"Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will."
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George Bernard Shaw

Sunday, December 1, 2013

10 months

Arch-ba-garch,

We are calling you that all the time now. I have no idea why but it's really all the time. Your 10-month pics were also a little crazy but you were in a good mood so we got lots!

Hands clasped. Gearing up for your bear pic. 


You still fall over every time. But now you think it's hilarious!
And sometimes you'll just hang out on the bear. :)

AND, you can just pick yourself right up and keep playing!

You finally sit yourself back up after lying down. The first time you did it you were crying in your crib and super angry that we hadn't gone in to get you. You just pushed yourself up and were so surprised you stopped crying to look around. Then promptly threw yourself back down! But you're a pro at it now! You can now get around wherever you want and sit up like a big kid. You're just so mobile I can't believe it.

Sitting back up! Your turning radius is pretty big, but at least you get upright!

You have two more teeth on the top, and no sign of the next two on the bottom. I am hoping once you get those next two on the bottom we'll get a break to just get used to having 8 teeth.

You think standing is just the coolest. It's all you want to do. Sitting down is officially for babies. You'll also "walk" if we hold your hands. It's not pretty, and it takes awhile, but you get pretty excited about it. You like your little walker toy but haven't quite gotten the hang of using it to walk yet.


One handed!! Shortly after I took this pic you fell over and pulled the whole thing on top of you!

You went to the Mason band contest, which of course is where it all began. You were so sick. Another big first for this month--your first fever and HORRIBLE rattley cough. We took you back to the doc a second time and got an inhaler but never ended up using it. We had to at least make an appearance at Mason just to say you were there. And then the sun came out and I had you all bundled up and you started dancing to the music so we stayed. Even though it was late and we wouldn't get home till after bedtime. It was pretty amazing to be where your daddy and I used to warm up for band contests and where we had our first date and got engaged and then to have you there. Sometimes it just doesn't even seem real that you're ours.

Standing with you next to where your Daddy and I used to warm up before performing at Mason
(over 10 years ago!! Ahhh!!!)
In this video you were dancing at Mason. So adorable! 
video


You have started waving (backwards, like the pediatrician warned me). It's hilarious. You end up waving at yourself which you think is funny. You are also saying "woof" a lot. We have no idea why. We don't own a dog. And you seem to be associating "woof" with waving--you do them at the same time a lot. You definitely have no idea what "Woof" or waving mean but when we get excited that you're waving you do too!

You also got to meet your Auntie Christine from Texas for the first time. You had so much fun with her! :) Uncle Josh and Aunt Steph also came down to visit which was really nice.

Snuggles!!

Aunt Steph!
Uncle Josh and Aunt Steph

Josh and Steph brought you a t-shirt with a cape!! And Christine brought you a super cute superman shirt--they must think you're a little hero or something. :)
Always just studying Uncle Josh!

One of the crazy things this month was that you decided you were done with bottles. You usually get 2 bottles at the sitter and at the beginning of the month I had to throw out 8 ounces in one week. Which is super painful to do with the liquid gold. So I decided we were done with that. You now get a cup and get to drink your milk out of that. It's getting better. You just want to play so much and get so distracted. It's ridiculous, but you're a little boy on the move. All of this was super stressful for me. I was worried you were trying to wean. And if you're not having milk you have to have formula for another couple months and we weren't about to come this far and go that route and spend all that money just because you're distracted and stubborn. So there was a good week or two where you made your mama freak out quite a bit. But we powered through and things are going well again. We're a good team little man!

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