04 October 2012

Ten Months

Every month I say, "Wow, I can't believe we're at x amount of months already! Time is flying by."

But now more that ever does that feel like it's true. I CANNOT believe my baby girl is 10 months old today.

So many of my blogger friends that I've been following for a long time now are posting about their babies first birthdays and it feels so surreal that I'll be doing the same in just two months.

I haven't started planning her birthday party yet, and I would appreciate any ideas for a winter sorta theme you may have.

Not too much has changed in the last month. The biggest thing is that she is starting to communicate better and better. She points at things that she wants or in the direction she wants you to take her.

She's becoming more vocal and it's so cute. She makes an "UH! Ra-ra-ra." noise a lot and I just love it.

Sleep wise, you guessed it, she is still waking up a few times a night to eat and there is absolutely no patter to her sleep schedule whatsoever. I really look forward to the day when she sleeps through the night.

I'm sure she's just on track with where she's suppose to be but I really feel like she's a baby genius. She does things that amaze me every day.

She'll grab the remote and point it at the TV (a fine example that we don't watch nearly enough TV in my house), she'll lean towards the doorknob when we stand near the door and I'm holding her and try to turn it. Just the other day she saw her snacks container and signed "more" without being promoted meaning she wanted some snacks.

She still hates car rides, stroller rides and sitting in her highchair.

She is still a picky eater. We've completely given up on solids but she is not too keen on table foods either, unless it's carbs. She wants to feed herself and that's fine, but she usually wants to put the food on the floor first and then in her mouth.

She has become such a Daddy's girl. She chooses Matt over me all the time. I truly am not bothered by this. I think it's sweet and I welcome her wanting to be in his arms so I get a break. He loved it too and the bond between them is adorable.

She really likes opening and closing things. She's also really big on looking at photographs, especially of herself.

Other than that, not much else to report on. Every single day I feel so lucky to have her. I've been enjoying our time together and cherishing the small moments, like when she first wakes up and is so groggy that she lets me cuddle her and rub her belly. We did that this morning and she actually fell back to sleep.

Matt and I are constantly telling each other how lucky we are to wake up next to her smiling face every morning and have her in our lives.

She is amazing.

Happy ten months my little girl .

Edit: Right after I hit publish on this she was sitting in her highchair making an, "mmm, ma-ma-ma." sound! I don't think she was actually saying Mama, but that was a first!

Updated on 10/27:

She tries to say "bath" by saying "ba". I know that seems like a stretch but she doesn't try to say any other words when we say them and she'll say this anytime we ask her if she wants to take one.

She took Matt's keys today and pointed at the door. He held her up and she tried sticking the key in the keyhole.

Every morning she wakes up and rocks back and forth like she's dancing.

Today she was doing such a good job taking steps to me! She took two steps maybe three or four times. It really is a confidence issue, because she is completely capable of doing it. Or maybe she's just like me and too damn lazy. Meh.

She is so destructive. She took the remote control for our tv from our room today and threw it down the steps just to watch it go down. Can't be mad at her, she's too cute and just so curious.

When she drinks water from her bottle or sippy cup while in the high chair she puts it in the spot on the tray that's designated for drinks when she's done.

I swear she has said "mama" when referring to me. Alright so I'm really not sure about this at all but she has said mama and mom. Could be coincidental or could mean I'm the superior parent. Who knows?

She just seems like she has learned so much and is understanding us so well. We'll tell her simple commands and she does them or calms down when we tell her it's okay (sometimes). Matt says I really need to watch my mouth around her. That's gonna be tough, but I'll be glad when her first word isn't the "f bomb".



I SWEAR I only put these ridiculous head pieces on her for photos.

10 Thoughts :

Jessica October 4, 2012 at 12:04 PM  

Wow, time really flies!! She's such a cutie pie!

Mollie Campbell October 4, 2012 at 12:04 PM  

She is adorable. I think the new headbands for baby girls are amazingly beautiful and so elaborate. Where were they when we were little! Love the blog new follower :)

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Shannon October 4, 2012 at 12:35 PM  

I just looooove this picture. And I'm being sincere when I say I think she is such a pretty girl. :)


Happy 10 months, Natalie!

Nessa October 4, 2012 at 12:46 PM  

She sounds like such a smart girl! Chloe hasn't done a lot of the things Natalie does. She just started pointing and it's so cute. These babies keep getting so old. It's even to the point that I can't believe that yours is already 10 months.

Shannon October 4, 2012 at 3:53 PM  

She's getting so big!! AHH! So precious! :)

Krista October 4, 2012 at 4:01 PM  

She such a sweetheart! Have fun planning her party, you'll have some great memories :)

Jazz October 4, 2012 at 4:17 PM  

Ahh Natalie is so pretty! & she's really starting to look more like you as well I think. It's kinda scary how fast she's growing.
Happy 10 months!
Does it snow where you are? I totally just got an image in my head of a snowman with a party hat on, covered in party popper stuff. That'd be so cool on the driveway!

Stephanie October 4, 2012 at 4:53 PM  

Aww, the part about you rubbing her belly and her falling back to sleep is so precious. It is moments like that that make you just take a deep breath and cherish it all. I can't believe she's hit double digits already!!

Holly October 6, 2012 at 1:03 AM  

Hehehe I love the ridiculous headpiece. Very cute!

ana October 9, 2012 at 12:45 AM  

Aww Happy 10 months to your little cutie patootie! :)