Presley Kate was ten months old this past Thursday, August 12. This has been, hands down, the fastest ten months of my life.
Presley is recently mobile, and is enduring the bumps and bruises that go along with a baby exploring the world in a new way for the first time. This is the reason for the purple bruises on her forehead in these pictures:
Miss PK, what do we find you doing at ten months old?
-This month, about a week after turning nine months old, you finally started crawling. You were a tentative crawler at first, only wanting to go a step or two before flattening out on your belly and giving up. But, after about ten days, you suddenly took off. And you have spent the past few weeks exploring parts of our house you have never seen before; under the table, behind the toilet, under your bed, in sister’s closet. We are having to keep a very close eye on you, little girl, because you are proving to be a mischevious little puppy.
-Immediately after mastering the crawling, you were pulling up. On everything. At this point, it’s no effort for you to pop right up on just about anything that will hold you steady. For this reason, we finally lowered your baby bed. And the below picture is similar to what I see every morning when I come to get you out of bed…a smiling baby standing up waiting on me. So precious and such a great way to start my day!
-You still love your big sister, and she still adores you. Your new found mobility has had her very nervous. She is constantly hovering over you, trying to help you, making sure you’re not putting things in your mouth you shouldn’t, taking things away from you. We frequently hear “PWESLEY!!” come out of her mouth in an exasperated tone because you’re doing something she doesn’t approve of. Below is your reaction when she simply walked in your room:
And these are the giggles we got when she acted silly for you:
-You are getting braver and braver. And I really think we’ll have a walker before your first birthday. You are so eager to get from one thing to the next. You’ve taken some very early “cruising” steps, moving from one object to another,
You were done,