Wednesday, August 28, 2013

10 months photo dump

9 months photo dump

10 months of Emerson

You are almost a year old!  How can that possibly be?  You are starting to look more and more like a toddler and less and less like a baby to me.  First birthday party planning is in full swing right now!  Time moves so fast and sometimes I wish that I could just freeze you like this for awhile.  You are no longer a little baby.  You are slowly gaining independence and learning how to be a big boy. 

You like:
* Throwing food over the edge of your high chair for the dogs.
* Using your hair as a napkin when you're eating.
* Shaking your finger at the dogs when we tell them "no" or that they're silly dogs.
* Going to the park and watching the big kids play.

You dislike:
* When mama leaves your sight or tries to go to the bathroom.
* Nursing.  It seems like lately you'd rather be going and doing instead of nursing.
* Sitting still for longer than 1 minute :)

Our favorite things about you are:
*  Your hair.  You are getting so much of it and it is a beautiful strawberry blond color.
* All of the crazy sounds you make.  You are such a jabber box!
* How you copy everything we do.  You have turned into quite the little parrot.
* How friendly you are.

Weight: 17 pounds 14 oz

Length: I'm not quite sure about this one.  I'm guessing you're about 29 inches.

Clothing Size: In shirts you wear anything from 6-12 months. In pants you wear 9 months and some 12 months.  In jam jams you wear 9 & 12 months.   

Diaper Size: Size 3. 

Feeding:  You nurse about every 3-4 hours now during the day.  You eat breakfast, lunch and dinner also.  You have tried a few new things over the last month and are starting to show pickiness every once and awhile with foods.  One day you'll pound the broccoli and the next day you'll not want it.  

Sleep: You go to bed around 7-7:30.  We still have issues with a routine wake up time in the morning.  You'll pull full week stretches of waking up around 6:45-7, but then all of a sudden 5:30 sounds like a great time for you to wake up.  I'm hoping that in the next few months we can have you sleeping all of the time from 7:30-7. Your naps are still hit and miss.  Most of the time your morning nap is a good one.  We're still working on that darn afternoon nap.  I can't believe I'm saying this but...I actually can't wait until you're only taking 1 nap!!

Milestones:  You stand on everything and even cruise along the couch.  You also decided that you finally wanted to crawl this month!  You've completely ditched your army crawl and you crawl FAST everywhere!!  You have added to the words you can say.  You now say dog, all done, hi, lucy, and cockadoodledoo.  You also have started signing "all done." You can wave and you like wagging your little hand at the dogs to tell them "no no" or that they're silly!

Adventures: We took a family trip to Bodega Bay this month for mama and daddy's 12th wedding anniversary.  You slept great in your pack and play and you loved the beach.  You crawled around in the sand and you and daddy chased the waves in and out.  I didn't think it was possible, but I actually think I've never seen such a big smile on your face.  We ate out a few times and had fun relaxing at the beach house.

Mama and Daddy could not get through this month without: Wipes and wet paper towels.  Since you're eating pretty much anything now you can get quite messy!

We love you to the moon and back kid.  We think you're pretty awesome!