Monday, April 15, 2013

10 months old!

April 7, 2013 - 10 months old

This month has been another whirlwind, once again! I can't believe it's gone by so fast.

Maya is as cute as ever, and her Daddy has now taught her how to clap her hands! She gets so excited when she does it, like she didn't know it could make that sound!

She has been eating really well, with her favorite foods being tofu, banana, and cherry. She likes to share food with me, so I'll usually give her a bite of what's on my plate. When we take her to a restaurant, she sits and stares at all the guests, and smiles at them and loves the attention!

She has also started to stand for longer lengths of time, unsupported. She has now stood for about 30 seconds at the most, but no unsupported steps yet. She stands like a big weightlifter with her arms outstretched, and then slowly goes back down again. When we put her in her pink walker, she stands and jumps up and down, hopping like a little bunny! She's hopping before she's walking!

Grampy Robinson has started calling her "birdie" from all the little hummingbird sounds she makes. I am "Miss Puppy" and Maya is "Little Birdie"! He loves it when we drop by the store for a surprise visit, and she stomps around the place. She goes from one dressing room mirror to another, always looking at herself! The Chinese sewing ladies go crazy when we visit...they call her "May-ahh" because they can't pronounce her name, and Kim the cutter says she wants me to bring her every single day for a visit. They always pinch all her little fat baby rolls and she giggles because she's so ticklish!

This month, I have returned back to work, only on Saturdays, and Maddy stays home with her that day. It was quite exhilarating driving the car to work without loading the baby in the car, and getting to work and being able to focus on my tasks on my own time frame. I was able to get so much done! I kept looking over my shoulder, thinking I was supposed to be watching her...after about 4 hours I got restless and I felt the urgency of knowing that it was her feed time. It was so weird to not be on her schedule for the day! It was a nice break for me, actually. Work isn't really "work" now, compared to being a full-time stay at home mum! Maddy really enjoyed having the baby all to himself all day, and went out for long walks with her. So it has been beneficial on all fronts!

The biggest news of this month is that we are in the midst of moving to a new place. There are a lot of things in our old house that are impossible to baby-proof, and the landlord won't fix anything. Also the stairs have become an issue with the baby. Our new place is bright, clean, new building, one level, top floor, elevator, underground parking, dishwasher, and centrally located in my favourite area: Kitsilano. The icing on the cake was that it is only a 7 minute walk to the store - literally 4 blocks! We have gotten the keys and have been bringing over things slowly. I let Maya crawl around the empty apartment and she just loves it! It's like a big play-pen for her! The process of moving is a bit stressful, but every time I go to the new place I'm affirmed that its the right decision. Unfortunately, while all this is going on, Maya has been very fussy because she is getting THREE top teeth all at once! So hopefully, we can just get through this tough week.

Grammy and Grampy Robinson have been helping watch her more since we have been busy packing, and they just love spending time with her. Grampy just sits and stares at her, at every movement she does, and smiles. Grammy likes to sing songs to her and let her play with her favourite measuring cups while she's cooking. And Ziggy loves to steal licks of her toes and ears, when nobody's looking! We try not to let him lick her too much, but if he spots one of her teething toys on the ground, he grabs it and chews it all up! He thinks its his teething toy too, and it smells like his delicious baby!

It was impossible to take her monthly picture this time. Luckily I got it on the first shot! She refuses to sit still! And she refuses to stand still, since she keeps hopping!

Until next month,

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