August 19, 2010
10 1/2 months
Ben is 10 3/4 months old. Actually more than that.
He transitioned to walking earlier this month and it's brought challenges, but has made many things easier.
He's saying more and more words every day, but the one he says most clearly is "book." So my question is this . . . how is it possible that he can he say "book" getting both the "b" and "k" sounds crystal clear, but he still won't call me "Mama." Sure, he says "mamamama" when he's crying or upset . . . but it's just a noise he's making. And he says "mum mum mum" every time we put him in his high chair so he's familiar with the sound. He says "Dada" and "Jack," too. But no Mama. I'm trying not to take it personally.
He's really started to love books. He's drawn more to the books that have peek-a-boo flaps and textures that he can feel. Even when we're busy, he really likes to just sit alone with a board book and try to open each of the pages. He's so smart.
We're starting to see a little bit of a feisty/stubborn side and he lets us know when he's not happy. He has become a VERY picky eater and will eat very little of what we put in front of him. Fruits and veggies have to be hidden in order to get him to eat. This was never a problem we had with Jack, so it's new territory with us. He would eat cheerios all day if we'd let him, though.
Here are a couple of videos of Ben throwing, golfing and waving goodbye . . . enjoy!