Today, my sweet little Monster, you are 10 months old. Double digits. 2 months away from your first birthday. I guess I missed the day you were officially out of my belly longer than you were in, but it wasn’t too long ago. It’s amazing how much you’ve grown and changed since that September morning when you made your debut into this world.
As evidenced by the picture above (and pretty much any picture I take these days when I try and get you to smile) you have discovered how to stick out your tongue. You do it all the time, but especially when you are happy. You are too cute, little one.
This month has flown by as fast as any other, but as typical with any summer, we’ve lacked a strict routine and I think both you and I are ready to get back to somewhat of a schedule. Today is your second day of daycare, and I hope I do better than I did on Monday. Yes, I said I, not you. You were your typical laid-back, rockstar self, easily fitting in to your new surroundings, while your momma was full of tears and doubts and to be honest, feeling like I was going to throw up all day. But then, when I went to pick you up, there you were, playing happily on the floor with the other babies. I know you are going to be just fine. And I will too (hopefully).
|I love your teeny tiny hospital gown they
made you wear at your GI appointment
Your biggest accomplishment this month is you are now prop sitting! The world is so much more interesting from that position isn’t it?
You probably think your Mommy is a little nuts with all the food I’m trying to get you to like, but you sure are a good sport about it. Eating may not be your number one priority in life, but you have yet to flat out refuse anything I’ve tried to feed you (unless it has chunks, and then, OH MY WORD, the DRAMA.) Trust me, it’s okay for food to have a little texture to it, silly goose. You weigh 15 pounds, 8 ounces, and we are hoping to see that number get bigger this month!
Just this week, we had a physical therapy evaluation and it was decided that yes, you do indeed need physical therapy to help you get stronger. You now have five teachers who come to our house to help you, and we love every one of them. They are so sweet to you and have such great ideas. They often come with new toys and contraptions for you to try out- so much fun. We are so blessed that we have the ECI program available to us!
|In your “Little Room”- lots of visual and tactile stimulation|
After a 2 month hiatus, you decided this week to cut a third tooth. This one comes complete with a runny nose, red eyes, stinky diapers, and lots of discomfort. You’ve woken up screaming 3 nights in a row, but it’s nothing that a little Tylenol and some cuddling didn’t make better. How many teeth do you have left to cut? Eek.
We wondered for months which soothing device you were going to pick- the pacifier or your thumb. Over the last week, you have almost eliminated the pacifier altogether but that thumb is constantly in your mouth. I’m just glad you have something to calm you!
Oh, my little sweet pea, I love you so, so much. And I’m not the only one. You have so many friends, family and people you don’t even know yet pulling for you, praying for you, and loving you. You are such a special little boy. Happy 10 months Grayson!