10 months

I’m a little bit behind with this post, but this month is cra-zy, so I’m just happy to get it done at all. 

Maybe it’s the double digits or something, but this is the first month I’ve really thought, “there’s no way she can be 10 months old!”

This month has been such a blur. I just looked back at my calendar and realized all that has happened since she turned 9 months.

We took our trip to Kansas and Iowa.

Then there was a death in the family, and Harper and I spent our week together.

Harper was sick with her first fever, which turned out to be roseola. Man, if holding a sick baby doesn’t break your heart, I don’t know what will.

Then Thanksgiving.

Then a super busy week filled with orders and craft show prep. A little Christmas decorating thrown in there too.

And here we are with a 10-month-old baby. Whew!

This has also been a huge month for Harper’s mobility and communication. She finally figured out how to half crawl/scoot across the room and get into all kinds of trouble.

I also realized that if I let go of her hands she could stand on her own for a few seconds. So walking doesn’t seem so far off.

She seems a little hesitant to actually go for it, though. Even though she has the ability to get around, she still prefers to stay close a lot of the time.

She learned the sign for “more”, so it has been fun to see her use it at mealtimes.

She still eats anything and everything if she is hungry. The only problem is she also eats anything she can find off the floor.

I am constantly reaching into her mouth to fish out some piece of detritus from the floor. Tufts of dog hair, crumpled paper, bits of cork, leaves, yarn fuzzies, tiny pebbles — I’ve found them all in her mouth. No matter how much I vaccuum and sweep, she manages to find something else.

She remains as expressive as ever. I think what she does when she’s upset can officially be called a tantrum. But she’s full of giggles and waves, too.

And oh my gosh, how hilarious is it when kids this age make the “poop face”? There is no mistaking what she’s doing when she gets frowny and turns bright red.

What’s going on with her hair can only be described as new wave. It is truly awesome.

We’re getting excited for my biggest show of the year, baby’s first Christmas with her grandparents, more travel and getting closer to her first birthday. My little Harps is going from baby to toddler!