Luke, Patty, Anna Kate, Caroline, and Eleanor

Luke, Patty, Anna Kate, Caroline, and Eleanor

Saturday, August 18, 2012

10 months old!

Caroline Hope, you are 10 months old today!  Double can that possibly be?!?  It's hard to believe you're getting so close to the big ONE!  I have to admit, though, I'm having fun brainstorming ideas for your first birthday party...I hope you like purple =)  But back to today, you are growing and changing in so many ways.  Here are just a few:

~ You now have four (almost six) teeth!  Really, this month could be called the month of teething.  Your top two teeth have come in (with the Burgin space in between) and your top eye teeth look to be close behind.  You are chewing on absolutely everything and needing just a little extra comfort lately.
~ You are getting very brave with standing up and trying to move around on your feet.  You have just started to try to cruise around at furniture.
~ You are also trying really hard to climb things (big toys, furniture, stairs).  We're going to have to really watch you!
~ You have started to use some of your toys in the correct ways.  For example, if we say, "Hello, who is it?" you will hold a toy phone up to your ear.  You also give baby dolls hugs and kisses and pat them on the back.
~ You are still very much a Mommy's girl.  You love to interact with other people, but always burrow your whole body into my shoulder or chest if they give any indication of wanting to hold you.
~ You love to play games with your big sister.  Just the other day, you kept dropping your paci off the side of the porch swing and Anna Kate would retrieve it and you just laughed and laughed!
~ You sure talk a lot, but we can't quite make out words yet.  You have definitely said "dada" and "mama", but not very consistently yet.
~ You still don't sleep.
~ Ok, well, you do take s couple of good naps during the day, and many of your nights have been better lately.  Better as in, you are easy to get back to sleep when you wake up, instead of being awake for long periods of time in the middle of the night!
~ You are growing so fast that it's hard to keep the right size clothes in your dresser!  I just switched out all your clothes for 18 month outfits!
~ You still nurse 6-8 times a day (and then more in the middle of the night), but you are also doing really well eating just about anything we give you.  You eat all kinds of fruits, vegetables, meats, and beans.  We are doing a lot more finger foods than spoon feeding.  You have more fun that way and I think it makes you feel like a big girl!
~ Although you have your moments of just needing Mommy or Daddy to hold you, you really entertain yourself very well.  You love all the toys in the playroom, or the books in the living room, and will sit for long little stretches just talking and playing.
~ Much to your Mommy's dismay, you will NOT keep a hairbow in.  Well, I think you would keep a hairbow in if you had enough hair, but you don't have quite enough yet.  So we can only do hairbows on headbands and you REFUSE to wear those!
~ Speaking of hair, did I mention last month that it's coming in curly?!?  Well it definitely is curly now!
~ You really love to play and interact with other babies and children.  Your favorite of course is your big sister, but you also really love all of your cousins as well as your best baby friend, Heidi.

Sweet baby Caroline, you just keep getting more and more lovable every day and we are so glad that you joined our family ten months ago!  We love you more than words can say!

Here are your pictures!

One month

Two months

Three months

Four months

Five months

Six months

Seven months

Eight months

Nine months

Ten months!

1 comment:

  1. We so appreciate and look forward to your blogs of our baby girls. Both Anna Kate and Caroline are beautiful. We think Caroline looks more like you than Anna Kate. It sounds like Caroline is taking after you (Patty) in that when you were a baby you only wanted Jeanie for a very long time. Take care and know that we love you all so much.
    Grandpa and Grandma B.