Wednesday, April 15, 2009

10 Months Old

I am a little late getting this post up, but our little beluga turned ten months old a few days ago! We have pretty much decided that he is the greatest and most awesome thing to ever exist. It's true.

Porter has been doing so many cute and wonderful things. Here are a few...
Giving high fives. Craig taught him this, and he is so proud!
Cruising around the room like a maniac. He can go the whole perimiter of the room holding on to furniture, toys, whatever it takes.
Giving awesome hugs and delicious wet kisses.
Saying lots of different things. His latest and greatest is "ligga, ligga, ligga." Sometimes we giggle when he talks. Good stuff.
Clicking his tongue. He thinks it's awesome when you do it back.
Being awesome.
Not having a cold in a few months. Yesssssss.
Standing at the gate and crying when people leave. Awww.
Going to bed without Mommy (twice). I nurse him around 6:30 pm, and then when Craig puts him to bed he gives him a cup of rice milk and rocks him. In the bed he goes, and within a minute or two (literally)...voila! Sleeping boy!
Singing! Whenever we sing to him he will try to sing along (aaaaaah, uuuuuuuh) and he also does it when he plays his piano or xylophone. We think he will be very musical!
Rolling balls and cars. We practice rolling the ball and it is so funny. He will basically use one hand to roll it back and forth until it breaks loose. He's kind of a spaz when he does it, and he gets so proud when it launches.
Loving bigger kids. This has been going on for a while, but older kids make him laugh so hard! We try to strategically sit near a family with older children at church so they will entertain him. :)
Drooling like a madman. Not awesome, but bearable.
Hating the diaper change. Ugh. Stresses me out just thinking about it. Oh, and the fingernails being clipped, too. Such fun!
Loving his new sippy cup with a straw. Why didn't we get him one of these sooner?!
Our new bedtime game. Before his bath, we strip him down and let him crawl around naked. We get on the floor with him and play "chase". We hide behind the furniture in his room and jump out and bang on the floor. He laughs SO HARD. This is easily his favorite part of the day, and mine, too! We have a video that I love, but he is neked as a jaybird, so you don't get to see it on the world wide web! Sorry!
Getting on a schedule! A schedule, you say? Yes, a schedule! Our little non-napper has become a bit more predictable! And just because I will want to know someday what he was doing at ten months:
Wakes up between 6:30 and 7 am. Nurses.
Breakfast at 8:30.
Nap between 10:00 and 11 or 11:15. Nurses.
Lunch at 12:30.
Nap between 2:00 and 3:15 ish. Nurses.
Dinner at 5:30.
Bath at 7:00 ish.
Nurse and night night around 7:30-8:00 pm.
AND he sleeps through the night! And we start all over the next morning! Woo hoo! I love it!

He also got his second haircut recently, which I wasn't nearly as impressed with as the first. He had to sit in my lap this time, and he didn't love it.

He still loves the bath, too! Yum...Aveeno!

We love you every second, little noonie! You are the best ever!

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bnmwhitney said...

Oh sweet little man. I can't believe that you have been in your awesome family for 10 months already. I hope that you will know always how blessed you are to have a mommy and daddy that love you and want with all of their might to raise you in a home full of love and opportunities! You are such an awesome and strong spirit and your Aunt Tori loves you so much!


Shannon said...

I'm not sure he could be any cuter!!! We miss him so much and can't believe he's 10 months already. We love you Porter!

Coates Family said...

I really want to squeeze him and kiss his face. I love the haircut picture...too cute.

The Poore Family! said...

MUAH! MUAH MUAH MUAH MUAH! That would be me kissing your little baby on his cute little belly!