Thursday, February 21, 2013

Ten Months








I'm a little late posting these but here are Katie's 10-month photos! This little doll just continues to bring so much joy to our family. On Valentine's Day she surprised us all by finally(!) deciding to crawl - such a little love bug! Up till now, she's been taking advantage of her older siblings and letting them get her toys every time she makes a peep and toting her around with them all day. At last she's discovered how fun it is to keep up with them on her own...and to get into her own trouble! She's an amazing sleeper, usually going from 7pm to 5am. This has been a huge blessing, as none of the other kids ever slept through the night before they were a year old. Thank you, Lord!!  She's been eating up a storm, tonnes of veggies and fruits and in the past month a little introduction of meat, yogurt and cheese. She still nurses like a champ every few hours during the day and, no matter how much she eats at a meal, needs some time with mom to top things off. Her absolute favorite foods are Grandma's squash, boerenkoel (kale mashed with potatoes - which she'll eat for breakfast, lunch and supper) and a good chicken bone to chew on. After getting 6 teeth within 6 weeks when she was 6 months old (I'm not joking. Weird, eh?), she's finally cut another 2 to even things out. This girl is one tough cookie though and, other than lots of drooling and hands in her mouth, you hardly know she's teething. I've never had to give her any Tylenol and the only extra comfort she wants is maybe to sneak in a bit more nursing. And once a tooth pops through, she's like a little lizard with her tongue zipping in and out of her mouth all.the.time. checking out her new pearly whites. Hilarious!! Katie Shalom, you are so loved and our family is so thankful for the joy and delight you bring to us each and every day. We love you, darlin'!

6 comments:

  1. Although she is definitely her own little person, she takes my breath away and brings me back 30 years. Such a mama's girl. Such a delight.

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    1. I can't imagine seeing glimpses of our children in our grandchildren!!! So not ready to go there yet! But it sure is special to think that this little darlin' has a bit of her mama in her :) Love from all your girls! xo

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  2. She is so gorgeous and such a gracious gift!
    Still waiting to meet her...should we try again soon? March sometime? Before it gets too busy on the farm again?
    Thankful with you!
    Joanne

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    1. A March date sounds absolutely fabulous, Joanne! I will be in touch! xo

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  3. She is so gorgeous Angela! what a little sweetheart and an amazing addition to your family. Thank you for sharing her photos. Maybe one day I can meet the sweetie in person.

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    1. Thanks, Michelle, we are so in love with this little surprise sweet addition :) We should totally have a "Stampers 10" Reunion!! Wouldn't that be fun!! I'll talk to Margaret this week :)

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