Greyson is 10 months old now! I can't believe that we will be celebrating his 1st birthday in 2 short months! (But, if you know me, you know that I am already planning it!) I am a bit behind on this post since it coincides with the end of the school year (woohoo!), but better late than never!
This month, Greyson finally learned to wave bye bye and clap! It is so incredibly cute! Sometimes he gets the waving backwards and it looks like he is waving at himself, but for the most part he gets his point across! When he claps, we always cheer him on and say "yea!" So, now whenever he claps he expects this response, and if we say "yea!" about anything, he promptly starts clapping. This was very confusing for him when he started waving and we cheered him on with a "Yea!" We have had to censor ourselves so that we don't confuse him on the two. I'm not sure who is training who here! (Thanks Pavlov)
He is also saying "Dada" to Jared. It's so cute because when Jared responds to it, Greyson gets all excited and smiley! He says "Mama" sometimes, but he hasn't quite got it down yet to claim it as official.
In other news, Greyson is so close to walking!! He cruises around all of the furniture, and every once in a while he will unknowingly take a couple of steps on his own without holding on to anything. He will also stand on his own for a few seconds, and I think that this must blow his mind because every time he does it, he just looks at us like, "Whoa did you just see that?!" Then, he will gingerly lower himself down to the ground. This is pretty much the only thing he does with care to his physical well being. haha He is such a bull in a china closet these days! He launches head first at everything! Which explains why he has matching bruises on both cheeks as I type this! The poor kid looks like he strategically had someone punch him right on the apples of both cheeks!
Another big moment in his 10th month was his first time in the pool! He LOVED it! He really enjoys bath time, so we figured he would like the pool too. He was a little confused at first, but after a few seconds he was so happy to be splashing around. And, like the first time Mom that I am, I coated him head to toe with sunscreen, and tried my best to put the hat on him, but he absolutely refused the hat! I don't know what happened to the kid that loved his hats during the winter!? I guess he is old enough to protest now. So, we are hoping to find him a float with a little umbrella attached to it. At Nana and Gramps' (Grandad?! Pick a name already Dad!) house, if you go out at the right time of day, they have umbrellas by the pool that shade the shallow shelf area, but at GG's house Greyson had a personal butler (Me) who held an umbrella while he was at the pool. It was pretty funny actually!
Greyson is now just below 22 lbs. so I think he will be right on track on his 1st birthday for tripling his weight. He is still nursing once a day in the mornings, but we will be ending that by his 11th month. I can't believe that I held on this long with school and everything, but I am hoping to get him used to a bottle/sippy cup by the time he goes back to his sitter in August. He is eating a ton these days, and I am trying to get him used to eating chunky food on his own. He chows down on puffs and the Cheerio-like organic things, but he just plays with the other food you put in front of him. He can't quite figure out that he is supposed to eat the banana/turkey/chicken etc. and not squish it between his fingers. He will only eat those things if I put them in his mouth. I'm wondering if he just does this for me....
Funny story to end his 10th month post: So Jared and I were starting to get worried because Greyson acted like he couldn't hold his own bottle in the evenings. He would drop it, knock it over, and act like he couldn't hold it up and then get really upset because he couldn't drink it. Well, he is learning rather quickly how to work over Mom and Dad! I asked Terri (sitter) how he was about trying it with her during the day. Turns out he has been holding his own bottle with her for quite a while now!!! Little toot! So, after learning this, I just left him alone and he still acts like he can't do it! He will literally only drink it if we hold it for him! Spoiled much?! I think so! So, this is going to be our battle this first week out of school. Keep me in your prayers! haha