Nellie Rose – 10 Months

Happy 10 month birthday to my beautiful Nellie Rose!

Today, we went to the zoo. Mama forgot the camera but snapped a few photos with the phone..

Nellie + Tamarin = BFF

Nellie + Snake = Also BFFs

You weren’t very interested in a whole lot, and not a lot of the animals were out unfortunately. You were sort of interesting in the goats at the petting zoo even though you didn’t touch them. I think we’ll give it a few more months and go back to see if you enjoy yourself a little more.

Nellie, it’s hard to believe that it’s been 10 months since you came into our lives. It seems like forever ago and just yesterday all at the same time. Sometimes I look at you and still can’t believe that you’re really and truly mine! You get bigger and more beautiful every day.

You had your 9 month appointment yesterday (a month late.. oops) and weighed in at 19 pounds, 10 ounces. You are 28 inches long, and the doctor gave us the OK to start introducing cow’s milk to you after testing your iron and hemoglobin levels. You are still army-crawling but you’re getting on your hands and knees more and taking a few small crawls before realizing that your way is faster, and dropping onto your tummy to scoot.

You can now go from laying down to sitting with zero problems. You can get to your knees, and you are going to start pulling up on a regular basis any day now. You are so very close! You still say “da da” and today, daddy and I swear that you said “cat” when pointing at our cats. It was more like “act” but we really do think you were trying to say cat.

Nellie, you never cease to amaze me. I am so in love with you, and I love every second of being your mama.

I love you to the moon and back, more than there are stars in the sky.