Thursday, May 29, 2008

Henry 10 month letter

My funny little guy,
You turned a whopping ten months old 2 days ago. I can't believe how quickly the time is going by. You are doing all sorts of things and I love every minute (almost).

You are so close to walking. You pop up into standing all over the place and take a couple little steps before you bend back down and decide to crawl. You are a speed crawler. You chase your big brother and sister which can be quite a challenge as they tend to run back and forth all over the house. You are just happy to be in the same room as them.

You want to find out what the toilets are all about, so I have to remember to keep bathroom doors shut. I've also found you a couple of times in our walk-in shower, that must have seemed like a cool place to play. Another thing you've discovered is your privates, which are a big hit. :)
You chase my feet everywhere and pull on my legs asking to be held. When the other kids run to Daddy, shouting his name when he gets home from work, you are never far behind waiting for your turn for a hug and kiss. Trent seems to adore and enjoy you more each day.

It is hard to feed you. You do not want to be fed baby food anymore. You are much to mature for that stuff. You still do great with formula, but I still trying to find more finger foods for you to enjoy. You will not eat avocado or fresh banana or canned pears or mandarin oranges. Since you are allergic to milk, wheat, and eggs my task is even more difficult. You will eat small amounts of beans, chicken, vienna sausage, and green beans. I am still trying to find more options for you. You fight whenever I try to place you in your high chair. You have to be strapped in now that you've discovered how to stand up in there, even with the tray on. Sometimes once in the chair, you will repeatedly throw your head back into the seat back to show your displeasure. I will give you a handful of corn Chex to snack on while you are playing on the floor sometimes. You will either pick them up with your cute little fingers or sometimes you will promptly lower your head and eat them right off the floor, puppy style. You crack me up!
You have a new grown up look now that you have 4 top teeth and 2 bottom. You are as beautiful as ever and I love seeing you grow and develop. It is hard to capture many pictures of you, because as soon as you see the camera in my hand you head straight toward it and try to swipe it. Why?
Well, I love you little boy! I am sorry you will have to share the limelight with a little sister so soon, but I know you can handle it. You are used to sharing everything already. I hope you will have a great friend in her and enjoy being an awesome big brother. I love you with all my heart and can't imagine my life without you. I know you are very special and that you have so much to offer this big world. I am so excited to see what an amazing man you will become and hope to always keep you close.

1 comment:

Emily said...

That top picture looks so much like Jonah to me. Finger foods to try: Kix cereal, peas, soybeans, blueberries, hot dogs, lunch meat... Go to the health food store and look at the cracker, bread and cereal options that are wheat and/or gluten-free. Good luck. Jonah has never had to be strapped into the highchair, he loves to eat:)