You are 10 months of awesome today. It’s hard to believe that we’ve been doing this gig for 10 months and I love every minute of it. Time is flying. You’re turning into a very easy going little guy and everyone always asks me if you’re always relaxed. It’s true that as long as you’ve slept well and eaten you’re a pretty content guy. (Thank you.)
This month has been full of waving, high fives, kisses, rolling, crawling (!), walking, and climbing. You are just on the go, kid. You’ll still sit and play independently, but you much prefer to be on the move.
You are trying very hard to be independent these days. You try to feed yourself at almost every meal and you are starting to be more brave when it comes to moving around the room.
You are a climber. You want to pull and reach for everything and if you aren’t standing, you are probably trying to stand. You must have amazing upper body strength because you’re always pulling yourself up on anything that appears stationary enough to do so (or not). Let’s just say that it’s a good thing that you have some padding covering your bum.
I think you’re starting to get frustrated that we don’t always understand what you need or want and so, you’ve taken to screaming. About everything. Another bite? Scream. Move? Scream. Everything. It’s cute sometimes, though not necessarily in public when people may wonder where the squeals (though typically happy) are coming from.
I suspect that you have more teeth coming in or are going through a growth spurt right now because you’ve been acting a bit differently the last couple of days. You’ve been picky about food and more tired than normal.
You seem just as happy as we are that the sun has been shining and you can get out of the house a bit. Yesterday you smiled big when you were swinging and sliding down the slide at the park. You seem to like being in the stroller for long walks but still hate the car for any sort of distance.
I can’t believe we’re 2 months away from your first birthday. We’re doing well, buddy. We’re figuring it out as we go. You are doing well. You are thriving. I say this every month, but being your mom just gets better and better. Your mommy and daddy (and grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins) love you SO much, little bug.
Keep growing. Keep laughing. Keep climbing. Keep being brave.