Little Nugget started 10 months (August) off with an ear infection. Thankfully I had scheduled our first well check appointment since moving, so he was able to begin taking antibiotics. He was back to his laid back self after a few days.
He is very mobile now. He crawls quickly. Pulls up on everything. Cruises along furniture. Transitions from one object to another while balancing with a one hand hold. He walks behind objects he can push.
He cut his top 2 front teeth and is working on a few more. Teething is so much fun :|
He enjoys opening and closing doors, playing in toilet water, taking showers with daddy, spinning/exploring wheels and caressing stinkasaurus (his lovie).
He will occasionally clap, lift his arms overhead, and turn his hands over like he is signing want. He doesn't kiss yet, but when you ask him to give love he leans his forehead into my forehead. He grunts and babbles a lot, but only clearly says Mama and Dada.
His facial expressions are hilarious. He uses them to communicate with us and others. He often uses his facial expressions when we are eating at a restaurant to capture the attention of other patrons. Most people comment on his expressions and chunkiness :)
His naps have been a challenge. They have not been consistent since the big kids started school and I started Bible study and MOPS. Now that we are settling into a routine they have improved. Typically, he takes about a 1.5 hour morning nap and afternoon naps can vary from 30 minutes to 2 hours. Afternoon naps depend on where and when he falls asleep.