Thursday, December 19, 2013

10 Months

It's amazing how quickly a month passes. I often feel like I just barely did the last post and suddenly she's a month older. Blake is learning quickly and seems to be picking new things up every day. Here are some of the things that have happened in the last month:

She fell asleep in my arms for the first time since she was a newborn. It was the day after we got home from spending the week at Cindy's and I think she was exhausted.
She loves water and likes drinking out of a cup with a straw. Though when she is using a thick straw, she will often get too much water and end up spitting most of it out or choking on it.

Blake has learned how to climb up the stairs.
Whenever she gets a little upset, she heads for the stairs and starts to climb. I think it began when she would get upset when I would run upstairs and leave her behind so she would follow after me. But now, even when she knows I am downstairs, she will often still head upstairs. Once she is at the top, she will scream until I come up and get her.
Because of a few tumbles down the stairs, she has learned not to get too close once she is at the top.

Blake is such a quick learner. We went to Arctic Circle to get ice cream and play on the playground. Because of her falls down stairs, I have been trying to teach her how to go down backwards. But she has still be really hesitant. She seemed to enjoy the slides so I tried having her go down on her stomach, feet first so I wouldn't have to hold her while she went down. After just a couple of times of sitting her at the top, then making her turn around to go down the slide, she was doing it herself.
She really likes the lights on the Christmas tree and has tried pulling them off several times.
Blake still loves the water and taking baths. Though she isn't too thrilled with Will constantly pouring water over her head.

There was one night she had a spoon in one hand and a wash cloth in the other. I put some cheerios on the counter for her to eat. She looked from one hand to the other, then bent down and ate the cheerios off of the counter.
Apparently she didn't want to let go of what she was holding.

Blake gets really excited...often.

If you hold her hands, she will walk with you.

Whenever I play the piano, Blake likes either stand up to the bench beside me or go climb up against the window and look outside.

One of her new favorite things is spaghetti noodles. She loves just grabbing them and slurping them up.

She still only has her two bottom teeth. We thought another one was coming in up top, but it hasn't broken through yet.
She still prefers her mom to most others.

Once while I was shopping, this lady saw Blake and started gushing about how cute she was. She asked me her name and just kept saying how she was the most beautiful baby she had ever seen. She sure is.
Will likes to put her in his lego wagon and give her rides around the house.

Will has also been caught interrupting her nap a time or two. She didn't seem too upset about it.

This is probably what she really thinks of her big brother. Or maybe just annoyed that he interrupted her photo shoot.

Blake loves opening the kitchen drawers and going through all the gadgets. Our bottom drawer contains our zip lock bags, which she thoroughly enjoys pulling out and scattering everywhere.
I finally decided it was time for her to lose her mullet. I cut a good 3-4 inches off of the back of her hair and I am so happy that I finally went ahead and did it. It looks so much better now. When she was born her hair was really dark, but it has lightened considerably since. Her little mullet was interesting because the roots were coming in fairly light, but the tips were still super dark.

Blake is terrified of being held upside down. If you start to tilt her backwards, she will latch onto you as tight as she can and tense up. She often holds her breath also. She reacts similar when you throw her into the air. But I've learned if you keep throwing her up, after about 3-4 times she starts smiling and laughing.
She is definitely in the stage of getting into everything.

She likes giving kisses and anytime she hears a kissing noise, she will turn to see where it is coming and will often times give one.

She sleeps through the night every once in a while, but most of the time she is up once either just needing her binky put back in or wanting a bottle.
Blake's mouth started bleeding pretty good after Will body slammed her. Fortunately, she recovered pretty quickly and was happy shortly after.

She makes some pretty good faces.

We love you, Blake.

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