Wednesday, October 30, 2013

ten months is...

  • crawling at warp speed
  • climbing stairs (also, at warp speed)
  • waking up quite a bit in the middle of the night, often times inconsolable for an hour or so...
  • teething (teething is a bitch)
  • reaching/searching for favorite toys and books (she has some distinct preferences now)
  • staying up late with the babysitter (after a rare night out together, we arrived home to baby and babysitter hanging out on the floor watching syndicated Modern Family)
  • mimicking (facial expressions, rudimentary animal sounds, trying to repeat words)
  • afraid of the foam roller (as if it's the monolith from 2010 or something; if the black foam roller is standing upright on the floor anywhere, forget it...tears and confusion, make it go away!) 
  • not putting leaves in her mouth anymore (everything else, however...)
  • spitting & blowing raspberries
  • standing up every chance she gets (while holding onto furniture, her brother, the back door, her activity table)
  • tentatively "cruising" along furniture, letting go with one hand
  • waving to everybody and everything
  • clapping hands (yaaaaay!!)
  • damn close to one year old

    I've noticed that our son has become intensely more protective and engaged in his little sister...he loves to show her off at the bus stop and always asks to push the stroller or her little car. Of course now that she weighs as much as a toddler, he wants to hold her and pick her up all the time (kid's going to throw his back out before he's nine). Thankfully, he's always admonishing us for leaving doors open or policing the area for potential choking hazards...Maeve's lucky to have such a great big brother.

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