BABY WINTER’S MONTHLY UPDATE: 10 months old
(All as of August 10, 2014)
Baby’s Age: 10 months old
Height: 27.5 inches
Weight: 19 lbs
Diaper Size: Size 3
Clothes Size: 9 months and a few 12 months
Here is a look back at the past few months:
Here is Winter in her Bumbo:
August 2014…We Moved!
Sorry this is posted so terribly late! I have an excuse every.single.month. This month I feel like my excuse is even more valid…we moved! In fact, our moving day to our new house was August 10, the day that Winter turned 10 months. So needless to say, I haven’t had a moment to spare for blogging. Not only that, but we didn’t have internet hooked up until this past week, so there we go!
Why did we move? Well, the true answer is this…our previous home was bought as our “starter home” aka “5-year-home.” We owned it for 5 years and now have a baby, compared to just the two of us when we bought it. Our yard was tiny, the house was tiny, and we were feeling cramped! Since we plan to have another kid or two in the future (yes, I said FUTURE, not NOW!), we wanted to plan ahead and buy a house with more space and a bigger yard. Done! Our new house has 2600 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (2 full, 2 half), a finished basement and a big back yard. We are absolutely LOVING this house! It has been very busy considering we are DIYers, so we have been tackling projects ourselves.
Packing and moving with a mobile baby sure was an experience. I utilized naptimes as much as possible. Packing seemed like an endless job! On moving day, we had some friends from church babysit Winter all day, so that we could focus all of our energy and effort into loading and unloading the truck. That was so helpful to be babyless on moving day. Unpacking at the new house was tricky for the first several days as there were many non-babyproofed danger zones to combat! Thankfully, after we got a little more organized, put some outlet covers on and installed baby gates, the unpacking process went smoother. We still have unpacking yet to do, but I imagine that will be the case for a few months to come! One thing I love about our new house is that we have a 100% baby proof play room for Winter. It is so wonderful to be able to let her play and make a mess to her heart’s content and not have to worry about her getting into unsafe things. Every mom should have a baby proof play room in their house!
Winter is growing and getting smarter day by day. She is very mobile. She’s an expert crawler (started crawling at 8.5 months) and is pulling herself up onto everything. She can also cruise (walking around while holding onto objects). I doubt she’s close to walking just yet–I could see her walking somewhere around 12 months. Since she is so mobile, she keeps me busy and on my toes! I rarely have a chance to sit down. I love it, though!
Her big thing these days is clapping. It’s her favorite thing! She claps all of the time. Since Winter is such a happy girl, she expresses her happiness or joy by clapping when she likes something.
We were slow going on teeth, but now she seems to be catching up. She got her second tooth, so now she has two teeth on the bottom center. Her little teeth look so precious. Thankfully, I have yet to feel a bite from those teeth while breastfeeding. 🙂
We were able to do Winter’s baby dedication at my parent’s church in Indiana. It was really special. Since we live in Colorado and don’t have our families here, doing the dedication in Indiana at my home church was really neat. It was the church where Eric and I were married, and my youth pastor who married us was the one to do Winter’s dedication too. How special. Not only that, but it was extremely memorable to us that both Eric’s family and my family were able to not only be present, but joined us up on stage! Every single one of our parents and siblings was there. What a blessing.
Milestones: Crawling, pulling up on things, cruising, talking a lot (mama, dada, meow, da for dog, and other various sounds), clapping, has 2 teeth.
Sleep: Sleeping great! 2 daytime naps and 12 hours at night. (Naps: 9:30-11:30am, 2:30-4:30pm and nighttime: 8pm-7:30am.)
Best Moment: Winter’s baby dedication at church.
Worst Moment: None.
Eating: Winter is currently nursing 4 times per day and eating 3 solid meals. She is a fantastic eater and there isn’t anything she doesn’t like (besides tomatoes). It’s so nice to be able to feed her regular foods. She eats what we eat, just chopped up into small pieces.
My breastfeeding plan has always been to nurse until a year old. As that is approaching, I plan to get to 12 months and then reevaluate at that point what I’d like to do. Winter is still as excited about nursing as ever, and I’m in no hurry to wean…so I could see us continuing past 12 months. She currently nurses 4 times per day, and I plan to drop one feeding when she turns 11 months. At 12 months, I will drop another feeding, so she will be down to two nursing’s per day (upon waking up and before bed). I could continue with two nursing’s for forever, so easy! Winter and I have such a bond, so we might go to 13 months or longer. Neither of us is ready to say goodbye to this chapter!
Likes: Clapping, jabbering, making cat “meow” sounds, getting into everything, feeling soft textures.
Dislikes: Diaper changes, getting dressed after a bath.
How Mommy is doing: Not gonna lie, I have felt a wee bit overwhelmed these past few months. Moving has been a lot! Now life can slow down as we get settled. Summer is coming to a close and Winter’s 1st birthday is right around the corner. I want to cry just thinking about that! Ha! I am in training for my October half marathon. Running is going well. This race I am training for and running solo. It is a luxury to be able to do my weekend long runs ALONE! No stroller! As much as I love my BOB stroller, it’s so freeing to be able to go outside and run without ANYTHING! Woohoo! Plus, since I’m training alone, I get to ulitize weekend naptime to go out and run while Eric is at home. Overall, life is great. Winter is great. Being a mom is incredible. I LOVE IT!