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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Ford 10 months

10 months! Double digits! I think every newborn mom can attest to believe they would never get this far but we survived and are loving every bittersweet moment watching this little guy grow up. He is into everything and exploring so much... it is really neat to get to watch your baby learn and grow. He is becoming a little toddler, losing signs of babyhood as the days go by, I just love being his mom. 

Weight: 22lbs (scale at the gym)

Height: 29.5in (measured at home)

Health: Healthy boy this month! We found out last month Ford was anemic so we've been doing iron drops every few days (when I remember) and we don't go back to the doctor til 12 months. 

Nicknames: booga, shmookie, shmooka bear, munchkin, doodle bug

Teething: Ford still only has his 2 bottom teeth, those top ones still haven't come through. The past 5 or so days he is been pouring with drool and the gums are really puffy so maybe they will pop through soon? I've been saying that for 3 months now haha.

Clothing: Ford officially sleeps in just a onesie at bedtime now, our hot natured boy like his daddy. He wears mostly 18 month clothing (onesies, one pieces, shirts, shorts), 12-18 month swim suits, and size 3 shoes. He's getting picky about wearing a hat but I try to distract him while I put it on at the pool and he'll keep it on.

Diapers: Cloth is going great, our diapers finally don't look big and bulky on him. He wears Huggies Overnights size 4 at night.

Eating (milk): Nursing 4 times a day- wake up, morning nap, afternoon nap, nightime. I was able to cut the late afternoon feeding by giving him 4-6oz of formula in a straw sippy cup throughout the afternoon... he loves it! Funny how he refused a bottle (both breastmilk and formula) but now sucks down his formula. We are giving him Enfamil Gentle Ease and plan on switching to vitamin D cow's milk next month (doctor said 11 months). I hope to cut the morning nap feeding soon, and slowly cut the rest so we can be weaned around 1 year old. 

Eating (solids): Ford is such a great eater! I am always shocked by how much he eats, especially in the morning. He will nurse, then eat a whole banana, a whole carton of greek yogurt, a few strawberries and probably a 1/2 cup of cheerios. He has 3 meals a day plus 2-3 snacks and loves cheese sticks, cottage cheese, bananas, yogurt, Ritz crackers, burgers, chicken, zucchini, mac and cheese, turkey dogs, salmon.... I pretty much feed him whatever we are eating. 

Sleeping (night): Ford goes down for the night between 7-730p and sleeps til 6:15-7:15a.  Sometimes he will cry out before 6am but we don't get him before 6:30a. He sleeps in a size large sleepsack in his crib and loves cuddling up with his lovies and bumpers.

Sleeping (naps): Ford naps twice a day, morning for about 1.5 hours and afternoon about 1.5 hours. Now that he is mobile and so active, he is napping really is very tiring being 10 months old! His morning nap is usually a lot longer than his afternoon nap and he surprised us a few times with 2-3 hour naps. 

Social: Ford is such a happy and social boy! He loves everyone which is a blessing for me. He enjoys the nursery workers at church and the gym, and has really started playing with his baby friends. His head is always on a swivel when we go out and about and loves chatting with new friends at the store. He is the easiest person to make smile and quite the little lover boy. 

Likes: swimming, throwing the ball for Ernie, playing peek a boo, bath time, standing on everything, hugging and kissing, being tickled.

Dislikes: being hungry, being told "no" when he throws food or stands in the bath

New this month:
  • Fast crawling! He's been crawling since 8.5 months but is now an animal zooming through the house
  • Letting go when he is standing and staying up on his own for a few seconds
  • Going from standing to sitting really well, he knows he can let go and sit safely on his bottom
  • When a toy goes under the couch or Ernie rolls his ball under something, Ford will crawl over and lean his head to look for it. It's so cute!
  • Feeding mommy and daddy his food 
  • Waving when he hears "bye bye"
  • Saying Ernie all the time "eeee kneeee", trying to say ball "ba", "mu mu mu", "da"
  • Playing peek a boo
  • Throwing a ball really well
  • Intentionally throwing food off his highchair
Fun things we did:
  • Starting swimming lessons yesterday, he loved it! He went under a few times and didn't mind it, he was also trying to drink the water. Videos below!
  • Went to the splash park a few times
  • Got a baby pool and splash pad for our backyard
  • Set up the water table
  • Had cousin Embry in town and had a blast
  • Went to our first petting zoo! Ford didn't care for the bunnies but loved poking the lizards, I am learning to be brave as a boy mom
  • Ford had his second haircut... of course I took a ton of pictures here

Mama: Doing great! This month has been so fun and I am really excited about the rest of the summer with Ford. I love taking him to the pool and splash pad, he is a water baby for sure. I forgot to write last month that I officially stopped wearing nursing bras and nursing pads and no bra at night! I could have done this a lot sooner but didn't want to risk soaking through anything. It was so freeing! I actually had my first period postpartum last week which sucked but it was nice I went so long without it. I got Ford's birthday party invitations designed and printed this week, I am in full on party planning mode!

Daddy: Jon is a gem of a dad and husband and I want to brag on him as much as I can. He helps me so much with Ford and loves playing with our little guy. Jon isn't traveling this week so we've loved taking morning walks, cooking dinner every night, and Jon takes early morning CIO duty if needed. I can't wait to celebrate him this weekend on his first Father's Day!

What we are looking forward to:
  • Going to a winery this weekend with the families from my mom's group
  • More days at the splash pad, pool, and lake.
  • Going to South Padre with family for 4th of July, can't wait! 


Jessica said...

He's SO cute! I cannot believe that he will be 1 soo soon! I hope that you have a great rest of your week. oh, and all of those videos that you posted are so precious. Thank you for sharing!

Kristen said...

So precious!! I love your outlook on watching him grow! Our first little man will be here in 4 weeks, and my biggest prayer is to ENJOY every stage rather than mourn his newborn days! This definitely made me excited for all the fun things ahead!!! :)

Miki {Becoming What I Always Was} said...

Wow! If Ford already like Salmon, he's going to be a great eater :) I don't think I tried Salmon until I was like 17. ha ha! I was always turned off by eating fish. He's the cutest Ruthie!

Garren and Larissa Allred said...

He is so cute! Gets cuter every month! I Am so jealous you went so long without a period. I had my first one at 5 weeks pp and I ebf!

Anonymous said...

How is he 10 months already??!!?? I agree with your other commenters, he just gets cuter :)

Sarah said...

gosh i just love him!
i want to soak up his personality in person!

Anonymous said...

Awww, what a cutie!! Reading this makes me so excited what will come soon with my daughter. She will turn 3 months tomorrow.

Claudia said...

Yay 10 months!!! He is so cute!

Megan C said...

He is just so cute! I can't believe he is 10 months, that went by so fast. Seth will be 9 months at the end of the month and I can't believe that he will be a year so soon. They start moving around so much, its hard to keep up with him and he hasn't even started crawling yet haha! Any tips for clothing and diaper changes? I can't keep him still.

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too said...

He is adorable! Happy 10 months, Ford!
My 10 month old is anemic, too. No big surprise. I always am!

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