My sweet, sweet girl, Priska Kay-Marie, is now 10 (1/2) months old. And I’ll begin by saying that, for me, the last two months have passed quicker than any of the others thus far. Oh my, if this is a forecast of the months, years and decades to come. *sniffle, sniffle
This little angel brings such joy into our home. Each day we wake up and swear that she has changed overnight; better hand-eye coordination, new sounds and jibber-jabber, and the most adorable faces we’ve ever seen. I dub the last few months as our ‘falling madly in love’ period. Of course we’ve loved Priska since before we even met her but it seems that lately we find ourselves saying, thinking, discussing something to the tune of “I just love her sooooo much,” and staring in her direction with puppy dog eyes. And our relationship as a family has taken this huge leap forward, too, which is special and unique and full of love in it’s own right.
So here’s a little rundown of Priska’s last few months:
First steps: In early March, month nine, Priska decided to take her first steps. She’s grown so strong over the past few months and has quickly graduated from sitting to standing and on to stepping. I wouldn’t say we have a walker yet but she’s definitely testing the waters. And I’m thinking we must find a little walker of sorts for her, or a push cart. She scoots chairs around the living room like nobody’s business and even uses her friend’s little trike as a walker. Kind of like a little safety net helping to build her confidence.
More teeth: Her sweet little mouth is now home to not two but FOUR teeth. If my instincts are correct I think the arrival of teeth three and four took a bigger toll on Priska than did teeth one and two. Poor girl was a snotty, fussy mess for a few weeks but when that final pearly white popped out the symptoms disappeared—thankfully! I think all three of us were beyond ready for that bout to pass.
Little gourmet: Priska loves food. We’ve yet to come across something that she doesn’t like or will not eat. She’s not an over-eater, just a really good eater. When the adventures-in-food first began, our little gal wasn’t a huge fan of Avocado—but thankfully that’s passed. Thanks to frozen Kale (it can be difficult to find fresh Kale here in CH), a love of Avocado, a discovery of delicious frozen berries and a Farmers’ Market with a beautiful selection of winter root veg, we’ve been able to come up with some pretty yummy meals for Priska’s developing taste buds.
And now for the fun part—the photos! Just look at this sweet, beautiful, capable girl, so full of smiles and bursting at the seams with precious squeals and giggles.