Happy 10-months Cole!! That is SO hard to believe (probably what I say as every month passes). Cole celebrated 10-months by really starting to WALK! He had been taking steps here and there for a couple of weeks, but I wasn't "counting" it quite yet, but he has officially TAKEN OFF (video to follow). He is saying "mama", "dada", and "baba" (either brother or bottle)?! He also has started waving, but I have yet to get that on video. Next up for Jake and me to teach him during the days is clapping. :-)
I have been catching Cole "reading" lately, too - which means, he will sit still for about 30 seconds or so - BIG accomplishment :-)He is so talented, he can read upside down ....
and of course, it wouldn't be a good book without TASTING it (not encouraged, though) :-)
EATING. This is about how Cole looks after eating every meal! Bibs are a no-go with Cole. Period. He chokes himself with them and pulls them off anyway - and fusses that they are on! Cole pretty much only wants to eat finger foods - not baby food as much (although he loves green beans and the meats), BUT ultimately he would prefer playing over eating, so every meal comes with its own adventure - literally, no exaggeration (which is so different from his brother who used to eat like a horse at Cole's age - no flailing and fussing ... ha). Mealtimes are NEVER without a huge mess, either - his favorite place to put his food is in his hair, so it's not unusual to pull out a dried apple or sticky puffs 2 hours later that were hiding up there -- ha :-) AND, even though I will never understand why someone would put carpet down in an eating area (makes for a disaster to clean up), it's ALL good with this precious SMILE at the end of a meal .....
Cole has also been taking 60-90 seconds here and there to sit in "his" size chair now. He thinks he is in charge of the world in this thing :-)
He is also starting early with the technology ..... probably typing up his list to Santa for Christmas.
Here is Cole's debut walking video :-) This was taken about a week ago (and yes, Jake is talking on "his" phone to Aunt Jul on this video - she was obviously telling him something BIG, b/c he kept saying "WOW"). Over the past week, Cole has transitioned pretty much to walking as his primary means of transportation. Even this morning, I was just noticing how he doesn't really crawl anywhere anymore. Exciting.... and a little bittersweet, but I understand his sense of urgency to get moving, so he can keep up with his big brother!