Miss Mabel, you are 10 months old today! I simply can’t believe it. Every single night when I hold you and put you to bed I tear up at the realization of how much quicker all of this is passing with you. I remember how big your sister seemed at this age, but how little you still seem to me. I’m not sure which perception is the most accurate, but I do know that you are rapidly approaching a 1st birthday and that is just shocking to me. You are so much fun and we all just love you so stinking much!
Let’s see what you’ve been up to this month! Size: I’m not sure how tall you are or how much you weigh, but I do know that you’ve had a growth spurt since your last monthly update since you are now ready and moving into size 12-18 month(YES) clothes and are regularly putting your size 4 diapers to shame. So, size 5 here we come! You’re also in a size 3 shoe. We moved you up to your new color of moccasins this month and are loving dressing up in new bows, clothes, and shoes! Eating: Food has been SO fun this month! You are eating absolutely everything that we are. We love watching you chow down on the same foods that we’re enjoying. Some of your favorites are beans(any kind), taco meat, deli meat, hamburgers, mandarin oranges, and blueberries.
You’re still nursing around the clock! You nurse around 5x a day and then anywhere from 1-3x at night. I absolutely love it and hope that we can continue for many more months to come. Sleep: Just recently, and I mean RECENTLY you have started to occasionally do the LONG sleep through the night. The put to bed at 7 and not wake until 7 sleep through the night. Which is always shocking! But, before most recently, you would typically go to bed at 6:30, wake up around 10/11 to nurse, around 3, around 5/6, and then be up for the day around 7/8.
Napping goes pretty well! If we’re home you take two good naps in your crib. If we’re out and about you usually take one big afternoon nap and one itsy bitsy car nap.
We’ve started using a sound machine this month and that seems to help a bit. (Probably also the fact that we finally hung a curtain panel in one of your windows)You are still officially the happiest baby on the planet! You are so calm and go with the flow.
You either smile so hard you couldn’t possibly smile any harder, or you are a total stone face. There is hardly any in between! This month you have really taken off with baby signing! You have been signing for “milk” for a while, but now you are signing for “more” and have started regularly waving hello and goodbye as well. You also have started clapping, especially when we sing “if you’re happy and you know it” and love to do “So, big!” Which, melt my heart! Movement: Still not much in the moving department. You have finally started to bear weight on your legs more and more when we’re holding you up and you have started scooting around the wood floor. You’ve figured out how you can slide around and get to some things that you want- but we’re mostly still figuring out what might motivate you the most 😉 Loves: Basically anything and everything! You love to eat and you love to nurse. You love to sit and play and be carried around. You love car rides and riding in the cart and being a part of daily life. You love to snuggle and be held and put down to play by yourself. You love your family unit! You love(I mean, LOVE) your pacifiers and you love your crib. Dislikes: I honestly can’t think of any dislikes! Other than food- bananas, avocados, and applesauce have all been no-go’s.
^A classic Mabel stone face^You still have your hemangioma on the side of your eye. People ask now and again if you fell(funny, considering you don’t move) or did something to hurt yourself. But we always just explain that it is your special birthmark! It still doesn’t seem to be growing any differently than how it was when you were very first born- and honestly, we all really love it about you!
You also still have greenish brown eyes and absolutely ZERO teeth! When I snapped this picture I had just told her “no, no” because she was starting to reach for the outlet. Lol!
This age is absolutely SO much fun! So interactive. Learning new things every day. The snuggles are voluntary, the communication is real, and the little personalities bursting forth are so much fun to discover. We positively ADORE our sweet little 10 month old Mabesy and can not wait to see what this next month holds for her! (Maybe some crawling?? Just Maybe??)