Thursday, April 16, 2009

Happy 10 Months!

Today Karter is 10 months old! This picture is from a couple of weeks ago, but shows the story of our life lately...destruction! We had to put cabinet locks on all the cabinets in the kitchen, because Karter would go in them and pull everything out. He would usually do this while I was cooking, because I wasn't paying any attention to him! It is a beautiful day here and we will be heading outside for a ten month photo shoot when Karter wakes up from his nap. I didn't know if I would have time after that to post the pictures, so I used an old one! If there is anything I have learned in the last 10 months, i is definitely to do things while he is napping!

Here is a little run down of what Karterman is into these days....
  • Crawling, pulling up, cruising, climbing stairs...all in a days work for our little guy. He is finally actually crawling on all a real boy we say. He will crawl that way about 85% of the time, the other 15% he will still army crawl because he thinks it is faster. He can also cruise REALLY well. If he has things to hold onto he can walk just about anywhere. He will be taking off on his own before we know it!
  • We just about have him completely transitioned to table foods. He absolutely HATES it if we try to feed him something...he is very independent (which is good!). The only meal he will still let me feed him is his breakfast, he is probably still tired so he doesn't know what's going on! He eats 3 good meals a day with a snack in the afternoon. He is down to only getting 2 bottles a day, and the rest of his bm goes into a sippy cup.
  • As of last week, he is finally teething, and he doesn't like it one bit! His bottom two teeth are ready to pop through at any moment. We have had a couple of complete fuss bucket days, but he seems to be getting better at managing the pain.
  • He still sleeps great! Once the time changed, we pushed his bedtime back to around 8-8:30, because we couldn't see putting him to bed when it was still light out. So now, he sleeps from about 8:30-7:30 and gets two naps during the day.
  • Karter is a mover and a shaker...he loves to dance! Anytime he hears music he bobs up and down. Today at Target he was dancing as we walked down the aisle...super cute!
  • Karter is now a book worm. He loves for us to read to him and will even stand at the coffee table and "read" to himself. He is way past the chewing on books phase!
  • Changing his diaper or clothes is nearly impossible without some sort of distraction.
  • He s very vocal, mainly with different noises he can make with his mouth and tongue, but he can also ba-ba, da-da and ma-ma...still not sure he knows the meaning of what he's saying.
  • Karter can also wave...and gets super proud of himself when he waves at people. He is quite the flirt when we go to the store, he waves at everyone and talks to the cashiers.
  • He still doesn't like wearing socks, but Grandma Terry bought him some cute shoes and he can't pull them off! Now, his socks have to stay on!!
  • He is currently wearing size 4 diapers and 12-18month clothes. We go to the doctor tomorrow, so we will finally have some stats on him!
Happy 10 months baby boy....we love you!!


Grandma T said...

Happy 10 Months, Tunkin! We love you!

Joscelynn said...

Time is flying. Karter is officially in bigger diapers than Jonah, although Jonah could probably stand to take it up a notch. Our poor runt of a baby.