Age: 10 months
Milestones: She can stand AND she can get up without pushing off or pulling on anything. She goes from the floor to standing totally hands free, which I can't even do some days. I SWEAR she took her first solo step, and even if she didn't, she's been using the kid chairs as walkers allllll over the house. She can also now climb up stairs, drink out of a cup, and wave...that happened at Dini & Gramps house. We were across the yard and as Gramps started walking towards us, Juliette started waving to him. It was SO precious! She also tries really hard to say Jenna, and does it pretty well sometimes!
My Favorites: Her laugh! It cracks me up everytime. I just love how joyful and social she is too. And determined! And focused and clever...she's just great. I love getting to know her.
Her Favorites: BBopping up and down in her chair, "singing" with us, putting on tiaras and sunglasses (although they usually end up on the back of her head), playing kazoos (or anything that's somewhat shaped like a kazoo haha), peeking at people through the window, playing in the pool, and DOGS! She was OBSESSED with the dogs at her Dini & Gramps house. When she saw them, she was so...ebullient is really the best word I can think of. And in awe. It was just this joyful and delighted disbelief that she got to touch these dogs. It was so fun to watch.
Surprises: Three things: First, she is so darn FAST! There could be a leaf clear across the porch and in .28 seconds it's in her mouth. Second, she wiggles her tongue back and forth when she's concentrating or having fun, which is CRAZY because I used to do the same thing when I was a kid! Who knew something like that could be genetic?? And third, we do a little bit of sign language and she has done each one absolutely perfectly...ONE time. One perfect "more," one perfect "all done," one perfect "please" ... and now anytime she wants to sign anything, she just claps her hands. Which, as you can imagine, is quite confusing, albeit hilarious
Other Notable Moments: She had her first table food!! Spaghetti, a classic. She also had her first airplane ride. She did amazing. She was asleep for most of it, and then on the descent she started being so goofy and throwing her whole self backwards and going "whooaaaaa!" over and over and over again. It was the nuttiest thing, everyone around her was cracking up. And then we got a ton of quality time in with our family up in IL, which was marvelous.
Looking Forward To...: When she can walk!!! She and Jenna are going to be able to have so much more fun together when they can chase each other around 😍