Saturday, March 15, 2014

Month 10!

Age: 10 Months! January 11, 2014
Height & Weight: When I had my "9 month" check up I weighed 17.8# and was 27.5inches tall!  Getting bigger and bigger!  I am holding strong to my 5% growth curve.  My pediatrician isn't worried at all about my growth and she was very excited when mom told her that she was still nursing!
Fun & Exciting Events:   I have also started crawling up the stairs.  My puppy brother will sometimes stand on the second step and block me from going up further.  Mom always gives him treats when he does this.  We have a baby gate to block me from tumbling down the stairs when playing in the Sabre Room with Dad.  He is working on teaching me to go down "feet first".  Peering over the top of the stairs head first is so much more fun though.  Hopefully Ill learn soon so that Mom and Dad can have a little bit of peace about that!

 I am getting so good at playing by myself.  Mom and Dad both thought it would be helpful when I was able to do that but now they just stand there and watch me play with all of my toys and books! I have a little nook area in the living room between the couch and piano that I love to sit in.  I like to stand up at the window and watch Linus run around outside.  I'm starting to love my room more and more.  I move and crawl from one room to another when Dad and I play upstairs at night. 

Meal Times: I LOVE to eat!  Mom and Dad are letting me try lots of new foods.  I am still a fruit and veggie guy and haven't taken to all of the meat that they offer me.  I like fish a lot and that makes Mom happy.  Mom and Dad eat fish 1-2 times a week so she was a little worried when I didn't eat it all when she first made it for me. 

I still love my smoothies and it's an easy way for Mom and Dad to get some veggies and leftover baby food Mom made into me quickly! I had my first hamburger and it was pretty good.  I enjoyed finger-painting with the ketchup and eating the avocado the most! I love using my utensils and I'm getting better at using the spoon correctly!
Sleep Times:I am sleeping extremely well.  I sleep in my own crib, in my own room each night.  There have been many nights and mornings that Mom and Dad want me to lay with them and cuddle but I just want to play in their bed.  Maybe when I'm older, I'll enjoy that more.  Our nightly routine consists of waving to Daddy and giving him a kiss.  Then, Mommy and I go upstairs and read 3 books, sometimes less if I rip them out of her hands and throw them on the ground with one hand and slap her in the face simultaneously with the other hand.  I'm getting better at listening to the whole story and turning the pages from left to right! Then, after stories we say a lil' prayer and talk about things that we are thankful for.  After our prayer, Mommy nurses me and then I snuggle on her chest and she sings me two songs: Dixie Chicks, Godspeed, and Natalie Grant, When I Leave the Room.  Then she lays me down in my crib and turns on my CD player that plays for about 40minutes and I roll over with my binky and lovey and go to sleep!

Dixie Chicks: Godspeed
Dragon tales and the "water is wide"
Pirate's sail and lost boys fly
Fish bite moonbeams every night
And I love you

Godspeed, little man
Sweet dreams, little man
Oh my love will fly to you each night on angels wings
Sweet dreams

The rocket racer's all tuckered out
Superman's in pajamas on the couch
Goodnight moon, we'll find the mouse
And I love you

Godspeed, little man
Sweet dreams, little man
Oh my love will fly to you each night on angels wings
Sweet dreams

God bless mommy and match box cars
God bless dad and thanks for the stars
God hears "amen" wherever we are
And I love you

Godspeed, little man
Sweet dreams, little man
Oh my love will fly to you each night on angels wings
Sweet dreams

Natalie Grant When I Leave the Room

 Good night,
Looks like we made it through the day
The moon sighs and I know that we're okay
Sleep tight,
I love to watch you drift away
I would come with you but on my knees I'll stay

Good night
Five little fingers holding mine
Take flight
Into your dreams and lullabyes
There's nothing more that I can do
But just fall more in love with you
And ask the angel armies to stand by
When I leave the room

I'm gonna fail you
I already have
Ten thousand times
I will fall down flat
You'll have a seat in the front row
of everything I don't know
And all I'm trying to be
You'll see

Good night
There will be storms that we come through
In time
We will slay dragons me and you
I'll always wanna hold you tight
Keep you safe with all my might
So I will leave Jesus next to you
When I leave the room

And you will run ahead
As if you know the way
And I will pray more
Then once you'd have to pray
There will be words we can't take back
Silences too
And I'll be on my knees
You'll see

One night
When I am old and unsteady
You'll want me to fight
But I'll tell you that I'm ready
When there's nothing left to do
I will still be loving you
Then you'll fold your fingers into mine
And I will let Jesus hold you tight
When I leave the room baby boy is ONE YEAR OLD now and it's making me cry catching up on the past two months!