My sweet Mr. Squishy,
10 months old. Lovable, sweet, smiley, and the cuddliest baby ever! Nolan, you have a smile that makes me melt, and every month I fall more and more in love with you. I still look at your squishy little body and am amazed that you're my son. Goodness, you make me so proud.
This month, you have really gotten comfortable on your feet. You're getting more and more stable with standing. You can hoist yourself up into the standing position from a toy or any piece of furniture and stay standing unassisted for long periods of time. You are crawling, quite fast, everywhere you want to go. You like to follow your sister around and watch what she is doing. You also started standing in your crib when you're ready to get out. I was quite surprised when I saw you standing up when I opened the door at the beginning of the month. :) You're not quite ready to walk, but you have taken a step - and immediately fell over. You are walking easily when pushing toys or chairs around.
You started taking baths in the tub with out the duck this month. You love bath time, especially when the water is very warm, and you and your sister are sometimes in there for 20 or more minutes playing. You seem to like playing with toys and splashing!
Much to my happiness, you are doing much better in the car. You have been doing better for about the last 6 weeks. You still have an occasional freak out when you get strapped in, but overall, it has been a huge switch from how it used to be with you in the car. You also started sleeping much better this month. On October 16th, you slept a solid 10 hours in your crib, which was your longest stretch ever! Lately, you're going all night. You still are up occasionally at midnight, or very early in the morning to have a snack. Your dad and I can't believe how suddenly it happened that you started sleeping through the night. You went from waking up 2 or 3 times, to just sleeping through.
You love to eat and are a very good eater these days. You still eat lots of pureed baby food...but this month you made a huge jump into more and more solid foods. You eat pretty much everything we eat, and you aren't picky yet. You eat a lot of pasta, bread, veggies, fruit, beans, and some meat. You like yogurt... and sweet potatoes are still a favorite of yours. You really love feeding yourself the baby teething biscuits. Usually, you require a bath immediately after eating because you manage to get it everywhere... your face, arms, belly, legs and hair! You are still exclusively breastfeeding and eat about 4 times through out the day and if you are up at night.
You are wearing size 12 month & 18 month clothes and size 4 diapers. You have 4 teeth and are working on getting 4 more (we think) on the top right now. You are babbling like crazy and started saying "dada" this month. I think you know I am "mama" and "dada" is dada. When he facetimed us from work the other day, I showed you his face and you babbled out "dada". It could be a fluke, but I think you know who we are.
We've taken a few trips to the pumpkin patch this month with your cousins and friends and are getting ready to celebrate your first halloween. Even though you don't understand everything that is going on, I am enjoying dressing you up in your halloween themed stuff.
I can't believe it's already time to start thinking about your 1st Birthday party. It's hard to believe how much you've changed and grown in the last few months. You are truly one of the sweetest, most mellow babies. I love and adore you so much. You have such a precious demeanor. You love being around your family, snuggling, and exploring. I am so lucky to be your mama. I love you through and through... yesterday, today, forever.