You're in my arms right now (writing this on my phone), my favorite feeding time...when it's just us in the quiet night. Usually it's dark out, but with the street lights illuminating the fresh blanket of white snow, a bright glow is coming through your bedroom window. I can feel your breath on my skin, your head is nestled in the bend of my right elbow, and with my left hand, I'm holding your cute bum. Your legs are all cozy in your white and yellow striped footy pajamas, and they're dangling off my lap. When did you ever get so big?? Slow down a bit, pretty please? Yet, you're still quite petite. You weighed in at the 28th percentile for your age, as of today. More solid foods is our goal. :) After weighing you and getting your measurements at your wellness checkup today, I loved talking with your pediatrician about how you're developing and becoming more of an individual every day.
At almost 10 months old..."Da-da-da" comes from your sweet lips often, you're cruising along furniture, crawling (in your own army/scoot/drag/sit-to-rest/crawl kind of way), you get anxious if your Dad or I aren't in sight (anxious is an understatement, we need to work on this, for both our sakes), you're not a fan of baby food and always want whatever's on our plates, you're a mama's-milkaholic, you think your brother is hilarious, but he doesn't think it's hilarious when you pull his hair, and you just started to make this adorable expression where you get all bright-eyed, raise your eyebrows, open your mouth while pursing your lips and say, "Oh! Oooh!" I think you learned it from your little friend Bailee, and we love it! Oh, and you're a night owl like me...another thing we need to work on. ;) Ava you bring such a sweetness to our family. I can't imagine life without you in it. Thank you for letting me see things through your eyes...everything's new and thrilling. The light blizzard that just hit us was too tempting, so while your sweet brother was napping, I stepped just out the front door with you and loved watching your eyes as you watched the snowflakes hit the ground...the bright white was mesmerizing to you, and we both got the giggles before coming back inside to snuggle and get warm.
PS - Here you are on the scale at the doctors earlier today...goodness I love that perfect little body of yours. It takes all my self control not to just eat you up.