Monday, October 21, 2013

10 month milestones

Mastered Skills
Waves goodbye
Yes, Logan recently started to wave, its ridiculously cute, much like just about everything he does.
Picks things up with pincer grasp
YES!  This boy loves to eat pretty much anything in front of him, even if its not food.  He picks things up well and crams it right into his mouth.
Crawls well
Like a speed demon.  He's like American Express, anywhere you want to be.
Yes, he moves well when holding on the furniture, I have a feeling he will be walking soon.

Emerging Skills
Says "dada" and "mama" to the right parent
Logan isn't saying much yet and isn't imitating sounds much either.  James was doing both of these fairly early at 7 and 8 months, but he walked super late at 16 months (while still within the typical range).  Logan's gross motor skills are pretty advanced, so I am trying to remember that his brain can only learn to do so many things at one time.  I still feel worried that most of his noises are more "oooohs" and "aaaaahs" and less consonants and vowel combinations.
Responds to name and understands "no"
One of my reasons for not worrying too much about Logan's lack of verbal communication is this, he knows his name well and understands (and fusses) when he hears "no", so maybe I should get my undies out of the bunch they're in!
Indicates wants with gestures
Logan does this some, he will raise his arms to be picked up and will bang his hand to get more food on his tray.

Advanced Skills
Drinks from a cup
He has started using a sippy some and seems to like it, we'll be working on his a lot in the next couple months as we get rid of bottles.
Stands alone for a few seconds
Yes, Logan will stand up for a second or two without holding on before slowly lowering himself back down to the floor.
Puts objects into a container
I haven't seen this yet, but I'm not certain that Logan has even been in a situation to put objects in a container.  One thing is certain, he knows how to take things OUT of a container.

I try to do a monthly comparison photo of the boys every month and every month I'm amazed at how much they look a like.  Throughout the month when I look at them together, I think they look nothing a like.  They have a few differences, Logan's hair is more red and there is more of it.  James has brown eyes and Logan has blue eyes.  But they have the same shape to their eyes, just like their dad and they both love to laugh and smile.  Logan has 5 teeth with 3 more on the way at 10 months and James still had NONE this age.  Looking at the photos, they definitely have the same little nose!  James was almost 2 inches taller than Logan at 10 months and weighed a pound or 2 more.  One day, when I'm ready for this blog to know what a dork I am, I'll post the Excel spreadsheet and accompanying graphs of their height and weight comparisons since birth.  I'm not sure why, maybe its the eyes and the hair, but I think Logan looks like my dad, his Grandbear.  Either way, one thing is for sure, these boys are adorable!


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