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Sawyer 10 month update

What a weekend!  And, yes, I’m still in weekend mode since I took today off to spend with family that was in town.  We had Bean’s Baptism yesterday (a full post to come) and were so very blessed to have friends and family in since last Wednesday.

But…I.am.exhausted.  And looking forward to getting back into the work week, albeit a short one.

So last Sunday marked Bean’s 10 month birthday.

 

  • Weight/Height: At his appointment in mid-October, he weighted 21 lbs 7.5 oz (59th%) and was 30.5″ tall (96%).  I imagine we can up both those numbers in the last few weeks :P
  • Eats:2 ‘meals’ of solids a day and, slowly working in a lunchtime meal as well.  His “favorite” breakfast as of late is apples roasted with cinnamon and nutmeg, then blended with oats, and just a bit of water.  It’s like a chunky pureed applecrisp.  I usually give him some plain Cheerios as well.  Dinner is a range of items: Earth’s Best Organic jarred food (Stage 2/3), sweet potatoes, lentils, (string) cheese, tofu, steameed mixed veggies that are pureed with quinoa, etc.  And of course puffs.  Lots and lots of puffs.  He loves them and it gives me a few minutes to putz around the kitchen.   He is still picky about textures and prefers his food blended, but not soupy.  He’s eating, on average, 24 oz of Similac formula a day (cluster feeding at night) and about 300ish cals of solid food.
  • Sleeps:7p-7a on average with 2 1-hour naps or 1 2-hour nap and a shorter nap.  The afternoon nap seems to be iffy at times and lately he’s been waking up in the middle of the night.  Not sure if it’s a growth spurt, teething or what???
  • Sounds:dada, somthing that sort of sounds like mama, throat gurgling, yaaaalaaayaaa (loud ‘talking’), clicking his tongue, snorting.
  • Movements: He crawls!  And he’s fast.  Yikes.  All of sudden we had to move things like dog dishes, and put locks on the cabinets.  He also likes to crawl up the stairs (thank goodness for baby gates).  Of course, he prefers going anywhere he’s not supposed to — like to touch the wheels of his stroller, crawl on the dog bed(s), take magazines off the rack, etc.  He is walking better and better (with assistance of course).  And he prefers to beckon us from his room by standing up in his crib, facing the door, with tears streaming down his face (rips my heart out!).  Oh and cutest thing he’s been doing?  Dancing!  For some reason Gangnam Style is quite fun to jam to ;)
  • Toys, etc: blocks,  random boxes, my hand, my necklaces, eating books, having books read to him, knobs on drawers, the patio glass doors, his binky, animal paws, door stops, fans, anything bang-worthy, wooden toys, his baby rocker.
  • Clothes:size 3 diapers by day, size 4 sleeper by nights (he’s about ready for 4′s during the day).   12-18 clothes fit best (though we squeeze him in some 9-12mo) and he does wear some 18-24mo (my god!).
  • Teeth:none!  Seriously!?!? (edited to add: as of 10 months and 1 week, we feel a tooth poking through!!!)
  • Other: He is now snuggly in his big boy toddler seat and seems to really love it.  It fits really nicely in Zach’s car, but due to the pitch of my backseats, it’s a little awkward (but works).  He also managed to get his first cold (technically 2 days after turning 10 months), but it’s obviously on my mind.

And last but not least, to commemorate his 10 month birthday, we had a professional photo shoot in– below is a sneak preview of the shots:

 

After this weekend full of family, it makes my heart ache more than just a little bit that we are so far away!

 

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Sawyer 9 month update

Hey there

Bean and I just made through a weekend solo (well a Thurs thru Sunday), since Zach was away for work.  We had some good mommy/baby bonding, but when Zach walked in the door this AM, I booked it to workout and get a pedi ;)  Bean didn’t mind.  He decided he’d take a 3 hour nap.

To celebrate his the big 9 months, we got him his very first haircut!

Before:

During:

After:

Other fun facts (that are notable changes from the 7 month update)

  • Eats:2 ‘meals’ of solids a day and may move to 3 meals shortly.  Breakfast is often greek yogurt, quick oats, banana and cinn blended together.  Dinner is sweet potato with some lentils, carrot sticks, maybe cheese.  Oh and the puffs.  Lots and lots of puffs.  He loves them and it gives me a few minutes to putz around the kitchen.   He is still picky about textures and prefers his food blended, but not soupy.  He’s eating, on average, 24 oz of Similac formula a day (cluster feeding at night) and about 300ish cals of solid food.
  • Sleeps:7p-7a on average with 2 1-hour naps or 1 2-hour nap and a shorter nap.
  • Sounds:dada, somthing that sort of sounds like mama, throat gurgling, yaaaalaaayaaa (loud ‘talking’), clicking his tongue, snorting. He can also sign the word for milk.
  • Movements: literally just started crawling (but it’s more like an army crawl on the front arms), still prefers to roll and rotate to where he wants to go.  Can sit up unassisted and can stand while leaning against something.  Likes to ‘walk’ with some help.  Can easily transition from sitting to laying down.  Cannot stand up in crib yet (we just dropped it tonight!).
  • Toys, etc: blocks,  random boxes, my hand, my necklaces, eating books, having books read to him, knobs on drawers, the patio glass doors, his stuffed lemur, his binky, animal paws, door stops.
  • Clothes:size 3 diapers by day, size 4 sleeper by nights (he’s about ready for 4′s during the day).   12-18 clothes fit best (though we squeeze him in some 9-12mo) and he does wear some 18-24mo (my god!).
  • Teeth: none!  I’m convinced he’s going to be toothless forever.
  • Other: He is about 1 cm away from not fitting in his car seat so we have purchased (but not yet installed) the Britax Marathon thanks to tons of recommendations.  We got it in the waverly print and the version we got goes up to 70 lbs (rear to front facing).  No carseat means, no snap-n-go stroller, so we recently purchased the Maclaren Triumph (super light, looks cute (in red!), but has no storage and I feel like he reclines a bit too much).

That about wraps it up.  Here’s 2 more pics, just for fun ;)

 

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Sawyer 7 month update

Good evening friends,

I hope you’re gearing up for Friday!  I have off tomorrow and am taking my first Dailey Method class with a friend (hi Mojan!).  It will also be the first time I’m making use of a ‘gym’ daycare for Bean (<–admittedly a little nervous about that).  The rest of the day is up in the air, though I’m thinking low key capped off by a homemade pizza night ;)

Last Saturday marked Bean’s 7 month birthday.  With each passing month, I feel a sense of sadness that my little baby is not so much a baby, but becoming a little boy.  I love all the new things he’s doing, but my heart also aches for how little he once was.  This just serves as a reminder to take in every single moment, every laugh, every new step…

So what’s new with my Bean?

He can stand (while holding on to something)

He now uses his highchair to eat.  It is the Ingelsina attaching highchair and I absolutely love love love it.  He can join us at our kitchen island while we eat and cleanup is a cinch since it’s just a matter of cleaning the island like normal.

 

He swings!  He loves it for a short while, but then I think gets a little overwhelmed.

He explored his first playground:

And of course, he practices being just plain adorable

Other fun facts (that are notable changes from the 6 month update)

  • Eats: 2 ‘meals’ of solids a day — usually rice cereal mixed with pureed fruit in the AM and veggies in the evening.  Bean loves all fruits, greek yogurt, and most veggies, but not broccoli (!) and is picky about textures.
  • Sleeps: 7p-7a on average with 2 1-hour naps or 1 2-hour nap and a shorter nap.
  • Sounds: dada (though I’m working on mama big time!), ttthhhh, daaaaaaaa.
  • Movements: no crawling, but can roll and rotate to where he wants to go.  Can sit up unassisted and can stand while leaning against something.
  • Toys: blocks, Jacque the Peacock (still), Sophi, random boxes, my hand, pieces of banana (yes, not really a toy), eating books, having books read to him (favorites = Mr Brown Can Moo, The Night You Were Born, Llama Llama Red Pajama, Larry’s Loud Roar)
  • Clothes: size 3 diapers by day, size 4 sleeper by nights.  Wears some 12-18 month onesies, shorts are usually 6-12 month.
  • Teeth: none!  Where are they???

One thing I’ve realized: I’m capturing Bean’s life on my iPhone — an old one at that (3GS)–due to its convenience.  I feel like most of his pics aren’t any better quality than the pics of me when I was a baby!  Hmm…

Are we losing quality for convenience?

 

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