Friday, April 15, 2011

Ten Months.

Dear Naomi,

You are now ten months old.

Two months away from one year. Be still my heart, pass the Kleenex.

Have I mentioned that you are our little ray of sunshine? That your smiles and squeals send us to the moon and back every time you greet us in the morning? That your energy is infectious and you make us laugh every time you pull up on the piano, eat a piece of dirt, or do your "Hey-oh" wave?

Well. In case you haven't picked up on this: WE LOVE YOU. We are fascinated and in love.

Let's get going!


Lots of clapping, lots of pulling up, lots of cruising. You still say "Hey-oh!" and now "Hi!", accompanied by a little wave. You are learning to say "thank you" ("tank-too"). "Mama" and "Dadda" are on the list, too! We've gone through a few baby signs, but I think it's safe to say you'd rather just talk (hmm ... I wonder who you get THAT from?). You can climb and you can walk across the living room behind your little walking cart. Crazy lady! You are high-maintenance and easy-going at the same time--you have your moods, but you're totally a go-with-the-flow kind of baby. If we have to be somewhere, regardless if it means you waking up early or eating late, we can count on you to chill in your stroller or car seat as we head to our destination. You're content and you love to be around people!


You weigh around 17 pounds and you are LONG. You wear 12-18 month clothes because of your length, although they are loose. Small and Mighty, still!


EVERYTHING. You had salmon for the first time this month and it even passed the test. Also, you now take milk instead of formula. You love it and we love that it is roughly $20 cheaper!


You sleep from 8-7:30 at night and take two naps a day, for two hours at a time. Every once and a while you need that third nap, but typically you'll just go to bed around 7:30 if you're extra tired. You're a good sleeper!

Your favorite things:

-Your brother
-Your brother's toys
-Your brother's sippy cup
-Pulling up and grinning
-Touching faces
-Being tickled on your tummy
-Bath time
-Your Nuk sippy cup--every other cup gets batted away
-Playing with Dadda
-Walks in the double jogger
-Chewing on ... everything

Sigh. We love you, ma petite souris. Even on the tough days, you bring us joy. We are so thankful that you are our daughter. I just can't believe it's almost been a year since we brought you home. I can't imagine our lives without you. Those blue eyes, that little grin, and those yummy baby thighs ... it's kind of ridiculous how much we love to dote on you. Especially Dadda.

Here's to ten months, Mouse.

We love you.



  1. I can't get over how beautiful she is! I want her!

  2. She is SUCH a beautiful baby!!! And, it seems like just yesterday that I read on your blog that she was born!!!

    I'm having a giveaway over at my Art blog (my other blog is Mr. and Mrs. Smith, just wasn't sure if you knew who I was ;), and there's some adorable flower head bands and onsies!

    Have a great weekend!

  3. How did I miss this post? She can't be ten months already. Can't! She's a doll. Love that lady!

  4. Totally random comment...BUT...I know that Caleb is the same age as my daughter (2 1/2), so I must assume that you are experiencing the same new challenge of parenthood as me: discipline!! I'm curious to know how you handle discipline...this topic leaves me wildly convicted and confused (am I not patient enough...are my discipline tactics my daughter the ONLY 2 1/2 year old to act like this- ha, ha)! But sometimes, I feel that the only thing we do is discipline her. She's a very spirited and lively child...and is definitely ornery and stubborn. :) Anyway, just curious to hear what you do in regards to disciplining Caleb (however, he does seem like a sweet, calm and well-behaved little boy...maybe you don't even have reason to discipline?!). :)

  5. If I could turn back time, if I could find a way! Sorry, I know you wouldn't turn back time, but this post is bittersweet for me. Naomi is 10 months = Eli is 7 months. Time is flying. Would Naomi be willing to give Eli sippy cup lessons? It's not happening at our house.