Friday, January 21

Ten-Month Stats? Already?

At ten months, Milo is approximately 27.5 inches long and 19 and a half pounds.

At ten months, Milo is a bouncy, happy baby.

At ten months, Milo throws his head back to laugh.

At ten months, Milo has started cruising around the furniture, though still quite tentatively.

At ten months, Milo once stood unassisted for about five solid seconds before slowing easing himself into a sitting position.

At ten months, Milo hasn't had any ear infections in the last month. I am a fan of the tubes.

At ten months, Milo's hair is long enough to get mussed when he lays on it.

At ten months, that hair looks kind of reddish brown, maybe...?? It's still thin.

At ten months, Milo loves jumping and will readily bend his knees for bouncing time.

At ten months, Milo's favorite toys are the little yellow spoon that came with a kitchen set, balls, and the wooden blocks from Stephanie.

At ten months, Milo plays lots of little games, including "stick out your tongue until Mama laughs," "drop Cheerios onto the floor," "bang my hands against my head," and "make a sound when Mama taps on my open mouth to make the sound wobble."

At ten months, Milo has two teeth!

At ten months (or probably any age), teething is a bitch. Seriously, why didn't anyone warn me about this?

At ten months, Milo opens his mouth for Ibuprofin and Orajel, but refuses to eat any solid foods. This has been going on for almost a week, and we're starting to get worried, despite having already been to the doctor and told that nothing is wrong.

At ten months, Milo's weight is close to 20 pounds, but he may be losing some due to the aforementioned lack of eating.

At ten months, Milo might be self-weaning, as he is nursing less and less and for the last couple of evenings, wouldn't even nurse before bed. Perhaps this is part of teething? I hope so; I'm desperately not ready for him to wean yet.

At ten months, Andrew and I hate teething. The only positive side effect of teething (other than ending up with teeth) is that the pain makes Milo ultra snuggly. He will sleep in my arms like he did when he was tiny, and he loves to lay his head on my shoulder or my chest. It is my favorite thing.

At ten months, Milo has learned to wave "hi" and "bye-bye" but still needs a little prompting.

At ten months, Milo's "vocabulary" is quite large and I couldn't even begin to tell you all the sounds he makes. He's constantly getting better at making those noises sound like real speech, with the same intonations and whatnot. To my delight, he's back into saying "mama" and sometimes just "mom." His vowel sounds range is expanding, too.

At ten months, Milo is looking more and more like a little boy and less like a baby. When I see him standing there, holding onto the coffee table or some other thing, he just looks enormous.

At ten months, Milo is starting to seem too big for his car seat. But we don't have a convertible one yet, so we'll keep using this one awhile longer. He's awfully heavy to carry around, though.

At ten months, Milo has mastered the sippy cup. He has managed to drink from a straw a couple of times, too, but it may have been a fluke.

At ten months, Milo still flips around and doesn't like to lay still for diaper changes.

At ten months, Milo has basically outgrown all his six-month clothing. He can wear some 6-9 months, 9 months, and 12 month clothing. He has a couple things that are 18 months, one of which sort of fits. We could really use more clothing that is 12 months and up. Pjs and long-sleeved onesies especially. If anyone's interested.

At ten months, I am down to baby weight minus five pounds.

At ten months, I have days where I feel so exhausted I just want to cry. And I'm so grateful to have family around to help out. And I'm so grateful for a husband who washes all the dishes.

At ten months, I have begun planning Milo's first birthday party. Milo is practically one year old. Can you even believe that?


Stephanie said...

I love that cute little belly! I just scrolled through all Milo's stats pics and he's changed so much, it's so fun to see the progression!

And yay that he plays with the blocks!!!

Emoly said...

Oh how our boys need to play together! You know, Chicago weather is much better than KC weather lately ;-). I love that cute little belly too!

Courtney said...

Maybe I can bring you some clothes to borrow when we visit. I would think sizes and seasons would match up pretty well at this point. We can't wait to see you all again!

Grandma Susan said...

I love that little guy---he is growing so fast. Sounds like I need to go shopping again! You know how I "hate" that.

Lindsay said...

I've definitely got some clothes Milo might fit into. Remind me at work this week and I'll look through our "too small" totes in the basement.