At 10 months old Zippy is weighing in at 21 pounds and I have no idea how tall . (Of course all of our tape measures have sprouted legs!) Which makes me wonder does it change from inches long to inches tall when baby stands? Because he doesn't lay still anymore! Gone are the days of smiling month pictures because it is all I can do to click the shutter once before he tries to leave.
Our little guy is on the move and there is no stopping him! I remember a time when I did "blanket time" with a few of my first babies and I wonder why I haven't done that yet. I don't want him roaming the house though so he is gated in the living room. That is the room with the least mess, although I can't count the number of times in a day one of the children calls to me "Mom! _____ has something in his mouth!" Babies must have eyes like hawks. I continue to have the rest of the kids get down on hands and knees and crawl to clean up the floor but to no avail as their vision seems to be terrible! Ha!
I have been so discouraged with Zippy's lack of naps and my not accomplishing anything during the day and started to look for ideas online. I have often followed Babywise methods and did find a website written by a Mom who uses those ideas and realized a few things I have been doing to contribute to Zippy's poor napping. So we'll see if changing up the routine helps.
Zippy enjoys being read to and especially when you make funny voices or noises. His favorite book is Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton. Maybe because his Mama has the most fun reading that one! I like all of her books for that matter.
Zippy also is very observant and will study and study people or objects. Here he is watching the action on the Riverfront.
But alas, the observation has ended and now comes exploration and climbing! Do you see the hill below? He crawled from the bottom to the top. Stopping now and then to pick grass.