Friday, August 22, 2014

10 months

Are we really that close to her first birthday?! Please, no...

She recently started getting 2 new teeth but neither of them has fully emerged.  I refer to it (sweetly) as her vampire smile since it's her top lateral incisors coming in instead of the centrals.  Of course we also joke that she'll look even more like Aubrey who is also missing her top 2 front teeth. She's learned how to wave and I think it's the cutest thing in the world.  She does it often because she loves how anyone who sees her will wave in return.  She's also mastered the term "uh-oh" and hearing her say it will bring a smile to anyone's face.  Her brother, in particular, loves to hear her mimic him when he says it to her. We've finally gotten her to start standing on those two tiny feet.  Though it's still with a slight bend in the middle as her butt slowly lowers to sitting position.  She'll spin herself around on her belly on the floor but still has not developed the coordination to crawl.  We're working on it.  She'll do it when she's ready.  The "witching hour" has become a frequently used term in our house as it's the time of day when she gets the least attention because I'm making dinner and her siblings are usually doing their own things.  She has an insistent "whine" that Joe analogized with a car engine attempting to start and can annoy the heck out of anyone in hearing distance.  When it's accompanied by her high pitch squeal it can sometimes feel like unbearable torture. The love I have for her is too big for my heart.  So much that I can't help but kiss her, hug her, squeeze her, and snuggle her every single chance I get.    

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