Friday, August 23, 2013

Holy Cow...We're 10 Months!

Our little buddy is 10 months old...we are in the double digits!
He turned 10 months old on August 4th...just 2 days after his daddy and I's 5th Anniversary!  Life is speeding past us at record speed.  I am realizing the saying is true that the days are long but the years are short because we are really close to one entire year that our sweet angel has been here, and that just seems impossible to me.  Before I start to lose it, let's get on with our sweet little man's 10 month post which covers from July 5th to August 4th.  (Disclaimer:  these pictures are a bit of a hot mess because it is pretty darn near impossible hard to get a good picture of little G lately.  If they seem fuzzy to you, they are because is is moving constantly and it's hard for my iphone to get a quality picture.  He is all boy and SO VERY ACTIVE.  This is pretty much how he feels about staying still for more than .2 seconds lately ;): 

Grayson is mostly wearing 9 month and 6-12 month clothes.  He is wearing a size 3 diaper.  Little buddy has been eating and sleeping like a little buddy pro.  When we came home from Pensacola, his little teeth finally had broken through all the way and were growing so cutely.  By the end of this month, he had four teeth (his top front two and bottom front two).  His medicine for his tummy was working so well and I really feel like something just finally switched and life got SO much better.  Gray has been eating and loving the following foods (in pureed form still):  apples, blueberries, bananas, oatmeal, spinach, peas, carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, corn, potatoes, and green beans.  This month he finally wasn't waking up with tummy issues, hunger, or teething probs and slept 12 hours almost every single night.  Hallelujah thank you Jesus.  He still loved nursing this month but because he was eating so many more solids, we finally went down to four liquid feedings each day.  He has been using his sippy cup for water, though, and loves it!  Usually during dinner time he lets us know when he would like to have some water out of his sippy.  He is OBSESSED with his puffs.  I think he would eat a million if I let him.  I bought organic cheese puffs for the first time this month and oh my goodness, he devours those things like he's never's hilarious.  We have to make sure he only puts one in at a time because he tries to fit like six in his mouth at once.  He Our schedule has been SO glorious and I am so thankful that he is healthy and oh so precious.  

Wake up: 7:00 AM
Nap: 9- 10:30 AM
Nap: 1:00- 3:00 PM
Bedtime: 7:00 PM

Little man has been constantly on the move this month- never stopping.  He crawls ridiculously fast but he LOVES to stand.  Usually every time he crawls he goes over to something just to pull himself up and stand.  He has started getting braver and taking one hand off, then the other and standing for several seconds at a time.  He looks over at us like the proudest little thing and it's SO CUTE.  

Speaking of cute, the obsession and love for Lucy just continues to grow every month.  She is the one constant that can make the little man laugh like no other.  I was getting his food ready a little while ago and heard him cackling up a storm while he was sitting in his highchair.  I looked over to see him teasing her with a puff.  He would put it up to her and she would almost take it and then he would take his hand away, cracking up each time thinking it was the most hilarious thing he'd ever seen.  He tries to climb up, pull on, you name it on poor sweet Lucy girl 5 million times a day.  She loves to be in the action and is such a sweet girl but really doesn't love to be pulled on all the time, so if she sees G making a bee line for her, she'll just get up and move to another part of the floor.  The funny thing is is that she will usually only move just a few feet away from where she was, so the cycle of him chasing her & her moving lasts about a billion times every day.  I love watching their's so cute.

Grayson still wasn't a huge talker this month, but definitely started to talk a little bit more.  I have tried to get him to say mama so many times, but I think he will say it in his own timing. :)  The closest he has gotten is "ma"....I've decided I will take it. :)  He has said dada just a few times and loves making the "bahhh" sound.  He loves to say "Aghhhh" in this cute little raspy voice almost like he's grunting but he really is more of a mover than a talker right now.  His motor skills are pretty impressive...even his fine ones.  He can pick up such small things with his sweet little chubby hands, turn pages of books, open flaps, crawl under, over, around...just all like he's been doing it his whole little life. 

 Baby animals touch book
When daddy comes home from work- his whole face LIGHTS up
When mommy and daddy run around the house with him and Lucy chases us
 Crawling around in only your diaper
Giving us high fives

Being taken away from the dvd player/cable box in the entertainment center
Diaper changes- its getting SO hard for him to remain still

Oh my little munchkin,
You are so very dear.  I love you to the moon and back.  We read that book together a lot and I can SO relate to Big Nutbrown Hare. ;) Every day with you is so fun.  I really, really like this stage because I feel like we are seeing so much of your personality blossom.  We took you to your very first Cardinals game this month and you were SO good.  You loved it because you could socialize and get everyone's attention around us (that sounds much more like mommy than daddy but I know eventually you will care less about that and pay attention to the game :)).  After the game you were SO silly on the way home...just thinking everything I did was hilarious.  My heart pretty much was close to bursting and I told your dad how much I love you just how you are now.  But I know that you are going to continue to grow, bigger and stronger which is wonderful, but a piece of my heart gets a little sad because I'm afraid I won't remember you just how you are now.  I try SO hard to just etch it in my mind but I know that time goes on and memories fade.  I am so thankful for your life and couldn't be more filled with joy that you and not anyone else were the baby that the Lord has for us.  You are the most perfect addition to our family and your daddy and I couldn't be prouder of you.  You are my little lovey!
Mommy and Daddy 

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