10 Months!

Dear Grayson,

Today, my sweet little Monster, you are 10 months old. Double digits. 2 months away from your first birthday. I guess I missed the day you were officially out of my belly longer than you were in, but it wasn’t too long ago. It’s amazing how much you’ve grown and changed since that September morning when you made your debut into this world.

As evidenced by the picture above (and pretty much any picture I take these days when I try and get you to smile) you have discovered how to stick out your tongue. You do it all the time, but especially when you are happy. You are too cute, little one.

This month has flown by as fast as any other, but as typical with any summer, we’ve lacked a strict routine and I think both you and I are ready to get back to somewhat of a schedule. Today is your second day of daycare, and I hope I do better than I did on Monday. Yes, I said I, not you. You were your typical laid-back, rockstar self, easily fitting in to your new surroundings, while your momma was full of tears and doubts and to be honest, feeling like I was going to throw up all day. But then, when I went to pick you up, there you were, playing happily on the floor with the other babies. I know you are going to be just fine. And I will too (hopefully).

I love your teeny tiny hospital gown they
made you wear at your GI appointment

Your biggest accomplishment this month is you are now prop sitting! The world is so much more interesting from that position isn’t it?

You probably think your Mommy is a little nuts with all the food I’m trying to get you to like, but you sure are a good sport about it. Eating may not be your number one priority in life, but you have yet to flat out refuse anything I’ve tried to feed you (unless it has chunks, and then, OH MY WORD, the DRAMA.) Trust me, it’s okay for food to have a little texture to it, silly goose. You weigh 15 pounds, 8 ounces, and we are hoping to see that number get bigger this month!

Just this week, we had a physical therapy evaluation and it was decided that yes, you do indeed need physical therapy to help you get stronger. You now have five teachers who come to our house to help you, and we love every one of them. They are so sweet to you and have such great ideas. They often come with new toys and contraptions for you to try out- so much fun. We are so blessed that we have the ECI program available to us!

In your “Little Room”- lots of visual and tactile stimulation

After a 2 month hiatus, you decided this week to cut a third tooth. This one comes complete with a runny nose, red eyes, stinky diapers, and lots of discomfort. You’ve woken up screaming 3 nights in a row, but it’s nothing that a little Tylenol and some cuddling didn’t make better. How many teeth do you have left to cut? Eek.

We wondered for months which soothing device you were going to pick- the pacifier or your thumb. Over the last week, you have almost eliminated the pacifier altogether but that thumb is constantly in your mouth. I’m just glad you have something to calm you!

Oh, my little sweet pea, I love you so, so much. And I’m not the only one. You have so many friends, family and people you don’t even know yet pulling for you, praying for you, and loving you. You are such a special little boy. Happy 10 months Grayson!


  1. Sarah on July 22, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Oh my goodness – he's changed so much since I've seen you guys! What a handsome little man, and growing up so fast. Happy 10 months, Lil' G!

  2. Jillian Moller on July 22, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    This is a beautiful post!Hugs to you momma and kisses for little G. He is such a blessing to many.

  3. Erin on July 22, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Happy 10 months!! Adorable pics, love his new play area, and look how great he is sitting in the bumbo!! Such a month of progress, can't wait to hear what he accomplishes next!!

  4. basebell6 on July 22, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    awwhh happy 10 months!

  5. Nancy on July 22, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    A perfect 10! Hugs to the whole family!

  6. Esperanza on July 23, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Wow, 10 months already?! Where does the time go? I loved your chunks drama. We are just out growing it now, at almost 14 months, but man, have we had our share of chunky-food-induced-tantrums. Ugh. I'm so sorry the teeth have been so difficult. Maybe you should try an amber teething necklace? I don't really know how they would work or if it's just voodoo witchcraft but I know a lot of people who swear by them (many begrudgingly) and I just finally gave in a got one for Isa. I'll let you know how it works.Happy 10 month birthday Grayson! You're so cute!

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