Each month seems to go by more and more quickly. . . . .and I'm not very happy about that. It seems like it has only been a few weeks since I went into labor in the middle of the night and we called my friend, Cherie, to come over while we went to the hospital. It wasn't just a few weeks ago - it was 10 months ago. The crazy thing is that she doesn't look much like a baby. I think it is because she has so much hair and it is long for a 10 month old, but she looks like a little girl!!!
Daphne is growing, changing, and learning so much now!
Some of the big changes are:
She officially waves bye-bye and sometimes repeats the 2 syllable sound in bye-bye.
She is cruising along all of the furniture and occasionally lets go to balance for a couple of seconds.
She is eating mostly finger foods with the exception of breakfast when she still has rice cereal with fruit mixed into it. She seems to love cheese, pasta, and any kind of fruit. She will eat corn, peas, carrots and green beans. She also seems to like cottage cheese and yogurt.
She is FINALLY taking her bottles better. She willingly drinks about 20 ounces a day - sometimes a little more.
She is working on her 8th tooth. Daphne isn't really grumpy when she is teething, but she doesn't nap well.
We have all been trying to teach Daphne to clap - with little success. The funny thing is that, for whatever reason, whenever we clap in front of Daphne, I always clap and say, "Yaaaaaay." So now when we clap, Daphne will clasp her hands together, hold them tightly, and says, "AAAAAAAY."
I don't think I have mentioned this before, but Daphne LOVES bathtime which is a HUGE thing for us. Norah and Lucy hated baths! In fact Norah cried for EVERY bath until she was about 4 and Lucy cried every bath until Norah stopped crying! We tried all kinds of fun toys - but nothing worked. Daphne is the total opposite! She squeals when she hears the bath water. Whenever she is in the bathroom, she hikes a leg up like she is going to climb in herself. She doesn't sit still in the tub, either. She is a crazy girl - splashing and crawling. She is seriously a little fish. I literally have to keep a hand on her because she even tries to put her face under and comes up laughing!
Norah and Lucy are LOVING that she interacts with them. She is such a fun, happy baby!!
-pictures to come-