Ten Months

We’ve reached double digits… 10 months!

IMG_1065

Crosby started in a new class this month and it’s going very well. We love his teachers and his little classmates. Unfortunately, he’s been out the last couple of days with a viral infection, on top of teething. The poor guy can’t catch a break. Hopefully the worst is behind us and he’ll be back to normal soon. He has been so “go with the flow” so it’s really heartbreaking to see him in pain and being so whiny. As a result, we’ve had a couple sleepless nights and hours spent sleeping in the gilder with him. I have a feeling we’ll have to sleep train him again next week once he’s all better.

IMG_1062

On a more exciting note, the boy loves to stand. We (and his teachers) think that he’s going to take his first step “any day now”. He dances, bounces, and does squats while he’s standing, he just hasn’t taken that first step forward. In time! He’s not saying very many words now except for “da-da-da” and sometimes “uh-oh” if prompted, but his new thing is waving! I may be biased, but it’s the cutest thing ever.

IMG_1073

Ten month notes:

Weight – 21 pounds 2 ounces
Hair – I think he may need a little trim soon.
Teeth – Four
Eyes – Brown
Clothes –  Mostly 12-18 months and some 6-12 month.
Diapers – Cloth by day and disposables at night, size 3.
Likes – Chewing on anything, Mum-Mums, Goldfish, chugging from his sippy cup, dancing, all kinds of fruit, being outside, his big sister
Dislikes – Diaper changes, the high chair, clothes changes, getting teeth

Happy ten months little man!

Forty-One Weeks

This little guy has had a rough week. All week long I have thought that his top two teeth would be in “any day now”. Finally, just yesterday one of them poked through (barely). Overall, he’s been such a trooper, but you can still tell he’s in pain. He’s been sleeping really well, but again, it’s because he’s not feeling great. Hopefully the top teeth will move in quickly. I now remember with Kenley the top teeth being a lot worse than the bottom, and it’s no different with Crosby.

IMG_0956

Over the past week, he’s turned into a standing machine! He let’s go of whatever he’s holding almost every time he’s on his feet and will stand for a long time. He’s not cruising much and he’s not close to taking steps, but he sure does love to just stand there.

IMG_0957

forty-one weeks

Happy Monday!

Forty Weeks

Forty weeks means that little man has been on the outside longer than he was on the inside.
So crazy!

He is doing very well and is constantly on the move.
This weekend he climbed up four stairs and we immediately put the baby gate up.
I also broke out the pack & play so he was contained long enough for me to take a shower.
He was not a fan, but at least I was clean.

forty weeks

The weeks keep flying by!

Nine Months

Little man is nine months old! I am still not quite sure how this is possible. These last nine months have flown by, more quickly than the first time around. I try not to dwell on the fact that my baby is growing so quickly, but it’s hard.There isn’t much “baby” left in this little guy, he’s getting big, fast!

IMG_0876

One big update for this month is that we recently got rid of the pacifier. We had not been using it for night time, which felt like it was a tease to him to be able to use it during the day, so we tried not giving it to him for one nap, then another, and then a week went by and we haven’t used it since. We are no stranger to this since we got rid of Kenley’s pacifier at eight months, so we knew what we were in for. Thankfully, it’s gone very well. Of course in hindsight, we probably could have done it a month ago.

IMG_0780

Crosby loves to eat. Loves it. He really will eat anything except bananas. We are more laid back with food than we were with Kenley (second child syndrome, I’m sure). We’ve introduced finger foods a lot earlier, so he’s getting a good mix of both finger foods and puree foods. He’s also gotten on a pretty good eating schedule this month. His doctor says we could probably be feeding him more foods and to expect his milk intake to drop as we do. I really can’t remember at this point what’s a “new” food, but we’re looking forward to introducing cheese, yogurt, and ham very soon. I’m surprised and happy about how much he loves avocado, it’s definitely one of his favorites!

IMG_0812

Little man is constantly on the move. He crawls all over the house, exploring. The best sound is hearing his hands pitter-patter on the tile as he goes from place to place. It won’t be too long before it’s his little feet going pitter-patter. One of his favorite things is the teepee. He loves crawling in there and crawling out the side of it. He’ll crawl and crawl (dragging the teepee with him) until he gets out.

IMG_0820

Another new trick is standing and letting go. This is a recent trick, but we’re starting to see more and more of it. He doesn’t stay up for every long, but it’s fun to watch him. Yet another sign that he’s quickly moving towards becoming a toddler. The other day he made it up the first step on the staircase (supervised, of course), so I’m sure we’ll be putting up the gate (at the bottom of the stairs) very soon.

thirty-nine weeks

Nine month notes:

Weight – 19 pounds 14 ounces (about 50th percentile)
Height – 28 inches (about 50th percentile)
Hair – It’s getting long and he’s already had his first mohawk!
Teeth – Two on the bottom, but definitely working on more, poor guy.
Eyes – Brown
Clothes – About half 6-12 months and half 12-18 months. It seems like the 6-12 month got snug very quickly, but the 12-18 month are still a little big.
Diapers – Cloth by day and disposables at night, size 3.
Likes – Outlets, door stops, the teepee, chewing on spoons, Sophie, falling asleep in the car, the Ergo, chewing on anything,
Dislikes – Bananas, diaper changes, clothes changes

I am very surprised (yet again) how similar Crosby is to Kenley’s nine month stats. They are definitely growing at the same rate right now.

IMG_0892

I can’t believe I’m already starting to think about a first birthday party. Somebody pinch me.

Happy nine months little man!