Friday, August 7, 2015

Archie: 10 months

Ten months is eerily close to a year. Yikes. Archie, you are starting to seem more toddler like each day and less and less like a baby. You are starting to move, can't call it crawling quite yet. You sit and move to all fours, and then go back to sitting in a new direction.

Sitting up in your crib at naptime has posed a bit of a problem because you're not quite as masterful at laying yourself back down.

You wear your heart on your sleeve Archie Man. The facial expressions you make, I couldn't count on all of our fingers and toes.

You are babbling up a storm, even throwing some, "mamamama" in there. That's my guy.

You are starting to be less interested in your pureed foods, in fact you really love to feed yourself. And throw your food and spoons to the floor, just to see what happens.

 And watch out for your left hook. You can snag anything with it.

You are on the brink of a whole new world.  The entire world livingroom is at your fingertips, literally. We are excited for the entertainment and challenge that you moving will bring to us all.  You love to play rolly polly.  I am amazed at how you are drawn to watching, throwing and playing with balls, and how you seem to understand the game.

You have loved going to beaches and pools, and can sit in the sand for hours as the waves roll in over your toes.  You are so content to watch the big kids play and jump in when you can.  And you know how to get our attention when you need to.  You love to practice your wave and your clapping.  And you are so proud of yourself.  And so are we.
The many faces of Archie have us laughing constantly.  Your eyes are so expressive and your smile lights up the room. You are one awesome little guy.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Archie: 9 months

Archie, we're a bit behind in monthly posts.  The pictures have been taken (mostly) on-time.  So at nine months...

We had your 9 month appointment, and you are still about 75% for height, 50th% for weight and your head is still more like 85th%.  You are growing perfectly.  Reaching developmental milestones--separation anxiety, you struggle with object (mom) permanence, you babble, you laugh, you want IN on the action. 

You are so wiggly.  That is the word that comes to mind most when thinking of you at nine months.  Feedings are difficult because you hardly want to sit still to get full.  You are distracted by the fun or crazy that happens around you and you can't  wait to be part of it all.  You grab at everything and you have spilled so many plates and cups on me when I haven't been paying attention.  You sit very well and you can reach further and further each day.  You are almost ready to crawl.

You have just started finger foods.  Not so much on the puffs, you would love them, but you keep trying to swallow them before you gum them up, so you choke.  Not good.  You do love avocado, ham, and cheese.  While you love pureed fruits and veggies, you're not so sure about the raw fruit taste yet--a bit tart your face tells us.

You are napping a bit more consistently, loving your morning nap.  We are sorry it often happens in the stroller at the park, beach or pool.  Ok-we're not sorry.  I would love to take a nap a the park, beach and pool.

The best part of the milestones you've reached is your sense of humor.  I witnessed your first real belly laugh.  Not from tickling, because you thought something was really funny.  I was building a tower with blocks for you and you just kept knocking it down.  When I said, "Hey!" you thought you were hilarious.  You were roaring.  I loved it.  Now Hattie and Griff spend a lot of time trying to make you laugh. 


You are a strong, thriving, sweet boy and we love you.