Alec turned ten months old on July 1st. This past month has been one for the books. June was full of adventure. Alec is really moving about and he has begun exploring all over the house. He doesn't quite have the forward crawl mastered, but he crawls backwards, scoots, and rolls to wherever he feels the need to be. To be honest, I just don't think crawling is for him. He seems much more interested in standing on his two feet. He is becoming more and more fearless as time goes on... taking nose dives into the hardwood floor, and letting one hand fly solo while standing up. He is napping twice a day and has been sleeping through the night for some time now. Alec has never really taken to the pacifier, but he absolutely cannot sleep without his lovey (therefore, we have three angel dear blankets that we rotate through on a regular basis). We cut back to three bottles a day, morning, afternoon, and night. He has recently become obsessed with his sippy cup and takes full blown chugs of water during breakfast, lunch, and dinner. These days he is loving spoonfuls of avocado, yogurt, mac and cheese, and ritz crackers. He loves red, and when he comes across a block or toy of this color, he holds on to it tightly (I literally have to pry it from his chubby little fingers). He says dada all day long, with a few ma's along the way. He has really become quite the ham. Trips to the grocery store are never dull. He smiles and babbles at complete strangers and absolutely loves any attention he can get. I have a feeling I have one little ornery boy on my hands. He's cute and boy does he know it.
We had a cardiac follow-up yesterday and all went very well. Alec braved his EKG and echocardiogram like a champ, not shedding a single tear throughout it all. All checked out okay and the Doc is quite happy with his progress. He is growing and thriving just as he should. He is reaching all of his milestones on target and we couldn't be more relieved. A big thank you to everyone for all the support and love. We are so very grateful.