I’m pretty sure I’m the only one counting, but this is my fourth post in as many days. Yep. I’m pretty amazing. I was about to say I’ll have another one tomorrow, but my in-laws are coming into town tomorrow evening, so I’ll probably be madly cleaning instead of writing a post.
Okay, so Abe is ten months old now, which is dangerously close to a year old and putting me into freaking out about how quickly it goes by territory (even though, if I’m being totally honest, I find this stretch of baby/toddlerhood–from when they get mobile until around 18 months or so when they start to get a tiny bit of common sense–the most exhausting part. But they’re awfully cute). Anyway, I’m really, really glad I’ve been doing these monthly posts; they’re the closest thing to a baby book I’ve attempted since way back with baby #1.
He has his nine month check-up a few weeks ago, and he finally broke 20 pounds (barely…just under 21), putting him around the 50th percentile for weight and still hanging out around the 20th in height. Itty bitty baby!
He’s completely hilarious and charming; he went through a growling phase a couple of days ago, but it was gone as quickly as it started. He’s definitely saying “kitty cat” and “doggy” and saying and signing “all done.” In fact, we are reasonably sure (I even have non-family witnesses) that he says “good kitty cat.” Often right before a cat lands a claw on his poor little nose. He probably also says “da da” and “mama” and maybe “car.” It’s hard to tell. He says so many things; who knows how many of them mean something?
On the less charming side, his sleeping is so terrible now compared to when he was younger I could cry. Why, sometimes I do! He wakes up at least once between when we put him to bed at 7:30 or so and when we go to bed around 11. And then he wakes up at least 2 more times after that and is up for good by 6:30. He’s in bed with us for most of the night now, which is fine; all I’m really asking is that he stay asleep until after we go to bed…I hate having my kidless time interrupted every night! His naps are sometimes good and sometimes not….I never know what I’m going to get.
This month’s photo session was tacked on at the end of the all the kids session where I took pictures for our Christmas card, so here are just a few I got in before he was all done with the camera.
Look at those eyes! If I could see those in the dark when he wakes up an hour after I put him to bed, I might not be so annoyed about it ;).
Here are a few of the pictures I didn’t choose for our card this year. Because it’s not nearly hard enough to get a picture with four KIDS all looking reasonably good, I decided to throw the three dogs in, too. I figured we’d give it a try for a minute and see what we could get, then put them inside and do just the kids. But some of the with dog ones turned out pretty well, and the one that went on the card has the dogs in it. Here’s a with dog runner up:
And here’s the one I almost chose….the winner among dogless photos: