…Because there’s a monkey loose in here.
Ans climbs on chairs, over chairs, on coffee tables, on rocking chairs, and on play stoves. Mix an obstacle with a dangerous height for babies, and stir, and you’ve got the daily route for my little 10 month old.
She’s finally laughing, mostly at pulling EB’s hair out, and is *thisclose* to standing. If I let go of her hands, she looks at me for a second (like I’m crazy) and then squats down. No more leaning backwards because of losing her balance; she’s just like, please, I’ll tell you when I’m ready to stand.
She waves at everything. Ans waived at the rare torrential rainfall today in Austin. I guess because she’s never been formally introduced. Ans, here’s rain. Rain, here’s my baby. Too bad I have diapers hanging out there since Monday that I keep trying to dry out…to wash again.
This kiddo let me feed her with a spoon for the first time in weeks today. She wants to feed herself, and spoons are for little babies, obvs. Then she threw the spoon on the floor 400 times. FUN.
I’m redecorating everything in my house. There are new play zones, new shelves built by Hubs, cribs and dressers moved around, but the only actual new things are the rugs. Oh, and some organizer boxes for blocks. If I can’t get a new/bigger house, I’ll make my house feel different and hopefully more spacious. So far it feels nice. And the kids are driving me a little less crazy because there’s all this stuff they forgot about. This weekend EB is getting a big girl bed instead of a toddler bed (thanks grannies for the bed parts!) and the transformation will be complete. Photos then. This will be much nicer for Hubs to put EB down for the night because he usually ends up passing out in that toddler bed. Except now she falls asleep in our bed. I’d show you a picture of my split lip from overzealous-Eebs but it’s nasty. You can see the transformation of the living room to include a toddler reading zone here for my first weekly post at Today’s Mama called “Living in a Shoebox: Small Living Ideas.” Check it out and maybe leave me a comment, if you don’t mind. It’s lonely over there in a new blog house…
Ans thankfully naps more predictably now. About 2 hours after she wakes up she wants a morning nap. So at 8:30 she’s peacing out for about 3 hours. I get a good chunk of work done if it’s just the two of us. If EB is home, we hang out and watch PBS and talk about life, because apparently EB will only sleep at school now. Ans will nap for about an hour around 2 pm. I said screw work this afternoon and napped with her. Those afternoon stint is never long enough for me. I was so tired. Le sigh.
Ten months. She’s been outside of me just over how long she was inside me. What a gal. She’s so sweet, smiley, and down with hanging and snuggling hard. I heart my little baby (and, of course, my big girl). I’m so glad they chose me.