Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Ten Months and Ten Years

jb and I celebrated ten years together. A whole decade. The day passed fairly quietly considering what a big milestone it is. We ordered in (Thai) and shared the evening with the newest addition to our little family. We plan to have a date night soon (we have an offer of babysitting and a gift certificate waiting for us in Pittsburgh), but really, it seemed very fitting to celebrate at home with Leo. This year has been all about our shift from couple to parents - or more accurately, trying to retain our couple-ness as we navigate parenthood. I miss all the cuddling we took for granted and being able to give each other our undivided attention regularly, but I am loving the new form our family has taken, and grateful for the opportunity to fall in love with jb new ways as I get to see her parent our child.

Speaking of our child, Leo is turning ten months tomorrow. Double digits. Up until now I've snapped at anyone who implied that he was "almost" a year old - but today I did the unthinkable; I reserved a pavilion at the park in my parents' neighborhood for a birthday party. It really does go by so fast.

So what's new?

  • I had a moms' night out with the moms from our playgroup. jb and Leo got some alone time while I went out for pizza and beer. When it was all said and done, I was gone less than three hours, but it was the longest Leo and I have been apart yet.
  • Leo is dancing more and more. He bends his knees and maybe waves his arms, but it's mostly in the head. Rolling it around or shaking it back and forth.
  • Leo is a hungry hungry hippo. He woke up a few days ago and couldn't get enough to eat - and he hasn't stopped since. It's intense! He is pretty good about eating what we feed him, but if he does decide he doesn't want something he will eject it from his mouth. He doesn't refuse the bite, he doesn't make a yucky face, he doesn't give any warning - he just ejects it from his mouth with his tongue and if we try again he will eject it again. Uncle Nick says it's like when a vending machine won't take a dollar - which is the perfect description.
  • He's blowing bubbles with his drool. He closes, then slowly opens his mouth. Then he makes a small noise to blow a bit of air making a bubble.
  • Leo had his nine month pediatrician appointment. He's holding steady at eight teeth. He shot up to the 75th percentile for height (from 50th) and dropped down to the 25th percentile for weight (from 50th). There is a little bit of concern about his weight, but it's possible it's just that he hasn't caught up from the stomach flu he had. Overall, looking good.

1 comment:

  1. Don't worry about the weight! Between the sickness and the o cooks growth spurt, it's likely that his appetite hadn't kept up with his body, but as you said yourself...it looks like that's evening out! Or you could just join us in the teeny-peanut party. It's a good place to be. Either way...cut cute cute! Congrats on the mama's night out :)