The months keep getting more fun with this little guy. His world sort of exploded (in a good way) in the last month. He started blowing kisses, pointing, clapping, and cheering (specifically, he started cheering for waffles and his Dad coming home from work). He gives sweet hugs and kisses to us, and he is friendly with friends and strangers too. He's really verbal, which is a kick. He hums and chatters while he plays, while he eats, and when he is going to sleep. And the other day when Tim walked in the door for lunch Michael put one hand in the air and with a straight face yelled "Da-da!" (think "Norm!" from Cheers). He's making new expressions all the time, which keeps us laughing :)
He has four teeth now (two on bottom, and two on top), he wears 12 month clothes and size 4 shoes. He has started eating a lot more lately! He loves bananas, berries, cheerios, mozzarella cheese, waffles, steamed carrots, scrambled eggs, and yogurt. And drinking out of our glasses. He's still nursing about four times during the day and usually once during the night. He sleeps about 11 hours at night and takes two naps during the day totaling about 3 hours. A few times he has stood up from a squatting position. He cruises pretty quickly when he's holding on to furniture, but he still prefers crawling as it is the quickest way to travel.
His favorite things are baths, being naked, reading books, walking with his new push-car, taking Ella outside, Bible class, playing with Ella, wrestling with his Daddy, listening to music with his Daddy, being chased and tickled, having his back scratched, having his legs and feet massaged, and Sesame Street. He's still not a fan of the carseat or having his diaper changed, or any other form of having to be still (as you can see in the first photo - he's humoring his Mama, but he can't wait to get out of that chair).
Happy 10 months, Michael!
We love you more and more with every day that goes by.