Elizabeth’s 10 Month Update

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Well, I’m just shocked.  How did we get to 10 months already?  I’m already envisioning her as a 6 year old, tearing around the house.

Let’s briefly discuss taking Elizabeth’s 10 Month pictures.  Normally, she’s a little poser.  But this time, all she wanted to do was nosedive off the chair!  I managed to get a few pictures that were sweet.

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But it was mostly tears.  Even trying to take selfies where she can see herself didn’t work to cheer her up.

Elizabeth's 10 Month Update | Cup of Tea

Oh well.  On to her little recap!

Height/Weight | At her most recent doctor’s appointment, she’s 17 lbs and 27 inches. She’s following her little growth curve perfectly!

Routine | Elizabeth’s routine surprisingly held on during our 2 weeks in Michigan!

  • 7:00am – Wake up and bottle
  • 7:30am – Play time!
  • 8:00am – Breakfast time
  • 8:30am – Continue to play or Bath time
  • 9:00am – Morning nap
  • 10:00am – Wake up and bottle
  • 10:30am – Play time! Or errands.
  • 11:30am – Lunch time
  • 12:oopm – Play time!
  • 1:00pm – Afternoon nap
  • 2:30-3:00pm – Wake up and bottle
  • 3:30pm – Small snack
  • 4:00pm – She plays while I start dinner
  • 4:30pm – Dinner as a family
  • 5:00pm – Play time!
  • 6:00pm – Get ready for bed, and a final bottle.
  • 6:30pm – Lights out and asleep!

Sleeping | Still sleeping amazing *knock on wood* with a full 12 hours at night, plus two naps.

Eating | She’s drinking about 16 oz of formula via bottle each day (4 4oz bottles).  Meal times have become important now.  Before, she’d just play with her food and nibble a little, but now she’s eating all of her meals.  Her favorite foods are black beans, eggs, avocado, blueberries and corn on the cob.

Sizes | She still is getting use of a few remaining 6 month dresses.  But she’s mainly wearing 9 month onesies and dresses and 12 month PJs and pants.  I also have a feeling we’re on our last box of size 3 diapers before needing to go up a size.

Milestones | I’m exhausted from this last month and all the changes!

  • Elizabeth got much faster at crawling, thanks to chasing after my parents’ dog.  Poor guy….
  • She pulls up to stand on everything now.  Everything.  My coffee table decor is no longer safe.
  • Her new favorite way to smile is squishing up her eyes and nose.  Adorable!
  • Elizabeth loves to explore!
  • She loves to follow me around while doing chores!  I love hearing her little hands slapping the floor as she crawls after me!
  • I’m confident Elizabeth has started singing!  She’s also perfecting her dance moves!
  • She dipped her toes in the Atlantic Ocean for the first time!  And she cried.  But that’s ok – I cried too apparently with my first toe dip at about the same age.
  • Elizabeth had her first flight up to Michigan and did so well!
  • She became best friends with a dog.
  • She started cruising furniture a little bit, and she also likes to walk if you hold her hands.
  • I’ve had to rearrange a few lower kitchen cabinets because she rummages 🙂
  • We’ve finally got a tooth!  She has one bottom tooth so far, and looks like there are more to come.  Thankfully, the teething doesn’t seem to bother her.
  • She gabs a lot!  And she definitely says “Dada” in reference to Daddy!  But she also just says “dadada” when she’s happy and “mamamama” when she’s in distress.  Sigh….
  • Elizabeth LOVES books!

Here are some of my favorite pictures from over the last month!  The picture at top left is when she pulled to stand in her crib just a few days ago!  She was pretty proud 🙂

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6 thoughts on “Elizabeth’s 10 Month Update

  1. What a precious little blessing! I have a hard time getting Emily to sit nicely for pictures too! She’d rather crawl from the couch onto the side table (which she knows is wrong) than strike a pose. Moving to Stage 3 diapers will be a huge milestone for both baby and mommy! Thanks so much for sharing all of this great news with us!

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  2. Oh my gosh, you do such a lovely job of recording the milestones! I was terrible about recording milestones with Wendy. I don’t know when she cut her first tooth or when she sat up or anything! I can remember crawling because she started to crawl on Halloween in her Piglet costume, haha. I’m so glad that the pediatrician gives us papers with their weights/heights/etc or I would never remember.

    Do you keep a pretty rigid bedtime for her? Micah goes down between 8-8:30 and I think he might do better with an earlier bedtime, but it’s hard to balance that with wanting to go out and do things as a family in the evening.

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    • Oh I would be horrendous with keeping track of all this without my pictures and date stamps! Otherwise I would completely forget!!

      I wouldn’t say it’s rigid. She just always gets sleepy right around 5:30 or 6:00. Some nights she’s still active past 6:00 when we would start getting her ready for bed, and I find as soon as I take her upstairs and start the bed time routine, she starts eye rubbing and yawning. It’s magic!

      Give the earlier bed time a whirl for a week and see what happens!

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  3. So cute! It was probably around that time when Kane started sabotaging his month pics:) Also, the Size 3 diapers may last a little longer as she’s moving around more. We’re just now getting ready to go up to Size 4 and Kane’s a chunk (26 lbs–as much as I gained when I was pregnant with him!).

    Tif @ Bright on a Budget
    http://www.brightonabudget.com

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