WAHHHHHHHHH. WAHHHHHHHHH. WAHHHHHHHHHH. Excuse me – sorry – I’m just going to wail a bit more for a minute here. WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. How is my tiny prince a gigantic ten-month-old? I mean, wasn’t it just five minutes ago that he looked like this?
That was five minutes ago, wasn’t it? I’m not crazy. Anyway, no matter how I feel about the speed with which this first year is going by (TOO FAST) it is what it is and another month is in the books, and we’re in double digits, which is insane. I wish it had been slower, but this has been a really fun month, the biggest event of which was…
Nugget’s first Christmas! In contrast to Peanut, who was only four months old (two adjusted) when she celebrated her first Christmas, Nugget was old enough to really get into the fun of the holiday. He had no clue what was going on, of course, but he had a ball. Wrapping paper! New toys! Different faces! Music! It was an exciting couple of days for him and it was clear that he was really enjoying himself.
And yes, I did dress him up like Santa Claus. Don’t hate, appreciate.
He is just such a happy little guy. Seriously, what an easygoing baby. He’s always got a smile on his face and he is just so full of joy. I love watching as he charms – and is charmed by – the world. 2015 was a pretty dark year in the world, but Nugget was a ray of light for our family. It’s hard not to hope for the future with his sweet giggles ringing out.
Nugget at 10 Months
Weight: 17 lbs 5 oz
Height: 27.25 inches cooperative? I don’t know, you guys. He’s not very cooperative.
Clothing Size: Still in nine months, although between Santa and a trip to Carters, I’ve got his twelve month wardrobe. It’s not washed and ready yet, but I have it.
Sleep: The biggest news on the sleep front is this: we dropped the crib mattress after I had a major scare on New Year’s Day. I went into Nugget’s room to feed him shortly before 4:00 a.m. and found him sitting up in the corner of the crib, holding the railings and grinning broadly at me. I’d been thinking of lowering the mattress but didn’t think it was urgent, since I’d never seen him push himself up to sitting – well, I guess he can do that after all. Y’all… I don’t think I’ve ever crossed a room that quickly in my entire life. And of course once he was safely in my arms there was no way I was putting him back in the crib until the mattress was lowered – which Steve did, half asleep, at 6:30 in the morning after I’d stayed up holding him for the previous (almost) three hours. I finally tumbled back into bed at 7:00 in the morning, exhausted, but relieved that the crib was safe again. Of course I’m now scarred for life.
Likes: Food! He’s a great eater, and still gobbles up all the purees I put in front of him. Also likes hard plastic and wooden toys, sneak watching TV, laughing at his sister, and CHRISTMAS!
Dislikes: Having his toys stolen. So basic.
Favorite Toys: As noted above, he loves anything hard. Trucks and cars! Rattles! Mega Bloks! He’s really been enjoying playing with a Green Toys school bus that Peanut handed down to him (her interest in it was never more than casual, but Nugget and the bus immediately developed a deep loving bond) so Santa brought him a Green Toys fire truck and biplane to add to his fleet. He also loves his KidO Go Car (and he’s got a truck and plane from KidO as well) – the fleet is growing, growing. He’s also a big fan of Mega Bloks, which is great because he’s got TONS of them. Santa brought a big bag to our house and my aunt and uncle sent a set, too. I’m going to build a gigantic tower, if I can ever pry them out of his hands.
Milestones: First Christmas and New Year’s! And on the developmental front, I’ve already told you that he can apparently push up to sitting. He’s also gotten very good at scooting around like a starfish, as Steve says (you know how you never see a starfish move? that’s Nugget – you don’t actually see him move, but you’ll put him down in one spot and when you blink he’s halfway across the room, playing with a toy you had no idea he could reach) and he’s desperate to crawl. Steve has been encouraging him to crawl, but I haven’t been… yet. For one thing, I like that he (mostly) stays in the vicinity in which I put him, and for another, my baaaaaaaaaaaby is growing up too faaaaaaaaaaaaast! But I hate seeing the little ones frustrated, so I’ll get to the point of teaching him to crawl eventually. Don’t rush me.
Quirks: Not so much a quirk, but a fun observation – the more he grows, the more he looks like Dad. I’ve always thought he resembled Steve, but the world is finally agreeing with me. Just the other day, Steve reported that another dad, who had just met Nugget briefly while visiting his classroom at school, saw Steve in the hallway (for the first time ever – they had never met) and immediately remarked, “You must be N’s dad.” The resemblance, it is strong.
Happy TEN months to my big boy! Sweet puppy, you will always be my tiniest prince.