Wednesday, October 20, 2010

10 months old!

Dear Makayla,

Today you are 10 months old. I can't believe you will be 1 years old in 2 months. It makes me sad to see you grow so quickly, yet I am excited! You now weigh 16lb 10oz.

This past month you started walking. You took your first steps at 9 months 8 days. Now you are doing great at walking and follow me all over the house. It is nice not having to pick you up to bring you in the next room with me. You are even trying to run, however you fall after only a couple steps. Soon I will be chasing you around everywhere!

Now that you can walk you are having a lot of fun exploring and getting into new things. You love to play with the toilet paper, see the toilet flush (haha), play in the fridge, and 'help' mommy unload the dishwasher. You also love reading and flashcards. The majority of the day you spend pushing around your activity table, chasing your ball or balloon, walking around holding a cup, water bottle or your bunny. You have recently become very attached to your bunny. Your face lights up every time you see it.

Since 9 months you have switched to only 1 nap a day. Poor mommy. However you now usually sleep 13 hours at night from 7:30pm-8:30am. You only wake up once at 6:30am. Woohoo!

You now have 4 teeth and eat all kinds of food. You would much prefer to eat what mommy and daddy are having than baby food. Unfortunately, you have started to get picky about food even though I have tried to very hard to avoid this. Hopefully it doesn't last.

You are so much fun to be around and you have developed quite the little personality. You are very busy and full of mischief. We love it!



Here is a video of Makayla at 10 months pushing around her activity table...

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Out and About

Makayla waved at a stranger for the first time today. We were at ABC for breakfast and a waitress was talking and waving at her. Makayla got a huge grin on her face and gave a tentative wave. Ah babies grow so fast.

Makayla is now full fledged walking. She can go a good 10 feet before falling. Although when she gets excited she will still fall about every 5 steps. It's funny.

A couple weeks back Makayla discovered that doors open and close. It is now a constant past time of hers. She opens the bedroom doors, the closet doors, and her dresser drawers. That is her favorite as she pulls out all her clothing.

Today I got new tires put on the car. We had to wait around so I took Makayla to a play place. She was a little young so we just stayed in the toddler section. She loved it. Well after she got over the big scary compressor for one of the games, that is. They had to turn it off.

Makayla walking

Climbing the steps of the slide

Makayla has already started climbing up a slide rather than going down!