Let me tell you a little bit about my little Lola Girl at ten months.
She’s a speed demon at bum-crawling. It looks hilarious. I desperately need to figure out how to get a video of that before she stops doing it. I wonder if she will ever crawl or just go straight to walking.
Pulls herself to standing on everything. Sometimes takes a step or two holding onto something. Stood on her own the other day for a couple seconds.
Growls. A lot. Has a snorty little happy giggle. Squeals. Wrinkles up her nose when she is happy. Smiles at people and holds one hand out to them (often in a fist), but rarely wants to GO to them. (Loves attention, but prefers to be held by Mom.)
Speaking of Mom, she’s a Mommy’s girl.
LOVES her brothers and Daddy. LOVES attention from them.
LOVES babies and wants to maul them or eat their faces. LOVES baby dolls and wants to maul them or eat their faces.
Her top teeth still haven’t come in. I think she’s been working on them for months now. But her two bottom teeth are very visible.
She LOVES being in the swimming pool or bathtub.
She has a very long tongue.
She is getting very opinionated. Throwing her body around when she doesn’t want to be held. REFUSING to be put in the exersaucer (it is almost impossible to put her legs in when she doesn’t want to). Will let you know that she is NOT happy when you take something out of her hands that she wants to play with.
It is like wrestling an octopus to get her diaper changed or her clothes on. Or trying to get her in her highchair.
Her head is still fairly bald, though I think her hair is growing some in the back. It is driving me CRAZY because I can’t wait to see her in pony tails. But she hates to have ANYTHING on her head, so maybe she’ll be one of those who pulls out any hair accessories anyway.
She’s very serious when we are somewhere new or she meets new people or experiencing something new, but she’s just seriously checking everything out. She seems to love to be new places. She does really well riding in the car.
If she picks up a pen or pencil and it is near some paper, she ‘writes.’ She loves to thumb through paper books, but not so much board books.
She loves to watch So You Think You Can Dance with me. It is the only show she’ll sit still for.
She loves yogurt, but is fairly unenthusiastic about most other foods. She’ll eat Cheerios and saltines reliably. If she isn’t sure what I’m feeding her, she’ll lean her head forward slightly and touch her lips to the food. Then she’ll decide whether or not she wants to open her mouth. She won’t open her mouth for something she doesn’t like. Or she spits out every bite.
We’re still breastfeeding, but I’m not sure how much longer that will last. She feeds with her head pulling and her arms pushing away from me. Sometimes she even gets her feet in on the action. She is distracted by EVERYTHING and WILL NOT be covered up. Definitely not the sweet snuggle time…. unless it is the middle of the night, of course.
Speaking of the middle of the night, her sleeping is still all over the place. Occasionally she’ll sleep 9 hours straight. Most of the time she wakes 2 or more times during the night. Some nights are really bad.
She loves to clap.
She’s wearing a few 12 month sizes and lots of 18 months. Six weeks ago she weighed 20 pounds and 4 ounces. I need to schedule another well child visit for her. Maybe this next week.
She doesn’t like to be on the grass. Which is why there are no smiling pictures here. She was NOT HAPPY about her feet touching the grass or being stranded on that chair…
And that’s my Lola Colette at 10 Months.