the Tenth month has been a great one..
She will always let go or take a step away from the table and fall down, but doesn’t mind a bit.
She now goes from the coffee table to the couch without a problem (just a small step away)
She is constantly keeping up with Harlo.
She has now just gotten a little sassy with her big sis and will take toys away from harlo and protests when Harlo takes a toy from her.
Needless to say, we don’t need to worry about her getting pushed around by her older sister. :)
She is still a great little eater.
She eats anything and everything now.. rarely ever babyfood.
She quit nursing a couple weeks ago (she was 10 and a half months)
And just last week started refusing bottles, so that makes my life a little easier without having to worry about weaning her from anything!
She takes regular milk out of a sippy cup now, but still likes it warmed up a bit.
She likes her sippies with the soft tops, but prefers Harlo’s ‘big girl sippies’ with the hard top.
She always ditches her cup and crawls to Harlo to take hers away.
She’s so proud every time she gets it.
She is an Auntie’s girl to the FULLEST.
If Auntie’s around, no one else in the room exists.
She is such a lovey baby. I really have never met a lovier child.
She will be playing with Harlo and crawl over to me just to give me a giant hug and a big smooch, then get right back down to play.
Absolutely melts my heart.
Everyone needs a Stella in their house.
It’s next to impossible to have a bad day with her around.
She likes a lot of variety in her meals.
Her breakfast usually consists of some yogurt, a banana, whole wheat toast, and some blueberries… something like that.
She will eat, and eat, and eat.. never ever gets full.
She points to everything she wants.
She loves birds and can spot one from miles away.
Her favorite thing about her room is her birdy mobile and has to touch the birds everyday when she wakes up from her nap and say “buh-bye!” to them when we walk out of her room.
She tries to copy any word you tell her to say.
Her favorites right now are probably “har-lo!” and “Stel-la!”
She also loves “It-teh” (Itty) and always wants to know where she is.
She has her two bottom teeth and two top teeth, but not the middle… the ones on either side of the middle.
So she’s a little baby jack-o-lantern :)
She is constantly trying to climb up on everything.. I know I’m about to get real busy with her!
She screams all the time… it’s a huge issue.
By the end of the day, our nerves are all shot from hearing her screech all day long.
It’s not even when she’s sad or mad.. she just does it all the time when she’s bored or when she wants something.. such a stinker!
We have tried EVERYTHING to try to get her to stop, all to no avail.
We’ve realized we just have to suck it up and wait for this stage to pass.
She likes me in her sight at all times, and preferably likes to be right at my feet while playing, if not in my arms.
I do hold her a lot, I think because I know I’m not going to have another baby for a long time (if at all) so I just try to soak up every minute with her wanting to still be in my arms.
I know the days she’s fighting to get down and run are just around the corner.
Call me a spoiler, I don’t care.
I love having a baby on my hip.
I must admit, I did worry about how Stella would find her voice in the family with Harlo being such a strong personality. Stella by nature is much more laid back and goes along with everything so I wondered if she would just always follow Harlo’s lead. I’m happy to say, though, that little girl is very driven. She goes along with Harlo a lot, but she knows what she wants and she gets it. I’m so proud of my little ladies.