sorry that you have to cry sometimes so I can go to the bathroom or wash dishes. I hope you know how very much I love you even when you are fussy and I can’t be right there, right away to hold you.

Here’s to hoping the next month is even better than the last.

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