Monday, January 30, 2012

10 months

Dear Cooper,

Today you are TEN months old! I have already started to plan your 1st birthday party! It's so hard to believe that you have been a part of our family for 10 months already!

You are learning to cruise around from one piece of furniture to another...but you often fall and hit your head. There is nothing like the sound of a little head bouncing off the tile floor to make you cringe! You love to stand and think you should be standing WAY more than sitting! You can reach onto the table and have been known to yank your siblings plates right out from under them. It's a little frustrating...for me and them! You also like to steal sippy cups whenever possible. The other day I heard you in the kitchen splashing around only to find you had pulled Caden's cup of water off the table. It created a nice puddle on the floor...and you were soaked from head to toe. We had been on our way out the door...but I had to change your clothes and so we were late to school!
One of your favorite things to do right now is wrestle around on the floor. You aren't particular what you wrestle, a ball, a pillow, sister's makes no difference to you! Although, sister does become irate when you use her blankie! You are so fun to play with! We all enjoy tackling, tickling, and rolling you around!

You are still wearing 18 month clothes and size 5 diapers. Thankfully you have been holding steady at this size. Hopefully as you become more mobile you will hold steady on your growth. I am not sure what to do if you keep moving up in diaper size! They don't go beyond size 6!!
You have started to eat finger foods...and boy do you get excited about that! But you do NOT like pureed food with texture in it. If I add little pastas to your food you gag and make terrible faces and spit it right out. I guess we will just have to go from puree to transition! You also love to use a sippy cup, but you will not drink milk out of it...just water! I hate how messy this phase of eating is...but it's fun to watch you try new things!

You still have no teeth...but I think one is coming in soon!

You like to talk! Most of the time I have no idea what you are saying. You do say "mama", "dada", "boo" (which sounds like da) and "hi." You also love when we sing songs! Your favorite is Pat-a-cake, which you sing along with...and do the hand motions to. You often crawl up to me, make eye contact then start clapping your hands as though you are asking me to sing it! It works...I sing it every time because I can't resist your charm!

Speaking of have an abundance of it! You love to tilt your head to the side, grin and say "HIYEEEE" as sweetly as you can! It's precious! You also love to snuggle and give us big hugs. And you are also shy when strangers talk to you and you put your head down and grin!

You are such a joy! I know I say that every month...but it is true! You are so easy and happy and we have so much fun with you. Your brother and sister can hardly keep their hands off of you (which you sometimes hate) but I love watching the relationships between the three of you grow. I can't wait to see what the next month holds for you! We love you so much!

Happy 10 months, Cooper!!