Thursday, May 14, 2015

Dear Pierce (9 and 10 months)

Dear Pierce, 

We have had a busy few weeks so I'm combining your 9 and 10 month updates. You are now TEN months old! How did this happen. You are a true boy. You are in to everything! Finding a moment to write your update post has been virtually impossible because we can't take our eyes off of your for a second! Here is what you have been up to! 

-Woohoo! March 11 you got tubes after a million ear infections and a failed hearing test. We also had your hearing retested at your second post-op and you PASSED!!! We have noticed a huge difference in your speech, hearing and balance since the surgery. The day of your surgery, when we walked outside, there were birds chirping and you spun your head around looking for the noise. It was amazing to see what difference it was after they removed the fluid from your ears.
-March 9 we noticed you had two teeth! We could feel them through the gums before and you had a double ear infection so you were very cranky so we passed it off as ears but nope! 2 teeth :)
-at your 9 month check up you were: 19 lbs 9 oz (30th percentile) and 27 1/2 inches (10th percentile) and at your tubes post op you were up to almost 21 pounds! Big boy!
-you are still in a size 3 diaper and wear 9, 12 and 18 month clothes depending on the fit. You wear a size 2-3 shoe.
-you are a man on a mission! You crawl so fast and are in to everything!  You started cruising around 9 months and you have a very long reach :) Whenever you are playing, you will speed off around the corner and we will ask your sister what you are doing and she will say "Pierce is getting into mischief!" And she's usually right.
-you are babbling so much. You say da da all the time. You were saying bye bye and doing the motion but you stopped and went back to da da da da all the time. You love to babble and you are very loud! Your teachers say that they have to take you into the other room when you get up because you are so loud, you wake up the other kids in your class.
-you are in your last month of school for this school year! Soon it will be summer and we are excited to take you to the lake and the beach so you can enjoy the water. You love to splash in the bathtub so we hope you will enjoy the water this summer.
-you eat everything! We reintroduced the foods that have given you issues in the past without incident. The only food we haven't reintroduced is prunes. You have excellent hand eye coordination and very good fine motor skills. You did puréed foods for a little bit but you quickly moved to solids and you prefer that because you enjoy feeding yourself.
-you have been on all sippy cups since right after 10 months. You normally do 3-4 sippy cups with 5.5-6. Oz of breastmilk a day. You also have been doing 3 meals a day and a snack since March. You do yogurt, oatmeal or puréed apples for breakfast, a combo of fruit, veggies, beans, brown rice, pasta or cheese for lunch and then whatever we are having for dinner. So far you are not very picky but we will see if that lasts! 
-you love toys and playing with things you are not supposed to be playing with, especially small toys that belong to your sister. 
-we try to keep you away from the stairs because you climbed up a small step up at the lake house and so we know you can climb.
-you still like a paci when you sleep.
-you are very ticklish and you love to play peekaboo and Where's Pierce?
-you think your sister and the dogs are so funny. You have the best laugh. 

We have enjoyed you so much over the past months. You are seriously the best baby and such a joy to be around. We can't wait to see what is next for you :) we love you so much!

Love, Mommy and Daddy