Well, guess who took the title of Happiest Baby on the Block away from his sister!? That would be YOU, my Fozzy Bear! I can't believe you are 10 months old. I still think of you and your sister as 6 month olds.
You have become SUCH a happy little guy. I'm not sure what happened, but who cares, right? It's so easy to get you to laugh and you have a really cute little chuckle. You're also so much more content, although you don't want to sit around playing with your toys. Once I sit you down, you roll over onto your side and then roll around the room, just like your big brother did. Hardwood floors don't bother you at all but you do prefer to be in the basement where the carpet is nice and cushiony.
And what an eater you are! You don't bat an eye at anything and you're happy as long as the food keeps coming. You really enjoy hummus, your morning gruel consisting of mixed cereal with Aussie yogurt and applesauce, buttered toast, and yams. I can't think of anything you won't eat. You are working on feeding yourself and are getting better at it every day. I finally started feeding you 3 meals a day when you turned 9 months old...maybe that's why you're so much happier.
You're still a very good sleeper. Your morning nap is usually almost 2 hours and your afternoon nap is at least an hour and a half. You are also still the rooster in the family and for 2 or 3 weeks, you slept in every day until after 7:00. Just the other morning you didn't wake up until 7:45 and it was sooooo nice. Let's work on doing that more often. I'd gladly take shorter naps during the day if it meant later wake ups like that.
When you're not rolling around, you love to hang out in the exersaucer or the pink jumperoo. You can't get enough of kicking those short little legs of yours. In fact, when we get you naked for your bath, you kick so much you kick yourself off the changing pad. And then when you get in the tub, you kick your legs and wave your arms so much, the floor of the bathroom and the hallway, and Mommy or Daddy, get drenched with water. You also love to stand on the couch and look out the window or stand and hold onto anything, but you're still learning and don't know how to hold yourself up for long...yet. You also like to wave at us and are learning where your nose is and how to give high-fives.
Guess what you said last week for the first time? Even though all I say to you is Mama, you chose to say Dada for the first time. You are a very vocal little chap but so far, Dada is your only word.
Other big developments are your teeth. Your two bottom teeth are still coming in, but two days ago we felt your top left one for the first time. And it's a big one. The next few days and weeks could get a little ugly.
You have become more aware of your twin sister the last few days. When the two of you sit across from each other at the table, you sit and smile at her until she makes you laugh. And when you do actually sit and play with toys, the two of you steal each others toys continually. You just go back and forth, taking the same toy from each other for several minutes, not getting frustrated or anything. You have accepted your lot in life to share everything...for now. You have also become Cohen's favourite playmate. He always wants you on his lap. How that makes my heart hurt from so much joy.
My little buddy, I love spending time with you and am just amazed at the progress you have made as a little soul. I can't wait to see what the next month brings.