Wednesday, January 07, 2009

10 months

Gosh, I have not blogged in a really long time. Well, Baby Ash is 10 months old today. I can't believe it! She has grown so much and has reached so many milestones. She now has 6 teeth. They all came at once it seemed - about 2 months. She has more coming, too! Baby Ash now weighs 20 pounds. She pulls up on everything and gets into everything. She really likes to pull up on the sofa and the baby gate. She also likes to crawl all over us and the dogs. Playing peek-a-boo is one of her favorite things to do. She takes a blanket and covers her face and then pulls it down really fast and we say "peek-a-boo." The smile/giggle while doing this is so adorable. Speaking of giggle, I absolutely love it. Whenever she sees us, her face lights up and makes us all feel so loved. She is a very vocal girl - just like Big Sis. She loves to talk - of course, all she can say is ma-ma, da-da, ba-ba, la-la, ga-ga, and va-va. She has beautiful blue eyes and a head full of fun, crazy hair. We have tons of hairbows and I make every attempt to have one in her hair at all times. However, she likes to pull them off, put them in her mouth and saturate them with her saliva. She has learned to move her fingers and says "ba-ba" which I believe translates to bye-bye. Her sweet hugs and slobbery kisses just make my day and warm my heart. She loves to eat!!! She eats whatever we put in front of her - I am still pretty conservative in this area. She eats Gerber 3rd foods and soft, squishy foods that I give her. She even ate some canned asparagus. Chicken is the only "meat" we have tried feeding her. We could hardly tear it fast enough for her. I fed her some small banana pieces last night and she devoured them - she must be part monkey. She has mastered the concept of "finger foods" and puts everything we give her to eat in her mouth with her little fingers. With this skill comes the desire to put "everything" into the mouth. She is still nursing and absolutely loves her nightly feeding. I am sad to think that the nursing experience will be ending in a matter of 3-4 months. KB tells Baby Ash (at least once a day), "I'm so glad God gave you to us!" How sweet is she? Speaking of KB, she is growing so much, too. She lost her 1st tooth on December 21st. She has another one loose that I believe will fall out this month. Well, she put the tooth in a sachet and placed it under her pillow and the tooth fairy gave her $5. She looks so cute with a missing tooth. She is so adorable about it all. Kindergarten is so much fun for her and I love seeing her learn new things. She is a very strong-willed, girly-girl who can be quite the drama queen at times. Every now and then, she turns sassy, talks back, and ends up in "time-out" or ends up with a spanking. However, that is part of raising a child and we will deal with those situations as they arise. Who said parenting was easy?
2008 was a great year and I look forward to all of 2009...I just can't thank God enough for the many wonderful blessings He has given me. I am truly fortunate!!!


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