Today you are TEN months old. TEN. 1-0. Ten months seems very big to me. Perhaps it is because your age gained a second digit, or maybe the fact that you have gained even more independence this month. Whatever the case, you are sailing right along with these milestones. In keeping with true second child syndrome protocol, we took you for your 9 month checkup just last week. You have five teeth. two bottom teeth and three on top. The top three are hilarious because only one is the front middle. The others are the ones next-door. For awhile you only had those two on top and were looking like a vampire. You weighed in at nearly 21 lbs, 28 inches, and have a big old head. You are in the 75 percentile for everything. Your big brother was always “above the 97th percentile” for weight and 50th for height, so you look awfully long and lean to me these days. Sometimes I wonder if you are getting enough to eat, but then I remember the adult-sized portions of food you stuff in your mouth every meal. I’ll blame the lack of oversized baby rolls on your level of activity.
Oh the activity…I don’t even know where to begin. You can crawl faster than any baby I have ever seen. You have taken after your brother in adopting the “stinky leg” technique of crawling, and you are a professional at holding onto the furniture and walking around, as well as pushing your walk behind toys. Then, about a week ago, you decided to get all crazy on us and take unassisted steps. I don’t know exactly who you think you are, taking STEPS at NINE MONTHS OLD, but whatever. You’re crazy. Adorably so.
You also are a great communicator now, saying a lot of dada’s, bye byes, hi’s, and waving at us. You also love to dance and say “dan, dan, dan” as you are dancing up a storm. Also, you have entered one of my favorite baby stages, where you fake laugh if you hear anyone else laughing, because something MUST be hilarious ;).
Lastly, you have crazy hair. It has gotten very long and fluffy, and you can rock a mean case of bed head in the mornings. It would be too easy to dress you up as Einstein for halloween. I’m not sure if I will cut it or just let it go and be crazier and fluffier over the next several months. As it is now, the mullet in the back is filling in nicely.
Month 9 was quick and awesome and so much fun. You, my fluffy haired, snuggle toothed, active baby boy, are such a lovely addition to our family. We love you so very much.
Because his cute levels are off the charts, more photos below: