Things We’ve Learned at 10 1/2 Months

It just doesn’t seem real that Baby Girl is closing in on a year.  Time has fast-forwarded – just at the most amazing time, when I most want to savor every minute.  It’s amazing how much she has learned – and taught us – in just 10 short months.  Here are just a few things we’ve learned:

If you teach a ten month old to point to her eye and nose, she’s going to stick her finger in your eye and nose.

Ten-month-old fingers are very small and can fit really far up mom’s nose.

The more you really want your ten-month-old to go to sleep, the more likely she is to suddenly develop a case of restless legs syndrome.

Ten-month-olds do not like to be swaddled.

Ten-month-olds LOVE cats, dogs and car keys, especially the remote car door opener.

I knew I should've sprung for something bigger than the smart car

Taking your car keys back from a ten-month-old will result in a complete meltdown.  And no, those Fisher Price keys will not suffice.

Ten-month-old baby spit shorts out remote car door openers.

Remote car door openers are expensive to replace.

Dogs love ten-month-olds right back.  Food falls from them like manna from heaven.

Cats do NOT like ten-month-olds back.  Just hearing a hollered “Kee!  Kee!” strikes fear in the heart of the cat, who will probably live the next two years on top of your cabinets and refridgerator.

Even the fastest and savviest kee will sometimes lose a fist full of fur.

Check it out! The fur comes off!

Cartoons for 10-month-olds are weirdly mezmerizing.  You can get a “stoned” effect if you watch them for too long.

It’s amazing how much you can get done during a 45 minute nap – and how little you’ll get done the rest of the day.

If you leave an Oreo unattended, your ten-month-old with only two teeth will find it, gum it to paste, and paint the carpet and the living room furniture with it.  All in the span of time it took you to pee – even though you had the door open and could see the back of her head the whole time.

You've been holding out on me, mom! Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum!!!

The car seat is the mortal enemy of the ten-month-old.  No matter how amusing or creative you might think you are, there’s nothing you can do to distract the ten-month-old from the fact that they are imprisoned in the car seat.  All items offered to soothe and amuse the ten-month-old will be promptly flung into the space between the car door and the seat.

Don't let the smile fool ya. I'm about to hurl this bottle at yo head if you don't let me outta here.

The ten-month-old will get their revenge on you for imprisoning them in the car seat.  You’ll forget all about the items they’ve thrown between the car door and the seat – until you open the door and they all pour out and promptly roll under the car.  Or even better – down the driveway and into the street.

Ten-month-olds are masters of velcro.  Just give up and buy the shoes with buckles.

That velcro baby shoe you’re missing?  It’s between the car door and the seat.

Ten-month-olds are the most fastinating and adorable people in the whole world.


15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. katery
    Jan 26, 2012 @ 16:37:24

    great post stacey! so good to hear from you, i’m glad things are going well!


  2. Pie
    Jan 26, 2012 @ 20:39:58

    OMG, just wait for a year!! I fully LOLed at that post, and even read some of it to DH – the cat stuff is soooo true. And the car seat. And the eye poking (which lately has become nose-scratching-in-an-attempt-to-rip-it-off-my-face). Glad to hear all is well with you – Davie is the cutest!!


  3. Another Dreamer
    Jan 26, 2012 @ 21:16:50

    LOL! Too cute 🙂


  4. linds
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 17:05:34

    Lovely to hear from you!! I’ve missed all your posts! Love all the pics of miss Davie and the things she is learning. Can’t believe she’s almost 11 months old?!


    • iamstacey
      Jan 28, 2012 @ 03:48:49

      I’ve missed everybody, too! I can’t wait to get all caught up!


    • iamstacey
      Jan 28, 2012 @ 05:01:11

      Linds, I wanted to let you know I caught up on your blog! I tried to leave a comment but blogger blogs with word-check aren’t letting me leave messages right now. I just wanted to let you know you’re in my thoughts!

      Here’s what I tried to leave on your blog:
      Oh my goodness, you have waaaay too much on your plate! I’m so sorry for all you’re going through, with your health and your mom. It’s so good you have CB and your in-laws to lean on!

      I hope they’re able to modify your work. I just can’t imagine how you could stay seated with little ones, though!

      You’ll make it just fine through the GD. Like the doc says, you’re healthy and you eat great, your body just needs a little support to keep baking Baby Boy! It’s amazing you have just three more months to go!


  5. Kari
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 22:17:31

    Very, very cute!! Great to hear from you!!


  6. PJ
    Jan 28, 2012 @ 21:42:16

    HAHAHAHAAAA! LOVE this post!

    She is adorable!

    My girls lovingly call my dog “GEE”, and squeel with excitement numerous times a day when they see him (when he’s not hiding from them). He does not feel the same adoration for them, but definitely appreciates it when they are having an, “I hate these stupid chicken nuggets that you keep trying to force on me” day”.

    We don’t have a cat, but they call the cats in their board books, “Kee, or Gat”. I LOOOOOVE the toddler interpretation of words!


    • iamstacey
      Jan 28, 2012 @ 23:47:06

      Me too! 🙂 So far we’ve got Nana, PahPah (PopPop), Mama, Dada, baba (bottle), Kee (kitty), Haaaay (Hi), burr (bird) and Momo (Elmo). It’s so much fun making a connection with her! 🙂


  7. LowFatLady
    Jan 29, 2012 @ 16:24:38

    She is so cute 😉 Glad you two are doing well 🙂


  8. Another Dreamer
    Mar 30, 2012 @ 19:52:20

    Just trying to check in, it’s been awhile since you posted. Hope you’re doing alright.


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