Our Lily-girl is now 10 months old! The reality of how quickly this first year is going has hit me this week as I contemplate the mere 2 months that are between now and her being a one-year old.
crawls. For real. Very very quickly. Oy.
pushes into standing position (but not really pulling to stand on furniture, just pushing up from the ground or things that are low to the ground).
says: Mama, Daddy (“Dad-DEE!”), Sister (“ter-ter”), all done (“ah duh”), more (“mo!”)
signs: all done, more, milk, water
shakes her head No No No
does the most adorable trick (If you ask, “How big is Lily?” she throw up her hands into the air to show us “SO big!!!”)
lifts her arms up to indicate desire to be picked up
drinks (messily, ha ha) from a cup
turns the pages of board books (sometimes she gets frustrated when she tries to open the binding end of the book)
Lily is so much more physically gung-ho than Anna was at this age. I wouldn’t dream, for instance, of putting her on our bed, even for a moment, untended (she immediately crawls to the edge). If you are holding her in your arms and she wants down it is nearly impossible to hold onto her (she is SO strong!). She does share her sister’s sense of humor, though; she seems to know when she is doing something funny and looks for a reaction.
She is crazy about her big sister and it is one of my biggest blessings in life to be privy to their growing relationship. Anna does an amazing job helping me (I can ask her to entertain her sister for a few minutes while I go to the bathroom) and they both delight in it. Sometimes Anna gets frustrated (especially if it has to do with Lily touching her toys) but, for the most part, she is incredibly patient and gentle and delightful. I love finding Anna reading to her little sister.
Lily is still wearing some 6-12 month clothing but we are nearly into the 12-18 months sizes. She is long torso-ed like her sis and daddy so rompers are tricky (especially with a bulky cloth diaper butt).
She is loving eating food and is doing great picking up little pieces of food. She continues to prefer fruit and veggies to meat and will often spit meat out if she puts it into her mouth. She has been loving cherries in the last couple of weeks (we pit and halve them for her). She was also a huge fan of a veggie soup that I made (especially loving the carrots and sweet potato chunks).
For as active as she is, I have been appreciating Lily’s quiet and snuggly times, like when she is ready for a nap. I love the way she leans her head against me in the Ergo. It’s the best.
We’ve been swimming quite a bit now that the weather is warm and Lily loves it! She has her own little pink wetsuit and she gets really excited when she sees it come out. In the water she is invigorated, kicking her legs and splashing and trying to drink the water. Its like she thinks that I should just let go of her already; like she thinks she can already swim! Such a funny girl.
Her hair is so blonde and beautiful, with a little swirl of a curl right down one side. Her eyes are an extraordinary blue (I am always getting compliments on their beauty).
We love our sweet Lily!