Friday, May 30, 2014

10 Months with Baby E

Wow...this month has been a blur. We have been super busy and it seems to have gone by in the blink of an eye. It almost seems like someone flipped a switch because Baby E has grown and developed a ton this month. She seems less like a baby every day.

I so big Mommy

We started the month with Baby E's first ear infection. That was no fun, but she handled it like a champ. She didn't even let on that she wasn't feeling well. I felt like a terrible when we went in for her 9 month check up and the doctor said she had a bad ear infection.

Next on the agenda was a trip to WI for Mother's day weekend. Baby E handled her first plane flights like a champ. She nursed a good portion of the time we were in the air with a couple of short naps and some playtime. We managed to spill drinks on both flights, but it could have been worse.

Mother's Day with the Family

The WI trip was a lot of fun. We met up with friends, did a 5k (yeah, I still need to do a recap on that), held a meet and greet for Baby E, went to the park and spent a lot of time with my family. It was nice to all be together without some sort of health crisis going on.

She loved the flowers
Friends and babies

Swinging is the best
Baby E also had her first trip to the beach last weekend. She loved playing in the sand and was intrigued by the water. While she was more than happy to try and eat the sand, she did not like the taste of the salt water. She got a little in her mouth when we were playing in the water and she immediately started clawing at my swimsuit to try and get a drink. She knows were the milk hides.

Beach baby

The biggest change this month is that Baby E is walking. I don't know how it happened so quickly, but she went from taking a step here and there to walking across the room in less than two weeks. This video is from last week and she is already so much steadier on her feet.

She still loves her alarm clock and her DVDs. She is also getting into more and more things around the house. Taking her snacks out of the diaper bag or playing in the pantry are two of her favorite things.

Baby E learned how to fist bump when we were in WI (thanks Auntie Heidi) and waving came shortly after. Baby E is also starting to pick up some words and meaning. She seems to understand and often use Dada, Mama and hi in context, but that may just be wishful thinking.

Watching Baby E develop over this month has been amazing. I know that every stage has its challenges, but so far, each one has been more fun. I can't wait to see what the next few months hold.