mark of hitting 10 months! I was trying to crop and add light to this photo, and it wouldn't upload to the blog (I'm sure b/c this thing is ready to crash at any moment now). Hopefully we will be doing something this weekend! Anyways, a little over a week ago our girl has turned 10 months old!!!! We can't be 2 months away from her first birthday, but yet we are. She really is so fun and such a joy--so I wanted to record some new things that have developed for her in the past month........
- Crawling! Right after turning 9 months, she was officially on the move!! At first it was just to get a desired object, but now this girl is everywhere! And truly exposes how dirty my floors are when I see her dirty knees and hands; oh yuck!
- Pulling to stand! She is pulling up on anything she can grab hold of these days. Dollhouses, Leap Frog table, wagons, etc, etc. I know shortly will be cruising.....sigh
- Waved bye-bye! Just a little over a week ago she started moving that little hand side to side as we said bye....and even tried a little "bu" with it! The other day I was reading the bigger kids a story and some repetitive "bye" was in it....she kept stopping and sitting up to wave and say "bu" every time I read that line--so cute!
- And the one not so good thing we've seen this last month.....waking up in the middle of the night?!!! At first I thought it was sickness/teething/growth spurt?! Didn't know what was going on! It lasted a week and then she went back to normal--so ok it passed. Wierd since she's been sleeping through the night since like 7 weeks old. And teething has never bothered the other 2 and woken them up--but I realize they are all different and go through theses stages differently (I can't expect all of them to do it the same). So great a week, then it passed.......well after a week of NOT waking up, then it started again about 2 1/2 weeks ago, and is continuing every night now! So is it habit? I don't know! It is not always the same time, so maybe it is hunger?? I am feeding her veggies, grains/carbs, fruits, proteins now--so trying to get all I can in her during the day in addition to nursing; but yet she continues to wake up. But she nurses (I truly never thought I'd nurse a waken baby in the night after months on end of sleeping through the night) and then goes right back to sleep! I have thought maybe I should let her "cry it out"---but she is hysterical and so very wide awake! And even if I did turn of the monitor to let her "cry it out"....lets be honest, would I rest and sleep while she's screaming (and worrying the other 2 don't wake up)--probably not! I'm praying this is some sort of phase that will pass and she'll eventually go back to sleeping normally.