Thursday, July 21, 2011

Happy 10 Month, Jillian Kate!

This past Friday, our sweet girl turned 10 months old!

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Here is her very girly, very yummy, 10 month cake!

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It’s hard to believe in 2 short months, we will be celebrating her 1st birthday!

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This girl is just the easiest, happiest, sweetest, more joyful little baby! The Lord knew we need these characteristics in our second child to balance out the fun, busy, adventurous, and strong-willed spirit of her sweet brother! :) My heart could not be more full with love for our two precious kids!

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Getting a picture of her with her cake was quite the experience this month. It took my mom, sister, Josh and me to make it happen!

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She was SO determined to get a hold of the cake.

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What Jillian has been doing this month:

  • You weigh over 17lbs and are 27.5 inches long.
  • You wear a size 2 diaper and 6 month clothes mainly. Sometimes you can wear 9 and a few 6-12 month outfits.
  • You have 2 teeth completely in and 3 more that have broken through. Soon it will be 2 on top and 3 on the bottom! I am going to miss your sweet little gummy grin!
  • You are still sleeping around 11-12 hours at night. They past few weeks you have been waking up screaming  a couple hours after we put you down. I think you are having some bad dreams. You usually settle back down after about 10 minutes and are back asleep.
  • You go back to sleep for an hour or two after you nurse at 7, then you take a morning nap and an afternoon nap. The afternoon nap is getting much longer and yesterday, you slept for 3.5 hours during your afternoon nap! Yay!
  • You still nurse around every 3 hours during the day. Some days you will go every 4 hours, but you are pretty set on every 3. (7,10,1,4,7)
  • You are still eating 3 solid meals a day. We are starting to introduce more table food. There has not been one fruit or vegetable that you have turned down. You love anything and everything we give you! And you are such a great eater!
  • You are doing better using a sippy cup! I think you think it’s more of a toy than something to drink out of though.
  • You are crawling/scooting all over the place!
  • You can go from crawling into a sitting position now.
  • You are pulling up on furniture some and climbing all over things.
  • You clap for everyone and everything and you LOVE when we clap for you!
  • You are saying lots of words: dada, mama, bye bye, hi, no-no, ba-ba (Brody), yeah-yeah, Gigi, and I’m not making this up, you say thank you! It sort of comes out ta tu.
  • You act so shy when people talk to you! It’s so cute! You will hide your head on our shoulder and smile really big!
  • You love Brody! You get so excited every morning when you wake-up and see him. You love to play in his room with him and all his fun toys.
  • You are on tough girl! Brody forgets to be gentle and is very rough with you sometimes and you just take it. You usually grunt or yell, but you rarely cry. You have started swatting at him when he plays to rough. We cannot wait until you can hold your own around him. He will be in for a big surprise then!
  • You get so excited when you see people you know now. If our family comes over you kick and squeal, and when you see people at church you know, you do the same.
  • People always compliment us on how happy you are! You are a very happy baby!
  • We love you soooooo much!! We are so thankful for you, our sweet 10 month old girl!


Lauren said...

She is about the cutest thing EVER!!! So hard to believe she’ll be 1 soon!!! CRAZY!!!

Ashley said...

I can't believe she's 10 months already!!! Time sure does fly!!!

Lori said...

Love to read the monthly posts on your sweet girl!! I have a 5 month old, and I see we have tons to look forward too!! The cake is so pretty, and jillian is so cute!!

ty said...

She's so sweet :)

Melanie Mueller said...

What a beautiful baby girl you have!!!! SO close to a goes too fast right?
I love your blog and am your newest follower!!
Btw, that cake was so cute!!

nicole@ said...

To sweet,
My little girl is 10 months today. It would be great to see them together. I enjoy reading where is she is ate and where Kaelis is at. Such a sweet girl!

Rachel said...

Love how she is trying to get the cake in every picture! So cute!! Can't believe she's 2 months away from being ONE!

Victoria said...

what a percious blessing she is!!

is it just me or is jillian kate wearing the same outfit/colors as kelly's daughter, hollis (in hollis' 4 mnth post the other day). too cute!!

God is great!

Kristin said...

Hi there, I'm a new follower! Your daughter is adorable!

Rebekah said...

How can so much cuteness be wrapped up in such a small package?!?! I can't believe she is 10 months. STOP. GROWING. UP!

Megan said...

What an awesome cake! I want a Rick's near me!!! (columbus, Ohio! :)

Sarah-Anne said...

ohmygoodness, the cuteness!! she sounds like the best babe in the world, jen! :)

Jodi said...

Jillian is ADORABLE!!!!!