She is ten months old and seriously getting fourth child treatment of not nearly enough pictures and documentation. Adam was poring over photo books from when he was little the other day and said wistfully, “I wish you would scrapbook again.” Me, too, buddy, me too.” I’ve always done it the hands on way, but I’m starting to think that I should turn a blind eye to the closet full of supplies and start over with a computer program because then I could do a page or two without all the mess. Any suggestions from your experience? Perks to buying a program versus doing something online? I’d love to hear what you like. Ease of use is a perk, but quality will way outweigh that so talk to me about printing, also.
So while my camera moments have been elusive, the darlingness has not. She is just a ball of squishy sweetness with a bunch of hair on top. She’d be rich if she got a dollar every time someone says, “that HAIR,” when they see her! She hasn’t lost her baby hair and they just keep growing and growing. I trimmed them twice to keep them out of her eyes when she was little and finally decided to let them go. Now they’re once again down to the tip of her nose, but she reFUSes to keep any kind of clip in them for more than two minutes so she’s constantly having to tilt her head way back just so she can see! It’s hysterical! The worst of it is, she’s decided she likes to suck on them. She reaches back, grabs for locks, and pulls them forward to her mouth. She crawls around sucking on hair whenever she needs comfort. In fact, she loves hair so much that if she finds one on the floor you can be sure she’ll pick it up and try to eat it. Cue all the eww face emoticons!
She was a relatively laid back baby until around eight months old. One day she woke up and decided she wanted to be part of the world and she had opinions. Strong ones. Suddenly her movements were quick and decisive. Anything that
crossed her got close to her line made her scream and throw herself backward instantly! But she’s also the baby who throws her head back, squints her eyes closed and does little baby snorts with the goofiest grin ever! When she sees something she wants while someone is holding her, her legs kick back and forth and back and forth and back and forth as though she’s sure she can get there if she just moves them fast enough. She’s crawling all over the house on her fingers (because she’s girly I guess and girls don’t put their palms flat on the floor) and practicing getting up on her hands and feet. She giggles and giggles when you help her practice standing.
She’s the first of our babies to think food is something to be scorned. 95% of the time she will push away the spoon and grimace and shake if you dare try to put food into her mouth. The other three loved sweet potatoes. Bella hates them. I finally threatened to put candles into breastmilk when she gets to her first birthday because who ever heard of cake being a first food? She must have heard me because that night she happily ate 1/4 can of baby food pears. Two days later she shivered and shuddered as soon as they made it to her lips. So no food. Except sometimes guacamole. But paper? Like a goat! Any scraps of paper on the floor are made to be eaten! I even found a small piece in her diaper one day. How can you gag and splutter over food and act like you have all kinds of sensory issues, but eat paper and attempt to eat hair?
She loves passionately …. all her siblings, but especially Liam, being outside, bath time, chewing on her toes, being carried, peek a boo, and toy trucks. We are so in love with her it’s almost ridiculous. Babies bring so much happiness to the world!
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