My Sweet Baboo,

>> Saturday, June 5, 2010

My Sweet Baboo,
You are growing up soooo fast. It is crazy to me how much you're learning. You are 10 and a half months old, and you've been saying Dada for about two weeks, and Mama for about a week now. It's very exciting that your first words were your parents names. You've been doing the sign for "Milk" since about April, and you've started waving, too. When Daddy leaves the house, you pout and wave bye-bye. It's the saddest, most adorable thing ever. You're so sad to see him go. You cheer up if I take you out onto the balcony and we can watch him go and wave to him. You get really excited and you like watching the car pull away.

We think you will start walking pretty soon. You can stand for a decent amount of time, and you can take a few steps when we hold your hands. Sometimes it looks like you're thinking about walking, but then you decide against it and go to the ground and crawl.

We finally took you to your 9 month well-baby appointment last week (I know, we are slackers). You weigh 22 pounds and I think you're 72 cm tall, which puts you in both the 75th percentile for weight and height. I love it, because when you were born they were worried that you weren't growing fast enough. You sure showed them!

So, you're almost a year old now, and mommy and daddy would love it if you would start sleeping through the night. For serious. Or, if you could at least limit your night-wakings to once a night, that would be amazing. And this whole waking up at 5:30 a.m. thing should probably stop, ASAP. Rested mommy = happy baby, don't you agree? No? Well, that's because you've never actually HAD a rested mommy. Seriously. Give it a shot, you'll see what a difference it makes.

When you start sleeping through the night, you can sleep in your train bed! You love to play on it, so wouldn't it be great if you could sleep on it, allll night long? Help a mother out.

Other things you're doing: You sing along to music. It's so cute. Of course you're not singing in any particular tune, but I still think you sound great. You also sing along to The Muppets Bohemian Rhapsody. When the part comes on where Monster sings "Mama", you say it as well! I love it! You clap your hands when you're happy or when music is on, and you also dance by waving your arms around. Its great.

You are climbing all over EVERYTHING. It gives mommy and daddy gray hairs because we're afraid that you're going to fall and hurt yourself. You've learned to climb up on both couches, and you climb up there with your back facing into the room so that if you tipped back just a little you'd fall backwards. Whenever Mommy or Daddy goes into the bathroom, you immediately drop what you're doing and start speed-crawling down the hall. When you get to the closed bathroom door, you stand there and bang on the door until we come out. If we take too long, you cry.

You flat out refuse to wear your hat. You throw it on the ground immediately after its placed on your head, and it doesn't matter how many times we put it back on, it ends up on the ground again. You have also been refusing to hold your bottle for the past couple of months. You can feed yourself, you've been doing it for ages, but you just refuse to do so. You shove your bottle at mommy or daddy when you want a drink, and then sit there while we hold it. If we take our hands off, you fuss and give it to us again. It's amusing and annoying.

So you are definitely a little handful, but sooo much fun. You love playing with us, and you are full of smiles and giggles. Your separation anxiety is a little out of control, but we'll work on that as soon as we find you a trustworthy baby-sitter. We are so happy and lucky to have you in our lives. Being your mom is my favourite.



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