Iggy @ 10 Months

Technically... Iggy is 10.5 months right now.  But I realized I wasn't keeping up with my every 2 months schedule and I want to make sure I'm on track for the big first birthday party!  ...Whatever that ends up being...

Anyways, the big news is up on the top photo.  Iggy is STANDING.  On his own.  It's so cute.  No walking or stepping just yet, but standing for lengths of time, completely unsupported.  He can also now clap (like a normal person, not just flapping his arms up & down), and will sometimes echo noises people make.  No full-on words with intention yet, but intentional sounds at least.  Another new quirk of his is shaking his head "no" at really funny times, like when my mom tried to kiss him.  I don't know if he fully realized what he was communicating, but it was still pretty darn funny.

Iggy drinks from a sippy cup now instead of a bottle.  When we went for his 9 month doctor appointment (on Halloween, sheesh), the nurse seemed alarmed that I hadn't tried to give him a sippy cup yet.  I was all "what?" because I had no idea that he was old enough yet (remember, he's my first, and I'm the girl who refused to take a birthing class, so I'm kind of a figurer-outer on my own type...) but apparently the doctors office freaks out if they still have a bottle at 12 months and GOOD LORD WHY HADN'T I STARTED TRYING YET?!

Well, that's how it went in my head movies.

So I freaked out and started giving him the sippy cup which was frustrating at first, but within two weeks he had it down.  Now it's like no problem.  Why were they freaking out at the doctor?  All it did was freak me out.  Anywhoo... it's all good now.

Iggy's eating all sorts of regular-ish food now.  His favorite is shredded cheese.  He double-fists it into his mouth, but half of it dumps all over his lap so he has a shreddy cheesy diaper area.  It's a horrible mess.  In other food news, I've begun blending tofu into his food (think avocado-tofu and cheesy cauliflower tofu purees) and he seems to be cool with it.  He does not, however, seem to be a big fan of scrambled eggs.  I even tried mixing cheese into them but to no avail.  He eats a tiny tiny bite and then he's done, no more.

Iggy only has his two front lower teeth.  He's been chewing and seemingly teething for over a month now, but nothing new.  You can see in the photo below his bizarre new habit of putting the pacifier into his mouth pointing upwards.  What a weirdo.

Last weekend we took Iggy to see Santa.  We waited in line for an hour, and he was really well behaved.  He watched the kids in front of us go up and see Santa and he laughed.  Then I brought him up, and as I leaned over to hand Iggy to Santa, he started to squirm and fuss.  Oh geez.  But Santa flipped him around and was all "photo!" and it was over in less than 30 seconds.  Eh, maybe next year Iggy?  At least if he was gonna cry I was hoping it would be a full-on reaching out for mom howl.  I got this in-between crabby face, which I see plenty of on an everyday basis.

I really enjoy how much Iggy is turning into an independent little person.  I relish seeing him sitting on the floor, concentrating very hard on a toy or book.  I love seeing him pull himself up to standing and slowly letting go.  The excitement on his face when he realized he was standing was inexplicable.  So amazing.

See you in another two months for the next Iggy installment!

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  1. Seriously, what a cutie!! And he has great style (good job mama!!) :)

  2. I love Iggy posts! And yay to him standing...we are almost there with G. Are you not giving formula at all without a bottle? I'm not ready for that. We give him water in the sip but it took 3 till we found the right fit. And btw trader joes has awesome edamame nuggets. They are tofu, carrots and edamame. I cut them up for Gunnar and he loves them. Maybeill dig them too?

    1. Lisa - he totally still has formula. I'm sure the doctor will freak me out about that when we go to his 1-year appointment... should I be stopping formula? It says up to one year...???

      And I'll definitely try the edamame nuggets! We tried him with the TJ chickenless chicken tenders today (cut up really really really small) and he LOVED them! So I have no doubt he'll love the edamame too!

    2. I think we do formula till the one year visit then they tell us to hit the milk. My mom friends that have older monsters say its a tough transition and sometimes they have to mix the formula in the milk using less and less each time. I'm hoping to only use Oberweiss milk for him. I received more info than needed from an Oberweiss manager while I was pregnant on why their milk was so good. I listened well because he was making my malted!

      We are not veggie but I do try to eat vegetarian most of the week. Gunnar eats these great fish stinks from while foods. They stink up the house. But he loves tofu! I bet if you taste those edamame nuggets you will love them too. I ate almost half a bag the other night.

    3. Froze again grr...let me ask you since they are close in age. How well does Iggy sleep. Gunnar goes down for the most part 8pm-9pm. We give him a bottke with a little rice cereal to keep him full and asleep. Well he still wakes up from 4am-5amish for a bottle. It's making me crazy. He used to sleep through the night. Ugh.

    4. Oh boy, sleep. It's weird and inconsistent, but if I HAD to give you an average, he goes to bed at 8:00 each night. That part is consistent. He used to sleep til 6:45 - 7:00 on the weekends when we were also sleeping. But I get up at 5:30 for work during the week, and he hears me (even though my attempts to be silent are probably pretty freakin hilarious!) and typically wakes up around 6:00 - 6:30.

      However... he's been waking up around 11:00 at night just to be soothed/hugged no more than 5 minutes and then he goes back down. Then he sometimes wakes up again between 4-5 am but wont always go back down. Just sometimes.

      But then to throw a total wrench in everything, today he woke up at 4:45 am. I held him for my usual 5 minutes, then put him back in his crib. I finally had to go get him up at 7:55! Yayy for sleep for me, but holy weird sleep cycle batman!

      As far a bottles go, I'm pretty vigilant with an 8 - 12 - 4 - 8 schedule, and I try my best not to vary from it. I read that book about French mothers (http://www.amazon.com/Bringing-Up-Bebe-Discovers-Parenting/dp/1594203334) when Iggy was 4.5 months old and got it in my brain that I had to do it that way. I really like this schedule, but it's not for everybody.

      Hope that helps!

  3. Ugh...my iPad froze. Please pretend that's English.


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