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.
How you looked this month: