Evan is 10 months old today. I know every parent says this, but time truly does fly. It’s amazing to see how much he’s changed these past 10 months. The biggest change is that he’s now mobile and boy does he know it. He’s figured out that crawling gets him anywhere he wants to be. Between E and Josie there’s always somebody following me around. I now understand when parents say they can’t even go to the bathroom in peace! I either let E come in with me or he’ll be waiting right outside, standing and pounding against the door. I've determined that my child is fearless and I’m preparing myself for many ER visits in the future. Between diving headfirst off furniture, climbing onto everything and thinking he can walk (he can’t), I’m surprised (and thankful) we haven’t been to the ER yet.
|Head first off the couch...must hang on at all times!|
I've also resorted to changing diapers on the floor instead of using the changing table. It’s less risk of a fall with all the wiggling he does. I consider diaper changing and putting on clothes my exercise for the day because by the time I’m done, I've worked up a sweat. You've got to get him pinned down before he can do a flip. A toy for distraction sometimes works but if you don’t take control fast you’ll end up changing a diaper upside down or while he’s standing up. There are many times none of these things work and he just ends up in the bathtub and I have extra laundry to do.
At 10 months, E has become much more independent and as Mike says “a real boy”. I think what Mike means is that E’s not so much a baby anymore. E can feed himself now which makes mealtime a lot easier. It's fun to watch him play, he likes to transfer blocks from one container to another one by one. E also loves books which makes me so happy! He loves to be read to and flip through books himself.
These past 10 months may have flown by but I'm doing my best to enjoy every minute. I am so grateful for this little man entering my life. Evan, you are a special one and I love you very much!
|Happy 10 Months my Little Man!|