Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Ten Months

Weeeeeeellllll, long gone are the days of sit-still-in-a-chair-Bear. This is what I'm currently working with:
Slobber. Unsnapped onesie. Ninja climbing abilities.
But I did manage to capture a couple sweet moments on the piano.

Height & Weight are totally unknown; we just know this boy's big!

Things to Remember:
-You are a stair climber. We finally found a baby gate that fits our stairs and thank goodness we did...you gave Momma the biggest scare of her life last week! I turned my head for two minutes and turned to find you upstairs. Your little monkey self climbed all the way up by yourself! I nearly had a heart attack on the spot.
-Any time other people start laughing, you do this really loud fake laugh. It's hilarious! Guess you just want to be in on the fun, too.
-You are a wiggle worm. You always find a way to get out of shopping cart buckles and stand up in the Target baskets. You do not like to sit still! (this is an inherited trait...)
-You can now stand up without pulling up on anything. You'll be in the middle of the living room floor and just suddenly stand up out of nowhere. You'll stand for long periods of time, up to a minute, but you are yet to take a step. You always plop back down and crawl to where you want to go.
-You started waving "bye bye" this month and we love it; it's the classic baby backwards-wave. So cute!
-You can clap (and have been for 4-5 months), "motorboat" with your mouth, dance (side to side swaying), and have 6 teeth (3 on top, 3 on bottom).
-You still do the infamous Bear crawl...one leg in a 90 degree position without your knee touching the ground.
-Your favorite foods are black beans, grilled cheese sandwiches, strawberry cereal bars, and ice cream (which is only given on rare occasion...mostly when grandparents are present).

Bear turns 11 months in 3 days, so I'm a little behind on this update (as usual). It's so hard to continue watching the months fly by but each stage of babyhood has brought new joy for our little family. We have been super busy so first birthday planning has been on the backburner but it's time to get going on the party preparations! Do you have any tips/ideas for hosting a great first birthday bash? Would love to hear them!


  1. This year is just flying! It's amazing to see how the babies grow so much in a year. Bear is so adorable. Deacon has just two months until his first birthday... i gotta get moving. As far as first birthdays go, we had fun putting up a few decorations, and having food and cake for the guests. And we did a smash cake for Everett. Once the party started, we just let people hang out and mingle and eat. We just tried to make it as fun and laid back as possible. Try not to stress too much and just enjoy watching people celebrate Bear and his first year. :)

  2. 10 months already?!? I'm sure your already planning an awesome birthday haha, I've never understood how other kids stay in carts/strollers ect-I'm
    The mom who has a baby on her hip pushing the target cart because her kid won't sit in it or be in a carrier haha

  3. He is precious! He will be a year before you know it! My sister had super low key 1-3 B Day parties.....if you could even call it a party!! I have a feeling that's probably not your style. You are so creative that I'm sure you will come up with something great. : )

  4. Goodness he is adorable!! I ran into your parents at the football game Friday! Always good to see them!!

  5. how is he almost one year!? he's growing so quickly. and he is soo adorable! he looks like he is really loving the piano ... future lessons for him in the future ;)

  6. piper must have known i was stopping by here for a visit...as soon as i went to start leaving you a comment, she woke up! she says hi! ;)
    happy ten months to bear!! ahhh, it is just all so bittersweet...our babies growing...every month, new milestones and memories. those photos of bear at his little piano are too adorable - i wish i could hear him play! i'm sure he's very talented!
    i can't wait to see photos of his first birthday party...i know it will be incredible! i hope you're having a relaxing night!! sending tons of love, my friend! xoxox


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