…and I can’t believe it! He’s soooo close to walking, definitely able to stand for a while on his own. He loves his lion walker, and when it’s unavailable, he’ll just push one of the kitchen chairs across the floor as a walker instead. He loves to play with his brother’s toys and finds particular joy in beating things against the floor.
He is still babbling but sometimes sounds very conversational, with “yeah” popping out at appropriate times. Sometimes his communication comes in shrieks, which can get pretty rough. He can pretty much give high fives. His smile is pure sunshine, and his hoarse little old man laugh is amazing.
He has fallen in love with blueberries but will still eat pretty much anything. We did not let him have Halloween candy, but he may have had some bites of Nana’s birthday cake last weekend.
He is not all joy… he HATES being changed, diapers and clothes, and he wrestles and has horrible tantrums. He still wakes up off and on during the night, but the one constant is that he always wakes up between 4:30 and 5 to nurse. We are still nursing, although I think we’ve weaned it down to just after waking and just before bed.
He has quite the personality. 😁
I’m a bit behind on this, seeing as this kid will turn 11 months in a couple of days… but Justin at 10 months has been VERY active! He’s crawling and cruising and gets faster every day. He loves crawling over to the bathtub. And it’s even more exciting if one of us is taking a shower… he’ll just stick his head right in to let the water spray hit him in the face. He’s taking baths with his big brother and loves that, too.
He is still a fantastic eater and has fallen in love with blueberries, just like his brother. But he’ll eat anything. He’s still nursing, although I feel the end is nigh. He still fights naps…at home, that is. At daycare he apparently sleeps for hours. They love him at daycare, always talking about how happy he is. And he has the best laugh… it’s like a hoarse old man. He laughs a lot.
Please note that these photos were very hard to take. Apologies for the blurring.
Just testing out some new positions on the double stroller!
As soon as Justin began crawling, he began cruising. So he is suddenly very mobile, much to his brother’s dismay. Daddy and I remember what it’s like, and we are very conscious of keeping things out of reach… and not just out of reach, out of sight to avoid tears… but no matter how many times we remind him, Nick does not have this foresight. Thus, we do have a lot of tears, but not from the baby. (I will also say, Nick did not get into stuff quite like this kid. He IS the stereotypical crawler!)