Thursday, February 23, 2012

Ty's 10 months!

It's hard to post when you have a baby "hollering" for you and a pup "ruffing" at you. (Libby's language.) I've thankfully been able to catch up lately, and today marks a complete catch-up with all my pictures. After this post, I will have nothing new! Horray!

I don't know if I ever posted about our anniversary trip becuase I didn't take any pictures. I may have forgotten my camera, or maybe I just left it in the car. Anyways, I thouroughly enjoyed out little trip. We did an overnight without the kids in Pigeon Forge. Went to the Apple Winery for a wine tasting and then to Ripply's Aquarium. Had a nice dinner and then stayed for free (thank you, Marriott points!) at Springhill Suites with a free upgrade to a jacuzzi in the room!
We actually went by the outlets the next day since we were kid-free and did a little shopping.
It was such a fun weekend and so nice to get away for a little bit with my Hubby.

Ty turned 10 months yesterday. He's growing so fast! He's such an easy baby, but very different than Libby (though she was easy too). He's more difficult around eating time than she was. He eats everything, but pitches a fit if his tray gets empty. And I can't figure out how to train him out of it. I discipline him and he cries even more. That goes on till he gets more to eat. Maybe he'll grow out of it. :)

He's as adorable as ever! I can't believe what cute kids I have!
I did a little practice with my 50 mil lens on a sunny windy day a couple days ago.  Here are the results, Ty's 10 month pics.

Ty loves Nala. He loves dogs in general, except when she jumps all over him and tries to lick his face.

She's getting big fast as well. I think she's putting on a pound a day!

He also loves leaves and dirt. He was holding this leaf he found the whole time I was taking pics. Funny thing is, he doesn't put everything in his mouth like Libby does. And he's even teething! I think the pacy helps with that. He has 0 teeth so far!! Libby had a mouthful at this point. I think he has 8 coming through at once right now. And he's still the happiest baby ever! He does wake up a night, but I just rub some baby anbesol on his gums and he goes back to sleep. I think he may get all his vampire teeth in before his front 4. If that happens, I'll get lots of pics of my little vampire. It's a race now to see which ones come through first. He's drooling like crazy, chewing on his fingers and his gums are all swollen. Poor guy!

Do they come any cuter than this?! I think every picture I get of him, he's smiling. He's quite a ham, too. At the grocery store, he was making the guy behind us in line crack up. He kept waving to him and smiling, then throwing his head back in laughter. It was pretty cute. Love him!

Some of his favorite things to play with right now are mostly boy things! I'm so glad, with all the girly stuff laying around. He loves balls and chasing after them. He loves cars and acutally puts them on the ground pushing them back and forth. Funny things that are ingrained in boys. I have to say, he loves Libby's bead necklaces and her kitchen. But I think he may just end up being a great chef. That's not girly! He could always make some delicious dinners for his wife if he knows his way around the kitchen. On that note, the kitchen is kind of a hit with all the boys that visit our house. Hmmm, wonder why.

He also loves the new train table we got for them for Christmas. He stands at it and plays great with Libby. He's finally getting to the point where he doesn't mind her being around and actually gets excited to see her in the morning. He doesn't complain as much when she pushes him over or loves on him excessively.

He's actually turned out much blonder than I thought he would. I'm sure he'll warm up eventually, but his hair is pretty light now.

Outside in the sunlight of an abnormally warm February day. It was very windy.

He still loves to wave at everybody. He's just learning all different types of waves now. He holds his fist up for a fist bumb from Uncle Dave when he sees him. That's pretty cute.

At his 9 months appointment, we had some good news, he's now in the 10% for his height! That's up from below the 5%. His weight, on the other hand, was still below the 3%. He eats so much, I don't know where he's putting it all. I don't have the actual height and weight measurements at this time, they're in his room where he is hopefully sleeping. He has settled into a curve, though and is not dropping anymore, so that's good. He started out 75% in everything!

Libby has never gotten jealous of him. In fact, she often says to me, "Our baby is so cute." Meaning Ty. I guess he's not My baby after all. She claims him as her own and has never shown a hint of jealousy. If she sees me loving on him, she just joins right in. She may just be happy she's not the one getting all the smothering now, although she still gets her fair share.

If you ask her what the song is I sing to her, she'll probably answer, "Crazy Girl, Don't you know that I love you?" It's a country song by the Eli Young Band that is very fitting for her, so I've dubbed it her song. If Ty had a song right now, I think it would be "Where are you Going?" by Dave Matthews. When Libby was a baby, she loved the "Single Ladies" song. I recently found out that Ty preffers country music to hip hop. Matt isn't too happy about that, but it's what makes him stop crying in the car.
It is a little more soothing than most of what's on the other radio stations right now. I know, I must be a bad Mom -I don't listen to kids worship in the car all the time. :)  Maybe I just need to get some new material, we've worn out the Seeds of Courage CD.

Ty is all over the place at this time. He's a really fast crawler and it's so cute to hear him coming down the hall at his "running crawl". All you hear is the pop-pop-pop of his hands hitting the hardwoods. Although he can pull up on everything, he's learned his boundaries for the most part and leaves most of the sutff alone that he's not supposed to be into. Except for my coupons and the napkins, which are his and the puppy's favorite things to get into. I've recently moved them up a shelf. He plays by himself much better now so it's nice to be able to sit him down in the living room to play while I work on dinner, or kitchen clean-up or the like. As long as he has a full belly, he's such a happy guy. Until he needs a nap. Then I just lay him down with his pacy and blanket and he goes right to sleep. He goes down great, just like Libby always did and I'm very thankful for that.

He can say "Mama", "Dada", and "Nana" (which means "more" or "I want to eat", but can also mean banana or Mama.) He does an adorable little coo when he sees food of any kind. I'm trying to catch it on camera, and then I'll try to post it here. He gets so excited he sometimes starts shaking while saying "MMMmmmm". I'm so used to it, I don't even notice it. People thought it was hilarious when I was feeding him in public recently and recommended I get it on camera. So glad they did that, cause I would never have thought about it! And then I would have missed it when it is gone.

Well, I've got a to-do list a mile long now and the kiddos are down for a nap so I better stop wasting time and start cranking it out. :)

I think that's all for now. I should do a post about what Libby's up to lately. Maybe I'll do a little photo shoot with her and update about her being 3 now.


bandbh said...

i can't even tell you HOW MUCH Ben & I LOVE and APPRECIATE your blogging and all your detailed sweet stories. We often find ourselves snuggled up in front of the computer screen reading, smiling, laughing, and crying over our adorable nieces and nephew!!! we love you guys sooooooo much and as bad and as often as it hurts, we know this is where God has called us for now! kiss OUR babies for us :) (referring to YOUR babies!) love you, shannon!

Allyson said...

Henley was a vampire baby, too!! I feel like Gavin was teething for MONTHS and Henley got it out of the way all at once--it was SO NICE. I hope Ty does the same for you! He's SO CUTE!