Well, it’s finally happened. Officially, we have a crawler. I know in my last post I said she was starting to crawl, and mostly for food. But now, she’s crawling all over and pulling up on things. And making mama a nervous wreck. Because of course she wants to pull up on the coffee table, where if she loses her grip or balance she could potentially hit her face on the way down. Ugh. I mean, I know she’s going to fall a ton, bump her head or face on things, as she learns how to navigate and such. But uuuugh. I still try to avoid it as much as I can. Oh, and she figured out she could crawl and then pull herself up in her crib over the weekend. Needless to say, the mattress was lowered that day. Sheesh. Slow down, baby.
We did however, try sticking her in her pack ‘n’ play over the weekend, with toys and snacks (because snacks are always a requirement) and she actually did much better than I thought she would! She sat there and played for quite awhile, without looking up to make sure we were still right there. I even tried putting her in it one morning when she woke up before I was finished getting ready for work, but that didn’t go quite as well. We’ll keep trying though. Or she could just do mommy a big favor and not wake up before I’m done getting ready. No? I can dream, right??
Oh, and her favorite (and only) word currently is…Mama!! It is so stinkin’ cute. And J tries so hard to get her to say “dada” (she did say it on Father’s Day, but not since), and her response, “Mama!” She loves her mama, what can I say?
We started her on table food at daycare this past week, and she’s doing so well! We had been having her eat with us at home for a bit – some food she could pick up and feed herself, some stuff we had to spoon feed her, and sometimes baby food if she couldn’t have what we were. But, when daycare asked about starting her on a new feeding schedule since she was about to be 10 months – dropping one bottle feeding (eek!), and adding a snack, I decided that my menu planning needed to change some, to make sure there was something she could eat as well. Because I wanted to get her off the purees and have her feeding herself more. It definitely makes dinnertime at home easier. You know, because I can actually eat too instead of having to feed a very demanding and impatient little girl. She loves to eat, and she wants that next bite rightthissecond.
She doesn’t look happy here, but really the camera just caught her in between facial expressions. Well, that and she rarely cooperates for pictures. This was her first time having “real” breakfast. Pancakes and strawberries!
And, because it’s summer, and just because she’s so stinkin’ cute…here she is in her swimsuit for a water day at daycare. Little sassy thing.
Happy 10 months, baby girl!! Now, stop growing up so fast!