Jack 10 Months

This age is the best.  I seriously wish I could freeze time right now.  Jack is so happy and so sweet my heart almost cannot take it.  He is always smiling and laughing.  He loves everyone, especially his mommy.  I am just so thankful for this chubby little chunk!

New tricks:
His new favorite word is uh-oh and he says it all the time.  He loves to say it riding down the road in the car, to which Olivia responds with "spaghettio" and we all laugh at the cuteness.
He waves bye-bye with his fist closed.  Chad says he looks like he is rooting on his team.
The walker is finally interesting him.  He will push it and walk behind for a go 10 or 20 steps then reverts to his insanely fast tarzan crawl to get where he needs to go.  I am so ready for him to be walking. It will make trips to the park and everywhere outside so much more enjoyable.  Poor guy is stuck strapped to me until then. 

We had to put the gate up to the upstairs because I heard Olivia scream only to walk over and find him 5 steps up (whoops).  He just grinned at me so proud of himself.  I guess he is going to be a monkey like big sis.
He loves to climb up and jump on Olivia's little trampoline.  He thinks he is such a big boy when he is up there.

His fake, dolphin sounding laugh owns me.  He and Olivia go back and forth fake laughing.  One of them will randomly let out a giggle and the other has to play along.  I love their sweet, fun relationship.
He dances and claps whenever we turn the music up now.  All this time watching me and Olivia break it down is paying off.  Soon he will be a dancing fool just like us.

Total of 6 teeth, but I'm expecting more very soon if the river of slobber down his shirt is any indicator.  He has been a little grumpier than usual lately and chewing so hard on everything (except the $30 Sophie the giraffe, go figure)  His favorite thing to chew is Olivia's mini Melissa shoes.  Those things do smell pretty good.

Big sister is the coolest to him.  He wants to do everything she does and play with all of her stuff.  She isn't much into the sharing thing so this doesn't go so smoothly all the time, but she will always give him one of his own toys as she is ripping whatever of hers he has from his hands. Could be worse, I guess ;)

The food situation is pretty good right now.  He eats everything, including baby food.  It comes in handy to be able to feed him that if we are having something really messy or too spicy for him.  He loves fruit and any kind of carb best, but he will eat anything I put on his tray.
On the not so favorite list are diaper changes, clothing changes and really any situation that requires him to lay down and be still.  He fusses every single time I wipe his hands and face after he eats and the whole time he is being changed.  He squirrels around like a wild animal and sometimes makes a huge mess. 

Still a great napper taking 2 2/3 hour naps a day and bedtime is around 7:30.  He usually wakes up around 3am for a bottle then back to sleep until 7:30 or 8 so I can't complain.  Every once in a while he is sleep all the way through and I want to throw a party with margaritas for everyone but then he's up the next night.  I'm not stressing about it though, one day I will get some real rest again.

This little boy brings us so much joy.  I sit and stare at him as I am feeding him (the only time he is still) and I am in awe of what a beautiful little person he is.  I feel exceptionally blessed to be his mommy and I love him more than words could ever express.  I cannot believe in two months he will be one year old.  Time is flying by.  I am doing my best to be present and treasure even the little moments when we are just at home hanging out because I know once they are gone, they are the ones I will miss the most. 
Happy 10 months my little Jack-o-bean!


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