You are ten months old Miss Charla!!
May I just start this off by saying I don't know how that happened? How are you only 2 short months away from being a year old?!
Here's what you've been up to this month...
You are wearing 6-9 month clothes with a few 9-12 month (if they are on the small size) thrown in here and there.
You are standing on you own!!! You started doing this on Christmas Day. At first it was only occasionally but you have been practicing and practicing and at this point you can do without any trouble at all. You get your feet up under your legs and squat and then push up to standing. I just love it and we're so proud of you!
You climbed the stairs for the first time this month and you would do it all the time if we let you. We always follow you up to ensure that you don't take any tumbles. Grandma brought us another baby gate when she visited this month so that we can leave you alone for a minute here and there without finding you halfway up the stairs. When the gate isn't in place, you high tail it towards the stairs and breathe quickly, which is one way you express excitement.
You've been taking two naps a day for the better part of this month and it seems to be working out okay. However, you've been sleeping very lightly and it's usually futile to try and put you down in your bed once you are asleep. Even if you're napping in your car seat, you still wake really easily.
This hasn't been the greatest month in the sleep department. I'm thinking it either has to do with all the standing you're doing (and that its somehow related to your standing/walking development milestone) or that you are teething, and maybe even a combination of those two. No teeth are popping through yet but I'm guessing that the next to appear will be on the top.
One of the cutest things you've started doing this month is saying "Oh ee oh ee oh." You still say Mama but it's usually when you're upset. When you got your second H1N1 vaccination this month, Daddy held you for the shot. You started to cry and then started saying Mama. I don't know if it means you want your mama or not but it breaks my heart every time!
You snuggle with me sometimes and you reach for Dad or me when someone else is holding you. You are attached to your Mommy and Daddy and I can't think of anyone better to be attached to! :)
Happy 10 months old sweet girl!