Tuesday, April 17, 2012

10 Months Old

These months just go by faster and faster!!!  I can't believe our sweet girl is 10 months old.  She continues to be such a joy and a blessing!  She is a very happy and content baby.  She loves her sleep too!  When putting her down for a nap, I no longer sing and rock to calm her down.  As soon as walk into her room, close the blinds, and turn on the sound machine, Hannah yawns and reaches for the bed!  Even when I try to cuddle with her for a few minutes, she will have none of it!  She usually lays down and watches me leave the room, and then is asleep within a few minutes.  I am so thankful for her and this new routine really helps me get to all of the things I have to get done in a day!  Her naps vary from 1-2 hours and usually are around 1.5 hours.  She takes one in the morning and one in the afternoon.  We are still going to the gym a few times a week, and Hannah is doing awesome!  She no longer needs to be held the whole time and will play with the other kids.  It is great for me too because I'm able to work out just a little bit longer than I used to.  Hannah is eating awesome again!  She will pretty much only eat finger foods, and has gotten really good at biting and "chewing".  She basically eats what we eat, with a few extras depending on what we are having.  She loves salmon, chicken, hummus, peas, fresh corn, bell peppers, pasta with tomato sauce, mushrooms, broccoli, bananas, kiwi, apples, pears, and of course cheerios!  It has been fun to finally be at the point where she can eat just about anything.  Of course there are a few things she can't have yet, but for the most part there is very little about our diet that excludes her!!  Just this past week, Hannah started saying mama and dada appropriately.  It is so so cute!!!  One day Matt left the house and she crawled to the door saying dada.  She was pretty sad that he left without her and kept looking for him!  She mostly says mama when she wants me to pick her up.  She also says something that sounds an awful lot like "hi", and she says it generally when someone walks in the room or looks at her.  We think this was her first word!  She can sign "more" and "all done" very well and uses them not only when eating, but also during playtime.  She crawling all over the place and pulling up with ease.  She will let go occasionally but almost immediately sits down or holds on again.  She has also taken a couple steps behind her push toy, but I think she gets a little scared so quickly stops.  She still loves the same toys, but has now gotten much better at cause and effect toys.  It is very fun to watch hr figure things out!  Hannah has also gotten slightly more cuddly, and will rest her head on us, the floor or the couch at various points of the day.  We always make a big deal about how sweet she is being when she does this.  The cuddles are brief,  but so sweet!!  Hannah now has 7 teeth total and I think she might be working on a few more.  She has the 4 front teeth on the top, and three on the bottom.  She has a contagious laugh, and is getting so much more interested in games.  She has also learned how to play peek a boo and will hold up most any object to cover her face.  I don't know how much she weighs, or how tall she is, but am betting she's around 21 or 22 lbs.  We could not be more thankful this precious baby!  Enjoy the pictures!!

Fun in the tub!

Hannah LOVES to be outside!! And has gotten so expressive with her little face!!!

 Playing with her buddy Jay

The 10 Month pictures!

Climbing all over the cushions while Mommy cleaned out the couches!!

I dropped a huge dollop of whipped cream right at Hannah's feet.  She took to it IMMEDIATELY, and loved every sugary delicious bite!!! We do not think this little girl is going to have a problem digging into her birthday cake at all!!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Happy Easter

Hannah had a wonderful first Easter!  We went to St. Louis to spend the holiday with Matt's family.  It was the perfect weekend to be there because Uncle Jon and future Aunt Andrea had a couple's shower!  Hannah got to spend the evening with cousin Sophie and Matt and I had a great time celebrated Jon and Andrea's upcoming wedding.  Hannah was an absolute doll all weekend!  We are continually so impressed with how happy she is.  She loved showing off all of her tricks (clapping, waving, baby signs for more and all done, "how big is Hannah", crawling, and pulling up).  She gave Grandpa and Grandma lots of kisses, and just played played played!!!  Easter Sunday we woke up to discover that the Easter Bunny had visited our sweet girl!  She got a basket full of fun stuff like hairbows, bubbles, a stacking toy, and lots of eggs (filled with baby puffs and yogurt melts!).  I think the Easter Bunny wanted to give mommy and daddy a treat too, because there was a solid milk chocolate cross in her basket too!  It was very cute watching Hannah look at her new things.  The eggs were by far her favorite!  Hannah did awesome during church and was just waving to everyone!!!  In the afternoon the whole family came over and Hannah had a new crowd of people to show off to!  She really enjoyed hanging out with uncles, aunts, and cousins.  Matt and I also really enjoyed the weekend with family.

With Grandma and Grandpa after church

The next few are of Hannah playing with some Easter eggs.  She kept putting the blue one in her mouth and the dye got all over her little lips!!