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August 20, 2018

10 Months With Baby Bella

The time is flying more and more and I can't believe it's time to share all about 10 months with Bella Charles!
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Loves: crawling, playing with her toys, running around in her walker, dancing around, sitting up on her own, bathtime, and trying new foods.

Not a fan of: getting her face cleaned off- STILL, missing out on something, when we don't feed her fast enough ;)

Sleeping: still so well! One night last week she was really tired and I let her go to bed at 6 pm...never again. She was up at 4 am and a hot mess...it was a rough day for all of us LOL. She's been taking longer naps during the day which is great, better than 20 minutes.

Feeding: She's doing so great- taking 6 oz. bottles every few hours and eating more and more food. We are still doing purees and letting her try some solids here and there when appropriate. She's tried waffles, toast, bananas, cantaloupe, ChickFilA fries (and was freaking out for more).

Stats: At her check up this month Bella weighed in at 16 lbs, 10 ounces and 28 inches long. Her pediatrician said she is doing much better than he had hoped for and we are so thrilled with her progress! She started crawling before she was sitting up on her own...it all happened within a few days and I can't tell you how many times I cried out of pride. It's SO cool to watch the baby you created do all these great things.

Favorite Moments and Things I Don't Want To Forget From Month 10: I love how well Bella plays with her toys and how much fun she has. Her personality is getting even better- I didn't know that was possible...I can't wait until she starts talking because she's so expressive, should be fun! We did a family walk for Grady's Decision- the wonderful group that helped our family so much during our hospital stay and it's going to be a yearly tradition for us...it was a great morning. Bella is eating more and more solid foods- she LOVES Chick-Fil-A fries and was crying and whining for more the first night she tried them, too funny! She houses some avocados and yells "mmmmmm" loudly in between bites- it's so cute! Bella loves cruising around the house in her walker- it's so hilarious to watch and Ethan especially gets a kick out of it. She gets this look of pride when she does things and turns her head to make sure we are watching. She loves pulling herself up to stand and hold on to the couch and other furniture- watch out! She attended her first wedding...actually 2 in one day and met one of her Aunts from Florida (our best friend) at the wedding- it was so great to see her with people who love our baby so much. We had a coffee date with a good friend at a local bookstore with an adjoining coffee shop and we had so much fun- Bella came home with a book about toes- one of her favorite things ;)

Products We Are Loving: I've been finding a lot of great handy things at the Dollar Tree for Bella- cute Sesame Street bibs. Some plastic containers to hold formula when we travel have been my best purchase. Recently I got her a snack cup with handles that she is learning how to use.
Several friends recommended the Munchkin 360 cup on a post, so I purchased the trainer version on Amazon. We are still working on her getting the hang of it, but it's cute to watch her learn.
I need to purchase another Sassy Wonder Wheel because she is loving it so much- we use it on the stroller and at restaurants and it's a lifesaver!



















Apparently #MOMBRAIN is a thing because I totally forgot the word LOVES on her board this month and didn't realize it until she was in bed for the night and I was looking at pictures...ahhh!

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I'm a bit emotional about planning her first birthday and have shared some pictures about it. We booked the venue and I've been shopping like crazy- oops! I'm very excited to celebrate our girl- it's been one heck of a year so far and I am looking forward to many more memories.

I always appreciate your sweet comments about my girl, thank you for reading. I hope you have a great week!

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