Well, if I thought month 9 was full of change, this month has brought even more. You are oh so quickly moving from that tiny baby to a full blown toddler and I don't like it one little bit. Actually, I really do love this stage. You are so much fun and I'm seeing more of your little personality each day.
You have officially let go and started taking steps around the room without holding onto things. I wouldn't by any means say you are "walking" but you're well on the way. Typically if you're distracted by something (a toy you want, your brother, something tiny on the floor only you see...) you'll take quite a few steps. This has resulted in quite a few bumps and bruises, since you frequently crash into things. You definitely keep the poor nursery workers on their toes!
This month also brought your first words... "Dada" was first, quickly followed by "Bubba." This has motivated me to start referring to myself in third person more... :) You babble all the time- dadadada, babababa, nananana and mmmmmmmmmm are some of your favorite sounds. You've got a gap in your teeth (we'll get there in a second) so you also love to stick your tongue between the two teeth you have and make a "whistling lisp" sound. Cracks me up every time.
You also love pacifiers. Not because you actually LIKE them for their intended use- no ma'am, it's still all thumb all the time for you- but you like to steal them from your friends. Your cousin Elijah is your most frequent target. As soon as I set him down, you crawl over and promptly take his binky and crawl away. Apparently you've tried this on some bigger kids in the nursery too, only without as much success. I'm working on getting you to stop, and I suppose you'll figure it out soon.
You are the light of our lives, sugar goose! We love you to pieces and can't wait to see what fun this next month holds.