Sunday, May 8, 2011

10 Months

Ten months

Dear Mom,
I tried to call you this morning. I don't know if you got the message but I want you to know you were the first person I thought of when I woke up. I thought you might want to see what a little man Oblio is turning into. He's no longer an infant. I watch him change a little bit every day. I swear he wakes up some mornings and it's as if he grew while the house was quiet & everyone was fast asleep. I've heard it said over & over again that as a mother you wake up one day & your babies are having babies of their own. I now feel I have a small understanding of this concept. 

Little Omri is so smart mom. He's a watcher. I think he's trying to figure it all out. Last night I was getting him out of his booster seat after dinner & he watched me un-click the buckle. Then he grabbed the buckle & tried with all his might to snap it back together. It was fun to watch. I see such determination in his countenance. I'm sure it's something that will come in handy in the years to come. 

He has also started finger foods. Finally! I would have started sooner but he has only recently grown enough teeth to accomplish this newest task of self feeding. Let me tell you, he loves it! He makes the funniest noises as he stuffs green beans & bananas into his mouth. The girls think it hilarious to watch. The only downside to this is the two baths a day & the clean up. It almost looks like there has been a food fight in the dining room when he's done eating. 

I thought a lot today about you. I thought about all the wonderful things you taught me as I was growing up. Things that I now try to teach to my own children. I hope that you know how very much I love you. We can't wait to see you in just a few short weeks. Then you can hold your little grandson & snuggle him up and kiss his cheeks like I do all day long. His cheeks are so very kissable! Four more weeks mom! Four more weeks! Happy Mothers Day. Talk to you soon.