Wow, another month has flown by! Pretty soon I will be writing about his 1st birthday! But lets not get to ahead of ourselves.....he is still my baby right now:) Here is our update:
Teeth: We are still holding strong with 5, although the 6th one is visible. He has had a few irritable moments lately, so I am thinking that it will be here soon!
Sleeping: He is still taking 2 naps a day. They usually average about 1 1/2 hours, although there are times he can sleep 2 1/2 hours for one of them, but the 2nd one is usually shorter:) He still goes down around 8 and is getting up between 5:30 and 6:00 most mornings. There have been a few days where he has slept in longer, so I am thinking that he must be going through a growth spurt:)
Eating: He still nurses 4 times a day when he is with me. Sometimes my mom has a hard time getting him to take a bottle during the day when he is with her. She will sometimes put his milk in a sippy cup and he will take it and other times he just flat out refuses. I know he probably uses nursing with me as a soother, especially since he usually does it with me before a bedtime and he never took a binkie or sucked his thumb, so I can see how he still wants to nurse when I am around. We will have to see what the next month brings with that.......as far as food, he definitely does not mind having that! He is getting to the point where he would rather have regular food than any baby food. So we are using up what we have in the freezer and will probably make no more at this point:) He still eats oatmeal in the morning, but now with a little extra flavor added to it, and usually my mom gives him part of whatever she is having at lunch-he likes to share. At dinner, we try to get him to eat a fruit and a veggie with some meat in it, although some nights he is voicing his opinion that it is not his first choice! Then we usually try to share whatever we are having with him, as long as it is something we don't think will upset his belly. Some of his favorites are yogurt, mac & cheese, vegetable soups, and cheerios:) He hasn't been a big fan of cottage cheese just yet, but we've only tried it once. Other than that, there aren't many things that he doesn't like! He is also excellent at picking things up and feeding himself!
Mobility: Oh wow, is he mobile! He is still crawling everywhere, but it seems he gets faster everyday! He can use just about anything to pull-up on and he is a master at cruising around the furniture. He also started using a push-toy to practice his walking skills (I do have a video I hope to get up soon)....now he would rather run with it and he gets mad when you try to slow him down! He has practiced standing at times...thinks it is really cool, but still only does it for a few seconds before he grabs back on. We've seen a few "steps" out of him, but nothing that could be considered walking just yet. He has taken some pretty big tumbles, but that is all part of the process, although now our coffee table has been retired to the basement! I'm afraid by my next month post that this section will just say "walking!!"
Talking: He is still doing lots of babbling, but does say momma and dadda very regularly. He LOVES to shake his head 'no' no matter what the question is! Very cute to see, and this is also how he voices his opinions during mealtimes! He appears to be trying to say words for several different things, although they all sound alike right now. He really likes to talk to the dog and he seems to be stringing more sounds together lately:) He has also started signing "more", "all done", and "milk" (every once in awhile) so that has been very exciting for us! He also loves to wave hello and goodbye. I now get a send off every morning when I drive away from my mom's house-makes my day. He also likes to wave at the cars that drive by when we are out on a walk!
And now.....the pictures:)