Sophia turned 10 months old last week. Sophia is such a sweet baby but has really shown a lot of personality this month. She squeals really loud just to hear herself talk. She has started reacting to us telling her no - sometimes she will get really upset, and sometimes she will smile and do it again...little stinker. She is pretty clingy to mommy and is definitely a mama's girl. Daddy always makes her laugh and smile but she always wants to have mommy in the room. As in past months, Abby is still her best friend. She crawls after her and has started hugging her. We try to keep this to a minimum because of Abby's shedding :)
Beginning this month, when I pick her up from daycare, as soon as she sees me, she drops what she's doing and makes a mad dash to me from the other side of the room, sometimes crawling on top of other babies. :)
Sophia hates to have her diaper changed. She squirms around and around and is always trying to roll over. Giving her diaper rash cream, packages of wipes, diapers, etc to play with really help to distract her.
She pulls up on everything and can walk behind a walker with some help! She has gotten much stronger and even has let go (by accident) while standing but quickly fell back down. Still loves to run around in her walker, but much less interested in her jumperoo. All of her toys still go straight to her mouth but she is also banging them together now. Seems to like to hit faces and grab noses, mouths, pull hair, etc. :)
She started waving this month which was pretty exciting! Now she waves bye-bye all the time and every night before bed waves bye-bye to daddy and Abby, very cute.
She got 2 more top teeth in this month, making a total of 6! I think these have been the most painful so far, poor baby. I broke down and bought some teething tablets, but I'm not really sure if they helped. The doctor said she has 2 more bottom trying to come in pretty soon too.
We didn't even realize this until the other day, but Sophia eats 9 times a day! She still has 5 bottles a day as well as breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner. She has still been primarily eating babyfood for her meals but we add a little tablefood in at snack and dinner sometimes. We are going to try to start adding more next month. She also drinks water out of a sippy cup - and also loves to pour it everywhere and then play with it :)
Sophia is still wearing size 3 diapers and size 9-12 month clothes. She went to the doctor because she got sick (again, sigh) and she weighs 19 pounds. I'm not sure how tall she is, but I'm pretty sure she is shorter than her cousin Jules (who is 2 months younger).
Sophia has been really difficult for me to photograph this month because she is always moving around and crazy, or I am holding her. This is the reason for the lack of pictures this month...
Happy 10 months Sophia! You are truly a blessing to your daddy and I and we just love you so much.