Liesel, you turned 10 months old last week.
-You have been crawling up a storm. Everyone comments on how fast you are and I definitely know it. It seems lately you are not happy unless you can get into something you aren't supposed to.
-This also means I am chasing you around and telling you no all the time. Then you keep your hand on the object you are not supposed to be touching and look me in the eyes and smile a little and just keep on touching it even if I slap your hand and tell you no repeatedly. What am I going to do with you?
-You are beginning to take a few steps on your own. The most I have seen is 3 but you are getting braver and braver. We think this Christmas is going to be so fun with you walking!
-You have been really grouchy lately and not sleeping well (except last night you slept through from 8pm to 730am without waking us up). I hope this phase will pass soon. I want my happy baby back. Maybe it is because you are working on walking.
-I gave up trying to give you baby food. You just would not let me feed you with a spoon. I decided it is because you want to feed yourself. So now I just give you pieces that you can pick up yourself. You have been doing okay with this but still frustrate me a little because you don't eat that much. I guess you will eat when you are ready. You still nurse quite a bit so that must be filling enough. (You do eat Cheerios like they are going out of style though. Usually you will eat these any time; even when you have refused everything else.)
-You have 7 teeth now and like to show us by biting us. You are very sneaky about it too.
-You began pointing at things and touching things with just your pointer finger. You will stand at the window in the living room and talk and point at things outside. I think it is so cute!
-And no matter what, even when you had a cranky day, your Daddy and I still lay in bed at night and gush about how cute and precious you are. You are such a blessing to us and we are SO in love with you!