Seamus turned 10 months old December 28th, when we were in Ohio for Brian's wedding. This past month Seamus has become quite the adventurer. One of his newest tricks is climbing on everything!
He loves to climb the shelf that runs along the bottom of our picture window.
It seems like he is changing each day!He acts more like a toddler and less like a baby these days. While at 9 months we had a decrease in appetite, 10 months is the exact opposite! Seamus wants to eat everything. If we are eating a meal, he is no longer satisfied with his baby food. He makes it VERY clear that he wants what we are eating. I have resigned to giving him his baby food before dinner time, and then allowing him to have what ever we are eating as well. He hasn't met a meal he hasn't liked, that's for sure. Here is a list of just a few of the foods he has tried:
Pizza, meatballs, red robin hamburger (seriously, he ate it like a big boy too), couscous, rizzoto, pancakes, black beans, chicken salad...oh I lied he doesn't love green beans (which Cyrus loved!), steak, baked chicken. To help with his eating of real big person food, Seamus has 7 teeth!
|First Pancake Cyrus was so proud of his baby brother|
|Waiting for more, don't you love his hat, Nana sent it|
Seamus loves to "walk" he will pull himself up and push his toys around, or walk while holding onto a chair and pushing it around the house. It is really adorable. I'm wondering if he is going to walk on his own this month. Cyrus walked at 11 months.
Overall Seamus is a very happy child. It is so easy to make him laugh. He gets so excited to see Ryan, Myself, Cyrus or Issy when we walk into a room. He will entertain himself by playing with his toys, or anything that is within his reach.
He is nursing 4-5 times a day. If he slept in his own bed it would be more like 3-4 times, but if he is next to me at night he will demand milk. It doesn't seem like he will ween anytime soon. He does drink water from a sippy cup and will also drink breast milk from sippy.
He is starting to understand baby signs. He will sign all done when he is done eating, or done having Isabelle kiss all over him, or done sitting on the floor and wants to be picked up...he will also sign all done when he is done having you "TRY" to change his diaper.
Seamus, the once easy baby now turned not so easy baby, hates to have his diaper changed. Well he pretty much hates anything that keeps him from doing what he wants. If you give him something interesting, like a remote control, and you are quick, you can change him with out incident.
At 10 months, Seamus still seems small for his age. I know he is growing, and sticking to his growth curve, but he is so tiny to us (Dr. Craft says he is completely normal, and that our first born was just unusually large for an exclusively breast fed baby). He is so small that he is still riding in his infant car seat! Our seat has a weight limit of 21.5 lbs, and 29 inches. I think that we will need a new car seat for him around his first birthday. I'm a little bit stressed about picking a new car seat. The car seat we use for Cyrus is no longer being manufactured, so now I am back to the drawing board on finding a top of the line, best rated safety car seat. I have a few in mind but this is such a big decision.
Seamus still loves to play in the tubby, however, he also discovered that the toilet bowl holds water. When ever Seamus get's a chance (meaning when ever we leave the bathroom door open) he speed crawls to one of our 3 bathrooms, pulls him self up on the bowl, and dips his hands in. Yes, I know totally gross. Thankfully our bathrooms are very clean, but this habit still requires an immediate bath.
We love our little 10 month old. I am still in disbelief that his birthday is right around the corner...where did the last year go!