Thursday, December 1, 2011

10 Months Old

James is 10 months old today!! At this point it feels like he does something new and exciting almost every day! He is now the proud owner of 4 teeth (the front two top and bottom) and he has started saying mama and dada pretty regularly and purposefully. He has started to give kisses when we ask him to and pucker up, although his version of kisses is a wide open mouth with a little bit of tongue!
As you can see from the video, he has also started doing this fast breathing, scrunched up nose laugh and it is hilarious!! We love to watch him do it and sometimes we can get him to do it if we just imitate him.

He is still mostly army crawling, although he has started to pull up and climb on anything he can get his hands on. He loves to climb all over people sitting on the floor and he will ignore a wide open space around you and decide that he needs to crawl over you to get to something.
He loves to walk around with someone holding on to his hands for balance, so we went out and got him a walker from a nearby consignment store. So far, he hasn't been too interested in it but I am sure that will change as soon as he figures it out.
He ended up with another ear infection a few weeks ago (we think it came from the teething), so the last time we weighed him, he was a whopping 19 pounds! He loves all things electronic and gets so excited when he gets a hold of remotes, controllers, or cell phones. He loves cell phones so much, we decided to give him one of our  old ones to play with! He loves that thing!!! He has also decided that it is his job to go around to all the rooms in the house and remove the springy door stops from the wall. It takes him 2 seconds to twist them off the wall and then he is on to the next room. I find them around the house all the time and I have to search from room to room to see which one is missing one.

He has also started to do peek-a-boo randomly throughout the day. If he gets a hold of a blanket or his pants when I am changing his diaper, he takes it with both hands, lifts it up to his face and then quickly pulls it down and looks at us, waiting. We always say "peek-a-boo" and he grins. Then he does it again. And again. And again :) He has also discovered that he loves the game of dropping things on the floor and waiting for us to pick it up and give it back to him. One day Anthony was holding him and James dropped his pacifier. Anthony swooped James down to the ground to let him pick it up himself and James thought it was so funny, he couldn't drop it again fast enough!

Our little boy is growing so fast, it is so much fun to see him learn new things and see how happy he is. Everyone who meets him always comments on what a happy baby he is and we are so glad that he is. He is so curious about the world and can be so determined when he wants to get at something or figure it out. It really is amazing to see his personality emerging and to get a glimpse at the person that he is growing up to be!


T. Driaza said...

I just love his crystal blue eyes. Darling. What a fun stage. I can't wait till Landon gets there. Also, way to go on the Turkey! I've never heard of "brine" or cooking breast down...I'm gonna have to look into that!

{leah} said...

I love that you come over so often. It's not every day, but it's enough to be able to see him grow, and change.

I love his eyes!!