Happy 10 months, Annalynn!
I can’t believe it, but you’re in double digits now. It’s unbelievable how fast time flies with you around!
You’re in size 9-12 month clothes, size 4 diapers, and weigh just over 18 lbs. You love to smile, laugh, and are fluent in babble.
Girl, you have some speed! No knees needed. You prefer to move up on your hands and feet and can hustle from one side of the house to the other in the blink of an eye. Seriously, how did you get from point a to point b so quickly?!?!
You’re also pulling up on EVERYTHING. Basically if you can get your hands on it, then you can pull up on it. This includes dog crates, hampers, the wall, the toilet, the bathtub, the dog, etc. etc.
You’re still not walking yet, but you are getting so close! You can take a few steps while holding onto one hand, can stand unsupported for a few seconds at a time, and you love to crowd surf.
You also started walking with a push walker, which is absolutely adorable.
We’re working on “bye-bye.” It’s hit or miss at the moment. You’ve got the wave and “bye-bye” down when it’s just mommy and you’re getting a diaper change or change of clothes, but the minute I bring you to Daddy – or attempt to get you to do it for strangers at stores – you immediately freeze up. Don’t worry, these things take time. I’m sure you’ll get there soon.
You still love food and are a great eater. I feel like I should knock on wood here because I know how this can change any minute. You pretty much eat everything we put in front of you. Minus spicy food. You do NOT like spicy food.
Right now I’m sending two small meals to daycare (just as an example: today’s meals consisted of steamed broccoli, strawberries, and hardboiled egg) and you’ve dropped from 4 to 3 bottles, which is great because that’s all I can keep up with now. On the plus side, you’re still nursing like a champ in the morning, evenings, and on the weekends. On the down side, I’m pumping half of what I used to. The body really is a miraculous thing and is spot on when it comes to adapting to baby’s need.
Again, probably something I should be knocking on wood for, but it’s so much fun to take you out to eat. We loving bringing you to our favorite restaurants and giving you the opportunity to try new things. You love sitting in a high chair and drinking from to-go cups with bendy straws.
You are still so unpredictable when it comes to sleep. I’d say you sleep through the night about 3-4 times a week. Otherwise you wake up 1-2 times. You’re usually pretty good at going right back to sleep, but last night was a doozy. You were up for close to two hours and only fell back asleep after I climbed into your crib for a long stretch. You’re also starting to really fight naps. I think you just like keeping mommy and daddy on your toes!
We do have some good news. Amma & Pop Pop spruced up their pack ‘n’ play with a new mattress cover and sheet, which really added some softness to the hard mat you hated so much. You slept for 12 straight hours for the first time in the pack ‘n’ play over and I about kissed the floor at your feet. It was a sleep miracle!
I can’t get over how much fun you are. You love to read, sing, dance, and are just a major goof. I can’t wait to watch the rest of your personality continue to explode out of you!
Mommy and Daddy love you so, so much! xoxo