Dear sweet, baby girl,
You are 10 months old and getting to be such a big girl! At your 9 month check-up you weigh 16 lb 10 oz and measured just over 27 inches long. You’re petite for you age, but your doctor says you are doing great.
You started really rolling around this month. Even though you’ve been rolling for awhile, this month you started rolling to get from place to place. You are also pushing up with your hands more and trying to inch your way around while on your tummy. You pull your legs up and wiggle you bottom. Now we just need to work on doing both of those at the same time.
You got your first tooth this month too. You hadn’t been sleeping well for a week or so and I asked your doctor if he thought it might be your ears or maybe a tooth. He said that your ears looked great, but it could be teething. Sure enough, two days later I stuck my finger in your mouth and felt the sharp edge of a tooth! The sleeping trend has continued, so I wonder if there is another tooth in there working it’s way through.
You continue to love food and have completely given up on purees. There are very few foods that you have tried that you don’t like. You love toast, pasta, chicken, strawberries, green beans, sweet potato and peas. You started drinking through a straw, even though most of the time you end up spitting the water right back.
Just yesterday you started clapping when I ask you to clap for me. I was so excited when you did it I almost cried. You’ve been doing a waving motion for months but I’m not sure that is really what you are doing. When you get excited your little hands start going around and around and you flap your arms. You are such a joy, sweet girl and we love you more and more every day.