Monday, July 26, 2010

Ten Months

Baby Mags is quickly starting to grow out of the "Baby" and is becoming a little girl so quickly. Don't let the lack of hair fool you. She is cunning, quick and witty and she understands way more than you think she does.

This month has been exploding with activity for Maggie. She has almost completely graduated from her army/belly crawl into full-blown hands and knees, although if given a choice she would rather stand and cruise around furniture and do squats all day long. She is not a daredevil...she definitely needs to check things out and proceeds with caution until she is absolutely sure and comfortable (a trait inherited from both of us), but once she knows what she's doing there's no stopping her.

She also is quite certain of what she does and doesn't want, and makes that VERY clear. She has pretty much completely stopped using the sign for "more" and now just bangs her hand on the tray/table/whatever as if to say, "GIVE IT TO ME NOW!"

Also on the subject of communication, she has also started raising her hands above her head to say she is "sooo big." It melts my heart every time. Especially when she does it unprompted. And also when she does it when we ask if she wants more.

One of my favorite things that she has developed this month is figuring out when we think things are funny. Every once and awhile Gary or I will laugh at something and she will start chuckling, too, and then get the giggles. Sometimes she'll just look at the TV or the wall or who knows and just start cracking up.

You just have to look at both of their faces to figure out what's going on here. Add it to the list of "she's going to kill me for this someday."

She's been doing this weird overbite face recently. So unattractive and so cute all at once.

She loves going to the pool (OK, OK, I do, too...), although it is still up for debate whether she likes the water or just sitting and people watching more...

Her favorite thing to do right now is open and close things. Cabinets, doors, books, etc. This box is literally FULL of Beanie Babies and she didn't even touch them...just opened and closed the lid for about fifteen minutes straight.

Maggie always crosses her legs. Such a little lady!

With her "Facebook." It's her favorite right now.

I know this picture is blurry, but it is SO Maggie, and this is an expression that rarely gets captured on the camera.

We're hanging out at Grammy Muggs and Grandpa Gary's house this week so that we can see Gary a little bit more. It's been wonderful so far.

I can't believe we're less than two months away from ONE YEAR. I feel like I understand a little more why mothers get emotional when their kids go to kindergarten and then again off to college...some days I just think, "Eighteen years is not enough! It's not fair!!" And so I try to soak in every minute because time is already flying by way too quickly.

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