Second Son is ten months old now. He's an absolute darling.
He sits up or pulls himself in his crib every time we lay him down. For a while, Kansas Dad or I had to go in a few minutes later and lay him down again. Now he seems to have figured out how to get himself back into position to sleep.
He just started crawling on Sunday night. He spent most of Monday practicing his new skills and showing us all the places we need to baby-proof better. He delights in getting to something he wants.
He finally enjoys taking a bath.
He says "da da da da da da da da" and "ma ma ma ma ma."
He always wants to eat what we eat. He'll look right at our food as we're putting it in our mouths and screech. Most of the time, we share, but the boy only has two teeth! It's not like he can crunch on raw carrots. We're also still trying to be careful about nuts, shellfish and strawberries. I think there's a good chance he's been exposed to all of them, though.
He's still working on pincer grasp, but he already prefers to feed himself everything. Even oatmeal with his fingers. Kansas Dad didn't think that was such a great idea, though: Second Son needed a bath after that meal.
He had the chicken pox and survived. In fact, it wasn't bad at all. If he's lucky, he'll now have lifelong immunity.
We switched to disposables during the infection. The diaper area was the worst hit and I thought he might be more comfortable than in cloth.
His hair might be getting lighter. What do you think? Will he be a blond like Second Daughter? (This is one of our portraits from May 8th. My grandmother keeps pictures of all the kids on her wall. I also used them for our new sidebar pictures.)
Oh, how he sleeps! Nights are wonderful! Except for two nights when he had the chicken pox, he usually sleeps from bedtime around 8 pm to 4:30 am or later. A few nights...he slept until 7 am. It's not unusual for me to wake earlier and wonder if he's alright.
Without further ado, here are the official "ten months old on the couch with Mr. Giraffe pictures."
|Practicing his crawling. It was much harder to get his picture this month!|