Thursday, January 2, 2014

Everett: 10 Months

(Everett turned 10 Months on Christmas, so this is blogged a week late)

Everett is 18.4 pounds last time we checked, everyone always comments on how little he is. //Size 3 diapers but size 4 nighttime diapers//fits perfectly in 6-12 month clothing now but not for long.

10 Months is the best months, I am sure of it.  I know I will be saying that next month as well but this one is a such a good one.  Despite poppin out his 4 top teeth and having a wicked flu this month, he still managed to be the best friend a girl could ask for.

He is a speedy speedy crawler, he stands up on everything, he now sidesteps around on furniture and pushes walker toys or laundry baskets to 'walk' around the house.  He stood up for the first time on his own in New Hampshire for about 10 seconds but hasn't done it since. He is so busy all the time and is into everything, I  basically just chase him around all day as he touches and explores everything.  We are seriously in trouble for when he can walk, which I don't think will be to far off.

He says 'mama' and 'mmmoooommmm' but mostly when he is in distress like when he wakes up in the middle of the night or really wants me to pick him up or something. I still love it, and will basically do whatever he wants when he says it. He is also just a lot more vocal overall this month and likes the sound of his own voice.

Everett llllooovvveeesss breastfeeding. I am not sure how we are going to be able to stop at a year, it is the ONLY way he will go to sleep (colic habits die hard ok!) and so we are going to play that deadline by ear.  He is eating way more solids these days and will eat anything we put in front of him.  This month he tried things like meat, mashed potatoes, pasta and mac and cheese.

Everett loves to PLAY! He always wants to be chased and tickled and 'wrestle-ish' with Ben.  He still loves peek a boo behind walls or doors and then we pop out and 'scare' him. He loves the game where we put him in his crib and chase him around and reach in to 'get him' from the outside. He laughs easily and is so smiley. He knows the word 'no' and when he is not supposed to do something.  For example, he knows he is not allowed to stand up on the tub in the bathroom, so if he goes in there, he will start for the tub, look back to see if I am looking and if I am and tell him no, he gives me a mischievous look and goes anyways, wanting me to chase him.  He is still quite shy around strangers but will warm up to most people quickly, he is definitely clingy to his parents though, that's for sure. He will still burst out in sobs if someone is to loud or in his face that he doesn't know.

He is still not sleeping through the night (it's his New Years resolution) and still getting up 2-3 times but the good news is he is improving.  His naps are better during the day (usually 2 1 hour+ naps) and he can get back to sleep on his own if he wakes up too soon after I fed him for me to feed him again.  We re-trained him when we got home from AZ last month and he was doing really well until teething and the flu hit so now we are training again-Round 537.

Some other things I want to remember about 10 months.
-He loves to clap, and is so proud when everyone says 'yyyaaayyyy Everett'
-He dances when he hears music by either flapping his arms or just sitting and rocking (his favorite song is the gummy bear song from Youtube)
-He still despises his car seat (ask me how the 6 hour drive to Montreal was?)
-He imitates everything we do.  He likes to copy us shaking our heads the most.
-He used to actually give kisses when asked but now if you ask him for a kiss he just smacks his lips and makes the noise, so lazy!
-He decided that diaper changes are the worst thing ever and we have to come fully prepared with distractions and back up distractions if we want it to go smoothly.









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