Wednesday, April 2, 2014

10 months

Our sweet baby is 10 months old!  As she's been getting older, my brain doesn't really ever skip ahead to the thought that she's going to be a year old in such a short time.  It needs to sink in quickly though, because she will be a whole year old in less than two months! (whaaaaat?!)
While I sit in the corner and rock myself, enjoy this photo update of our sweet baby.
At 10 months she:
Can crawl!!!!  She just learned to army crawl last week, so the fact that she figured out how to crawl so closely afterwards caught us totally of guard!  She learned how on Sunday and we have been practicing ever since. 
In addition to crawling, she loves to 'walk' (with assistance). she loves to stand up and hang onto things, so I know walking isn't too far off.
LOVES our dog Copper. Now that she can move around, she scoots over to him and plays with his feet, his tail, grabs his ears or face tries to play with him.  He is awesome and tolerates it for a few minutes, and then gets up and moves to another spot in the house. He is so amazingly gentle with her, and we can't wait for her to get a bit bigger so they can play together.
Loves to eat and feed herself.  We are still fortunate to not have any weird allergies to foods, and she does great with just about anything.  She's a big fan of eating what we eat, and this makes meal times MUCH easier on all of us.  She also frequently scoffs at the small chunks of food that we tear up for her, and often grabs the whole piece. 
Perfect example.  She took the whole chunk of pancake out of the cup holder and stuffed it into her mouth when I had my back turned.  She knew she got caught, look at her face!
No.. this isn't the first time she's had icecream ;) she loves it.
Is so stubborn! We are slowly teaching her the meaning of the word 'No', but it is slow going to say the least. She can move to what she wants, and often times goes after things she shouldn't. Case in point, the charger cord to B's laptop. (and the cords to the lamp and the cable box)
Is a big fan of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.  There is a song at the end of each episode called the Hotdog Dance, and every time it plays, she will stop what she is doing and watch them dance.  Needless to say, the theme for her first birthday party is going to be Mickey Mouse :)
We have graduated from the Moby wrap into our ring sling (made by my mom!!!) and it works out awesomely.  I am a big fan of baby wearing, and some days, it is the only way I can get anything done!  She has still been a bit under the weather lately, so we've spent many hours in it.
And this, folks, hardly ever happens!  She is not a snuggly baby at all (breaks my heart) but when she is in the sling, and a little sleepy, she has started to lay her head on my chest.  Makes me melt every time! I'd carry her in it 24/7 if she weren't so heavy!
Loves to 'help' with laundry. she will usually ride in the basket from our bedroom to the mudroom, and then play in the clean clothes while i'm folding them. 
Is ready for her first Easter!
Lasted the ENTIRE TIME in the church nursery this past week!!!  Yes, she had one meltdown and they had to walk up and down the halls with her, but i'm so proud that she made it the whole time on her own!  Fingers crossed she is able to do it again.
Is the absolute light of our lives, and we love her more than words can even express :)

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