Today you turn 10 months old and we simply cannot believe that you will be a whole year old in two months. The time has flown by and we can't help but relish in what an amazing little boy you are, the perfect addition to our family. We celebrated today by watching the Aggies BTHO Rice, with Johnny Football entertaining the Aggie fans and ticking everyone else off for part of the game, since he was suspended for part of it.
You are eating like a little champ, taking baby food with solids for two meals a day and snacking on puffs, yogurt melts, green beans, and gnawing on waffles and toast some too. The waffles and toast are great for oral development too. I love throwing food on your tray and watching you work to grab it and move it towards your mouth. Today I gave you a bite of cake which you seemed to be a little thrown off by, but I think you will learn to love cake (hopefully in the next two months). You take four bottles a day, from 6-7 ounces each. You prefer them cold and will actually get mad and refuse to drink them if they are anything above warmish. You generally take a short nap in the morning, a longer nap in the evening, and would like to be in bed between 7 and 7:30 every night to sleep for 12 hours.
You are enjoying playing a lot and easily move yourself from laying down to sitting up to look around and be a big boy! You like playing with light up, musical toys and grabbing for books the best. You always love to stand in your exersaucer and look around and all the action. You are moving more and more, getting close to making those first army crawl movements by reaching and stretching for toys as you pivot around. You are also building a lot of arm strength in hopes of being crawling soon. When we go out and about, you happily sit in your seat or in our arms and you are getting better about clinging onto us like a little koala. You love to see people and smile at most people you see. You still frequently say "mama mama" and "dada dada" along with a ton of other repeating sounds and Jennnifer Faulkner insists that you repeated "nononono" after I said it today. You understand the signs for more, food, and milk, but aren't doing them as much as I would like, although you have started moving your hands a little more if I ask you if you want more. You love being tickled, held upside down, and to have kisses everywhere. When I change your diaper, I will say "WooHoo! Peepee diaper!" and you get a big smile on your face. Then I will lightly bounce my head on your tummy and say "boop" over and over again until you laugh. I love your deep, slightly raspy laugh and voice, it makes me smile in amazement over having a little boy!
You had your first surgery yesterday and you are doing fantastic. I will post more about the surgery specifics another time, but you did fantastic and I couldn't be more proud of you and the way you handled it.
We love you so much little Johnny. We find it funny that we ever worried about our lives with you and wondered how you would fit into our family. You are perfectly matched for us and we thank God for the chance to know you, be with you, and raise you.
Mommy and Daddy