Sweet Scottie: 10 Months

  • You cut tooth #7 and started eating solids 
  • You are quite the little beaver and love chewing on/biting just about everything... including remotes, the window sill, and mommy.
  • You took your first steps and now can't sit still. You split your travels pretty equally between walking and crawling. 
  • You did great on our road trip to Va to visit Gammie and Granddaddy. It was a LONG trip and you hardly fussed. 
  • You love playing with your siblings and definitely don't let them walk all over you. You even bopped your brother on the head when he took a toy away from you. I foresee you holding your own and being the bulldog of the group. 
  • You can clap and wave and love doing both!
  • You are pretty clingy, especially around strangers, and have been known to stare at unknown faces before bursting into tears. 
  • You love green beans, carrots, cooked apples, and puffs!
  • You love bath time, tolerate having your diaper changed (but usually try escaping as soon as I lay you down), and still aren't a fan of sleeping through the night. 
  • Your personality is so fun and it's obvious you are going to be a very inquisitive, outgoing, and fearless little girl. 

Until next time...

Sweet Scottie: 9 Months

  • You started crawling and are into everything! We've had to quickly baby proof and big brother and sister are having to adjust to you being able to reach their toys. 
  • Your new mobility makes it tough to keep hold of you while standing still. You always want to get down and explore!
  • Your feet are your most ticklish spot!
  • You don't really talk (a few dada's here and there) but are very vocal with squeals, grunts, and growls!
  • You had your first Urgent Care visit and were put on antibiotics for an upper respiratory infection/ear infection. Mama had flashbacks of taking the "pink stuff"as a kid!
  • You love to clap and flash that gorgeous grin!
  • We are trying to teach you "no" and you'll generally stop what you're doing when you hear it, but then grin at us and go right back to bring naughty!
  • You are in the 97th percentile in weight, height, and head circumference.
  • You're fully in 12 month clothes... and even some of those are snug!

Until next time...

Sweet Scottie: 8 Months

  • You said "dada"!
  • You are getting better and better at pulling up and will shimmy around your activity table.
  • You're still waking up often at night but getting better every week! 
  • You can stand unassisted! Eventually you'll rock back to your bottom or lean forward for someone's hand but we're blown away by your balance!
  • You got your first nasty cough. :(
  • You tried lots of new foods this month! Chicken, peaches, beets, blueberries (a favorite!), and raspberries.
  • You have 6 teeth!
  • You love sucking at your teeth and clicking your tongue. 
  • You love love LOVE your siblings and let them do just about anything to you. You don't even bat an eye when K smooshes your cheeks or HG lays across you. 
  • You aren't crawling quite yet but will roll, turn, and scoot your way all over the floor.
  • You are so happy and have the brightest smile! 
  • You love biting mommy's shirts at the shoulder, and unfortunately snag her sometimes instead.
  • You gave mommy a loud and long laugh while being tickled. <3

Until next time...

Sweet Scottie: 7 Months

  • You visited the Center for Puppetry Arts and saw your first puppet show!
  • You celebrated your first Christmas!
  • You cut two more teeth... following in your siblings' footsteps with all 4 front teeth coming in first. Little beaver baby. 
  • You love pulling up on people's hands, shoulders, hips, and basically any part of them you can get your hands on. I think you'd rather be standing and bouncing than anything else.
  • You shift from your bottom to a "z" sit that often leads to flopping over on your belly.
  • You still don't laugh but give huge open mouth smiles and are super vocal with growls, trills and some top notch consonant work, sometimes at a whisper: "Ha ta" "Ba ba ba" "mah"
  • You have an adorable "I'm excited" dance. When sitting up and you see someone coming toward you you'll roll your ankles and swim your arms at your side. 
  • You're obsessed with your siblings, and it's a good thing because they are always snuggling you.
  • You LOVE bath time and let me know how unacceptable it is when you can't get a hold of a bath toy. 
  • You pull your knees up and push your feed against my stomach when I hold you... in an attempt to 'stand' in my arms. 
  • You're still not consistent with sleeping but we're getting there. 

We so love this stage and seeing you discover something new every day! 

Until next time...

Sweet Scottie: 6 Months

  • You had your first Thanksgiving, complete with your first taste of sweet potatoes!
  • You cut your first tooth, and a 2nd one the day after! It's been drool city this month, for sure. 
  • You LOVE bouncing in your jumper
  • You experienced your first tornado warning. We picnicked in the basement until it passed... you were unfazed!  
  • You tasted avocado! Made some crazy faces but seemed to enjoy it, at least what didn't end up on your bib.
  • You went Christmas tree shopping and went on your first tractor ride.
  • You've bumped up to 9 month clothes! Mommy is shocked after having such skinny babies until now. 
  • You love to chat and become especially talkative during mass. I don't think God minds your excitement!  
  • You give the BIGGEST smiles but don't really laugh. I've only heard one full fledged giggle but your open mouthed grins are good enough for me (for now). I guess mommy and daddy need to work on our comedy act.
  • You went to a Christmas Cabaret at daddy's school. You sat perfectly but were giving some pretty judgy looks at the performers... maybe a future entertainment critic! 
  • You sit up like a champ, are very precise in leaning over/reaching out to grab something you want, and can pull up on our hands by yourself. Im predicting an early walker like your brother!  
  • Your favorite toys are measuring cups, plastic coat hangers, your Chews Life rosary bracelet, and Sofie giraffe.  

Until next time...