Ten Months

(One Month, Two Months, Three Months, Four Months, Five Months, Six Months, Seven Months, Eight Months, Nine Months)
IMG_20150526_115205257Height: 30″

Weight: 24 lbs

Clothing Size: Still a mix of 12 months and 18 months, though I think I should probably just move him completely into 18 months so I can finally put the 12 month clothes away.

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Diaper Size: size 4

Teeth: Four days after he turned ten months old, Rowen started running a fever (it ranged from 101-103) and getting REALLY fussy, totally unusual for him, and sure enough the next morning two little bottom teeth were poking through. So now he officially has two teeth. No more seem to be coming through at the moment, but he won’t let me anywhere near his mouth so it’s hard to tell.

Sleeping: Same as always, except when he’s full of the teething angries.

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Eating: Still really into eating. He’s a little less enamored with the toddler snacks/finger food we’ve been buying him – he wants the same grown-up food that we’re eating. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it before, but Rowen has been able to drink from a straw cup for about a month, which totally surprised all of us. It took us forEVER to teach Damien to do that! (Of course, Damien was almost walking at Rowen’s current age, so every kid has their strengths. Eating is Rowen’s strength, lol.) In all events, I need to get sippie cups in front of him so he can learn to use them – I’m guessing the reason he learned to use a straw cup is because that’s what we give Damien when he’s not sitting at the table.

Language: Rowen’s new words for the month are ‘hi’ and ‘bye’, accompanied by a wave! He also will imitate new words but won’t use them just yet (for example, we fed/pet goats and sheep and Rowen was saying ‘seep’ and imitating the maa-ing goats.) He ‘talks’ all the time though, forming words and sentences that sound real, just not in English.

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Milestones & Memories:

Rowen can officially crawl forward! This also happened right after he turned ten months. Of course, his motivation to crawl is so he can get next to some tall furniture and pull up. Still, I’m glad he finally did it, because he was getting REALLY angry at only being able to crawl backwards (although it was pretty funny to watch him disappear under the bed…)

Speaking of cruising, Rowen is getting better at it, and is letting go to stand for short periods of time without leaning on furniture with any part of his body. It’s so fun to watch him literally practice – he’ll let go with one hand, then switch hands, then eventually let go for a second with both hands. He’s also trying to stand up from a seated position without pulling up on anything, but that always ends with him back on his butt again (after a few precarious seconds where it looks like he might faceplant. So far, no faceplants!)

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This month marked the end of the 2014-2015 school year. Rowen had to say goodbye to his babysitters, although with any luck they’ll come back to college and will babysit for us every now and again next year. Dan is done with College Part Two and is tasked with job hunting, while I still have two student teaching sessions to complete (one during the summer and the first week of school, where I mostly observe, and one from September to December, where I actually teach.) During that time Rowen will be in full time preschool/daycare, although I’m not exactly sure where yet. I applied too late to get him into Damien’s preschool, so he’s #1 on the waiting list; I also applied to the same preschool company in a nearby town (they have two locations) but haven’t heard back from them yet. It wouldn’t be as convenient for the boys to be in different schools, but at least both schools offer a wonderful and well-appreciated discount for college students!

IMG_20150526_115101372I hate not knowing what our future holds, but I’m really looking forward to a few months (well, like 1 1/2) to spend with my sweet boys where I’m not caught up in the craziness of being a college student mom. I have a list of fun things to do and I can’t wait to start! 🙂

Fun standing pics:

IMG_20150526_115240572IMG_20150526_115246481 And here are some comparison pics with Damien at ten months:

10m laying 10m sitting 10mo standingThey have a lot of similarities while still looking totally different. Genetics are fun!

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