10 months old!

This little bug is now 10 months old.

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I’m solo with her this week while JR attends a conference in DC.  I love the extra one-on-one time, but it’s also tiring!  She keeps me on my toes, or hands and knees, really, because she loves to chase me crawling around the living room.

Last week we tried (tried being the key word here) to use a babysitter in the evening.  I had to be at a work event at 5:30, and JR had to be somewhere for about an hour at the same time.  Our nanny, Vjosa, wasn’t able to stay late, so we asked our back up sitter (L) to come over.  We haven’t used L in months, because we’re boring and we don’t go anywhere.  I stopped at home quickly to go over things with L and see Abby for a few minutes.  L was already there with Vjosa and Abby was not having it AT ALL.  In fact she didn’t even want me, she only wanted Vjosa.  Of course, Vjosa had to leave and so did I, and it was hard to say goodbye because she was pretty worked up and crying.  I ran into JR outside of our place as he was headed in and I warned him it was not good in there.   He said, well there isn’t anything we can do because we both have to leave, I said I understood but I just felt bad about it.

About 10 minutes later, on my way to my meeting, JR texted me.

“I stayed. Paid L and she just left. I couldn’t leave her.”

So, yeah.  If you’re keeping score at home, it’s Abby -197, Parents – 0.

Other than scaring off babysitters, she’s been so much fun lately.  Her favorite (and only) word is Dada, and she can give kisses, hugs, and high fives.  We’re working on blowing kisses.  She loves to Skype with her grandparents, aunts and uncles.   It’s so cute to see her face light up when she hears the Skype call starting.

Here are some of my favorite recent pictures.

Studying the menu carefully at Pinocchio.  She decided on puffs, cheerios, steak and veggies.

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Valentine’s Day outfit and enjoying some snacks.

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Being silly, and with Vjosa, who we will miss dearly.

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Sorry for so many blurry pictures – she rarely sits still, and I’m a terrible photographer!


4 thoughts on “10 months old!

  1. What a cutie! Love the score by the way, although I’m sure you’ve scored a few more points than zero. Don’t stress about it – you’ll be a pro when the teen years come rolling around!

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