A LETTER AT 10 MONTHS
You’re 10 months old today. 10 months!! It’s hard for me to even believe that’s true! It feels like yesterday that we were driving you home from the hospital…all 6 precious pounds of you. But you’re not a newborn anymore! (as much as I hate to admit it). I used to want you to stay tiny forever…but every day that you learn something new and I get to see more of your personality shine through…I’ve decided to succumb to the idea of you growing up.
You bring so much joy to my life. Your smile has become exceptionally goofy. So much so that your dad and I sometimes think you are “fake smiling”. But I’m not sure that’s possible. You’ve mastered the crawl, and climbing on and over everything in sight. I am patiently awaiting your first steps, as I think it will be any day now. I really wanted you to walk early because I thought it would be funny to have other people see an itty bitty bald baby walking around like nobody’s business. Maybe one day you will look your age, but right now you’re still my peanut. But I’m proud to say that your fine blonde hair is finally beginning to sprout! Hallelujah!! haha. Maybe I won’t have to make you wear so many headbands in fear of people still thinking you are a boy. I don’t understand those people. I’d like to think I dress you pretty girly! Anyway, lately we’ve been having a lot of park dates with your dad. You love being outside, and not strapped down in your stroller! (not a big fan of the stroller right now). Crunching leaves could entertain you for hours. You inspect them at every angle and ever so slowly dissect them with your fingers. You are so particular. I think you might be a lot like me in that way! As for toys, I don’t think I am going to buy you anymore. You’re totally over them. All your seem to want is anything BUT your toys. A few faves include straws, keys, cell phones, plastic cups, and candy wrappers. Lord knows I have a lot of candy wrappers. ha! You’re a great eater and an even better sleeper. 11 hour average. Thanks for that. And thanks for the crazy love you fill me up with every day. Cracking open your bedroom door in the morning to see your enormous smile and excitement to see me is one of the best feelings ever. Keep growing baby girl. Every day is a new adventure with you, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds. I’m so lucky you’re mine. You are deeply loved.