Tuesday, September 20, 2011

10 Months (and 1 day).

Last night as I crawled into bed and sighed my daily sigh, I realized I had forgotten something very important. "What day is it?!" I frantically asked Drew. After checking his watch he groggily said "the 19th... why?" It was then that I knew I had done it. I had forgotten that it was my baby's 10 month birthday. Thankfully (I think) he'll forgive me. I mean, he looks like a forgiving little fellow wouldn't you say?

(in addition to be forgiving, he's also incredibly mischievous ;) )

I seriously can't believe that 10 months ago he was born. I feel like I've lived a long dream these past 10 months. The first several months, in all honesty, were lived in a fog. I have met or seen several people lately with 19 month olds and I think "wow, they have a BABY still." and then it hits me. That I had a 19 month old baby. AND a newborn. No wonder I was on the verge of post partum depression. Thankfully God is a gracious God, and I can honestly say that even though these past few months were not in MY plans, they were most definitely in God's, and I wouldn't change HIS plans for ANYTHING. Every time I hear Connor squeal, see him smile, or watch him learn or do something new, I just thank God for his little surprise life in our family (and let's be honest-- his life was no surprise to the great creator). So what is Connor up to at 10 months old?

he's ditched army crawling and is up on all fours.
I also find him screaming for help... stuck behind something. I find it mildly amusing and snap pictures instead of instantly rescuing him... #1 mom award, I know.
he is in L.O.V.E. with blowing raspberries. Him and Brayden actually have raspberry wars in the car. It's one of those things that is both cute and incredibly annoying.

  • sleeps from 7pm to 6:30am. he's been going through a phase where he sometimes wakes up around 5:45. I dread those mornings, and am crossing my fingers it's just a phase.
  • Takes 2 naps a day, about 1.5 hours each. 
  • He is in mostly 18 month clothes, although there are a few things that are 12 months that he still fits. 
  • Size 4 diapers, although I am contemplating moving him up to size 5 diapers at night since he's been soaking through the size 4's at night.
  • STILL has bad reflux. Don't worry, his doctor knows (I get so many comments asking me if his doctor knows that I feel like I should put that disclaimer out there), and we are working towards making decisions on what to do next. One of these includes a GI test to make sure that we're not missing anything. I have to say that for the first time in 10 months we are at a point where it's becoming a frustrating aspect of our lives. And I feel really bad for him because people that don't know about it, or that know about it and don't like it, kind of either freak out of keep him at arms distance. Makes me sad that he has to experience that just because of something he can't control. 
  • He is completely off of purees and totally on to finger foods. He loves eating like a big boy, and is hit or miss right now as I try to figure out things that he really likes. He LOVES grilled cheese, yogurt, cheese and turkey deli meat (and ofcourse, loves Chick-Fil-A. He IS my child). He's a sometimes fan of chopped green beans, and then is hit or miss with everything else-- sometimes he gobbles it up and sometimes he just kind of plays. 
  • He pulls up on things now, but not consistently. He is not one of those kids that seems adament to learn new things. I'm not really that worried about it, since that just means he's one step (no pun intended) closer to walking :) 
  • He's really not talking much. He'll babble some, but mainly likes to be an onlooker. He's a very observant baby. 
  • He's great at playing by himself. The other day while Brayden was at MDO, I was working in the kitchen and realized I hadn't heard C for a few minutes. I went to the front of the house to find Connor playing happily by himself in Brayden's room. 
He's incredibly cute. Not that you didn't know that already :) And in case you need a reminder...


Oh baby Connor. My Con Con. I love you so much my heart might explode. Thank you for bringing so much joy to our lives. Yes, life with two babies is hard, but I wouldn't trade you for ANYTHING on this earth. You have taught me so much about myself, so much about God and have made my life so much richer just by your presence. Happy 10 month (and 1 day-- because your mom's got mommy brain lately and totally forgot) birthday little guy!


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