We ended up extending our stay in NJ so I wasn’t able to do our normal photo shoot with Caity for her 10 month update. We will do a belated one when we return after an unplanned trip up North to Canada for some house hunting.
This Time Around
Caity is crawling around and starting to pull up on things and taking steps with our hands. It’s a few months before Parker started so I am not use to such a little one being so mobile.
Still going strong with no intention on her part to stop. She is nursing in the AM, before both naps, maybe in the evening before dinner, before bed, and then 1-3 times during the night. Luckily I found a few articles that help when responding to criticisms and concerns about her still nursing to sleep.
Normal Infant Sleep: Night Nursing
Needing a Parents Help to Sleep: Why You Child Wants You There
Breastfeeding to Sleep and Other Comfort Nursing
I am slightly anxious for her to hit that 1 year mark so we can try to wean her off most of her nursing sessions. I think it will take a lot longer to completely night wean her but for some reason I don’t feel in such a rush anymore to get that over with.
Milestones & Memories
This month Caity has officially started moving, and she hasn’t stopped since! She is now confidently crawling around and going from crawling to sitting and back again with ease. Every once in awhile she planks and tries to walk on all fours.
She is eating pretty much anything we eat. She loves burrito and pizza night. This past week she has tried two of my favorite recipes from my mom, Sweet & Spicy Chicken and Sweet & Sour Chicken and LOVED them. She had the Sweet & Spicy leftovers for a few lunches even. Iv’e been giving her a sippy cup with water at each meal to start getting her use to one.
She celebrated her first Fourth of July at Kings Dominion riding a few rides, eating a yummy dinner at Texas Roadhouse, and rounded off the night watching the fireworks. She went on her first school bus and train ride at the Day Out With Thomas event. She ended up sleeping through the whole train ride so it must have been relaxing.
Rob and I found a babysitter to watch the kids for the first time since Caity was born for a quick date night. They didn’t go down as planned and we didn’t want to miss the movie so she ended up cuddling with Caity on the couch while we were gone. Neither one of them seemed to mind. Even though it was a movie the “peace and quiet” was so refreshing.
Letter to Caity
You are developing such a personality. You mock your brother when he cries but are constantly on the look out for him when he isn’t around. You have started to hold your ground when he tries to take a toy away from you and Iv’e even watched fight back a few times. I usually respond with, “you go girl.” My favorite thing is laying next to you and watching you drift off into slumber land. You certainly like things done differently but you know what you want.