Wyatt got another tooth...bottom right second over. He also slept in his bed all night last night. Bob and I got up about a million times to make sure he was still breathing because that NEVER happens!!
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Here's what "What to Expect the First Year" says he should be doing
should be able to:
get into a sitting position from stomach (yep)
pick up an object with any part of thumb and forefinger (yep)
understand no but not always obey it (yes, the stinker)
will probably be able to:
clap or wave bye bye (yes to clapping, waving very seldom)
cruise (like a fiend!)
point or gesture to something to get needs met (yes, and it makes life so much easier!)
May possibly be able to:
pick up an object neatly with tips of thumb and forefinger (when he's paying attention)
stand alone momentarily (yes)
know "mim" and "dad" (yes)
say one word other than Mim or Dad (ummm, I don't think so)
may even be able to:
stand alone well (yes)
indicate wants in ways other than crying (yes)
roll a ball back to you (he can but he usually wants to chew on it first)
drink from a cup independently (yes, a sippy cup or a cup with a straw)
use gibberish (sometimes, in fact he's doing it right now)
say three or more words other than mim or dad (no, not even close)
respond to one step command without gestures (no, but he'll do it with a gesture)
walk well (no, still only 1 step)
I'd say he's doing pretty doggone well for a 10 month old. He's got 7 teeth now and working on that 8th one. He can crawl so fast! He's also climbing now, too. He can get up on the futon without much trouble and yesterday we visited a friend who has stairs in her house and he was up the stairs so quick! He still eats like crazy and he'll eat just about anything.
He's a happy little guy, always laughing and playing so nicely. He loves Oliver so much and always wants to do what he's doing. Sometimes that causes trouble for Oliver because he's becoming so much more independent and he doesn't want to share (he's a toddler, I guess I should expect that). They're getting better, though.
Wyatt did his first sign the other day. It was the sign for "naked"...I don't know if it's the real sign or not but Oliver always did it for naked and I've been doing it at bathtime with Wyatt. He finally caught on and did it back! He was so proud of himself!!
Posted by Maggie at 6/11/2009 09:44:00 AM
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
We had a super wonderful vacation in WV last week.
We set out late Sunday morning, taking our time getting up to Lewisburg. We got there in the early afternoon, just in time for lunch. We spent most of Sunday just relaxing and visiting.
We spent the first three days with Pappy Lucian and Mammaw. Day two, Monday, we got up and Bob helped Pappy unclog the gutter, which resulted in a very cold shower of leftover rainwater. Then Bob went to wash Mammaw's car and get it all nice and shiny while Oliver followed Pappy around looking at the flowers and trees and cows in the field out back. Later in the afternoon we went downtown to Honalee...a very cool toy store. We spent quite a bit of time there before Oliver finally picked out a toy (a red mini cooper with doors that open). Wyatt was asleep so I picked out a little grocery bag with jingly, crunchy veggies and fruits and milk inside.
Posted by Maggie at 6/10/2009 09:56:00 AM