Ian: 10 Months

Somehow two months have gone by (since my last post like this) and my little guy is now 10 months!! (That means 1st birthday party planning has officially begun!) It also means that I'm getting sad again. This past almost-a-year has gone by way too quickly. He's just the best..I can't wait to see how he grows and what kind of little boy he becomes, but I really want to hold tight to this chubby, smooth-skinned, still wants me to pick him up all the time little angel. Guess that's why I'm writing these posts:)

{had to include this pic cause it just cracks me up! of course, Paul will probably kill me}
Here's the last two monthly elephant chair pics. These things are getting harder and harder to do because he will just not sit still. Even if he stays put for a second and smiles, by the time I scootch back on the floor and hold up the camera to take the shot, he is gone! Have had to resort to toys and for this time, yes, even the binkie (he just woke up from a nap, has his first real cold and I was losing light fast, have to go with it!).

Height (at 9 month check up): 29.5 inches
Weight (at 9 month check up): 20 lbs 3 oz.

{right after he gets out of the tubbie, I always pick him up in his towel and we look in the mirror, he loves it! excuse the arm flab, but I'm going to try and be more present in photos even if they are not perfect so that they know there mom was always there}
Sleeping Habits: This guy sleeps like a champ now. He has two consistent naps a day...one in the morning (usually around 10am) and one in the middle of the afternoon (say 3pm). His bedtime routine continues to be the same. We put him down around 8/8:30pm and most days he sleeps through the night until sometime around 7am. Thank you, Buddy!!!! Mama and Dada are so grateful:)

Eating Habits: Dude likes to eat! Not gonna lie. He goes to town on table food! His favorite thing though is real fruit...so far we have tried and he loves real bananas, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, grapes, pear, mango, and watermelon. He eats pancakes and waffles, blueberry and lemon poppy muffins, mac-n-cheese, spaghetti and meatballs, pizza, hot dogs, sloppy joes, peas, carrots, broccoli, cold cuts, cheese, all kinds of bread. We still give him a little bit of fruit or veggie mush or yogurt with each meal and he gets four bottles a day (the first when he wakes up in the morning, then one around noon after he wakes up from his morning nap, one late afternoon after he wakes up from his afternoon nap and one before bed) totalling about 22 ounces.

Developmental Milestones/First: pulls himself up to standing position, walks while pushing a walker toy, walks if you hold his fingers and walk with him, learned how to climb up the stairs, learned how to wave, first Valentine's Day, first St. Patrick's Day, first time sitting in the front of the shopping cart

Favorite Toys: Most of Ian's favorite toys are probably not ones he would be playing with if he didn't have a 3 year old big sister! Exhibit A (see below): he loooves Maura's Fisher Price Disney Princess Klip Klop Stable (the one where the horses really walk down the ramps on their own). Exhibit B: My Little Ponies (and all the other kinds of horses we have in this house)...enough said! He still loves our Melissa and Doug Wood Standard Unit Blocks, the V-Tech Sit to Stand Alphabet Train that he got for Christmas, and he's been having a lot of fun lately playing with our play kitchen, especially now that he can stand up at it and cook/bang things around.

{excuse the state of this room...playroom conversion in progress...this is with the old rug}

{with new rug}


Favorite Pastimes: eating!, taking a tubbie, going for walks or riding around the yard/driveway in Maura's old Push Around Buggy Car (similiar to this one), swinging on the swing set, his baby class at My Gym, standing at the train table and going all King Kong on it (there are not like 2 tracks connected together anymore, he just takes everything and smashes it), messing around with/crawling all over Maura, did I say eating?!

Least Favorite Pastimes: getting his diaper changed, getting his clothes changed, having his nose wiped, getting something taken away from him that he is trying to eat:)

And even though we have officially entered the open all the drawers in my dresser and throw all my clothes onto the floor, get into all the kitchen/bathroom/entertainment center cabinets and take everything out phase, how can you not love this guy/want to smoosh his face with kisses?!


  1. He is so smushable :) :) I had some time off yesterday (and Steve is still out of work) so we keep Allison home in the afternoons with Steve. We took a little outing just the 3 of us and I said "can we freeze her right now but not really?" You know how it is - I don't want this "baby/infant" phase to end but of course it's so fun to see them grow and learn. I'm right there with you sista :) Allison still will not eat any fruits, but she loves pretty much everything else Ian loves - she loves her savory foods just like her Mommy. How are you with photo books? I bet you're on top of it. I need to get on that - STAT.


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