10 Months

I swear I started and ended this post a few weeks back when my boy actually turned 10 months but couldn’t find the photos to match my words.  After finding the photos and putting them into my post, I learned I wasn’t actually logged in and lost everything.  So I got frustrated and haven’t been back since.  I have some time this morning (now March 13) so I thought I’d finally get my pictures and post!  Enjoy!

Now 10 months just seems old.  Do I say that every single time I write up a monthly Emmett update?  This time it’s true.  Double digits?!  At least he’s not 10 years old yet.  Emmett seems to have made about a million developmental leaps this month.  He seemed to have changed over night, though I know it’s been tiny bits here and there.  When I look at him today I wonder to myself “when/how did he start doing that!?”  This month my little infant who seemed to do very little does just about everything now.  He’s starting to make the jump from being an infant into being a toddler.  I’d say the biggest most noticeable thing that he’s started doing is pulling up on things.  He pulls up on everything.  I was worried at his 9 month appointment because he wasn’t doing this now.  I sort of wish I had just sat back enjoyed the ride rather than worrying everyday about why he wasn’t pulling up yet because he’s doing enough pulling up for the entire family now!

He has also gotten really good at eating.  He’s not a picky eater, as I’ve mentioned before, but man, he really does like to eat!  His newest foods this month have been low sodium deli turkey, shredded cheese (or as his cousin Beckett like to call it “messy cheese”), black beans and of course all the latest and newest creations that my friend Michele from my birth class has made.  He eats it all, pureed, whole food, little pieces, big pieces, soupy, thick…He doesn’t care!  The only food I can’t get him to even swallow are eggs.  I have made them every way I know how.  I have even made them with stuff like cheese and he won’t tough them.  He better get to liking them because we go through almost two cartons of eggs a week and we love our eggs.

He is now crawling faster than I can keep up with.  I swear, don’t turn around or leave him alone for a second because he will be gone.  He’s into everything.  I don’t even want to think about him walking.  He loves doors so when I can’t find him, I can usually bet that he has made his way to the bedrooms and is opening and closing doors.  He also really like’s the dog’s kennel door.  I worry about him poking his eye out with her kennel door because the ends are super sharp.  He also likes pulling up on the kennel so when the door is shut, he can at least keep playing with it.

Emmett is also a super social little man.  We are in several playgroups and he keeps getting more and more outgoing.  He loves to smile at just about everyone.  He makes friends everywhere we go.  If I’m feeling lonely, all I have to do is leave the house and I know my little man will bring out a conversation in someone.  He has definitely outgrown the stranger danger thing and is back to going to strangers with ease. When we are at our play groups or the library groups, he will go to moms he’s never even seen before!  Crazy boy.

He is napping really really well.  If I let him, he will usually go down for a nap about 2 hours after he wakes up and then again later in the day around 2pm until 4-5.

However, this is a challenge because we are pretty busy so he usually ends up taking one of those naps in the BOB or the car.  Speaking of the BOB, running is going extremely well again.  It was rough there for a while and I figured our days of running together were numbered but then I got smart and started running later in the day when it was warmer or not running at all when it was so cold out.  That has solved the problem.  He was cold!  He still loves the Ergo carrier which is great because I really love baby wearing.  I don’t even want to think about the day that he will outgrow it and want to only walk.

Emmett also experienced his first sickness this past month.  We never really found out what was going on.  He was running a 102 + temp. and had a horrid cough that just went on and on.  He was a real trooper at the doc.’s office though.  Daddy took him this day while mommy served on Jury Duty.

All in all I just have to say this last month has been the best month with Emmett thus far.  I do get nostalgic when I look at pictures of him when he was 3 months old but then I look at him now and just couldn’t imagine not waking up to a smiling, babbling, STANDING baby!  I’m not sure if this is a good thing, but we are connected at the hip and he’s my best buddy.  We do everything together and I love it that way.  Even on our most challenging days, I remind myself that this too shall pass and try to embrace every single second.

Here’s to the best 10 months of my life little buddy!  Don’t ever outgrow me…please!?

Oh and yes, we still have a dog.  She is doing quite well and is rarely neglected.  She still gets walks, runs, and play time and she chooses whether or not to sleep with us 🙂

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