Teddy officially turned ten months old this week! I’m just going to ignore the fact that his first birthday is rapidly approaching. I still feel like he’s a little newborn!
Here’s his weekly pictures from the last month:
I’ve figured out if we spin Teddy around and tickle him right after we put him on the blanket, he will be confused and dizzy enough not to crawl away for a few seconds! We like to be silly around here.
This month, we finished milo and corn harvest (finally)! I did the math and I think Teddy spent approximately two-hundred and fifty hours on the combine and grain cart this harvest! It was really hard, especially near the end where he wanted to stand up and crawl around. There just isn’t enough room to move in a tractor! We survived and I don’t plan on ever doing harvest full time with a baby tagging along again.
Taking care of a baby on a tractor does give you some serious prospective once your done and have an entire hour to play and move and sleep. Life after harvest seems easy! Teddy is on the move constantly and loves to stand up and sit down. He loves playing with his giant pile of toys, but also is quite curious and constantly getting into something. The other day, he crawled into Milo’s crate and got stuck! He’s fascinated with the drawers on the tv stand and likes to play with his puppy.
Teddy is still sleeping through the night most nights, although he has had a few evenings recently where he struggled to go down after skipping a nap and getting over tired. Since daylight savings time, his morning wake up seems to be getting earlier and earlier. This last week, he woke up at 6:00AM all week. Most of the time, we were able to get him to nurse and go back to bed with us until 7:30 or 8:00AM. He still takes two naps a day and most are around an hour long.
He’s still an awesome eater. His favorite food is probably cheese, but he will chow down on basically anything I give him. He no longer wants me to feed him and prefers to pick food up himself. He did recently figure out how to suck the food out of a pouch, so I’m relying on them a lot more when we are on the go and need a healthy snack.
We had his nine month check up last week and he officially weighs 19 pounds and is 29.25 inches long. He’s a tall, skinny dude and I’m still having problems finding pants that fit both around the waist and lengthwise. We’ve moved him to twelve month pjs and are slowly moving into into twelve month shirts and pants. He wears size three moccasins and size three diapers.
I’ve been calling him my little tornado lately. He seems to always be on the move. He is capable of crawling, but seems to prefer to pull himself along by his arms- army crawl style. He’s very fast and loves exploring our house. I haven’t been brave enough to put up the Christmas decorations yet, but I know he’s going to enjoy looking at the lights and playing with the shatterproof balls!
Speaking of Christmas, Teddy met Santa two weeks ago for a special photo session in Amarillo. He shocked me by crying! He usually loves going to people, but Santa freaked him out! In general, the last couple of weeks he’s started crying a lot more when I leave the room and seems extra attached to me. It’s sweet but can also be quite exhausting!
I think the next month is going to be really exciting around here. I know Teddy is going to love the Christmas season and wouldn’t be surprised if he started walking! We shall see!