Dax- 10 months

My DaxyBear is 10 months old!  He is just about the most adorable thing EVER- he and Ada are pretty much tied for "Cutest Baby Ever To Crawl This Earth", in my opinion.  :)

He accidentally took a step a few days ago- he was scaling the living room (that kid runs circles around the perimeter of the room- with one hand on furniture, a wall, or windowsill at all times!), took his hand off, but continued walking.  He scared himself a little, so immediately dropped to the floor and crawled the rest of the way.  

He says "Ada"- especially in the backseat of the car when they have nothing to do but stare at each other and make faces.  He babbles all kinds of other important messages, too.  He signs "more" and "all done" and "eat", and is learning "drink" now the he *finally* learned how to actually drink from a sippy cup.  For some reason, he could not figure that one out!  

He's sort of becoming a biter. :(  He's been biting me (my shoulder, ankle, boob) since he was about 4-5 months old.  Then it turned into occasional daddy bites, and then Ada bites, and now 2 days in a row at school he's bitten friends.  He's had to have the "Teeth Are Not For Biting" book read to him by his teachers, like, 6 times now.  I am *hoping* he's teething, and that is the explanation for the sudden increase.  His teachers say its never out of malice- that he gets this look in his eyes that says "Oh, you look chubby and tasty!" and then goes in for the kill.  Poor victims.  

If Ada is going to be my artsy-fartsy, creative, quirky free spirit- Dax is going to be my engineer.  This kid  LOVES to spend his time making things fit, taking things apart, and solving the mysteries of the world.  (Last weekend at dinner he devised a way to keep Casey's palm open so he could snatch Cheerios out of it without Casey closing his hand back.)

He still loves bath time and hates getting out.  He is fascinated by the washing of Ada's hair, and now constantly tries to take her rinsing cup and dump it out on her head after watching me do it to her for 10 months.  

I adore this little boy, and can't believe there is only one more monster photo shoot before he turns 1. (For which I am in the midst of planning a MONSTER BASH for!)  Here are our pictures from this month's photo shoot- it's becoming virtually impossible to maintain that consistent black background!  Plus, we accidentally gave Murphy the larger black blanket, so I'm working with scraps, here.  :)

Look at those sweet puppy eyes!

I adore this one.


The Borgman's said...

Way Cute! When do they even start with the sippy cup anyway? I feel like i must learn something new everyday to keep up! lol

The Dowells said...

I know!! Its so much to keep up with!! We started the sippy cup about 7-8 months with both kids (because I just felt like they needed a little water to go with all of those solids!), but Dax just now got it down! He treated it more as a really huge pacifier than a drink. Ada picked up on it much quicker, lol!

But, I think as long as they can drink out of it by the time they're one so you can yank that bottle away asap, you're good!