Monday, June 16, 2008

10 Months Old.

Seriously?? Ten months?! Sorry- I am just a little confused because last I checked I had a newborn! Preston is quickly becoming a little boy and we are shocked at how the past 10 months have flown by, so I thought I should give a quick update before he's blowing out the candles on his 1st birthday cake. Or... candle.

He's still long and lean! At his 10 month check up last week, he weighed in at 18.3 lbs and measured 29 inches long. (He was 28 in April, so he grew an entire inch in just two months.) Throughout the past 10 months, he's been up and down on the weight chart. He was only in about the 10th percentile at birth, then was up to the 50-75th % by 4 months old, then has slowly dropped to the 25th now. He completely slimmed down once he became active, but we still love his chubby little face and fat rolls on his legs! He's in the 75th % for height, which is where's he's been pretty steadily for a while.

He's cuter than ever! Of course, every parent thinks their little one is adorable, but I honestly have strangers stop me and tell me how cute he is. I have to agree. The thing they comment on the most is his eyes (both his lashes and the half brown/half blue right eye) or they ask about his demeanor, saying, "Is he always this happy?" He totally engages people- especially when we are restaurants. He's constantly looking around and trying to grab the attention of the strangers eating around us. Kevin and I are so glad he's social and enjoys people. With such large families, it would make things challenging to have a shy baby.

He's active and more mobile everyday! I just can't get over how well he gets around lately! He is totally capable of doing the hands-and-knees crawl, but he still prefers to do the army crawl instead. I really don't think walking is that far behind, either. As I've mentioned before, he pulls himself up on everything and then walks well while holding on. Sometimes, he'll let go and just stand for a second, and if we hold his hands, he walks great. I often find myself daydreaming of the days where he was completely non-mobile and couldn't even roll over, but I love watching this adventurous part of his personality emerge.

He's totally interactive. His jabber is starting to sound more like actual words and he's getting so much better at communicating with us. It's clear that he THINKS he's being conversational, so we usually try to engage him in hopes of helping to develop his language skills. He can clap for pat-a-cake, and reach and point for what he wants. I love that we are starting to understand each other more and more.

His favorite activities are reading, taking walks, standing at the tub while the water is running so he can try to "catch" it, playing with or climbing on Ruby, opening and closing things, and now cruising around the house on his own two feet. He changes so quickly these days that for now, we are just trying to remember to enjoy each moment with him.

1 comment:

Jessica & Todd said...

My my my...he sure is changing! No more baby...just pure little boy! He is so stinkin' cute! Hope you are enjoying your summer!