Tate is ten months old and full of smiles, mischief, and cuddles. Here are a few blurry pictures and ten-month stats to document this age...
Pretty much the same as the last month- He nurses at about 6:45 am, 10:45 am, 4:00 pm, and 7:45 pm. He also has mini meals with us at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. He's officially transitioned from baby food to 100% table food. His favorites are bananas, pears, peaches, berries, pasta, wild rice, scrambled eggs, and teddy grahams (as pictured in his mouth in these pictures. Bribery!)
Knock on wood, but Tate is finally growing out of the crazy spitting up phase. He doesn't soak through burp cloths anymore, just a few little spit up drops every couple days. Woohoo! It was a long ten months with lots of laundry, but thank goodness his tummy has decided to keep his food down.
Same as the last few months- He sleeps from 8 pm to about 6:30 or 7:00 am. Then he naps for an hour and a half in the morning (at about 8:30 or 9:00 am) and then again for two hours in the afternoon (usually from 2:00 to 4:00 pm).
Tate only lasted about 5 seconds on the couch until he shimmied off and climbed the step ladder instead. He loves climbing lately, whether it's our staircases, porch steps, ladders at the playground, whatever. He also loves climbing up plastic slides. He uses his little chubby feet to grip and he is so proud of himself when he makes it to the top of a slide.
He can walk with the help of his bus or if he scoots a bin along the room. He loves opening and emptying cupboards and drawers. He loves climbing into the dishwasher and pulling out the utensils and plastic ware. He has a problem with unwinding and shredding toilet paper and reaching into garbage cans, so we always have to keep an eye on him.
He is busy and active, but still really cuddly. He loves to burrow his face into our shoulders and give hugs. Then he usually grabs our face and tries to suck on and bite our chin or facial features. He has eight big teeth and often uses them to chomp on his family members... we're working on that! When he gets too excited he bounces up and down and then yanks our hair, so we're working on that, too! I'm kind of amazed we all aren't bald by now from all the hair he's yanked.
But all that mischief aside, we LOVE Mr. Tate so much! He is such a smiley, happy child and he is such a good little buddy.
Bryn, Mya, and Tate at this age.
(Tate just got his second haircut, which explains his little bald head.)
We love you, Blondie!!