Reese has been 10 months since the 4th of this month. Today is the 20th, and I am just now getting around to taking her picture and posting it. I'll just say, there has been a lot going on this month. There has been a lot of packing and de-cluttering and organizing. None of which I have been very motivated to get accomplished.
Its been very hot, and trying to pack up things you and your kids use on a daily basis is nearly impossible. I think on Thursday I'm just going to get a box and shove everything else left over into it. Showers and personal hygiene is overrated. I told myself the next time we move, my kids will be old enough to pack up their things themselves.
Here, Reese is being a helper while I pack up her room.
Now, about Reese:
This past month she has tried and eaten a lot of different foods and she loves them all. Last night I made spaghetti for dinner. I threw some meet sauce and noodles in the baby bullet just to get the large chunks out and gave that to her for dinner. She loved it. She still only has about 6 front teeth but she gums that food like a champ! She has also tried cut-up bananas (not mashed) cut up peaches and black beans. I like that she is starting to feed herself. This is new territory for me since Maddie ate pureed foods till she was 15months old. Maddie would not want anything to do with "real" food.
Reese is still in size 4 diapers and wears 9-12 month clothes and she can get away with wearing 12-18 months as well depending on the brand.
Reese has also started crawling this past month. Its more like an army crawl, but it gets her places. She can go from sitting to crawling, but hasn't figured out how to get back to the sitting position. She has also started trying to pull up on things, like the bumper on her crib.
Reese isn't saying any words other then typical baby babble, but she understands quite a few words. She understands: Reese, No, come here, kisses (and she gives kisses when asked) dance, bounce and milk. Any time music is playing she will sway her body back and fourth as if dancing and she will also fake laugh. This is hilarious. I cant explain how she does it, but its really funny. She can also whistle. I know, my baby is a genius. She puckers her lips and blows in, which makes a whistle sound and that's how she woke me up on the monitor this morning. She also loves to imitate us. Whistling, blowing raspberries, laughing...Her personality has really developed this past month. I can also see traces of tantrum throwing in our future, but hopefully we can nip that in the bud.
Reese is a sweet sweet baby and I cant get enough of her. She also loves playing with her sister and Reese knows when Maddie is not in the car with us. It will be interesting to see if Reese notices Maddie's absence while shes at school.
I love my sweet girls!