Wednesday, February 9, 2011

10 Months

Sara Kate, you are 10 months old!! What have you been up to?
I can't believe we're in double digit months now!
- You still love going to school, although a few mornings there has been a bit of separation anxiety when I drop you off. When we walk into your classroom, the other babies come up to you and you just grin at them. I have also heard more stories in the last month about you and your 'best friend,' Grayson! So cute. You're schedule at school is usually something like this: breakfast (oatmeal mixed with fruit) between 8 and 9, nap time, you get a bottle of breast milk between 10:30 and 11, lunch is between 12 and 1 (oatmeal and fruit, separated), nap time, you get another bottle of breast milk between 3 and 4, and then daddy usually comes to pick you up. If you are there later, they sometimes put you down for a short late afternoon nap.
- Speaking of separation anxiety, you are a bit of a mama's girl. If you are playing with daddy, that's great, as long as I don't come through the room. Or if you are playing with anyone or anything and you see me, you want me. You hang onto my neck like a little monkey. :-) I love it when you squeeze my neck so give me good hugs!
- Moving: You are definitely on the move! If we set you on the floor to play, you try to crawl forward, fall on your belly, scoot backwards, roll all around (from tummy to back and back to tummy), go back to a sitting position, and the cycle repeats itself. It's funny to watch you when you get going like this.
- You love food! I still make all your food, minus sweet peas, which you won't eat what I made so you get peas from a jar. Here's what all you've had so far: butternut squash (love), sweet potatoes (love), zucchini ( purees really thin so I mix it with oatmeal and you really like it), green beans (aren't crazy about them by themselves but will eat them mixed with a little fruit), sweet peas (don't like homemade, like jarred), cauliflower (liked but it gave you horrible gas...need to try this one again), mashed potatoes (like), carrots (really like), apples (love), pears (love), banana (love), blueberries (love), peaches (love), mango (like), and cherries (like). During the holidays you had cream corn (like) and dressing (like). Some big people food you've had includes grilled cheese sandwich (love), chicken salad that is 'smashed' (liked it at first but then you weren't crazy about it...need to try this again), Cool Whip (like), the edge of a pop tart (not the filling part or icing part, only the, some noodles (you liked it but couldn't quite figure out how to eat it), graham crackers (love), and pancakes (love). You've had apple puffs, strawberry puffs, and sweet potato puffs, along with biter are really good about feeding your self this stuff. We haven't ventured out to letting you feed yourself baby food!
- I mentioned your schedule at school already, but here's your schedule for the day: I wake you up around 6 and you nurse, you go to school, breakfast (oatmeal mixed with fruit) between 8 and 9, nap time, you get a bottle of breast milk between 10:30 and 11 (around 4 oz), lunch between 12 and 1 (oatmeal and fruit, separated), nap time, you get another bottle of breast milk between 3 and 4 (around 4 oz), come home, you have dinner when we do between 6:30 and 7 (usually 2 veggies and a handful of puffs or a biter biscuit), bedtime routine starts around 8:30, around 9 you nurse, and you are usually asleep in bed between 9:15-9:30.
- You are drinking out of a sippy cup with no problems. You get water with your 'meals' and at school, and we've introduced a little apple juice mixed with water in the last just get that every now and then, though.
- You LOVE bath time!!!! I think you are going to be such a water baby over the summer. When you hear the running water you get so excited. As soon as we put you in the tub, you grab your cups (toys) and start playing. You like to bend over and put your face in the water, which freaks me out, but I can't get you to stop doing it. You'll put your face in the water and come up at smile at us. You love bath time so much that you get pretty mad when it's time to get as soon as I pull the drain and take your cups away you know it's time to get out.
- You are starting to share things with us. The other night you were sharing your biscuit with daddy and this morning you wanted to share your paci with him. You also like to share your water cup with us. You are a sweet girl.
- Sleeping is back on track!! YAY!! You had gotten in the habit of waking up around 12:30 and needing me to rock you back to sleep. We let you cry it out one night and that's pretty much all it took for you to go back to sleeping through the night. I wake you up during the week at 6, but on the weekends you can sleep until 7:30 or so.
- You still just have your 2 bottom teeth. Your drooling and chewing on your finger seems to have picked up lately so maybe more are on the way.
- You now say dada and mama (you said mama for the first time on Meme's birthday). You babble with the 'b' sound and 'g' sound quite a bit, and you say something that sounds like 'giggle' or 'gong' and 'bye.' You make an 'l' sound and 'h' sound. We're working on 'ball' and 'dog.'
- You have experienced more snow in the last month than I probably did my whole childhood! You were so cute all bundled up and wanting to eat the snow!
This was taken earlier today. Sara Kate is sitting on many many inches of far we have about a foot and a half!!
- Other things I want to remember are you clap quite a bit, including mimicking daddy when he does it, sometimes you wave, and you are still super ticklish. You also like peek-a-boo.
- It depends on the brand, but you are in 6-9 month clothes (like Jumping Bean), 9-month clothes (like Carters), and 6-12 month clothes (Baby Gap and Old Navy). You are still wearing some 6-9 month sleepers but most of your jammies are 9 months.
- You are in size 2 shoes, and still have tiny feet.
- You are in size 3 diapers.
- Overall, you are such a happy baby, and I think that has really helped us over the months in adjusting to life with a baby. I could look at your beautiful eyes, kiss your sweet cheeks, and cuddle with you all day. I can't believe how fast the time is flying, but we absolutely love having you in our lives!

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