Thursday, December 18, 2014

Shortcake: Ten Months Old

(So, I completely missed the nine month post. It was on my mind, but never happened. Oh well, moving on.)

Eeeek! We have reached the double digits. Ten months feels really close to one year. How on earth is my baby almost a year old???!! The start of this month was a bit rough on our little guy, but we are happy to have our cheerful sweetheart back after over two weeks of fighting a crummy virus. We are implementing hand washing every ten minutes around here now. (Ok, maybe not, but we probably should.) That sickness coupled with two new teeth made for a sad and miserable little baby. However, our smiley guy is back and we couldn't be happier.

Shortcake still doesn't sleep through the night. We tried a bit of sleep training before Thanksgiving, but he didn't get the memo that nighttime is for sleeping. Thankfully when he is up a ten minute nursing session is all that he needs to settle down most nights, but this momma would really benefit from a full night of sleep. Maybe when he is one????

We gave him another haircut this month. This brings him up to three total. I got a little crazy in the back this time, but he can pull it off.

He is a little on the go army crawler these days. It is amazing how he gets around without getting his belly off the floor. He is definitely getting braver with his exploring and will often come and find me when I leave him behind. Time to start remembering to shut the basement door.
I would like to play with your camera, momma!

I am not positive if he has any real words yet. We have heard the start of momma, dada, and ball. But it isn't consistent enough for me to be convinced that he is really putting the words with the objects. He does have a firm grasp of many words, though, If I tell him no, he stops what he is doing and ducks his head. So sweet.
Why did you have to take it away from me?!!

I love watching him learn about his world. His sweet little hands love to open and shut things, push buttons, and of course bring every little thing in his mouth. He also has the odd habit of sticking this fingers into our mouths. Kind of funny, kind of gross.
I am so in love with this little guy. He is, as always, a tremendous blessing to us all. Stay sweet, Shortcake.


  1. Such a fun update! Our boys are alike in the sleep department - oy. He is such an adorable boy, happy 10 months Shortcake!

    1. Thanks, Emily. I was thinking the same thing about sleep when I read your post. You would think we would be able to get our third kids to sleep, huh? ;)