Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Jacob at 10 months

I'm not sure why, but I seem to be trying to skip over the 10 month mark for Jacob. In fact, I just had to correct the title of this post, because I originally wrote 11 months rather than 10. I don't know what that's about...I just thought it was strange enough to tell you about.

Anyway, yes, our sweet boy is TEN months old. I'm really not sure how that happened, didn't I just bring bring him home from the hospital a few weeks ago? Of course, I frequently wonder how Samantha got to be so big, too, so maybe it's just me.

At 10 months, Jacob is 27.5 inches long and weighs 21 lbs 13 oz. He wears 18 month clothes when the clothes are one piece outfits and 12 month clothes when then top and bottom are separate. (In spite of his size, he is outweighed and outhaired by his cousin who is 2 months younger than he is!)

He eats and eats! He nurses 4-5 times per day, and eats as many as 4.5 jars of baby food at a sitting, in addition to finger foods such as biter biscuits, yogurt melts and freeze dried fruit. I haven't notice a favorite of his...he just enjoys food! In fact, I have to be very careful, because he frequently reaches for mine, or anyone else's that is within reach of his extendo arms.

Jacob crawls and cruises all over the place. He stood alone for the first time on 10/10/10. Granted it was only for a few seconds, but he did do it...and has done so a couple more times since then.

He said his first word, "mama", on 10/8. My heart was very happy to hear that :)

He sleeps from 7:30 or 8 in the evening until about 7:15 in the morning, waking up to nurse once or twice during the night. He takes a nap at about 9:30 or 10 am and one at 1:30 or 2pm. He still uses his paci while sleeping, but readily gives it to me as soon as he is awake.

He adores his sister and follows her around all over the place. He is a very busy little man and gets into EVERYTHING. The tupperware cabinet, the books, the movies, the baking pans, the trash, all of his sister's toys, anything on the table since he is now tall enough to reach things on the table...It is a full time job just keeping things out of his mouth.

He is most definitely a mama's boy, but he also gets very excited when Daddy gets home from work. He smiles all the time, and laughs occasionally. And once we hear that laugh, we try hard to get him to repeat's just so adorable!

He shows us so big and dances to the beat of music by bouncing up and down. Patty cake is his favorite game, but he also likes peek-a-boo.

His eczema is still on his cheeks, but isn't as bad as it was even a few months ago. Hopefully it will continue to improve rather than getting worse again as winter approaches.

We are so grateful for anothe rmonth with our sweet boy and continue to look forward to what the future holds {especially if it involves more sleep ;)}