Lu is 10 months!
I kept expecting her to crawl. Any day now! I thought over and over again, and then I just sort of realized, this is it. Lu doesn’t really crawl. She scoots. It’s pretty efficient, and it seems like she really only needs one hand and one foot to push herself around. She’s been doing it for almost a month now, and she follows us around the house, gets into messes, and does what crawling babies do.
She pulls herself to her knees pretty regularly, and a few times, she’s even pulled herself to her feet, but otherwise, that’s the big news on the gross motor front. She also does this thing where she kicks her legs and spins around, often making a little motor boat sound to accompany the motion. It’s pretty funny.
Socially, she’s still a mama’s girl. She’ll smile and flirt with just about anyone, but when they ask to hold her, she’s not amused. I can’t say exactly when she started to reach for me, but certainly it’s been within the last two months. She also loves her big sister, and Lily can often get her to laugh just by making a little growl or doing any number of goofy things. She’s capable of a little peek-a-boo and “so big!” though will rarely perform these little tricks when asked.
As for teeth, three more have poked out in the past two weeks, and now she has five. She loves to eat solids, and has begun demanding them whenever she sees any of us eating. She loves apples and peas, especially, and I suppose you could say we’re “baby led weaning,” but mostly because we’re too lazy to whip up a second meal for her. We rip things up into tiny pieces, and she methodically picks them up and gobbles them.
Lu’s not really saying anything yet. She loves to babble and blow bubbles and make silly grunts, but she’s not really even saying mama. We’ve also been terrible on the signing front, so she’s not doing that, either. She does love listening to music, and whenever a good beat comes on, she’ll start rocking back in forth in time.
We’re so lucky to have our little Lu. Kisses!