Happy ten months! The countdown to your first birthday continues, and we're getting close.
Things you really like: exploring, chewing on random objects, crawling, smiling, eating real people food, climbing on people, climbing on the dishwasher, cords, paper, stroller walks, swinging in baby swings at parks, swimming, pulling yourself up on everything, bubbles, hair (Actually, you think hair is hilarious. Every time I put my hair down in front of your face you giggle), your paci, snuggling with your blanket, bath time, talking in baby language, flipping the pages of our travel books over and over again, going to sleep in your own room in your own crib.
Things you don't like: being left in your jumper for too long, people leaving the house, putting clothes on, taking clothes off, being prohibited from chewing cords and smacking the computer keys, being bored, taking tumbles and hitting your head, your parents walking away from you, fire (thank goodness!), being put to sleep in a strange place that is not your room (like grandma and grandpa's house).
You're so smart, too. And feisty. You know not to touch cords, but you test me anyway. You take a Mason jar and stick your face in it and start talking to hear how different your voice sounds. You take people's glasses of their faces and try to put them back on again. Some things, like your little wooden puzzles, you can't quite figure out just yet, but I see you concentrating and figuring and wondering. You also try to stick your fingers up our nostrils while we're feeding you. Thanks (but, no thanks) for the attempted nose-picking. I guess you're just really wondering what those two mysterious holes are doing in the middle of our faces.
Curiosity is a funny thing sometimes.
This may seem like a very obvious thing to say, but you are becoming a little person. I just looked at you one day and thought, wow, you are a little person with your own personality. I guess I see you doing less and less baby things and more and more toddler things, and it blows my mind a little. You're absorbing and learning so much, and your eyes look at things with more understanding than they did even a month ago.
I know, I'm weird, but it's true.
Until next month, little person!!