Andrew Update: 10 Months
So for a long time, I thought that maybe he might just be this laid back kid, with an easy going type of personality (since he showed no interest in rolling over or crawling toward any objects). But after seeing his newfound joy in walking, and especially his frustration when I set him back down, I don't think he'll be relaxed. This kid is determined and he definitely lets you know when he is upset that he is on the floor. He instantly scooches back to my hands to grab on and pull himself back up to a standing position. He has places to see and he wants to go now!
As far as eating goes, he is finally done nursing. It was a bit of a bittersweet event. Like I wrote last time, I was getting a little frustrated with the biting, and distraction he was showing while nursing. It was taking me forever to feed him because he kept whipping his head in another direction to look at something else. Although he had nursed better than the girls had, and I was glad that it had been a more enjoyable experience this last time around. In a weird sort of way, I was a little sad to think that this would be the end of my nursing experience forever (seeing as he will be our last child). But just like pregnancy, this phase of my life has finally ended. Oh the emotional roller coaster us women put ourselves through.
I am enjoying the new found discoveries Andrew is making, and am excited to watch him grow. Life is rarely boring with this little guy, or with any of our kids for that matter. And although the crying and uncertainties may weigh heavy at times, I am very thankful that God entrusted us with his care. He is a joy that keeps spreading in our life.