Monday, June 18, 2012
Lily turned 10 months old on June 3rd! I took her monthly pictures on June 3rd and 4th. As usual, I'm a few weeks behind in posting her monthly update!
I find it so hard to believe that you have reached the double digits. Double digits?!? Your first birthday is so close. I love watching you grow each and every month, but there's a part of me that wants to hold tight to your infancy. You have grown so very much from that helpless newborn you once were.
One year ago, you were nestled in my belly, eager to make your appearance. One year later, you are a walking, talking, mischievous little human! It amazes me how much you've grown and changed.
Time flies. I found that out once your big brother was born. Time went even faster once your big sister joined our family. And now? Time is racing. It feels like we were just waiting for you to be born, and now you've been out longer than you were in!
I treasure every day with you. You bring me-everybody- so much joy! I look forward to waking up to your big grin. I love how you lean into me for a snuggle. You are my little sweetheart, and I will hold you tight as long as you'll allow me to.
I don't think I can describe how much I love you. But one day, you'll understand just how much. I love you with all of my being.
Happy 10 months, sweet girl. Every month with you has been a blessing.
MILESTONES: You took your first unassisted step on Mother's Day! You crawl so fast, and spend most of your time cruising!
TOOTH COUNT: SIX! Tooth #5 popped through on the top on May 5th, followed by tooth #6 (also on top) on Memorial Day!
COMFORTS: You still suck your thumb, but not as often.
FIRSTS: First Mother's Day, First Memorial Day, first steps, and first time swimming!
EATING: You are still breastfed 3-4 times a day, and eat three solid meals a day. You will eat ANYTHING! Although you still eat a lot of purees and baby cereal, you eat many finger foods as well. You drink water from your sippy cup, and can also drink from a straw.
SLEEPING: You continue to sleep very well. You take great naps during the day (and sleep through anything!), and sleep long stretches at night.
SOUNDS/WORDS: Dada, Baba, Hi, Dog, Bailey (our dog!). You "sing" all the time!
LIKES: Eating, snuggling, looking at books, making messes, playing with your big brother and sister, climbing on the dog, swimming, swinging, and playing outside.
DISLIKES: You hate having your hands held and your face wiped! And your monthly sticker.
NICKNAMES: Lily, Lilybug, Bugs, Bugaboo, The Little One (Dylan), Lily Belle, and Babycakes.
HEALTH: You had blood work done twice this month...you did great, though! We found out you were anemic, just like Lexie and I.
STATS: I'm not quite sure. You are very tall (off the charts!) and around 20.5 lbs.
PERSONALITY: This month, you were a bit clingy, due to all the teething. You still don't cry too often, and when you do cry, you stop quickly. You go with the flow, and you are such a happy girl. You are very active and curious. You have such a sweet personality. You are a charmer, and will happily snuggle with anybody that holds you! You smile so much!