Brady is 10 months old!

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Our sweet boy is 10 months old!

I have no idea how much Brady weighs or how tall he is this month...I know he weighs more than 19 lbs though! I couldn't even give you an unofficial weight. But I can tell you that he can say dada, mama, and duck ("du"). Every now and then he says what sounds like "bye bye" when he waves, but it's not consistent yet! Brady's new trick is clapping...he just does it randomly throughout the day for no reason and it's too cute.  He has become really ticklish the past month or so and will crack up anytime you find those tickle spots. It's the sweetest sound! He is crawling all over the place these walking unassisted yet, but he is standing and walking by using the rails in his crib or our living room furniture.

He is now eating table food at every meal (along with a little bit of baby food here and there) and LOVES strawberries and drinking from his straw cup. He also discovered his sweet tooth - he has had his first taste of ice cream and donuts, and of course, he is obsessed. Can't say I blame him. The sleeping has gotten so much better! I don't want to jinx it, but he has been sleeping through the night for the past month or so, and it has definitely helped out a ton on mommy and daddy!

Eating turkey wraps and green beans at daycare

Brady had two weeks of swim lessons already this summer and ended up loving being in the pool. He definitely didn't like it at first, but over the 2 weeks, he became so comfortable in the water and looked forward to going! He loved to copy the other kids in the class and enjoyed playing on the kick board.

Over Memorial Day, Eric and I went on vacation with some friends, so Brady stayed with my parents for our first weekend away from him. He loved spending time with his Nana and Pawpaw!

Brady likes: strawberries, watermelon, any kind of puff, sticking his finger in your mouth when you are feeding him a bottle, dancing, swimming, door stoppers, clapping, and ice cream.

Brady dislikes: being overtired and falling after he tries to stand or walk by himself.

I am loving Brady's personality these days. He is sweet, happy, curious and mischievous, independent, loving, fearless, and a little bit sassy. It's the best. And he has these big blue eyes with these huge cheeks and this smirk on his face that you just can't resist.

Happy 10 months baby boy!! We love you!

Brady is 9 months old!

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Brady turned 9 months 3 days ago! We just had his 9 month well checkup today, which is why I waited until this afternoon to post his update.

He weighs 18 lbs, 9 oz and is 28.8 inches tall. He has 4 teeth (his 2 upper vampire teeth just popped through!). He is in size 3 diapers (about to go up a size) and is in size 9-12 and 12-18 month clothes...mostly 12-18 month. Brady can wave "hi" and "bye" and gives high fives. We walk into daycare in the mornings and he immediately starts waving "hi" to everyone. Such a ham and such a social baby boy. And he has just recently started giving high fives...and the other day he was giving high fives to people in the restaurant we were in. He says "dada" now in reference to Eric and so I'm going to go ahead and give in and say it's is first word. I was really holding out for "mama", but it looks like the babbling of "dada" became something real. You win this time Eric...

Brady started crawling this month and then shortly after, he started pulling up and standing up, which scares his mama and daddy, especially because he likes to let go and try to stand by himself. And he definitely can't do that yet. But he is now a professional crawler and speeds all over our house on all fours. We had a little bit of an accident the day after he turned 9 months old...we were hanging out in the bath tub and Brady decided he was going to try to stand up, and ended up taking quite the tumble,  and hitting the edge of the bathtub with his head (or what I thought was his head). Of course, he immediately started crying, so I yanked him up out of the tub, and come to find out he had busted his eyelid open. Not even sure how that happened! But everything's okay now! He just bled for a bit and we had to give him motrin for 24 hours, but other than that, it was no biggie. Really scary though!

One day after slipping in the tub :(

Brady moved up a class at daycare this past week and his teachers were so sad about it! They have loved having him in their class! But we love his new teachers and so far, he is doing great with the transition!

He also took school pictures at daycare this past month and they are literally the best thing ever. I can't get over them...the photographer is amazing for getting him to pose how he did.

Brady now sleeps in his crib in his own room every night and wakes up about once a night. The whole "sleeping through the night" thing was short-lived. It wasn't consistent anyways, so I didn't expect it to last long. As long as he is now in his own crib and not in our room or in bed with me, then I will take it!

Brady's diet still consists of baby food and formula, but since he has teeth, we have introduced meltable solids, breads, and softer solids. He likes pancakes, refried beans(??), and watermelon right now. We are still working on getting him to use a straw cup versus a sippy cup...he is ALMOST there! He would just rather drink from an open cup though.

Our boy LOVES to talk. All the time. In church, in restaurants, during diaper changes, when going to sleep, in the car, and pretty much anytime he's awake. And this makes me so happy (It's the speech therapist in me ;) )! Except the during church part...whoops! Brady has the best personality and I love watching it start coming out in him...he is fearless, independent (but yet loves and needs his mama), happy, and so stinking sweet. He is also curious and pushes the limits. So guess who has started to learn the word "no"?...

Brady likes: baths, being outside, pancakes, Paw Patrol, dancing, swimming, being able to crawl, stealing dog toys from Biggio, brushing his teeth (he's obsessed!), and giving hugs in the morning.

Brady dislikes: being sick (still...who doesn't?!), when mommy leaves the room (still), and that he can't walk or stand by himself (still).

Our little bug/bear/buddy will be ONE year old in just 3 short months...cannot even believe it. We love you Brady, so much!