We are amazed at the changes that take place from month to month. The week between our California and Europe trips, Bean's first tooth came through. Between nine and 10 months, he started rocking on his hands and knees and scooting backwards. When we ask him a question he shrugs his shoulders and says eh? If we walk away from him he calls us by saying eehhh! He loves to put things in containers and take them out.
At 11 months, still no crawling but he is so close! He is such a cautious baby, I think he is a little nervous to make that first scoot forward. Amel says it is because he is so smart - why would he crawl when we carry him wherever he'd like to go? He has become very good at going from his back or belly to a sitting position. Last night, in the middle of the night, I heard him moving around, looked over, and there he was sitting straight up, looking around. He has also started pulling up on objects, although he doesn't get all the way to standing yet.
He now has 3 teeth (two bottom and one top). The fourth tooth is beginning to make it's appearance, while giving the Bean a very hard time. Over the weekend, Bean opened his dresser drawer and started putting things in. The dresser is now bolted to the wall.
Last week, I gave Bean his little rubber duckie to play with in the car (one of his favorite toys). It sounded like he said duckie, but I thought, "no way." Today I gave it to him again and I am 95% sure he is saying duckie! I was impressed!
Diaper changes have begun to resemble alligator wrestling. I usually have to change him on the floor rather than on the changing table. When I walk into another room and call him, he answers "eh?" followed by some other very important words. I hate that time goes so quickly, but we are having a lot of fun with the Beanster. Everyday seems to bring something new.
|10 months, at None's apartment|