Monday, September 21, 2009

Makes My Monday: 10 months!

10 months!! We are officially in the double digits - woo hoo! And on this last day of summer, we also have our first EI meeting. Our case worker, B., will be here every Monday for the next 6 months at which time both babies will be reevaluated to see if qualify again. I'll be sure to let you know how it goes.

This past month has been another winner. The whining has been up and down but mostly manageable. Collette has been whining a lot less since she learned to crawl a few weeks ago. Now both babies are bored with crawling and focus most of their energy on pulling up. Pulling up on the TV stand (don't worry - the TV is anchored to the wall), pulling up on the couch, the high chairs, old bouncy seats, trash bins - if it's about 2 feet high, they are pulling up on it. Also, Sebastian took a couple of steps on his little baby walker and my camera was no where to be found.

In the continuing solid food saga, both babies have pretty good pincer grasp now and can reliably get well over 50% of the food in their mouth on the first try. With the new bibs, it's much easier to just scoop up what they missed and put it back on the tray so we have been wasting a lot less food. To date, here are some favorites:

diced pears
diced apples, nuked to soften (although I'm sure that's killing most of the nutrients. *sigh*)
diced peaches, may need to be nuked if not soft enough
sliced strawberries
sliced bananas (not too ripe or they get slimy)
raspberries (WARNING! very messy and they stain!)
cubed kiwi
baked sweet potato cubes (bigger hit than sweet potato fries and easier to make)
steamed asparagus
pasta in marinara sauce (ziti and rotini cut up have worked best so far)
diced chicken
smoked salmon pieces (just Sebastian)
baked haddock pieces (big surprise, thanks Legal Seafood!)
beans (just Collette)
very small cheese cubes, a soft, mild cheddar

As you can see, we are lacking in the veggie department and that is mostly my fault, I have tried a couple of veggies that haven't been embraced (like zucchini pancakes) but others I just haven't tried yet, but plan too. On deck are steamed, sliced carrots, edamame, peas, steamed, cubed squash (summer or winter), sauteed peppers. Still, most any kind of bread is a hit, even naan. Spices have made their way onto Sebastian and Collette's plates - they thoroughly enjoyed my curry butternut squash soup! And they will be eating Tabasco in no time if Billy has anything to say about it.

Our 10 month schedule is pretty much the same as our 9 month schedule, with the exception being naps - they tend to be closer to 9 and 1, sometimes even after 9 and 1. From what others have told, the same happened to them so we're just going to roll with it. I'm also working on pushing back bedtime in preparation for daylight savings. Did anyone else have to gear up for the time change, or did you just make him/her/them "sleep" an hour later?

And, I'm happy to report that the feud between my camera and computer is over! Just in time for chair pictures, hurrah!! As you will see, it's really hard to keep 10 month olds in a rocking chair. Without further ado, here they are:

Collette about to crawl off the chair and Sebastian trying to roll over her.

Coming soon: review on my new Valco Ion 4 Two stroller! In the meantime, check out some other Monday Makers at Twinfatuation.


  1. OH-MY-GODDDDDD, they look so grown up!! Collete actually has hair to COMB to the side?!?? she looks like a toddler in this pic! ahhhh!!! i cant wait to see them on Sat!! biggest babies! :):)

  2. So cute can't wait for my little ones to eat more solids and to meet more milestones.

  3. They could not be any CUTER! I loved that age.

  4. Awwww, they are absolutely adorable!! Sounds like everything's going well...isn't it hard to believe that their 1st year is almost over??

    I'm impressed with all the foods you're able to get them to eat! My kids are way too picky, obviously!!

  5. Hold on-- you're supposed to anchor the television to the wall?? With what?

    I am imagining lots of rope, possibly some velcro . . .

    Wonderful, wonderful pic, btw.

    Congrats on 10 months. As a MoM, I completely understand the celebration of each survived day.



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