Cooper- you're still such a fun easy going baby. Once you turned 10 months you decided that you were done with baby food completely! You stressed your momma out because you've always been such a great eater. I started trying different baby foods at dinner that I know you loved (rule #1 that I said I would never do- make different meals for you to eat because you wouldn't eat one = ) Yep, you made your momma panic- I started thinking "oh no you're becoming a behavioral eater" (my speech therapists friends will understand this, I know i shouldn't of jumped to this conclusion but come on with our jobs I couldn't help it) or "you're just teething or tired". All these thought were running through my head! Well after consulting with our feeding specialist at work she suggested he might just want to eat actual food instead of baby food. Yes, I've thought about this and we gave you little bites here and there of our food but you STILL only have 1 tooth! So I was scared you would choke on everything. You're oral-motor skills are really good and you move that food around and mash it up real good, but I was still scared. So I got rid of the baby food and yep, all you want to eat is what mommy and daddy eat!
So Cooper, you've ate some pork tenderloin, lasagna, chicken/rice/beans, veggie soup, sweet potato fries, macaroni, yobaby yogurt, actual carrots and bananas not pureed, pizza and cinnamon apples. You've absolutely loved it all! So now you're back to your normal happy easy going self and this momma is glad = ) It was a stressful 2 days trying to figure out what all you wanted to eat- but once I quit with baby or toddler food you couldn't get enough.
No other big milestones yet little buddy- you're standing by yourself longer and longer each time and cruising around furniture more. I keep trying to get you to clap but you're just not having it ha! You have started putting things into boxes or try to put your coins in your piggy bank. Still babbling tons and lots of mom, momma, dada (most used) and baba. Oh, and your are paci free now! You've never been that fond of it except for naps or bedtime- but transitioning without it was pretty easy.
You've heard "no" quite a bit these days trying to get into everything- I caught a picture of your sad face when I told you "no". I'm sorry I think it's so cute- you don't make it anymore now you just smile or laugh- yeah we're in for it!
Daddy took us out on the new boat on the lake by our house. You loved the boat ride, even if your life jacket was a little big = )
You had your first experience at the pumpkin patch
You've tried quite a bit of sweets this last month- including brownies and ice cream- just getting you ready for your 1st birthday cake ; )
You crack me up because you love calling the Hogs, yet you look at me like I'm crazy when I try to get you to clap
Sweet boy you need to slow down- growing up so fast!