Our sweet little baby girl is hardly a baby anymore. I don’t know if it’s the double digits (10 Months) or because of all the new things she’s doing now, but Chloe Mae seems like such a big girl all of a sudden!!
She’s figured out how to crawl. For the first few days, she used a foot to push herself forward and the other leg was just along for the ride. She seems to be getting the traditional crawling motion down now, but it’s still slow going. She has yet to crawl to mom or dad (because if she cries enough, we’ll just go get her…) but she’ll get moving when she wants something – like the TV remote or my cell phone. Chloe had a late lunch at daycare earlier this week, so they didn’t sit her down at the table for snacktime. She wasn’t a fan. So she crawled over to the table and tried to pull herself up to snag some snack from a friend. Her efforts were rewarded with some delicious oyster crackers.
At the same time she figured out how to crawl, she started taking steps while holding onto our hands. Previously, she would just lean forward and act like her feet were cemented to the ground, so it’s pretty cute to see her little legs flailing around. She’s trying to pull herself up, but has only made it as far as her knees.
In the last few days she’s been cutting a top tooth. It took us a while to figure out that’s what was going on, and she’s much happier now that we know what’s going on and can try to alleviate her discomfort. It’s been a few months since her bottom teeth came in, but I’m guessing they’ll be coming in more frequently now, so hopefully it won’t take us a couple days to figure out why she’s upset each time!!
Feeding Miss Chloe Mae has been slightly less challenging. She doesn’t fight us as much or require a Puff for every bite off a spoon. Now she just wants more variety. After 5 or 6 bites of something she wants to move on to something new. Providing variety is a lot easier than fighting her on every bite, so we’ll take it!! She’s getting better at drinking water out of a sippy cup, but hasn’t figured out to swallow the last of the water before she takes the cup out of her mouth, so it’s a very wet process!!
She still loves to stack her rings and also likes playing with some nesting cups we got her. We had a laundry basket with about 6 washcloths in it sitting in our dining room for a few days, because she thought taking the washcloths out and then putting them all back in was great fun. She seems to enjoy being read to and looking at books more, so we’re trying to spend more time doing that every day. I’m excited for garage sale season to start in hopes that we can find lots of new-to-us, cheap board books.
We’re so excited for Spring to arrive!! We went on our first walk of the year last weekend, but it still wasn’t very warm and was windy, so we weren’t out for long. Chloe loves to look out the windows at home, so I’m thinking she’ll LOVE playing outside. There’s a few different parks nearby, so we’re just waiting for a warmer, sunny weekend so we can give them a try. It’s bound to happen eventually…
It was a bit of a struggle to get a good picture of Miss Chloe Mae in her chair with her monkey this month…