Happy 10 Months to my Little Bee!
Just as I predicted, she is CRAWLING. Just a couple of days ago she just up and decided that she was ready to get places on her own and by golly, she became a crawler. There is no stopping her now! My days of being able to sit in one place and watch her are fast becoming non existent. Boy, I'm gonna have to baby proof my life again! Evie is so determined and gets so frustrated when her little body won't do what her eyes and mind want her to do. Its pretty cute if you ask me. For the past month she has desperately wanted to MOVE! She has been feverishly working on the crawling, but has been taking her time. Now, she's got it!
Evie is a social butterfly or maybe more aptly a social bubbling bee. She loves other people. Point in fact, she loves all people, absolutely no judgement. If you are new, Evie wants a hug and will literally leap from my arms into yours. While there are times when I want to take it personally, I am so happy. She has a big heart for other people. Her world is and will be very big. Just the other day we went to the pool. I had a brief conversation with a stranger about having her chair and Evie was pushing away from me to get into the stranger's arms. The poor lady wasn't sure what to do? Take her, not take her? I finally just gave her over and said, "well its clear she likes you better so I will take a quick break." She was surprised but took her with such love. Evie got her stranger snuggles in. By this time with Lily we were already dealing with seperation anxiety. It hasn't hit with Evie, we will see if that changes in the near future.
Little Missy here is determined to get big and fast. Perhaps its because she desperately wants to hang with her big sister or perhaps its just that same determined, independent spirit we seem to impart to our offspring. While having just started to crawl, she has decided that standing and pulling up on everything is also fun. I keep trying to tell her that she isn't stable and she continues to ignore, convinced that she is big enough. Goodness. I know, I know.....Good luck Mom!
Little Evie is staying just that...little. While she is growing well, she is just staying my little peanut. Although 10 months, she is still easily in 9 month clothes. It's great because all of her clothes are lasting a lot longer. She does not like bows, however. It is shocking that I managed to get these shots with them. She couldn't get that bow off fast enough.
Evie is such a happy little girl, she really is. Of course there are moments where she is fussy as all get out (I blame it on those crazy teeth), but her joy is just beautiful. Speaking of teeth, she has 4 completely in with 2 more pushing on through. It is so very cute when she flashes those teeth.
Much like our other little girl, Evie is a talker. When she is not sleeping she is babbling, cooing, and making all sorts of noises. She is clearly saying "ditty" (for kitty) and "addy" (for Dad). The best part about it is that she actually says ditty when a kitty walks by her. Such a smarty. Evie is such a great companion for me and, for the most part, is willing to do just about anything with me these days.
She is not overly convinced that she loves the jogger and is at present screaming for much of our runs these days. I keep telling her that I am going to win this one because the fact is.....MOM RUNS. The End. We may have a few more miserable runs before she gets it worked out. Its nice when we run with my girlfriend Sarah because, as you can see, she and Elijah are running buds.
Food is this little girl's best friend these days. She loves it....all of it!
She also loves her sissy. Yes, even when she is the plaything.
Oh my goodness is she getting big. She still loves to see me at least 3 times during the night, so I am still caught in a loop of tired. People keep telling me I should just stop offering to breastfeed at night so that I can sleep. Im just not ready to miss her yet. She will be one in 2 months and at that point we will start transitioning away from me and onto something else. It will happen fast, I'm not gonna push it. I love her so much and LOVE when she snuggles quietly in my arms in the wee hours of the morning. Does my heart good!
You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are grey. You'll never know how much I love you little one. I'm happy you are here with me. You are special.