Tuesday, April 30, 2013

10 Months

You don't choose your family.  They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.  ~Desmond Tutu 

Ephraim is getting too big.  We had an appointment today his stats are: height- 30.75 inches (95th percentile), weight- 21 lbs 10 oz (50th percentile), head circumference- 19.25 inches (99th percentile)

Ephraim is quite the busy boy!  He is babbling all the time now.  His babbling sounds much more like talking now, and he loves to mimic the sounds that he knows.  He especially loves to squeal with mom and dad.  He also can clap his hands now, and does it anytime anyone says, "yay."  I think he knows how to say "up."

His favorite activity is reading books.  He likes to be read to, but loves even more to "read" them himself.  He opens the pages and babbles away.  His other favorite of late is dropping things.  He likes to throw things off his high chair, out of his crib, from his carseat, and from his stroller.

Ephraim is very good at crawling and pulling up to anything and everything.  He's discovering that crawling upright takes a lot less effort than army crawling, and uses it as his preferred mode of transportation (unless there's something to hold onto and walk with). He can stand unsupported for much longer now but he hasn't taken any steps yet.  He's very curious about everything, and loves new toys to play with.  He can crawl around with a toy in his hand now, and I find things all over the house.

Ephraim loves going places.  He loves to watch people, and especially older kids.  He tries to follow them around and watches their every move with great interest.  He can crawl up stairs without any trouble, and even walked up some stairs while holding on to the railing at the park the other day.

Ephraim does not like napping.  There is way too much to see and do! He is doing a lot better at sleeping at night, and only wakes up two times most nights now.

Ephraim's top teeth are breaking through today.  He's been a little cranky lately, but that explains it.  Ephraim really handles teething very well.  He has serious food envy, and always want to eat whatever you are eating.  He loves hamburger, fish, chicken, and turkey.  Goldfish are his favorite snack.  He can eat whole bananas now.  Ephraim looooves to eat.  It's probably his favorite activity.

Ephraim is a fun fun fun little boy, and he certainly keeps me on my toes.

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  1. what a pretty baby boy, so fun and active and healthy and happy:) Love that his little teeth are coming in, does he like to chew on toothbrushes? -Tiffany

  2. He's such a perfect mix of you two. Glad he's growing so well and is healthy. Who doesn't love to eat?