Poor N has no baby book. Life was just too hectic during my pregnancy (the 8 1/2 month job search, the endless applications and interviews, the getting the house ready for market because we were moving somewhere--we just didn't know where, the constant fear of losing our health insurance, the keeping up with J in all his two year old glory). Anyway, when N was about 3 months old, I had this great idea that I would make him a baby book complete with little envelopes for each month so I could write letters to him and put them in the envelopes. Shockingly, I wrote two letters in one month and haven't touched it since. Poor N! Anyway, just for fun, I thought I'd write a letter to N as my post today since today is his 10 Month birthday.
Today you turned 10 months old. 10 Months! That's almost a year. Crazy. I've now known you in person longer than I knew you inside me. You're a really fun little person and it's been a great 10 months.
You're still a small little guy (up to the 12%ile for weight as of today) and you don't have much hair (although it is finally long enough and thick enough to stick out a little in the back) so to me you look younger than 10 months. Although you do have 8 teeth (with a few more on their way in) so that makes you look older.
Anyway, you are this little bald thing who can already crawl really, REALLY fast (even in the bathtub--you NEVER stop moving). You can pull up on anything and everything, cruise along furniture, and even stand on your own without falling down. Your latest trick is squatting and then slowly rising up to a standing position without holding on to anything. It's a pretty funny sight to see.
You're also very much into waving, clapping (thanks to Mooma) and blowing raspberries. Your Grandma and Grandpa were just here for a week and you LOVED waving at them and blowing raspberries back and forth. You and Grandma would have whole conversations that consisted of nothing but raspberries. You're trying to communicate with all of us right now, but besides "Mama" and "Dada" which you say very often, the rest of your words are hard to decipher.
We are still feeding you some baby food each meal, but you're starting to resist it. You are pretty adventuresome when it comes to finger foods and seem to favor mac n' cheese (maybe you're more like your older brother than we thought), cereal (that sounds like him too), hamburger (maybe not SO much alike) and raisins.
You are a very social little guy and everyone always comments on how happy you are because you smile at everyone. They also comment a lot on your blue eyes.
Your favorite person is probably J. You LOVE to follow him around and play with toys. You also like Pepper and Zoe and their toys. We are lucky that Pepper has such a sweet personality as you are always stealing her toys and using her to pull up on.
Happy 10 Months, N! I hope that you will always stay so sweet and loving. I am enjoying you so much and can't wait to see who you become as you get older. Will you always stay this active? Does this mean you will be into sports? Will you slow down and begin to enjoy books and puzzles as much as your brother? Will you always be so sweet and kind and friendly? I hope so! I know that no matter who you become, you will always be my baby boy, my littlest man, and I love you so very much!