Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Jack {10 months}

Jackers, Snackers, Crackers. Not sure why we call you this, but we do:) On Monday you turned 10 months old. Time is flying at lightening speed and it seems as if your "month" birthdays always sneak up on me.
You look SO big in this picture. I just love you so much!

Like every other month, you continue to learn SO many new things. You don't like to sit still (notice the photos in this post) and you want to walk so bad. You took one step on your own without holding onto anything. Then I think you scared yourself and sat down:) You're a pro at cruising on furniture and you crawl almost as fast as we can keep up. You've just about got the hang of standing up without having to pull yourself up. You've done it once, but that was the only time.
You wave hi and goodbye and you've started putting the telephone to your ear as if you're talking on it. You also love to play peek-a-boo and if I stop you grab my hands and push them towards my eyes to keep going. You like to play a game with your Aunt Natasha where you pretend like you're handing her something and when she reaches for it, you yank it away which makes you laugh and laugh.
Still only four teeth, but at your 9 month well child check your Dr. said he could see the other ones ready to poke through. I hope they do soon because you've started grinding your teeth a little and biting down really hard on anything you put in your mouth. 
You're eating mostly table foods, but you love the baby food pouches and eat those when we're on the go or at restaurants. I've had to start giving you vegetables first because you won't eat them if you've already eaten your fruit. If you don't like something you push it out of our mouth with your tongue or throw it over the side of your high chair. If I tell you no in a stern voice you get a very sad look and will sometimes put your head down. Once you even stuck that bottom lip out and burst into tears which broke my heart and made me cry.
You still love oranges and this month you tried raspberries, blackberries, squash, and cucumber. You're taking 7oz bottles every 4-5 hours and usually have a sippy cup of water at each meal as well. You've also started signing "more" and I'm so proud of you! We're working on drink and eat as well.
At  your 9 month check up you weighed a little over 19 lbs which puts you in the 30th percentile. I can't remember how many inches tall you were, but you fell in the 90th percentile for height and 50th percentile for head size.
You wear size 3 diapers and will probably be in this size for awhile. You are all over the place in terms of clothing size depending on the brand. Most items are 6-12m or 9-12m, but a few 6-9m still fit and some 12m or 12-18m fit now that would be way to small by the time you actually turn 12m.
I'm SO happy to report that sleeping at night is going so much better. We tried a modified cry it out (let you cry, but not longer than 30 minutes) and after the 2nd night you were sleeping so much better. We pushed your bedtime back a little and you now go to sleep between 8-8:30pm. You will sometimes wake up once between 1:30-3am, take a bottle and then sleep again until morning, usually 7am. There have been quite a few nights though that you haven't woken up at all and slept from 8pm-5am, taken a bottle, and then slept again until 7am. 
Bath time is still a fave and for some reason you think it's the perfect place to practice standing on your own without holding onto anything. Of course this makes me a nervous wreck. You also love my i-phone and when you get ahold of it you immediately want me to put music on so you can dance. You have the best little baby-white boy-booty bouncing dance ever.
There have also been a lot of new sounds and ba-ba seems like it's on repeat. You've also really enjoyed blowing raspberries this month. See below:)
Separation anxiety is in full swing. It's less when were around the house, but definitely more around other people. Even aunties, uncles, and grandmas get cries when they try to hold you. You usually get over it pretty quickly or can be easily distracted. Your favorite thing to do when I pick you up is to lay your head on me and say "ohhhh." And just like your brother, you love your blankets and rubbing the silky tag on them.
And when I don't let you have the camera during these little monthly photo shoots, you cry as if your little heart was broken...or I beat you. It's sad and a little comical at the same time.

 Let's take our time with these last 2 months before you turn one. Love you little Jackers.

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