Harrison : 10 Months

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Dear Harrison,

10 months old, baby boy. We’re into the double digits! Sometimes I still feel like you just got here, other times I think that you’re almost a year old - I mean, you are, but you still have a bit longer to go.

This month you’ve started to really let your personality shine through - and that personality is hilarious. You’re still stingy with your laughs, but we’re figuring out what makes you tick. You celebrated your first big holiday with Thanksgiving and as a baby who loves to eat, you were definitely in your element. Turkey, corn casserole, stuffing, potatoes, rolls, you were a fan of it all.

At this point, you have 4 teeth completely through (2 top, 2 bottom), and a 5th tooth is just breaking through up top. You are so, so close to walking. You really love pushing your walker across the room. We just have to get you to master standing and I think you’ll be off. But every time you stand on your own, you seem to get nervous and sit back down. We’re getting there, though, bud.

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You’re also a bit of a monster. In the past month we’ve ordered new end tables and a new tv stand because you like to touch and pull on things far too much, so we’re trying to get everything out of your reach. We also haven’t put up our tree yet (at the end of November) because we’re terrified of what you’ll do to it. We’ve rearranged our furniture so that we can trap you in the living room, but you just figured out how to climb over the stool, or move it out of your way to escape anyway.

Harrison’s cheesy grin

For the most part, you’re still sleeping really well, and from what I hear, you’re getting a lot more pleasant at daycare, too. That smile of yours, kid. People are always commenting on it and I have a feeling it’ll be your “get out of jail free” card. You’ve also started doing this squinty-eye, cheesy grin and it has us laughing every single time you do it. Daddy has now gotten you to do it on demand and it’s my favorite.

Also, you and Henry have actually been playing together a lot more and I love to watch it so much. You love being in his room (probably way more fun than your own), and he loves you being there, too. But the minute things get silent? That’s when I start to worry.

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THINGS YOU LIKE

  • Potatoes!

  • Waffles!

  • Peanut butter and jelly!

  • Drinking out of Henry’s sippy cups and not your own

  • Eating anything and everything you can find off the floor

  • Being held upside down

  • Throwing yourself backwards while we’re holding you

  • Itsy Bitsy Spider and Little Piggies

  • Touching things you shouldn’t

  • Daddy - I think you’re going to be a total Daddy’s boy

THINGS YOU DON’T LIKE

  • Being left alone

  • Not being held

  • When you can’t see me

  • Waiting for food

See how he’s grown: 1 month, 2 months, 3 months, 4 months, 5 months, 6 months, 7 months, 8 months, 9 months

Compare him to his brother: Henry at 10 months

We love you, baby boy.

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