Monday, April 28, 2014

Little Will- Ten Months!

Look at this little ten month old monkey! 

It's hard to believe that this time last year, he was still snug in my belly and we were knee deep in a house renovation, just praying that he stayed nice and cozy until his due date. Now he's less than two months from his first birthday! Time is moving at lightening speed.

It's been another wonderful month, with lots of little milestones to celebrate along the way. 

At Will's nine month appointment, he still wasn't crawling and really didn't even seem close. He wasn't even pulling up on things either but our pediatrician assured us not to worry. Literally three days after his appointment, we found him pulled up in his crib after his nap. On the day before my birthday, he took his first official crawls slowly. It was no time at all before he was cruising all over the house. It's so funny to see his little butt go. 

Mr. personality is also quite fond of accessories these days- bunny ears and sunglasses especially. The bunny ears were quite fitting for the Easter season and thanks to his aunt in California, he enjoys sporting his baby wayfarers on a daily basis. 

Also adding to the personality profile, Will started WAVING! It is the cutest thing and he is so proud when he does it. His entire arm moves up and down and his face is covered in a happy smile. 

Feeding this little guy is SO MUCH FUN. I don't know what I would do if we had a picky eater on our hands, but so far, Will likes almost everything he eats. He has started eating less purees and more solids, and is getting better each day at picking up finger foods and putting them in his mouth. I have been roasting his vegetables in Pour Olive's organic butter olive oil and he LOVES it. I also add it to quinoa with pureed butternut squash, asparagus or sweet potatoes. Will's first taste of meat was a turkey basil meatball and he gobbled it up. 

Around nine months, Will's top teeth started to pop through very slowly, but they are surely visible now! His smile is so funny and cute with those tiny baby teeth!

During Will's tenth month, we spent a lot of time with my grandparents, which was so nice. My sisters and I have been lucky to be around my grandparents our entire lives and we are so thankful for the relationship that we have with them. Little Will brings them so much joy!

In mid- March, I took Will to his very first birthday party! We celebrated sweet Emmy as she turned one, and it was so much fun to see so many of the other babies from our playgroup. I am so thankful for this sweet bunch of moms and babies- and thankful for the crazy internet that brought us all together!

We also celebrated my birthday in March and having Will this year was so, so special. Last year, I got to enjoy crazy belly kicks after eating my cake and ice cream and this year, he was right by my side. It was a wonderful day!

This little boy makes us happier than we ever thought was possible and we love him so much. I am so lucky to spend my days at home with this tiny lovie.

Happy ten months, little one!

1 comment:

  1. He is so precious Nina! I have missed reading your blog lately...all seems to be very well with your sweet little family! Happy belated birthday!