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Thursday, March 10, 2011

10 Months Old



Dear Emeline,

Happy 10 months, baby girl. Two months away from being one year old. How is that possible?
Our time with you is so special. 

Your daddy & I just love getting on the floor and playing with you. You love to crawl all over him, and then you sit on his back and bounce up and down. When you bounce you like to add in your voice to hear it go up & down, too. You think it's so humorous. 

When I (rarely now) put a headband on you, you pull at it. You watch me the whole time while I give you a little "look" wanting you to keep it on. Then, you tug at it again, and again, watching me the whole time. It's become a little game to you. Sadly, I think headband days are coming to close.

Let's call this "the destruction of the headband".

This month, you're really into waving. You get up from your nap, Mac comes in your room and from your crib you stand & wave saying "hiiiiii". It's really sweet. You're so friendly with everyone, and will go to pretty much anyone who wants to hold you. We've yet to experience any separation anxiety-type stuff with you. You love to bend backwards (or tip upside down) when in people's arms. While it's cute, it can get a little tiring on the person (aka: me!) holding you. 

You love, love, love your puppy, Mac. You two play all the time and it's precious. You like to head-butt him and when he runs in circles or growls, you giggle with delight. 


When it comes to food you'll eat almost anything (except for peas, so far!), and you eat all table foods now besides the few times a day you nurse or take a bottle or sippy cup. You sit in your high chair and bang your hands on it, as if you're demanding food. Obviously we don't want this habit to continue, but it's pretty cute right now. 

You repeat sounds and hand motions I do, which is really fun. You seem to be on the brink of learning new words. You say a few little words here and there, and can repeat inflection & sound really well.

You walk around furniture at the speed of light, but you will not, for the life of you take any steps on your own. You can walk with your push-behind walker super fast, too. You learned to climb steps this month, and you are constantly trying to stand in the bathtub. We have to tell you to stay on your bottom multiple times now. 


You're sleeping a lot better for us. Still not doing the straight 12 hours, but you'll definitely sleep 9-10 hours straight through, with a wake up here or there, but you can put yourself back to sleep. Sleep has been a pretty constant battle around here, so we're glad it's (seeming) to finally get resolved a bit.

You wear size 3 diapers, weigh around 19lbs, and fit in size 6-12 month clothing. I got you sized yesterday at Stride Rite & you're a size 3 shoe, but we bumped you up to 3.5 for growth. You're toothless, still!

Sweet girl, you're our joy. You melt your daddy's heart when you crawl up to his feet & squeal with delight when he get's home from work. I'm already just so proud of the sweet & tender little girl you are. So happy and delightful. 


We love you more than words.

Always,
Momma

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How you looked this month:


34 comments:

  1. Such a gorgeous girl!

    I realize that this is the most obvious statement EVAH but? Every month she looks a little bit older. I can't figure out any other way to say that,her face is just so much more KID(!) in that last pic. Which? ZOMG!

    And? I want to see video of her. Make her do something for her Auntie Liz. Perform little girl! :)

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  2. The last shot of her is so pretty! Beautiful baby girl! I can't get over how much y'all look alike...I'd be curious to see if you looked like her as a baby!!

    Documenting her months is wonderful - a great idea! I've got to remember this when I have kids! :)

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  3. Awe. <3 her. I think her & kp would be bffs, how bout it?

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  4. That series of headband photos made me giggle. Girl has some attitude about her outfits, obvs!

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  5. Sweet sweet girl. Yay for sleeping that long! I am loving the pic of her and the blocks...so precious.

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  6. Love the headband shots, lol!!

    She is too precious!

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  7. Happy 10 months Emeline! I never thought the day would come when this little girl who seems to have been in headbands most hours of her life would want to take them off! At least she has cute hair that you can put clippies in:)

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  8. I cannot believe she is 10 months already. Where is the time going.
    She is such a joy and her smile melts my heart. So happy to be her Mom Mom

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  9. Oh good gravy she is perfect! Happy 10 months beautiful little lady! And my Ella's room in owls! Lover her owl! I have to have one...would you mind sharing where you got that one at?

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  10. 10 months already!?
    I remember when you blogged on her 4 months! whao time flies.
    happy 10 months Eme!

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  11. Our girls are A LOT alike! Why is it that they're looking so much like girls now and no longer babies?!? I can't take it!

    BG also has basically zero interest in walking. Boo. She's quick as can be holding our hands, pushing something, or scooting along furniture but the minute she realizes she's not holding on to something, she plops down.

    Two more months Mama.. Are you ready for a one year old?!

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  12. She is soooooo cute! And shares the 10th with Thatcher!

    Random but how do you make the monthly collages and save as one file??? I'd love to do that for his monthly post!

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  13. She is soooooo cute! And shares the 10th with Thatcher!

    Random but how do you make the monthly collages and save as one file??? I'd love to do that for his monthly post!

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  14. She is soooooo cute! And shares the 10th with Thatcher!

    Random but how do you make the monthly collages and save as one file??? I'd love to do that for his monthly post!

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  15. I can't believe Emeline is almost 1 year!!! It's amazing how much these little ones change our lives and make life so much better ;-)
    Love the pic's of this gorgeous gal!!!

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  16. That is so sweet! The headband thing is adorable.

    I can't wait until Flintstone gets to that stage!

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  17. Happy 10 months from Auntie Lindsay and BFF Eva! She is such a pretty girl. But please please please tell me that Eva will NOT follow suit and start taking her headbands off? NOOOOOO....

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  18. We have had the same headband problem for months! Now, she even rips out rubber bands!

    Emeline is so sweet--I love all these pictures!

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  19. Aww she has grown so much! Such a beautiful girl :) I love the pictures of her pulling at the headbands! So funny and cute!

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  20. such a big girl... so blessed to be her auntie. :)

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  21. Beautiful baby (eek...big girl) she is!!!

    I say in Month 11 she will start walking!!! :D

    Question: When you say she eats anything, what exactly do you feed her (suggestions for Jackson) b/c Jackson is not really into the "baby-food" thing any more...but have no clue what to feed him??? 0_0

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  22. Um, seriously, when did you get a 10 month old? HOW CAN SHE BE THAT OLD?

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  23. She is so cute and happy! I love the headband shots.

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  24. She has the cutest face. You can just tell she's going to be a really pretty child, the older she gets.
    I think I started following your blog RIGHT after you had her. It's just really hard to believe how fast time is going by.

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  25. Love the photo of her playing with the blocks.

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  26. Oh Katie! She is beautiful, just like her momma!

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  27. Ahhh! 10 months! And I think that's pretty good for wearing headbands the whole time! :)

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  28. 10 months? No, it really cannot be that she is nearly a whole year old! How crazy! She is so adorable, and seriously- well done for having her only just now trying to take off the headbands.

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  29. She's just too precious! Happy 10 months!! :)

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  30. I still remember when you told me you were pregnant! And now she's TEN months old? How did that happen?? She's still absolutely gorgeous.

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  31. So sweet. Love that shot of eme and the blocks. Good job momma!

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