10 months

This sweet boy is over 10 months old, hard to believe he is almost one!
 I am amazed at how quickly he picks up on new things: opening and flipping book pages, pulling up on everything, and recognizing names (especially Amos) who is now "Ah". (don't you love when they try to say the dog's name and not Mama?!).
 He is still sleeping great at night from about 6:30 pm to 6:30ish am. Last week he did wake up for a few nights in a row to "test" us. The first night, I grabbed him, put him in bed with us, and gave him a bottle in which he didn't really eat. Rookie mistake. The next night sure enough, the crying begun, and we let him "cry it out", which really was only about 5 minutes of whining. The following night, same scenerio  with about 1 minute of crying. Since then PEACE!
He has 2 teeth on bottom and no more in view. Of course, I look constantly. He is learning to eat on his own, but sometimes it is just so messy. He loves a Ritz cracker. If I get one out, he immediately starts clapping and says OHHH! He also loves oatmeal. He really doesn't turn away anything unless it is "too chunky"aka I have not mashed it up enough. He is still weird about textures. 

He is a very happy content baby. He is also getting better with meeting new people. He might duck his head and check you out shyly, but a big improvement over the screaming and crying. He is afraid of the vacuum cleaner, the blender, and the shower. If I am in the shower and I lock him in the bathroom with me with toys, he just cries at the shower until I get out.  

He got his first pair of shoes a couple of weeks ago. (even though in Selma, you really don't have to wear shoes until Kindergarten, and I am not kidding) We measured his foot on James's hand, and when we were passing through Birmingham stopped in to buy a pair. The lady was adamant that we had to have him there. We explained that his foot was the length of James's palm. (makes sense right?) This was not good enough for her, but when James let her know we were purchasing some shoes that day, she relented. He has a pair of dressy white shoes and grey keds. 

after church and lunch yesterday. (this was my grandmother Gigi's fur coat!) 

The holiday season is even more fun with a child. We made ornaments with some friends this past weekend, pictures coming soon!


Kristen@ Joy in the Journey said...

Adorable pictures! I love that he is so happy in all of them! The family photo is also great and everyone is smiling:)

Susan said...

We go through the same sleep cycle all the time. Scott will sleep well for a while and then test us for a few nights. He usually ends up in our bed on night one but after that, we get firm. Love the shoes!

Angie said...

Happy 10 months sweet boy!

Caroline Bobo said...

SHOES!! So cute! That story is so funny! You look so warm in your coat! Happy 10 months!!!