Alternatively titled, Hey I Heard You Were a Wild One.
I know you’d never believe it, but this little love bug gives me a run for my money. She took her first steps, and has since made a few more. She is a little climber, she will be up the stairs in the blink of an eye & is always finding ways to escape anywhere we put her. It will only be a matter of time before she climbs out of her crib, I am sure of it. She squeals, grunts & makes zombie noises when she sees something she wants, and doesn’t usually stop until she gets it or is distracted well with something else. Little lady is stubborn & wild, but sweeter than sugar.
She loves to be rocked & sang to, singing Rock Me Mama will calm her down anytime she is crying, big sis Harper is always the first one to jump in & sing to her. She is such a snuggler, she could stay in our arms after her bedtime bottle forever if we would let her. She loves hugs & holding our hands to walk, and will always put her head on my shoulder if I am holding her. This is both good & bad, I always wanted a cuddly baby but she never wants to be put down!
Age: 10 months
Stats: Weighs 20 lbs (70th percentile), wears size 6-12 months & has 8 teeth already.
Favorite Foods: Blueberries, bananas, grilled cheese, apples, mandarin oranges, mac n cheese, cooked carrots, yogurt melts & Cheerios. She shovels blueberries into her mouth faster than I can cut them in half & is the cleanest baby spaghetti eater I have ever seen.
Words: Dada, Mama, & Hi. And I swear she says “blah blah blah” all the time.
Favorite Activities: Eating, seriously this kid is happiest with a mouth full of food. Chasing big sister around the dining room table, yes she is the chaser, crawling at light speed & laughing hard while Harper runs from her. Clapping, swinging, climbing, playing peek-a-boo & taking baths. Dancing, baby girl loves to shake her booty to a little Megan Trainor.
She loves the play kitchen & all of the fake food and loves to push around the little Radio Flyer walker wagon
, which is still one of Harper’s favorite toys as well. She loves to chew on ice cubes in her munchkin teether
before & after dinner, and loves to play with her LeapFrog LapPup
when we are in the car. She has very dry skin, so we have recently switched to all Honest Co. skin products
which has helped a ton, I have loved their hair conditioner for Harper forever, but have become a huge fan of their bath products & body lotion/oil for Eloise. And even though she isn’t necessarily teething right now, she really loves the pumpkin banana teething biscuits by Plum, they’re great because it seems like most snack foods for babies her age are all in small pieces or need to be broken up and handed to them one by one. But these, I can give her a whole thing & she will hold it & chew on it for a while as I make her other foods. And bonus, Harper doesn’t like them so they aren’t likely to get swiped! 😉
Least Favorite Things: Car seats, sleeping, clothes, shopping carts, strollers, pacifiers, highchairs, baby gates, and really anything else with a buckle or strap. She’s pretty laid back.
Rocking back & forth, especially in her crib to fall asleep or in her high chair while she is eating. Standing up & squealing with excitement, then falling over. Sticking her fingers in our mouths while we read to her & then laughing. Smiling so big with her bottom teeth sticking out & her eyes closed, it’s really just about the cutest smile ever.
We love you so much, Eloise Ruby! You are the life of the party & your smile lights up the room. We can’t wait to continue watching you grow, you get sweeter every single day, ten months & counting!