Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Ten Months Old!

Our sweet little MC turned 10 months old, and she is still our favorite thing ever. (Don't worry, Kip is a close second!)

This month she turned 10 months old on the same day I turned 33 years old, so we shared a celebration day.

 April 12, 2013
She is busy, busy, busy all the time these days, and it is almost impossible to catch an image of her sitting still. Much to my dismay, she has discovered that her headbands and bows are removeable. So I quickly snapped the picture above as soon as I sat her down next to Bear, and then the rest of the photos looked like this:

She is very interested in "put" and "take" games this month. She wants to put an item into your hand or a container of some sort and then reach for it and take it back out.
Another new thing is to drop an item, usually while she's sitting in her high chair, and then peeeeek over the edge to see where it went. After the item is handed back to her, she repeats the process (and again and again).
She likes anything that makes noise - these balls are a current favorite. And her set of stacking cups get a lot of playtime.

Ten Month Info:

Height/weight unknown - we don't go back for another well baby check-up until her 1 year appointment.

Her eating has made good improvements this month. I generally feed her the same thing several days in a row because she seems to eat more each day as she gets used to the flavor and texture. This week she is eating banana in the morning at daycare and brown rice and avocado in the afternoon at home. Last week she ate Cheerios and avocado. She doesn't have any teeth yet, but she can gum a Cheerio in half with surprising quickness! I'm repeating the avocado this week since it's high in healthy fats - hopefully this girl will start to do some growin'!

Her night sleeping continues to be great - usually 7pm to 7am, uninterrupted. This month she also started napping in her crib. During the week she takes a long (2+ hour) nap in the afternoon. On the weekends she takes a 1.5 hour morning nap and a 1.5 hour afternoon nap.

She is wearing 6 month clothes.

She continues to babble a lot and is beginning to say some "words" that we recognize. In addition to Dada and Mama, she has begun to say "duh" for Kip (I guess it's supposed to be "dog"?). She also says something that sounds like "hiiiiii" but she isn't doing it consistently yet. She has started to pick up on the signs we are using for "milk" and "all done". Last week she repeated the words "all done" to me -- it sounded more like "ah dah" but I knew what she meant! I always say it to her in a sing-songy voice, drawing out the L and N - and she mimicked me exactly "ahhh dahhh". Cutest thing ever!

Nine Month Post

Eight Month Post

Seven Month Post

Six Month Post

Five Month Post

Four Month Post

Three Month Post

Two Month Post

One Month Post

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Here are some recent pictures of our girl; most of these are from March 2013.

Entertaining ourselves in the waiting room of the mechanic's shop while Mama's flat tire gets patched.

Starting early with the People magazine habit.

Breakfast of champions: Cheerios and banana.

Nobody puts Baby in a corner box!

Out for a walk, enjoying the pretty but chilly spring weather.
Trying out her new big girl (forward facing) stroller. 

Bath time!

Following Daddy around while he vacuums.

Just up from afternoon nap, still a little sleepy.


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

MC's First Easter

We celebrated MC's first Easter over the weekend, and she had so much fun! BD and I enjoyed picking out things for her first Easter basket. The stuffed bunny came from an Etsy shop; I've ordered several of these bunnies as baby gifts, and the fabrics and quality are top-notch. We also gave her some music CD's (Raffi and Laurie Berkner are our new favorites) and some small toys.

She got some other goodies from her grandparents - lots of cute stuff for her.

She was most excited with the grass in the bottom of her baskets - turns out nine month olds are pretty easy to please!

Sharing some Easter grass with Kip; he was not as impressed as she was.

One of her favorite things these days is to pull items out of a container so she had fun pulling the plastic eggs out of the basket over and over again.

March 31, 2013

Later in the day, we headed out for a walk. She was sitting on the stairs like a big girl next to Daddy while he put on his walking shoes, so I got a cute shot of her in her sun hat.

Monday, April 1, 2013


BD and I recently celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary. Our usual low-key celebration included going out for lunch together, and this beautiful arrangement was delivered to me at work.

We spent some time reminiscing about our memories from our rehearsal dinner and wedding day. It's fun to see what we each remember from such a long time ago.

We have a lyric up on our fridge from a silly little song we heard years ago that pretty much sums up our relationship:

You and me can build our dreams together
With the knot tied tight to last forever.    
A couple of years ago I posted a few of my favorite pictures from our wedding day. When I look at those pictures now I notice how young we look and think about how lucky we are to still be that happy and in love ten years later. This is such a beautiful life we've built together.