Monday, November 12, 2012

10 months

Dear Emerson,

I am certain that by the time you are able to read and comprehend this, you will have realized that even your own mother isn't perfect. I know, shocking right?!?! But it's true. In this case, I feel like a total failure because here I am, posting about your 10 month milestones just 2 days before you turn 11 months.

However, something you will most likely also know about me is that I am good with Plan B's. If something doesn't work out the way we plan, I'm usually quick to come up with an alternative that's usually just as good or better than Plan A. So my Plan B in the case of total mom failure is that instead of posting on your 10 month birthday, I'm going to give you a summary of your tenth month. See what I did there?? It's even better!

"If you put one more headband on me Mommy...."
Please don't ask about the Band-Aid. Ok, I give. You fell and cut your forehead on a Lego at your friend's house. You were totally fine, but I was in hysterics for the rest of the weekend. Ugh. Even injured you are still gorgeous. But let's keep the injuries to a minimum hmmm???

Well boo-boo, your tenth month was AWESOME. Like every other month with you of course. You are just SO MUCH FUN. So much. I'm serious. You're happy all the time. And so curious. It's fun watching you explore and discover things. It's fun to watch you laugh. It's fun to watch you try and navigate the world. Life with you is just fun.

And you're funny. I love laughing with you (well, mostly at you, but can you blame me?? Look at this face!)

 You have the sleeping habits of a teenage boy. You still go to bed before 7pm, and will sleep 12-13 hours a night. And you're still taking two naps a day. There was a time when I never I thought I'd sleep again (which would have been fine, I would still love you) but man... there are some days when I watch you on the monitor and will you to wake up because I want to hang out with you. But girl, you love your sleep. I imagine that it's one of the reasons you're so beautiful, because you take the term "beauty sleep" to a whole new level.

You're an amazing eater. You are less picky than most adults I know. If I put it in front of you (in manageable portions), you're gonna eat it. I have yet to give you something that you don't gobble up. Even foods I tried in the beginning that you didn't seem to care for are now consumed by the truckload. Your favorites are bananas, broccoli, raspberries and whole wheat rotini. Oh and cheese. Taking after mommy in that regard!

You're so smart! You've learned the signs for 'More' 'All Done' and 'Milk' and we're working on the signs for Mommy and Daddy. But 'More' is your favorite. Yes, you use it to signal when I need to fill your tray up with more finger foods, but now you have come to use it as a way to get everything you want. If you sign more, you want more.... something. Usually food, but sometimes it means more mommy, more daddy, more attention, or something to that effect. It's adorable.

You had lots of fun with your friends this month! Including your future boyfriend, Connor. I think you guys fell in love this weekend, what do you think?? I think I see googly baby eyes.

You are SO SO SO close to walking. You take steps on your own every day. But, in terms of full disclosure, all attempts to encourage you walking have been put on hold until daddy gets home. I don't want him to miss you walking for the first time. You understand, right princess? I hope I haven't crush your Olympic track-running dreams.

I love you so much baby girl. Of all the things I've done wrong in my life, you are proof that there is good in this world. You make every tear I've ever cried worth it. I will never forget how much I love you today, tomorrow, and every single day. You're the best thing in our lives.




  1. She's gotten so big! She looks huge to me in the 10 month photo. Happy 10 almost 11 months E!

  2. I love it!!!! I cannot believe how big she has gotten from the last time I've seen her! She and CP look like a match made in heaven :)