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Saturday, May 12, 2018
To my little peanut,
I can’t even begin to tell you how proud I am of you. You keep on surprising us with all the little things you learn each day, each week, each month. I am starting to prepare for your first birthday and I can’t believe it’s been that long since you came into this world. They say the days are long but the years are short – it’s so true!
10 months ago I was holding a brand new newborn in my arms. He was sleepy. He was sweet. He was calm. He was perfect. Now, as I am typing this, I am holding a sleepy, growing 10 month old. He is strong. He is full of personality. He is still sweet & calm. I cherish every moment I get with you.
This past month has been a lot as far as milestones go. You’ve started walking – you can walk back and forth to mommy and daddy. You haven’t gotten it completely down, but I know you will really soon. The look of pride on your face when you reach us is so adorable. Sometimes you even squeal with delight! You got three new teeth this month – all at once! There was a time where you constantly had a fever and stuffy nose. Those teeth beat you up, you poor thing. All you wanted to do was snuggle mommy & daddy. And we let you, because we love you.
We started a new bedtime routine and you love it. You practically put yourself to sleep now. I can’t say I can complain much – I love having alone time at night now. You still love to snuggle mommy & daddy and we love to snuggle you. You give us clues that you are tired and I take you in the bedroom, lay you down, sing songs to you, nurse you, snuggle you, and you’re out. It’s amazing how quickly you learned what bedtime looks like. I’m seriously always so amazed at how fast you learn things.
You still love reading books. Your favorite is the ‘That’s Not My Dinosaur’ or ‘That’s Not My Lion’ books. They have fun things you can touch and feel. You love the rough paws on the lion and the bumpy teeth on the dinosaur. Too cute. You love to turn pages, too! We have this one book where it has different animals and what noises they make. You listen intently to all the animal noises, and then once we get to the lion and say ‘rawr’ you try to copy us. And then all the animals say ‘rawr’. Haha! You also like the cat and ‘meow’. Although, that one is a little bit harder for you to say. You love to copy me when I tell you to say ‘momomomom’ or ‘dadadada’. I love it so much!
After you’re done nursing, after we’re done changing your diaper, or just finished with anything, we say ‘all done’. And I swear you try to say it back to us. You’re so adorable – I just can’t take it! Sometimes you say, “done, done, done” when you’re in your high chair. I think you’re started to understand what it means. Your ‘all done’ sounds more like ‘ahh-da!’. It is literally the cutest thing EVER.
You’re starting to dance when you hear music. I love it so much. You bounce up and down and smile so big. And you have a great smile! When you’re at home, you have so much personality! And then we get you out in public and you suddenly get super shy and have a blank face on all the time. It cracks me up. But at least I know you are a smiley baby and loving life.
You love to blow raspberries lately! You’re still not a fan of food – sometimes you like cheerios, but most of the time you like throwing them on the floor! We’ll get there eventually. But for now, you just love breast milk! And that’s ok with me.
You are now pointing to things when you want something. You point at daddy all. the. time. and it is so cute. You point and sometimes I point back and you touch my finger. When you’re curious about something you’ll use your pointer finger to carefully touch and examine it. Oh my word, seriously, too cute!
All in all, you are just the perfect child. And we love you so much! You have no idea just how loved you are. I hope one day you’ll realize it.
It’s mother’s day tomorrow, and I am so blessed that I get to be your mother. Thank you, my sweet sweet son, for being exactly what I needed and for making me a mother for the first time. Happy ten months, little one. We are so lucky to call you our son.
I love you so much!