If there every was a month of DRASTIC change, I feel like it was THIS MONTH. You have come a long way since your cute little crawls last month... Now you are flat out EVERYWHERE. You are crawling FAST from room to room following us wherever we go. You are pulling up on any and everything!! (The little boo boo on your nose is from your face planting on the corner of my bed while trying to pull up and slipping on our wood floors.) You have SUCH a personality now- You have a bit of a temper when you get frustrated or angry but honestly you are basically happy ALL DAY LONG. You get a tiny bit shy around new people and kind of hide behind my shoulder but within minutes you are reaching out to that same "stranger" asking them to hold you. You melt every person you meet with your smile that truly can light up a room!
You also repeat things now which is so cute. You can say " Uh Oh" "Baby" "Mama" "Dada" but still not sure you understand the context.
You love to feed yourself both food and bottles. You are obsessed with PUFFS (Baby Crack) and you still love pickles. You have also tried macaroni & cheese and avocado... Not sure how much of it actually gets in your MOUTH because typically you are just spreading it all over your tray and occasionally dropping it onto the floor. You still just have 2 little bottom teeth.
You got sick this month for the first time and we had to do a week of breathing treatments which was BRUTAL.
You also had a wicked diaper rash that came along with your virus so we had "naked days" and laid quilts all over the floor for you to play on. You LOVE LIFE Naked.... Its hilarious.
You also went on your first swing at the park this month and LOVED it! Your hair blew in the wind and you smiled and giggled. It was adorable.
You LOVE being outside and going on walks and we now go on the Katy Trail 2x per week with Miss Meredith.
We have started bedtime stories and prayers with Daddy after he gets home from work. We are running low on French books so definitely need to order some more!
You are wearing 12 month clothes now - all the 9 month clothes are way too small and even your 6-12 month pants have turned into capris ;)
You are still eating 6oz every 3-4 hours and we are slowly but surely working in the solid foods in the mornings and in the evenings. We also started you on a sippy cup and juice! You LOVE white grape juice and apple juice!
You go to bed around 8:30pm and wake up around 7am. You are napping consistently every morning from about 9-10:30 AM and you rarely nap in the afternoon. You are TOO BUSY to do that ;)
Your FIRST HALLOWEEN :) Gigi and Mimi/ Pappa came over and we used trick-or-treating as an excuse to finally meet some of our neighbors. You also ate a sucker AND tootsie roll pop and loved digging the candy out of the bowl for trick-or-treaters. SUCH a fun night!
This has been my FAVORITE month so far... I feel like you grew from a baby to a toddler in just a few weeks and its SO MUCH FUN! You are truly my little friend and buddy and I love how every morning when I come get you, you are standing in the corner of your bed, smiling HUGE, waiting for me to come pick you up :) Melt. Me. Thank you GOD for the blessing of sweet Stella Rose. We are blessed beyond measure.