Joyful Liberation

Joyful Liberation

Monday, April 15, 2013

10 Months

Mr. Rowan is 10 Months old today( 7 1/2 months adjusted)! He is 16 lbs 1 oz and 27 inches long of pure sweetness. He has his first tooth and loves to eat everything. His favorites are avocado, banana, cucumbers, carrots, broccoli, and anything else we happen to be eating.

He knows the ASL signs for food, water and nursing,  he has started signing for nursing while saying "na na na"  and it melts my heart every time to see that little hand squeezing open and closed.

He is trying to crawl. He can get himself from one side of the room to the other by scooting/rolling.  He is very determined!

I  had to clean out his dresser this month.  He has officially outgrown his 6 months clothes and his first set of cloth diapers and covers.  He is now in 9-12 months clothes and he has all new diapers and covers. I can't believe how fast he is growing but yet he is still so tiny!

Teething has been hell for him :( Lots of bath time, skin to skin, his amber teething necklace and Hyland teething tablets are all helping. Our nights are long and heartbreaking. Why does it have to be so hard?
He is my first baby to be super duper attached to David.  Seriously, it was giving me a complex there for a while and then I thought, wait, all those years of my other 4 refusing anyone but me and now I have a wee one that will happily go hang out with Daddy...I should be embracing this! We shall see how long it lasts.  It came on suddenly.  He literally collapses in a bawling mush when David leaves for work or even just leaves the room. He does it with Josh too but on a much lower level of freak out.  I think he just likes to be with the boys!  Oh, but most of the time only mama will do and that works for me.

 I will be leaving him for the first time since he came home from the NICU.  Willow is in a play and they don't allow babes in arms in the theater so he will stay with David while I go see her perform with one of the older 3. I know some people think that I am crazy for feeling off about leaving him but all those weeks I had to leave him in the NICU it was like leaving my heart and taking my empty shell of a body home. It is not a good feeling.

Willow has already been talking about planning Rowan's 1st birthday.  It does not seem like it is only 2 months away!

Happy 10 months little man.  We love you ~

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I am a mom to 5 amazing kids and married to my best friend and love of my life. We co-habitate with 1 cat, Asha, 2 dogs, Maggie May and Juniper Wren, a Chinchilla names Ozwald, and a Hamster named Fat Panda. We have lived in Salt Lake City for 13 years by way of Tennessee and Oregon. I love to be with my kids, knit, run, craft, sew, paint,travel, hike and play :) I love our crazy life!