On Sunday, Austin turned 10 months old. It is hard to believe that less then a year ago, he was this little peanut that only weighted 6 lbs when we brought him home from the hospital. With turning 10 months came Austins first ear infection. Last week Austin got sent home from daycare with a very high fever. Because of all the crazy stuff going on, we got Austin in to see the doctor right away. He was diagnosed with his first ear infection, although he was miserable, we consider ourselves lucky that he is almost a year old and has not had one before. With lots of Motrin, cuddles from mommy all night, and an antibiotic, he is now doing much better. He is still pulling at his ears but is back to his old self, hurricane Austin, destroying everything in his path!
More updates about Austin: He is now on 1 bottle a day at night. He is completely off baby food and has good days with eating and bad days. For the most part he will try anything. Peas and carrots are still on his do not like list but we find other ways to hide them in his food. For the last 4 days, Austin has been sleeping from 9 p.m. until about 8-9 in the morning. This has been so wonderful for us to get a little taste of sleeping in. This morning I even had to go wake him up so I could go to work! He is still working on walking. He has mastered walking if you hold one of his hands and can take about 5-6 steps on his own if there is something he really wants. He loves pushing anything around the floor. He likes to push our laundry baskets around until he runs into something. Buttons are his new favorite adventure. He now knows exactly what buttons to push on our two tv remotes to turn it on and off. He knows exactly what buttons on his humidifier to push to turn it on and off and is in the process of searching the house for more buttons he is not supposed to touch. He is "talking" more but still refuses to say mama. His loves his dada and calls for him everywhere we go. Dada is always there according to Austin. Austin gives kisses on demand now. Daddy getting the most. He is daddy's little puppy dog, following him around wherever he goes.
We are noticing Austin loves to study everything. His new favorite game is to take all of his diapers out of his basket one at a time. Not only does he take them out one at a time, he places about half on one side of him, then the other side of him, and some behind him. When you watch him, you can tell that in him mind, he is thinking out every move he makes.
In baby news, I am starting to go through another tired phase. This might be in part of Austin being so active. The baby is starting to move a lot more and making his presence known. I have been having some cramping and contractions at night, I think in part to overdoing it. The ultra sound showed that he is healthy and right on track. We do have a name picked out for our new little one but decided to wait until he is born to tell everyone. We are hoping Austin will adjust well, but as of right now, he is very protective of his mommy and does not like when I pay attention to any other baby.