Thursday, June 9, 2011

Double Digits!

Age Blocks from BB Blocks
Hello friends!  Happy 10 months to me today!
Double digits....woo hoo!  And check out that hair!  Move over McDreamy, there's a new man in town!
It's been a busy month over here!
Just when mama thought I was falling behind with my big milestones, talking smack about me on the blog, I went and did amazing things to prove her wrong!  It started with pulling up.  One day she set me on my back in the family room and walked to the kitchen.  No less than a minute later she looks down and sees me STANDING at my exersaucer.  Apparently the fact that I could roll over, get into a seated position and then proceed to pull myself up left her speechless!  Oh ye of little faith mama!!  Then she found me standing in my crib one morning, just smiling at her like I've been doing this for years.  Dad lowered my crib mattress so I wouldn't fall out and now it's one of my favorite places to play!  I can sit in there forever just pulling myself up and then letting go to free fall and bounce around like a crazy man.  Luckily for mama it's also still my favorite place to sleep.  Long gone are the nightly cuddles in our favorite chair before bedtime.  All I do is wiggle and squirm until mama lays me down and then it's right to sleep.  My new favorite position is on my belly with my booty stuck up high in the air.  Mom says it sure doesn't look very comfortable but I'm sleeping a solid 10-12 hours a night so it must be!
Next up is big boy food!  Remember me?  The picky gagger who could barely choke down baby food at 6 months?  Yep, well I'm an eating champ now!  In fact I put up a pretty big stink these days if mama even tries to put that spoon of baby food in my face.  It usually results in screaming and swatting, food flying everywhere, until mama gives up and feeds me some real food.  I love peaches, pears, watermelon, cantaloupe, strawberries, bananas.....if it's a fruit I'll eat it!  Turkey and chicken are also personal faves and one day mama picked me up from school and my teacher told her I'd had pizza for lunch.  Pizza!  She couldn't believe it!  I'm not a huge fan of eggs or cheese, but will eat them.  Veggies still rank pretty low on the list too.  Carbs however get two thumbs up.  If there's a pancake within in a 2 mile radius I will probably seek it out and immediately shove it in my face!  The dogs are getting a kick out of this food business too because my accuracy isn't always the best and there's usually a scrap (or 10) that end up on the floor.
Aren't I a ham?  Mama has noticed in the last month that I've finally figured out this whole camera business.  As soon as she whips it out I will usually pause, look right at her and then totally cheese it up.  Sometimes the smiles I give are pretty goofy.  One night mama sat in bed scrolling through some pictures and actually had tears rolling down her face from laughing so hard at my silly faces.  Daddy thought she'd gone off the deep end.
For Memorial Day weekend I got to take my 2nd boat ride and go in the pool for the first time.  I wasn't so sure about the pool at first, clinging on to mom for dear life, but once I got the hang of it I splashed around a bit.  The boat however was a huge hit.  I loved sitting on grandpas lap, steering the big wheel.  He better watch out, because it looks like I may be the new Captain in town!!  All jokes aside, me and grandpa are best buds!  We had a good time together pal-ing around while mom and dad were in Vegas.  I got a little stinky the last night though and mommy could tell Grandpa was ready for them to come home!  They discovered I was cutting THREE teeth!  No wonder I was such a crabby pants!  Two on top and one on the bottom.  One more bottom tooth and I'll have a complete set up front!
The biggest news of course this month was crawling!  Once I mastered rolling over, I could easily get up on my knees.  Mama waited for what felt life forever before I finally took off!  As you can see in my picture, I don't take a conventional approach to crawling on all fours.  I always keep one foot planted firmly on the ground to push off with.  My 3 legged crawl as mama likes to call it may look kinda funny, but it gets me where I want to go.....and pretty fast!  You've got to keep a pretty good eye on me because I'm usually on the hunt for trouble.  Why would I play with toys anymore when there are lamps, tables, cords and minuscule pieces of god knows what to shove in my mouth!

Mama has no clue on any official stats as far as height and weight go.....but she's pretty sure I'm at a growing standstill for right now. All my 12 mos clothes are still a bit baggy, but for the most part fitting pretty well. At this rate she's keeping her fingers crossed I can keep the same wardrobe through the summer! She picked up some 18 mos PJs just to be on the safe side though. I'm still rocking size 3 shoes and flips and holding steady on the middle setting of my diapers. We've also entered Birthday planning mode over here!  The theme and date have been set!  Hats and banners officially ordered! Two months and counting to the big one year!!
Until next month!  Peace Out

PS  Today is Grandma and Grandpa's Anniversary.  It would have been 38 years!  Please keep him in your thoughts because days like these make us all kinds of sad.


Molly B said...

Oh my gosh he is so darling Emily...I love the posing, too darn cute!

Gwen said...

He has grown up!!! I look at the first photos and he looks like a toddler now. **tear** But Happy 10 Month Birthday Mr. Jamie!!!

Sending your Dad my prayers today.

LC said...

He is such a darling... that first picture is to die for! I can't believe how big he's gotten so quickly!

Sending lots of thoughts and prayers your family's way today... I know your mom is smiling down on you all.

Kristen said...

What a cutie!

And Jamie, I don't blame you one bit for skipping the baby food to real food, it dosn't look that great (or smell that good) to me either!

Arianicious said...

Where did you get those blocks with the dates on them?? They're so adorable. I'd love to get some for my nephew, if you wouldn't mind sharing that is.

I'm Jess said...

Happy 10 months Jamie... you're the cutest!

Em, you and your dad are in my thoughts today. {hugs & happy memory smiles to you!}

the workaholic momma said...

Whoa - what a huge month for Jamie!!! I think walking is in the near future:) I LOVE all of the info and adorable pics - thanks so much for sharing and I Hope Jamie has a wonderful 10 month birthday and I will be keeping you and your fam in my thoughts today and sending LOTS of hugs your way:)

Kristen said...

he is so adorable! I love his hair, and his little face is just too stinking cute! love the cloth diapers too, it makes me want to attempt to do this for my next baby I'm just afraid of how much cost there is when you're just getting started!

d.a.r. said...

Gosh he is just SO cute!! Look at ALL of that hair!

Natalie and Lee said...

He is so adorable!!

Enjoying reading your blog... linked to it from Married with a Pup!:)

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