Month 10 has been full of changes and major leaps in development for Baby J. The major thing for him is that he is now on the move! In one weekend he went from only being able to sit and reach for things on one knee to crawling, pulling up and cruising.
I was just starting to think that this pull up bar was not really worth the time and money making it when Baby J totally proved me wrong. At around 9.5 months he started showing an interest in pulling up. He was too short to reach the bar from sitting so I put the stuffed elephant below the bar for him to sit on. It totally did the trick and he was able to pull up and have a soft place to land. Now he can pull up on the bar no problem and he loves to do squats and cruise along it.
Baby J loves to use his walker waggon. Although Sweetpea is not really interested in it anymore since she started walking she all of a sudden wants to use it when Baby J uses it. Here they were working together pushing it which was so cute but most times she will push the other end and bowl Baby J over! She better do it while she can because soon Baby J will be as strong as her!
Although he is moving now and can get to whatever he wants, Baby J has still maintained his focus. He will move over to the item he wants and then spend time interacting with it. These two materials that I originally put out for Sweetpea he loves to do. He is definitely in a sensitive period for putting things into containers and small openings.
I was surprised that after a demonstration and some experimentation he is able to now easliy put the stars into this slot. He is also now able to put the rectancluar prism into the imbacure box.
We are still working with feeding himself at the table and most times I am able to put the food onto the spoon and he will take it out of the bowl. He is starting to put the spoon back into the bowl but this happens about 50% of the time. He is pretty excitable and we usually end up with the spoon on the floor several times throughout a meal. If I find that he can't handle the bowl on his table I will remove it and just hand him the spoon for a few minutes and then let him try again. This seems to work. I will leave his glass on the table and offer it to him by asking him if he would like a drink and then putting it in front of him. He will lift it and take a drink and sometimes return it to the table gently. Sometimes though he will smash it down onto the table with gusto like he's just finished a shot of Tequila and he's all proud of himself!
Baby J is a super potty pooper! Since starting him on the potty at 9 months he's done about 5 poos in his diapers which is pretty amazing! At this point I'm not concerned with catching the pees and anything he does I consider a bonus. He has definitely made the connection though which before having done this I never would have believed a baby of that age capable of doing. It just blows my mind how much infants are really capable of doing if we just give them the right environment to do it in!!
Baby J continues to delight us with his extreme excitement and joy for everything!