Our little man was 10 months old this weekend! I cannot believe how fast the time is flying, and how quickly we are approaching the one year mark *sob*. This month, our babe has bonded a bit more with big brother, and he continues to get into whatever trouble he can manage. He is a little daredevil, constantly on the go and giving us a heart attack. He is also snuggly, smily, and silly. He is quick to give a smile, and his smile will melt the heart of absolutely anyone. He is such a joy to have around!
Age: 10 months
Height: I seem to have a hard time getting a 100% accurate measurement on this, I blame a squirmy baby and a less than stellar tape measurer. However, Somewhere in the ballpark of 31-31.5 inches. Either measurement puts him right at the top of the charts in the 99th percentile. He is still wearing 12-18 month clothing, especially in his pants. He has started wearing some 18-24 month stuff, partly because his mama got the urge to go through Jackson’s next box of old clothing and it just made sense to pull it all out at once. Some of it is a little bit big, but for the most part it all is starting to fit pretty well! He is wearing size 4 shoes, and size 4 diapers.
Weight: 25 pounds. Little chunk keeps on growing! This puts him around the 98th percentile still. He really isn’t all that chunky at all though, there aren’t many rolls to him. He is just a BIG guy across the board!
Milestones: While very brief, he has stood on his own for about five seconds! He is very funny about standing and walking, though. He is either in the mood or he is not. And if he isn’t, the little stinker won’t even bear weight on his legs! I really can’t predict exactly when I think he will be walking, but if I had to guess I would say it will be right around when he turns one. He has started cruising along the furniture, so he is getting there!
Sleep: This month was not the best sleep month. Between teething and a week long sickness, his schedule has been pretty thrown off. Now that he finally seems to be on the mend, we are hoping to get him back on schedule.
Best Moments: He is really just the sweetest little thing, there are so many precious moments with him lately. He has started to babble a lot, and after he eats early in the morning, he will typically break away and talk so softly. And he has the sweetest voice, I could listen to those babbles all day long!
Worst Moments: Definitely dealing with sickness. He came down with a fever on a Monday, and really wasn’t back to acting like himself until Saturday. After four days of fever, it broke and he then got a rash, so while it isn’t an official doctor’s diagnosis, I am pretty sure it was roseola based on that and all of his other symptoms (swollen lymph nodes, loss of appetite, general fatigue). Poor little guy had a rough couple of days. There is just never anything worse than having to watch your baby be sick.
Eating: He continues to eat like a champ! Whenever he sees food coming, he starts breathing really fast through his nose, which he also does when he is excited about being picked up or given a bottle. He scrunches up his little nose and squints his eyes while he does it. It is so darn cute! He is developing a few food preferences, and go figure, vegetables really are not at the top of his list. He also wanted nothing to do with barbeque meatballs. We have started introducing meats, but as they are a bit harder for babies to chew, I have been pretty slow in letting him try those. He continues to love blueberries, corn, cereal bars, string cheese, yogurt, pastas, and pizza. He isn’t too crazy about fruits like banana and peaches, but he will eat them. He has refused butternut squash, black beans, and potato rounds, however he will eat mashed potatoes!
We are still nursing when he wakes up and before bed. Throughout the day, the pump has been put away (YAY!), and he is receiving bottles of pumped milk, both during the week and now on the weekends as well. He takes bottles well, and now will drink milk hot or cold. He still prefers nursing, and so when he is sick or in a bad mood that is what he will fight for over the bottle!
Teeth: He has three teeth, and the fourth will be through any day. And they are coming in out of order! He got his side top teeth before his front teeth, so fingers crossed he cuts those soon, otherwise he is going to be one cute little vampire baby!
Likes: He is still loving bath time! He also got his first taste of playing outside and LOVES it! He had so much fun just picking up and examining all of the leaves. He loves string cheese and blueberries most. Loves to snuggle, and if the mood is right he loves to cozy in to rock to sleep, which is such a treat. Likes car rides most of the time. Gets so excited whenever we walk up the stairs, he always smiles and flaps his little arms like crazy! Loves puppies. Loves any toys that make noise. Still likes the baby channel, but has also been caught giggling at Wallykazam. Everyone in this house loves Wally!!
Dislikes: In all honesty Jackson knows how to push his buttons like no other! He can make him laugh so hard but he also has to do one tiny think and Lincoln will scream his head off. He does not like butternut squash and is starting to get a bit more picky with his foods. He is not a fan of having orajel put on his gums at all! Hates whenever his mama is in his presence but someone else is holding him. Dislikes sleeping through the night lately…hopefully that one is off the list next month!
Sweet Lincoln, we love you more and more every day. You are the perfect balance to our family and remind us every day to go with the flow a bit more and just let life happen. You are so perfect and we love you to pieces!