Is this normal or is this odd? - What you describe sounds normal.
What can I do besides wait? - Waiting is not going to help. You need to ensure that each page has significant & unique content. When I say content I mean text, as for significant & unique try to have at least for a few paragraphs of original text. Once you have original content that will pass Google's duplicate content filter, you need to work on link popularity (quality & quantity matters). Check out WebmasterWorld's link development section for ideas on how to boot your backlinks.
As for your "pr", PageRank is not nearly as important as it used to be. PageRank used to be magic. That was 10 years ago. Things have changed. You are also seeing Toolbar PageRank (tbpr). This is only updated with real pagerank data about 3-4 times a year. Accurate & current pagerank data is not released to the public. You might actually be a PR10 (highly doubtful :)) and not know it until months from now with the next update of tbpr.