Saturday, July 9, 2011

Ten Months

Z is now ten months old and one day. Have I mentioned recently how fast this is flying by? Oh I have? Sorry.

Today was a big day for him. He finally pulled himself up. He has been just about ready to do it for weeks, but he'd get up on his knees and decide he wasn't all that interested. Today, while he was supposed to be napping, he was crying instead. He usually cries for about two minutes when I leave his room for his nap, but today he was still crying after ten. And since he didn't seem to be calming down, I went in to see what was up. Turns out... it was Z, standing in the corner of his crib, looking like he may not be entirely sure how to sit back down. Ahhh. So we've reached this phase have we?

Anyway, here is my obligatory run down of Z's 10 month stats According to the authors of the What to Expect... book series, at 10 months a baby...

... should be able to:

  • stand holding on to someone or something
  • pull up to a standing position from sitting
    Yay! A day late, but I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt.
  • object if you try to take a toy away
  • say "mama" or "dada" indiscriminately
    still no "mama," but just about every other syllable
  • pay peekaboo
    Boy does this kid love peekaboo. While he's getting his diaper changed, he'll put his pants over his eyes and lift them up himself repeatedly as long as I keep saying, "peekaboo."
  • exchange back-and-forth gestures with you
    I have no idea what this means. That he gestures with me? Sure. I guess.

... is probably able to:

  • get into a sitting position from stomach
  • play patty-cake (clap hands) or wave bye-bye
    Hmm. Unobservant mommy alert. No bye-bye. Not sure if he claps his own hands. He bangs on mine all the time. Not quite the same thing.
  • pick up a tiny object with any part of thumb and finger
    Still clumsy, but yes.
  • walk holding on to furniture
  • understand "no" (but not always obey it)
    He looks when I say, "no." Does that count?

... may possibly be able to:
Oh no, here we go. The part where I wonder why I even include these.

  • stand alone momentarily
  • say "dada" or "mama" discriminately
  • point to something to get needs met

... may even be able to:

  • indicate wants in ways other than crying
  • "play ball" (roll it back to you)
    No. But boy does he love playing with balls. He holds them, looks at them, rolls them on the ground, crawls across the room to get it, and starts over. He can amuse himself for quite a while with a single small ball.
  • drink from a cup independently
  • pick up a tiny object neatly with tips of thumb and forefinger
  • stand alone well
  • use immature jargoning
  • say one word other than "mama" or "dada" discriminately
  • respond to a one-step command with gestures
  • walk well
*sigh* Oh well, at least he's cute. :)