I cannot believe that you are one month away from being 1!!! These last few months you have exploded developmentally! You went from barley being confidant in your sitting abilities to crawling, to pulling yourself up on furniture! This all happened within a few week period. You also decided that it was cool to feed yourself.
This last month you have become much more able to stand while holding on to something. You can move from one object to another, although you haven't figured out how to walk from one side of the couch to the other. You have also gotten brave and let go a few times. There have been a few times that you have stood for about a second.
You love to dance. Whenever there is any sort of music, you start rocking side to side. You have also added a head banging motion to your dance moves. You also bounce a little bit too. It seems like you are just jamming out, all the time! You are too cute! Let's not forget the huge smile on your face!
You are a very brave climber as well. When we were on vacation, you learned how to climb stairs. You aren't very stable on them, especially when you think you can push yourself to sitting on a stair... not a good idea... But you haven't figured out how to go down. Every time I tried to teach you by turning you around so you could slide down on your belly, you just wanted to go forward. You would get very frustrated if I tried to move your feet or knees. So, someday you will learn how to get down off the things you climb up. Your favorite thing right now is a little kid-sized picnic table we have in our kitchen. You have figured out how to get up on top. You love it up there. But falling off is painful for you, and scary for mom. I keep trying to convince you that there are more fun things on the ground, but I haven't succeeded in that yet.
You are a very happy boy most of the time! I think back on when you were a little tiny baby and how much you hated spitting up (but did it so often) and how much mommy's milk made your tummy hurt. I wondered if you had a happy disposition, or if this was just your personality (to cry and scream all the time). I'm so grateful that I now know you as a happy boy who is quick to smile. (It's still really hard to get you to laugh though, You will smile at anyone, or just about anything, but laughs are for special occasions.)
You are a fantastic hugger. Everyone that you met on our very long trip mentioned how wonderful your hugs were. It was nice to know that you would give a smile and a hug to anyone. Grandma Kershaw mentioned that you hug like daddy did when he was a baby. She says you hug with so much love, you can just feel it. I agree.
When you are upset, how you cry is pretty cute. You cry for a minute, and then through your tears you talk to me in baby talk, almost like you are trying to tell me what is wrong, or how much it hurts. It's so cute!
|This is right before you turned 10 months. You are so proud of yourself!|
|Now that you have figured out how to move, you are always on the go!|
|This picture was taken on July 30. (11 months old to the day). Look how easy it is for you to stand while supported.|