You are ten months old. Yes, ten. And that means I have THREE MONTHS of your life to update the world about. Please don't take my lack of blog posts on you personally. Our little family often leads a busy life, which means blogging is one of the many things that gets pushed to the back burner. If it comes as any consolation, your brother hasn't gotten a post in about six months ;)
Alright little lady, let the updates begin!
You have teeth now! In August, your two bottom teeth started to break through. A few weeks later, your top two teeth began to reveal themselves. Those are still working their way down right now, which looks rather painful. I can tell they bother you because, you've been more discontent than usual, but you've been a trooper nonetheless.
You would think with these newfound tools in your mouth that you would be a better eater than you were 3 months ago, but that's not entirely true. Yes, you are better, but not where I hoped you'd be at ten months! You are fickle, my dear. I never know if you are going to eat well or like what's put in your mouth. Textures are still alarming to you and we've tried puffs and mum mums, but you aren't quite getting the hang of them yet. You still prefer sweet tasting things, although I made you a mixture that I was sure would be a shoe-in to your taste buds (carrots & pears), but you were NOT a fan.
|Eating must wear you out...|
At the end of August, you started pulling up. It makes you look so grown up! Haddon got all excited to see you standing. I also think it made him feel you were bigger and tougher so he's become much more rough with you. I'm sorry about that. I try to protect you. He loves you, I promise. He can just be a little much at times :) Can't we all…
|That look of fear/dread...|
|First time I came in to see you standing up. Yes, you still sleep in a pack'n'play...|
You'd been scooting around rather efficiently for a couple of months, but around mid September, you officially switched to crawling on your hands and knees. You are getting around, my girl, and it definitely keeps me on my toes. You find and get into everything and I'm trying my best to keep you alive! For some reason, you're really good a finding small dangerous things to put in your mouth…
|Blocks aren't necessarily small and dangerous, but I just wanted evidence of you always putting things in your mouth!|
Fun fact: You wave now :) It's really cute…
At the beginning of September, we embarked on a new adventure called Mother's Day Out. Our new church offers that to our family for free, so you and Haddon go two days a week. You do SO well. The ladies always rave about you when I pick you up and are always so excited when I drop you off. Maybe they do that with all the babies, but it seems to be a trend that you are a gem whenever anyone else is taking care of you. I guess you just save your fussing for me :) You can be such a mama's girl… you're perfectly content to play by yourself, but I have to sneak around the house to get things done because if you see me, you realize you haven't been with me and you get upset. I know I need to treasure this. Are you going to be one of those too-cool-for-school teenagers that doesn't want to be seen with her mom one day? Lord give me grace…
|First trip with Nana to Point Mallard!|
|sunhat smiles :)|
Just a couple of days ago you started "cruising." You pulled up and then made your way down the couch in a walking fashion. Before that, you were able to pull up behind a little walker we have and push around. It will be interesting to see what life is like with two walking little ones.
At your 9 month check up (which was 3 weeks late…), you were 28 inches long and weighed 17.5 pounds. In spite of your strong opinions on food, you are a healthy girl. You've got some of the sweetest chubby cheeks that we could kiss on all day!
Lastly, I think we might be able to claim your first word, "Da." You can repeat it so well when we say it and I'm pretty sure you associate it with your Dad. Congratulations, my girl, you're learning new ways to make that man melt ;) You have a sweet little voice, Eden. I hear how your brother talks now and get excited to think about what you will be talking about and how you will sound when you're his age.
|This picture makes me swoon...|
[even though you're still not sleeping through the night]
We're so thankful for how you've changed our family.