Tuesday, February 5, 2013

10 months!

This is a tough pill for me to swallow, but baby girl, you are TEN months old! DOUBLE digits? It's so hard to believe that we are this close to your 1st birthday (which I'm in total planning mode on!). Your daddy and I think you're the most amazing, most adorable, smartest, and sweetest girl around. It's a privilege to be your parents!
such a doll face
my happy girl!
can't get enough!
mommy's funny!

At TEN months old:
  • You're back to being our great night sleeper which we're so thankful for! You go down for the night between 7 & 8 (depending on naps) and sleep for 12-14 hours.
  • Naps have been a little crazy in the last week, but generally you log about 3-3.5 hours of daytime sleep, broken into 2 naps.
  • Last month I said you were choking on finger foods, but that has been the biggest change this month! You now eat pretty much all finger/table foods. It was like a switch just turned on from one meal to the next, and you're all about eating whatever I have. So proud of you, big girl!
  • You have also decided that you can suck the packets of baby food down yourself now! I was feeding one to you when we were on the go one day, and you started whining to have it, so I gave it to you, and you sucked it right down like you knew exactly what to do.
  • You've also been doing just fine with your bottles again. You take three 6-ounce bottles and one 8-ounce bottle before bed. I'm nervous to start the weaning process on those, but hopefully you will just let us know when you're ready!
  • Somehow, you still only have your 2 bottom teeth. Your top ones are taking a sweet forever to come in, but your gums are so bumpy & white that I know they just can't be far. Not to mention the faucet that is your mouth! Oh, and then there's the whiney days where you don't want to do much but be held and gnaw on my fingers. Poor girl!
  • You are an expert crawler, and you're getting faster and faster! You are still pulling up on everything, and you're cruising on the furniture now, too! I feel like walking is going to come sooner than I want it to, but you're daddy {thinks} he's ready!
  • You can stand on your own for a few seconds at a time, too!
  • You go through phases of only wanting to play with us and being able to entertain yourself. Right now, you're doing a great job of entertaining yourself for small chunks of time, which is great.
  • You LOVE being around other kids. You're the youngest kid in our friends group right now, but you do your very best to keep up with them!
  • You now say "Uh-Oh!" all the time and even use it in context at times :) You think it's fun to drop stuff from your high chair and say "Uh-Oh!" so we'll come pick it up for you. This game is a whole lot more fun for you than me! You can also 'say' mama, dada, baba, hah-hah, boo and an array of other sounds I can't really make out.
  • You jibber-jabber all the time, and you still motor-boat constantly, too.
  • In addition to parroting sounds, you're now parroting expressions also. It's so adorable and makes us laugh each time :) Oh, and if you hear someone, ANYONE cough, then you feel like you need to fake cough, too! That might be your favorite trick.
  • When we say "YAY!" you clap your hands so proudly! You also clap when you're finished with your food. I guess that's your symbol for "all done!"
  • We switched you over to your big girl car-seat (still rear-facing) this month, and you seem a little more comfortable there even though you're still no great traveler ;) I've just accepted that you will never be the child to sleep through an entire road trip at this point! I kind of get it; I can't ever sleep in the car either.
  • You wore your first pony this month! I've already written about this once before, but it's so dang cute that it's worth repeating! You even let me add a bow in if you're distracted by something else...score! I hope this trend continues. Momma wants her bow-head baby!
  • You are starting to show signs of separation anxiety. You want to be right where I am most of the time :) Still no stranger danger though...you'll let anyone hold you, but never for very long!
  • If daddy doesn't pick you up within 30 seconds of walking in the door from work, you are sure to let him know that you don't appreciate it! So sweet.
  • You definitely know your Grammie & G-Pop. We have always face-timed with them, but now you get frustrated with it because they can't hold you. It's so sad! You just turn the phone over and over trying to get them out of there!
  • You have become my little running buddy this month, and you seem to really enjoy getting out and getting some fresh air in your new stroller.
  • You are also my shopping buddy...you reach for EVERYTHING you can while you're riding in shopping carts. I have to watch where your little sticky fingers are going at all times :) Luckily, we haven't had any accidents yet!
  • You have been a park junkie in the last few weeks! We've been having awesome weather, so being able to swing and slide at the park in January/February has been so nice. You love swinging and will do it for quite awhile! We have to enjoy all we can before the 100+ degrees make their way in.
  • You are obsessed with our phones (which we don't let you play with) and the remote controls. Such a techie baby ;)
this one wasn't staged! relaxin' on the couch for half a millisecond ;) 
  • You hair continues to lighten, and your eyes are most definitely still blue!
  • You are still weighing in right at 19 pounds, and you are about 29 inches tall.
  • You are mostly in 12 month clothes, but we can still squeeze you in some 9 month things as well.
  • Your feet have grown, so you're in between sizes 3 & 4.
  • Still wearing size 3 diapers & in 4's at night.

Jaqsy girl, I sure hope you know how loved you are! We absolutely adore you, and we would give you the world if we could. You have made me love in a way that I would have never known otherwise, and I'll always be thankful that YOU made me "mama." God really outdid Himself with you! You are one of a kind :)


Anonymous said...

Jaqsy, Jaqsy, Jaqsy, Grammie LOVES YOU:) Good job Katie Girl, sweet post! I can't believe that little stinker is 10 months old:'(, makes me sad!!

Jenn said...

She is so adorable and it's really crazy how fast they grow! I love all the photos!

Jessica Turner said...

This 10 month thing is just too much for me!!

I just wish we lived close to each other because I know our girls would be best little friends! They have so much in common! With their fake coughs and motor boat noises they could keep each other entertained all day!

Jaqs just gets prettier with every picture you post!!! Love keeping up with you girls!

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