10 Months!!!


Maura turned 10 months last week! Holy cow, that's getting really close to one year old!! This past month was a fun one (partly why I haven't been blogging as much, sorry!) - we are learning that Maura is an outdoor adventure girl (yay! I was hoping she would be.) She loooves the beach, playing outside in the grass, investigating things like mulch, trying to eat mulch...and leaves and shells, and if we're inside, she likes to watch the landscaping guys, the trash collectors, the postman.

Maura is finally getting some teeth! Her first one popped up on the bottom and that was quickly followed by the two teeth right next to that one. I think she is teething just a wee bit, she is somewhat more cranky than usual (which for her is not at all) and is quicker to cry when she's had enough of something (like sitting in her high chair). Also this month, she took her first steps on her own!! So exciting. She only did it once, but it was definitely like 4 or 5 steps in a row not holding onto anything. Thatta girl!

Here's this month's bunny chair pics. (It is becoming increasingly harder and harder to take these. She just does not want to sit still on this chair!)

Eating Habits: This girl is like my side of the family - she's an eater! We are constantly experimenting with new real/table food. We've added blueberry muffins, french toast, grilled cheese, macaroni and cheese, meatballs, ground chicken and beef (with Sloppy Joe sauce or taco sauce), and deli meat with American cheese roll ups to the mix. She still has some fruit or veggie puree with each meal because she does not seem to like many real fruits or vegetables (We've got the protein, dairy and carbs covered). Any ideas? She still drinks 5 bottles a day (one when she wakes up, one before her morning nap, one after lunch, one before her afternoon nap and one at bedtime - all 4oz. except for the bedtime one). We're also experimenting with different kinds of sippy/straw cups to see which kind she prefers/can get the hang of.

{Her hair does not usually stick up like that! I think this was sweaty hat head from playing outside!}

Bedtime: around 8 pm

Sleep Habits: Ever since we did some sleep training when Maura was 8 months, her sleep patterns have been great and consistent. She takes two naps a day - one in the late morning and one in the late afternoon, both usually about 1 hour and 15 minutes long. She goes to bed around 8pm and sleeps through the night until anytime around 6:30 - 7:30am. Sometimes she wakes up and makes a little noise about 5:30am but she'll fall right back to sleep after that for another hour or so.

Developmental Milestones: We are finally getting some teeth! Maura has 3 coming in on the bottom. She took her first steps on her own, 4 or 5 in a row, I was so proud of her!! Maura is now a waving machine...hello, goodbye, don't yell at me for throwing my food on the floor, everything gets a wave:)

Firsts: first 4th of July, first time playing in a puddle, first time playing at a splash pad

Favorite Toys: VTech Sing and Jam Band (we carry this thing with us everywhere we go), VTech Sit to Stand Learning Walker, Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Learning Letters Maibox, VTech Rhyme and Discover Book, Fisher Price Stack and Roll Cups, Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Laughing Kitchen.

Favorite Pastimes: going to the beach, listening to music, playing outside on a blanket in the grass, Gymboree Play and Learn class, walking/cruising along furniture, anything involving playing in/with water


  1. Aw..so sweet. These make me think of my daughter. Wow, and she took some steps by herself already that's BIG stuff! My daughter loves most fruits...veggies she's divided on but usually pretty good. My daughter also LOVES grilled cheese. I made what I called "mush" the other night - rice, turkey gravy, and peas - and she loved it! and she got some green veggies in - so I'm thinking I could add some different veggies in with it too. Has she had watermelon? Watermelon and peaches are a big hit in our house. What a fun recap! And I need to check out the Fisher Price mailbox - I've never seen that!! WE have the kitchen and that's a big hit.

  2. Cutest bathing suit eva!


  3. she is too cute! My kids love water, especially in the form of a puddle. And the baby loves to play in the dog bowl. He often will go and sit himself in it as if it were a pool! Get ready to run as soon as she takes off on her feet! There's no resting once it happens!


  4. Hey Maura! So glad you guys liked Gymboree...we did too!

    Glad to see you're doing well.

  5. Love the update! Always fun to see what Maura is up to. Let me warn you, month 10 flies and soon you're headed into month 11! Yikes!

  6. I am so excited to spend a week with her!!!! She's gonna come home spoiled!!! (and with 2 new "uncles".)

  7. She is just so precious. I loved reading through that...my girls grew up so fast and I can't believe she's 10-months-old already! I love her sun hat and her red shoes...adorable!

    Have a wonderful weekend! ;)


  8. Trouble with fruit & veg - try mandarin oranges in juice, not syrup. Drain the juice and let her self feed with them. They are very soft. Also, try Wymans frozen wild blueberries, they make a huge mess, but will prob feel good on her gums. For veg, try petite sweet peas. Like the blueberries, the size of the peas is perfect for little fingers trying to practice fine motor skills.

  9. Maura is so awsome!!!! I love her... Fun Pics! Have ton's of fun on your trip!!


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