"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Little Girl is already in the Double Digits!

On yesterday, Caroline turned 10 months old. As I am writing this I'm thinking about months 1-9 and how I remember typing out the same thing and it seems like only yesterday was March 29, 2009, the very day on which she was born. We love our little girl more and more each day and a year ago I couldn't imgaine what my life was going to be like with her and now I can't imagine my life without her. We are truly blessed.
Speaking of time and how fast it seems to fly, just last week a coworker was showing me her scrapbooking skills and she handed me a page that she was working on of her son, whose now a college graduate. The article on the page was from her son's high school yearbook and it was written by her son's principal. His son was also graduating from high school and he was reminiscing about what he was going to miss about his son. The article immediately brough tears to my eyes. Even thinking that Caroline is going to one day leave home, go to college, and then start a home of her own is unfathomable to me right now, but it will happen. The reality of it, is that, that time will come. As a mother of a ten month old I haven't yet thought about missing her dirty socks on her bedroom floor or food crumbs in her bed. The Lord always prepares us for what's ahead He must know my feelings on change and is preparing me early. Real early! But for now I'm already missing the things that she no longer does as a baby but am realizing that she'll be doing new things each day that I will someday soon miss and yet she continues to grow and change. As I continue to savor each day I know and must remember that she's growing, is happy, and will always and forever be precious to her daddy and me.

What's little girl up to these days?
Caroline is such the busy girl!! She's crawling...sometimes faster than I can walk! She's pulling up on things, the favorite being the coffee table. Her favorite "toy" is the remote control and she has become very good at pulling the dish off of the coffee table that holds the remote just so she can get it. Just today she started climbing the stairs, and also this afternoon I noticed from the kitchen that she was standing up in the living room clapping. There wasn't anything near her for her to hold onto and so there she was standing and clapping. I don't know how long it was but to me it was a pretty long time..probably a whole 2 seconds. When she is holding onto something she forgets that for now that's what she has to do to remain standing and so she'll let go and just plop on the floor. If you wave at her she'll hold her hand straight out as if waving back. It's funny to see her arm outstretched without any fingers moving back and forth. Food...she's eating a lot (well some) table food (she's still getting mostly baby food). She likes french cut green beans, au gratin potatoes, biscuits...she LOVES biscuits. She's never cried to eat before (well mostly). I've always tried to feed her before it got to that point but tonight I gave her a few pieces of my biscuit and when it was gone she just cried and cried to have more. After we shared our second biscuit she was crawling in daddy's lap because he had one on his plate which she helped herself to. Any more suggestions for table foods that she should/could be eating now would be great! She's still nursing and I'm trying to reduce her to four feedings a day. My question is what does/should she drink between her lunch time and dinner time when she won't drink water or juice from a sippy cup, which by the way we are practicing but haven't made progress. But I don't mind..like I said I don't want to rush my baby girl!

My favorite two people!

Yes, she is wearing red socks with her pink and brown pajamas (these
are the only socks that will keep her feet warm at night).

Love when she does this!

I am climbing the stairs to get to Mr. Kitty!

Where is the snow?

Giggle girl!

I love this gumball toy!

One of her many standing positions!

This was last weekend when she hadn't yet learned
that she could climb them.


Heather and Travis said...

She is so stinkin' cute! We need a play date soon! I just want to love on her!!!

Cortney said...

so cute!!! :) time does go by sooo fast!!

Daniel and Carrie Moore said...

Can't believe these girls. Time sure does pass us by! We are still working on the sippy cup too. She hasn't mastered it yet but is getting close. She still thinks of it as a chew toy! :) As for drinking, I think you are good! :) If she is nursing 5 times I think she is getting plenty! Alli takes 4 bottles of 6-8ounces a day and maybe a drink from her sippy cup sporatically. Dr thinks she is doing well. Hope that helps. Let me know how the transition goes!

Raven said...

I can't believe how fast she continues to grow. She is so precious and sweet just like her Mommy! You are right in your blog post though... while there are things I'm sure you will miss everyday is an adventure right now - she is constantly learning and pushing herself to do new things! Exciting times - can't wait to see you and C again soon. Lots of Love!