Friday, February 4, 2011

10 months!

Miss Reese how did we get to the double digits!!! You are a whoppin' 10 months old! You have suddenly become this very independent little girl! You are on the go and literally do not stop moving! You are just blossoming before our very eyes. You seem to really get what we are saying sometimes. You seem to know when we are laughing at something you do and you will laugh right along with us. You are such a fun little buddy that I love to spend my days with. I miss you so much when I work as usual, but feel so refreshed when I get to be home with you. I think it makes me a better mom!

weight: 20 lbs (according to our scale)

diaper size: 3 (4 at night)

clothes: 6-12 month gap and old navy, 9 month carters

teeth count: 4 (the top 2 popped through this month. 1 the first week of you being sick and the other the next week. It was R.O.U.G.H.)

Your 10 month pictures were pretty interesting to say the least! I even had April helping me! You basically just gave us this blank stare most of the time. I think out of 80 shots I got 1 smile and 1 almost smile.

You are taking four 6 oz bottles a day (last one of the day is 7 oz). One upon awakening, one around 10:30, one around 2:30, and the last at bedtime around 7.

You sleep from 7-7. When you were not feeling well you were getting up screaming at 5:30 am!!! Now that you are feeling great you are sometimes stretching to 7:30. Thank you!!! Your naps are not on a great schedule now. We are desperately trying to get you back on. You were napping great twice a day but after getting sick you are completely off schedule. We are thinking maybe you are trying to drop your morning nap?

Your favorite things to do are wave, pull up to the window and look out, touching the now covered electrical sockets, and putting things in and out of containers. Your favorite time of the day is when daddy comes home. You take off and crawl so fast to him and cry to be picked up. Then you just stare at him and smile and get really excited!

You LOVE the intro to Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. You will stop whatever you are doing and look at us and let out a yell and start doing this little dance to the intro song. Once the show starts you could care less and go back to what you are doing.

When you crawl around from place to place you have started doing this really funny laugh. I'll have to post the video of it.

It seems like the eating finally clicked for you at the end of this month. You pretty much had zero interest while you were sick so we just stuck with bottles and we'd try food here and there. This past week you have just turned on the eating switch! The main thing is you will try it if you can feed it to yourself, aside from your beloved yogurt (which you sadly gave up when you weren't feeling well, but are back to loving).

For breakfast(8:30ish) you love cheerios, pancakes, and yogurt. For lunch (12ish) you will eat turkey, cheese, beans, crunchies, wagon wheels, freeze-dried fruit, and yogurt. For dinner (5ish) you are liking those lil gerber meals or if I am making something baby friendly you will just eat that! You have liked red beans and rice, pei wei, pizza, beef stew, chick-fil-a, etc. You basically are trying to tell us that you are not a baby and want big people food! For snacks you love mummums, crackers, yogurt melts, and puffs.

You had your 1st and 2nd snows this month. The first one was a Sunday and we were all off so we enjoyed watching it all day! When it started we went up to Pei Wei to have lunch and then Yogurtland for dessert! We watched the pretty stuff fall while we ate. Then we headed home before it froze over. I was supposed to work the next day but had to call in b/c you couldn't go to daycare since you had pink eye. Your second snow was a little more dramatic. It was predicted to be pretty bad, but ended up much worse! That is a whole nother blog post of and in itself! It was actually 70 degrees 2 days before this snow! Only in TX...

You have enjoyed looking out the back windows quite a bit this month at the pretty white snow!

This was a VERY rough month for you. You spent about 2 1/2 weeks of it sick. It started with pink eye, then moved to an upper respiratory infection complete with LOTS of snot, then moved to a nasty cough, then turned into a double ear infection, then a stomach virus, then the cold, cough, and snot came back AGAIN!!!! Oh and mommy and daddy had all that too. Oh and you cut your 2 top teeth in the middle of everything too! I can't even imagine all the germs that were in this house. We also had our hardwoods redone in the middle of it all. It was very stressful to say the least. After multiple rounds of antibiotics for all of us we are finally all feeling better. We seriously went through about 10 boxes of tissues. There was lots of holding and comforting while you were sick. You did NOT want to play at all and only wanted to be held. You also did not want to nap in your crib so we held you for many of your naps. It was so sad, but the cuddle time was nice! Praying that there is no more sickness for us anytime soon!

This was day one when you had pink eye. Little did I know what was to come...

You have MASTERED pulling up! You spend about 90% of your time standing now at various things.

You are much more speedy with crawling. You still crawl with your R leg up though dragging your left leg. You are really getting around pretty fast this way! I guess it is just natural to you to crawl that way!

We think you are intentionally starting to say a few words. You will say dada all day long! You have also said cat and duck only it sounded more like "ca" and "du". You said cat every now and then and point to one of the cats. You said duck in your bath a few times and one time when you were crawling across your room you picked up and duck and said "Du!". I was so proud!!!

You have all these wonderful toys but would much rather play with every day things i.e. your food cabinet, tuperware, a paper towel, kitchen utensils.

You like it when we put a bunch of toys on the ottomans. You will then bang each one around and then throw it down.

You have discovered this console table we have against the windows. You love to climb it and look out the windows. We had to remove everything from the bottom level. You think it's so funny to crawl up the side of it and across it and down the other side. We have to watch you closely b/c you have almost fallen off the side so many times!

Now that you are more mobile the cats don't have a chance! You take after them with your one legged crawl! Jack loved to taunt you with his tail. He loves you so much!

We lowered your crib mattress b/c you figured out how to sit up!!! It is also making nap time pretty much non-existent b/c when we lay you down you immediately sit up and start crying. You refuse to lay back down too. At night you if you sit up you will fall back asleep sitting up and face plant with your feet still in the sitting position. It is so funny! You are just now figuring out how to lay back down with your feet behind you rather than under you.

You have the funniest expressions! This is your pensive look. You wear it alot especially when you are trying to figure something out.

You love to circle around these ottomans we have. You go round and round and round! You are getting very good at cruising. If you lose your balance you used to just face plant off the side of these, but now you are getting very good at catching yourself! It makes me much less nervous now!

Little girl you are such a bright ray of sunshine!!!! You are so fun and happy and light up every minute of every day! We love you sooooooo much! We are so thankful for your sweet spirit! 10 months have FLOWN by. Thank you for loving us so much!

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