10 months

Liam 10 months

(outtakes on the bottom)

  • Date: March 31, 2013
  • Height: 28.5-29 inches (it’s hard to measure a moving baby)
  • Weight: 18 pounds
  • Sleeping Pattern: Liam is doing 12 hour nights, with on average 2 wake ups per night. I’ll nurse him back to sleep and we’re on our way to dream land within 30 minutes. He usually takes two naps throughout the day (usually at 11am and 2pm) totaling 2 hours of nap time.
  • Eating Habits: I’m nursing him 4 times during the day and whenever he wakes up at night. Between the nursings, he’ll have a variety of foods. For example, an assortment of veggies, fruit (especially his new favorite, strawberries), baby quesadillas with veggies, baby omelets  whole grain bread with black bean spread, or whatever we’re eating…his version is just bland and over cooked.
  • Development: Liam is on the move..and fast! He also pulls up on anything he can find, including your legs. He’s also tried letting go while standing for a few seconds at a time. Scary!
  • Mischief: Since his recent exploration of movement, we’re constantly on guard with head bumping patrol. At least 3 times a day, I won’t be fast enough or close enough to catch his fall and we’ll have a short cry fest because of a bumped head. I feel so terrible, but I guess that’s how he learns?
  • Cuteness: He’s beginning to be a lot more talkative now (making going to BlissDom challenging). He also sings and laughs when we hold his hands while he walks like a big boy.
  • Talking: He isn’t very good about talking on cue, but he says dada the most. It sometimes sounds like he’s mimicking us saying ‘uh oh’ or ‘yay!’.
  • Favorites: Liam loves playing with anything that isn’t a baby toy. For example, the colander, spatula, measuring cups, Leland’s dog food, mommy’s hair brush, the t.v. remote, etc.
  • Firsts: On March 10th, Liam pulled up for the first time in his crib. Luckily, Logan and I were both home to see it!
  • Concerns: He’s still only at 12th percentile for weight, but the pediatrician has deemed this not worrisome any more. He’s just a tall skinny guy! Yesterday I made the hard decision to wean him from breastfeeding, so we’re taking that one day at a time and slowly getting rid of nursing meals and replacing them with formula.
  • A Day in the Life: The day starts around 8am when Liam wakes up. He’ll nurse and play for 1 hour before his first finger food meal. He’ll have his first nap around 11am. He’ll nurse followed by his second finger food meal (1 hour later) and his second nap at 2pm. He’ll get another finger food meal around 4-5pm when we eat dinner. It’s bath time after dinner and he’ll have a bottle of formula at 6:30pm. At 7:30pm we’ll start the bed time process of brushing teeth, changing diaper, nursing and rocking to sleep. He’ll sleep pretty much the entire night with any where from 1-4 wake ups (the average is 2…around 1am and 4am).

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8 Responses to 10 months

  1. Lindsay says:

    Edith (9 months next week) loves to play with the remotes or paper. She doesn’t have much interest in baby toys right now except when she is in her carseat. As for weight she is on the small side as well holding steady on the 1% growth curve.

    • caroline says:

      Oh, wow…Liam and Edith are in the same boat, then! Does she like to eat paper? That’s the one thing that I can’t understand that Liam does. As soon as he gets his hands on paper, it’s in the mouth and he’s chewing it. That’ll make for an interesting first birthday. 😉

      • Lindsay says:

        She loves paper! She has gotten a little better about eating it but she definitely likes to do the taste test on every piece she finds. I bought her a few new small toys for a trip we took last weekend and she was more interested in the paper tags than the toys!

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  3. Heather says:

    Hi! This may be a stupid question, but when you put black bean spread on Liam’s toast, do you just purée plain black beans, or do you add something else? Cole is almost 9 months old and he loves to snack on plain whole wheat toast (boring!!) I’d love to spice it up a bit.

    Also, does Liam not eat any puréed? Now that we have started giving Cole finger foods he has almost zero interest in puréed. I just worry about how much he’s actually eating (vs. what gets on the floor and what the dog eats!)

    Thanks in advance for the info!

    • caroline says:

      Hey Heather! Not a stupid question at all! Liam started trying to ‘help’ me feed him the pureed foods so I switched to primarily all finger foods (with the exception of applesauce, yogurt and the occasional on-the-go pouch meal).

      To make sure he’s getting enough food, I just keep offering him healthy foods until he just doesn’t want him anymore (his sign is he throws them on the floor and turns his head away when I try to feed him). But, if ever I do need him to eat and not take 30 minutes, the pouched food (where he just drinks straight from the pouch) or homemade puree from the Little Green Pouches that I have, come in handy.

      As for toast, I puree black beans and spread it straight on the toast. I’ve also made a homemade hummus (with chickpeas and minimal spices) and also just put some melted cheddar cheese on it. He loves it! I’ve also made it more of a sweet toast and pureed either banana or applesauce on the toast and sprinkled it with cinnamon. Yum!

      Good luck and let me know if you need anything else! Us mommies have to stick together! 😀
      Happy Feeding!

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