Finally am able to post Selah's 10 month pictures, a week or so before she turns eleven months. ...and I don't even want to think about the fact that she'll be a year old in May! How could this year go by so fast? If only pregnancy went as fast as a baby's first year. Funny how that is!
During this month, it has been fun to watch Selah's personality shine clearer. She is a little spit-fire, not intimidated by her sisters at all! She crawls after them wherever they go, and gets mad if they try to carry her away from their toys. She loves to copy people: singing "Ahhhhh" with her Daddy, slapping the table back at Grandpa "Boo-Boo", and even mimicking my tone of voice. The other day as I spoke with frustration at Brooklyn who was crying that we forgot her doll at home, Selah watched me speak sternly to her sister. When I finished, she turned to Brooklyn and yelled at her in baby-talk, waving her arms in an animated fashion. It was so hilarious, she cracked us all up, lightening the mood! I think Selah is going to be the "peanut gallery" in our home, always needing to add her two cents!
While she's not walking yet, she loves to practice by taking steps between Scott and I. When we start that "game," she never wants to end. Even after ten minutes of back and forth, she wants to keep going! When she crawls, she goes over anything that is in her way, keeping her focus on her destination. She never sits still, and changing her is a real chore! A couple at church babysat her recently during a teen activity, and it took both of them to get her pjs on! She refuses to cuddle, but has to crawl up to me for hugs every so often. It's cute that she still wants some lovin' in between all her play. And I was blessed with being able to rock her to sleep a few weeks ago. That was a rare moment that was fun to treasure!
We are all enjoying this exciting stage of babyhood, and thanking God for each precious moment
...and praying for patience in the frustrating, whiney moments of teething! (This girl is poppin' her sixth and seventh tooth already!!!)
Love you, baby. Stop growing up so quickly!