I’m not sure why, but 10 months seems like a big milestone. Maybe it’s because we’ve hit double digit months? Maybe it’s because we’re only 60 days away from her first birthday. We had a rough time getting her “official” 10 month pictures this month. She wasn’t having it and I tried on 3 separate occasions. We are definitely in a “I need my mommy” stage, and she just wasn’t having pictures this weekend!
This month’s theme is definitely on the go. Last month I mentioned that she could almost crawl. Just a few days later, she took off. I thought we may skip the crawling stage all together. Even though she is very capable of crawling, she doesn’t do it often and she certainly doesn’t like doing it. In fact, she cries the entire time she’s crawling! It’s kind of hilarious to me because it’s not a hurting or scared cry. It’s not even a sad cry, it’s a “I don’t want to do this, please pick me up or let me walk” kind of cry. The second you grab her she’s smiling. Little brat.
She’s been able to pull up and cruise on furniture for about two months now, but since she learned how to crawl, she’s even faster when cruising along furniture. She’s also much more daring. When we returned home from San Francisco, she was pulling up on her than just her toy box and she was cruising between pieces of furniture. From the table to the couch to my leg to the other couch, so on and so forth. She can also walk only holding one of our hands! I think she’ll be taking off before we know it! If only she could figure out that it’s easier to walk when you bend your knees. We’ll get there my little peg leg.
Chloe’s absolute favorite thing in the world: Water. Last month I said it was one of her favorite things. This month I can confirm that it is her absolute favorite. It is the one thing that can make her happy when she’s sad. It stops her fussing on even the fussiest of days. Her face lights up like a kid on Christmas morning. She smiles the whole time she’s playing with water. It doesn’t matter if she’s playing with a puddle, putting her feet in, playing in a baby pool or getting in the big pool in her float. She’s always happy! I can’t wait to start swim lessons in June with this little water baby.
- First time in the big pool at Nonna and Grandpa’s
- First couples wedding shower for Auntie Em and Uncle Matt
- First Mother’s Day!
- First girls trip to Coushatta for her Nonna’s birthday
- First actual crawl
- First time to celebrate Daddy’s birthday
- First time away from both Mommy and Daddy for several days
- First sleep over with Jojo
- First time to meet her baby BFF, Renee Crowson
- First 4 top teeth