Well, I guess it was about a week ago he turned 10 months! I really just want him to slow down, but I love it at the same time. So, here are some milestones mostly for me to remember, so I apologize for the wordiness. He is now crawling on his hands and knees most of the time. Every now and then he gets tripped up and resorts to the army crawl. He is eating more and more real food and prefers whole things rather than old mushed up baby food. So big. He gets really excited when he sees bananas or peas. His favorite game right now is peek a boo. (He did it for the first time at Thanksgiving with big boy cousin Ben. I got it on video- see below) It just melts my heart. He can be crying and so sad, and he will pull his little blankee up over his face and wait for me to say "Where's Drayton?" Then he yanks it down and expectantly waits for me to say the standard phrase. If he's been crying, he smiles and then goes back to crying. But if he's in a good mood, he'll do it over and over again. I love it! I guess a tie for his other favorite game is when we put something like a ball in our mouths and spit it out. He will die laughing and think it is hilarious! (See also video below)
He really loves music. He is still a fan of the musical. Meet Me in St. Louis might be a new favorite. I had the Today show on the other day and when that little girl who sings opera came on, he froze and was mesmerized. When she stopped singing, he started whining, so I rewound it and it made him happy again! He has also started a form of dancing. He will shake his head to the songs of his toys. We've been trying to have little family devotionals at night and when we sing Pat the Bible, he is starting to pat the Bible. And he really likes the song Who Made the Fishies Swim because we get pretty silly with it.
He has finally figured out his music machine on his crib. When he wakes up, he loves to stand up and press the button to make the lights come on. Then, he'll hold on to it and shake himself back and forth. He still likes to shake the crib. When he wakes up, he usually needs a good 10-15 minutes to play in his bed before he's ready for me to come get him. And when I do he likes to play peek a boo through the crib slats before I pick him up. Also new, is calling for Da Da sometimes when I'm putting him to bed. Stalling techniques have begun!
Speaking of speaking, he says Dada, Mama, ball, nana for food, and da for done. Others are too close to tell. He says stuff that I think he knows, but not quite sure. He occasionally will wave bye bye.
There is just so much! He is just growing so fast, and we are so blessed and praise our God for our sweet little boy (who has a terrible fever right now). We are having so much fun!