Saturday, September 3, 2011

Parker's 10 Month Snapshot

Parker is 10 months! He's grown so much in such a short time and is turning into such a fun little boy! He still has 6 teeth (2 on bottom, 4 on top). He can crawl and roll over onto his belly with ease now. He has fun crawling up the stairs, he just doesn't know how to get down yet. He also loves to crawl to the cat food and water bowls (at which time we rush to pick it up off the floor) and into the bathroom (where he has mastered unrolling all the toilet paper off the roll). Pulling himself up to stand on furniture or anything that will support him is now an easy feat. We've been letting go of him while he's standing to see if he can balance, and he is able to stand alone for a few seconds. He started walking while holding our hands or using his push toy - he goes really fast with this and laughs the entire time! Some of his favorite things to play with are the ball popper toy, a little musical piano toy and our Thomas tent. He still likes to play Patty Cake. I think I've been playing this with him practically since he was born. He's learned how to bang two things together (typically balls or toy cymbals). He likes to eat "baby snacks" - his favorite seems to be the cinnamon maple crunchies. Parker is very well behaved on car trips, long and short. He sleeps in a Sleep Sack at night and for naps. He usually takes only one nap a day and it starts around 11:30 AM and can last from 1 1/2 hours to 3 hours. I really appreciate those 3 hour naps! Occasionally he'll fall asleep again later in the day while sitting in his bouncy chair and watching Baby Einstein. Lately he's been waking up at around 1:30 during the night. Fortunately, once he has a bottle of formula, he goes right back to sleep. Unfortunately, it is not quite that easy for me to fall back asleep. I'm hoping this phase passes soon and he'll go back to sleeping through the night.

Here are a couple of  this month's photo. These are getting harder to capture since he doesn't want to sit still! The sign is on the push toy he uses to walk and he's holding a ball from his ball popper toy.

The ball popper toy.

A video of Parker using the push toy to walk.

As you can see, his hair is getting rather long. But I know once he gets a hair cut, he'll lose that baby look. So I'm waiting as long as I possibly can to have his hair trimmed. Hopefully that will still be many months away. The left side of his hair always has one neat little curl right behind his ear that is totally cute. Another interesting thing about Parker is that when he's hot, the top of his nose gets sweaty. This may be something only a mother can love :)

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