Thursday, November 4, 2010

10 months

it's a new month! thank goodness...last month was a rough one. maybe it has to do with the fact that tanner was cutting 3 teeth? he now has a second one on the bottom (goodbye mr. snaggletooth) and the top two have just broken through...they look HUGE! no wonder they were so rough on mr tman!

this month tanner learned lots of new tricks. he will sometimes do his version of "all done" when he's through with dinner...definitely not the textbook version, but it's his version of "i don't want anymore food!"

dancing is a new trick's hilarious watching him bounce to the beat (he's got pretty good rhythm). we were in freebirds the other night for dinner and there was some pretty loud music and little man was just bouncing up and down in his highchair...too funny!

he is also officially ALL.OVER.THE.PLACE! There is no more learning to crawl...he's got it down and is on the MOVE! all the time! it's amazing that he is instantly drawn to everything he shouldn't be. forget all the cool toys...he'd rather play with...
the curtains...
and the blinds...
and the fun door stoppers...
and dakota and gizmo's tails...
the kid never sits still...some days we just crawl laps around the house. and he's gotten very good at finding all the tiny dirt specs (and of course they go straight to his mouth!), so our house is going to be the cleanest it's ever been! but it's been so much fun watching him discover so many new things!

he's also pulling up on everything...we've had a few falls and head bumps this month-he gets little goose eggs so easily! i'm sure there will be many more with this crazy boy!
we have officially packed away all his 6 month onesies (yes i was trying to stretch them since it was still warm). his 6-9 month ones aren't quite as tight so i've still got them out incase we have anymore warm days. but really 6-12 month or just 12 month clothes fit him the best. 

size 3 diapers (4 overnight) and i just bought the Huggies Little Movers since he's on the go-we'll see how those work

sleeping…it was a tough month! between the teeth and separation anxiety, we had a few long nights and a few VERY early mornings (can you say 4:30 am...up and ready to play-what?!?!). i have enjoyed lots more snuggle time, but man, snuggle time in the middle of the night = one tired mama! i can definitely tell some of it is him just communicating what he wants because he's definitely developed an angry's more or less him standing in his crib screaming. if he could talk he'd be screaming, "MOM COME GET ME NOOOOOOWWWWWWWW!" naptime has also had its challenges. some days he takes good naps and goes down easily at 9 and 1, and then other days it's a battle.

bedtime has moved a little later but he's still in his crib and on his way to dreamland by 7pm. he's gone back to sleeping through the night but most of this month he's decided he's ready to wake up for the day between 5:30 and 6. that can make for some long days with a grumpy little boy!

he has definitely learned to make his preferences known a little more...if he doesn't like something or wants something, he's learned to fuss. he is developing many of his own opinions...oh what fun (yes, no comments from the peanut gallery on this one...i know, i'm sure i'm in store for LOTS of opinions from him).

dada has been his word/syllable of choice this month. here he is playing angry birds with his dada (just ignore the christmas pjs...i know it's only november but his 2 non-christmas pjs were dirty and so he's started sporting his christmas pjs a little early!)
and going along with the "d" sound, i think he's going to say dog before mama. lovely! (don't have a heart attack,'ll be ok!) everytime the dogs walk by him he makes a "d" sound. he does love dakota and gizmo and always wants to be wherever they are. every morning when we come out of his room, he looks for them first thing and gets so excited when he sees them. they are definitely his buddies!
all of his "d" syllable buddies...dada and d...snuggling on the couch before bedtime
eating this month has been hit or miss. some days he's hungry and other days he really isn't interested in food much at all. maybe it was the teeth coming in? but we've tried cheese, kiwi and crackers this month, and he really loves eating anything in chunks. he loves to use those teeth for bites of pears, peaches, zucchini, cheese-anything i can cut into small pieces vs pureeing. and he's decided he'd rather eat with a fork than a spoon. it's funny-he'll refuse something, and then we'll switch to a fork and he'll eat it right up!

he does have a new toy that he just loves...the old school ring stacker is a hit. lance bought it for him when they were having a boys afternoon and he has gotten really good at taking the rings off and then stacking them back on one by one. oh and of course dakota and gizmo's tennis balls...he will take off crawling as fast as he can go when he spots one of those!

he's also learned to be helpful around the house...rearrange the dining room furniture, helping with the dishes and folding laundry...

 his best 10 month picture...
and some out takes
trying to jump out of the chair...
examining his monkey...i got a classic tanner face in this he looks when he's really looking at/thinking about something
 he was about to attack his dog...
happy 10 months tman! here's to a much smoother month for everyone and lots of exciting adventures discovering all the dirt specs and dog hair that mommy missed when she vacuumed! won't it be fun!

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