ten months!


Avery is 10 months old! Technically, she hit the mark last Thursday but there was no photo shoot. Instead, that day started with the realization that both of our sites were down. Then there was a meeting to rush to and the deadline we were both crunching on. Avery went on a nap strike. It was one of those days.

But Friday was better. She slept through the night, I resolved our site issues (silly bandwidth!) and we were able to squeeze a few photos in. (I finally had to retire the 3-6 mo. white onesie. And now she’s wearing a shirt…a shirt! With no snaps at the bottom!)



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Pointing is one of Avery’s favorite activities these days. Lots of E.T. moments.


Also, after predicting it for months, she finally cut her first tooth (and I just spotted the second one last night!).

With a combination of teething, separation anxiety and a bit of a cold, we have had some of our most challenging (and sleep-deprived) days these last few weeks. When you’re in the thick of it, it can seem impossibly overwhelming and throws your work-life balance for a real loop. But then, late at night when the house is quiet and she’s been asleep for a few hours, I find myself flipping through photos of her on my phone. Photos that make me smile and fill my heart with joy and before I know it, I’m missing that little girl who makes dinosaur sounds, thinks Bailey’s bowl is a wading pool and sticks her finger in my nose. Perspective is a powerful thing and although there are trying days, I know it’s not that bad. I know that we are lucky.

Happy 10 months little lady!


9 Responses to “ten months!”

  1. Deena says:

    Hello ten months πŸ™‚
    Just thought I’d throw in my two cents worth here. Altho most doctors will dispute this fact, I have gone through this enough times now (two boys) to believe my mother’s words. (It is not a myth) Any time your baby (even up to teenage – molars ) they will “seem” like they have a cold. And technically perhaps that is what it’s called, but what is really going on is an increase of saliva so that the tooth that breaks through the gums will be breaking through “moist” and very wet gums. Because if your baby’s gums were dry, it would very painful. So with the increased saliva – it will seem as though they have a cold. The other thing is an increase of mucus – and always with an increase of mucus there will be diarrhea. Because mucus does weird stuff in the intestine. And there you have it….just something that will happen each time babies cut a tooth. πŸ™‚
    I don’t know I this helps or not, but I always feel the more information we have about what’s going on with our babies the easier it is to care for them. Good luck!! Avery is growing up to be more and more beautiful each day!!!!! xoxox. Deena

    • Lauren says:

      Thanks Deena! Oh yeah, there’s definitely a ton of drool…and snot, no diarrhea yet but good to know!

      • Sharmila says:

        Also (i know this is a tad bit gross) due to the increase in saliva it may make her poos more acidic & thus lead to diaper rash. So if you think she i teething cut back on the more acidic solids such as citrus, tomatos & berries. On another note I LOVE the headbands. I have been searching high & low here in Australia for a duplicate style for my little miss but have not found any (cue sad face).

  2. Mai-Ling says:

    It was most difficult for Lilly On-Ling when the two teeth on the bottom came through together. I thought that was hard boy was I wrong! Since Mother’s Day all four of her upper teeth have been pushing through. The 1st set of incisors will cut through soon. I can see them. Be prepared just in case.

  3. maja says:

    Oh my goodness, she is adorable! I remember the pointing phase. Words might not be too far off. Makes me miss when my little guys were so little πŸ™‚

    • Lauren says:

      Thanks Maja! She’s not the most vocal baby, but definitely doing more babbling while pointing. I think her first word might be “light” or “fan” based on what she likes to point at. πŸ™‚

  4. Sharmila says:

    Ok I’ll stop commenting but I found this article about aby pointing facinating: http://www.slate.com/blogs/how_babies_work/2013/03/26/research_on_babies_and_pointing_reveals_the_action_s_importance.html .

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