You are ten months old… yesterday. Sorry we missed the actual date, but it has been a very busy month for the Bellwoods. You had a week with one set of grandparents, a week with the other, and a week with an aunt from out of town. Somehow, despite all of this travelling and chaos, you’ve managed to do a lot of growing this month.
This month, you are all over the place. You crawl all over the house to get to the people and things you want. You have favorite toys that you spot and make a beeline for. You often seem to end up under your highchair looking for stray Cheerios. You also learned to sit up by yourself this month, and you can pop up so easily now. You are also beginning to pull up, and you’ve done it successfully a few times. Most of the time you still need help, but once you are up you love to hold on to things and stand. All of this development in just one month!
Socially this has been a big month, too. Now that you can crawl to us and climb onto us, you are really engaging with us more. You follow Elliot around so you both can play together. You’ve finally started taking toys from him, rather than always being the victim. We’ve had our first real talks about sharing, too, over such popular toys as ”old red paint bucket.” You still aren’t talking, but you do babble all of the time.
You are now eating almost all of what we eat, including (finally!) dairy. You are pretty much done with baby food, except for the occasional pouch and your morning prunes. Your absolute favorite food, without a doubt, is graham crackers. You just adore them. Your next favorite food is watermelon, I think, then broccoli. Now that you have three and two halfs teeth you are chowing through everything!
This month, you love eating graham crackers, playing in Elliot’s crib, and manhandling Baya and Sam. You dislike waiting for food, waiting for a bottle, and waiting for a nap. (And boy do you let us know.)
We love you, Boodle! Love,