21.11.11

ten months

Musical chairs. Out with the heavy and immobile and in with this light, zippy little number.

This girl wants to move. She slides all manner of objects around the house, testing which best aids her walking efforts. This chair seems to have the highest success rate thus far... until she gets herself cornered and then the tantrums are in full swing. Not being able to walk is making her incredibly frustrated. I almost feel a bit sorry for her. Part of me is eager for that moment when she manages to pull it all together, but a large part of me is terrified. I've got a feeling that when this child starts to walk, my life is going to reach a whole new level of chaos. But I'm so excited for her. Watching her learn and accomplish new things every day makes us so very proud - I still can't believe how they learn. They way they absorb information is just incredible.

This age is so much fun. Her little personality is blossoming and we're starting to enjoy her in so many new ways. There's more laughter, more cheeky games, more cuddles, more communication. I'm feeling so connected to her in a way that I haven't experienced until now. I feel like I could be finally getting my head around this gig called Motherhood. Maybe it's because I've been taking better care of myself, eating healthier, going to bed earlier. Perhaps it's because I'm managing my time better, blogging a little less, playing blocks a little more.  I'm not sure what it is, but the mood is certainly more positive. I'm so excited to see what adventures the next ten months will bring to our little family.

Happy ten months to our beautiful Lalie Bug. I can't even begin to explain the love we have for you.

P.S - We're not ambitious enough to rival this mullet, so we'll have a crack at the mohawk title instead.

34 comments :

  1. Wow- look at her go!
    She's adorable in that jumpsuit.

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  2. How cute is she ... I am happy to hear that all is going well with you. As mums I think we neglect ourselves just a little bit too much which just makes being a mum so much harder. Good food and sleep sounds perfect to me!!

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  3. Oh watch out Muma! Looks like those little legs are ready to move - and fast.

    Precious Lalie in her romper. Love x

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  4. I'm so happy to read this, Claire. There certainly are new challenges at each stage but when you're feeling strong, positive, full of love, you certainly are better equipped to meet them. Go Lalie, go! Kellie xx
    PS THE MOHAWK!!!!

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  5. Seriously, I cannot get over that hair. it was only a month or so ago you guys described it as going gangbusters! I guess what you meant was gangbusters on the top. And bald on the back. Kellie xx

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  6. This age is magical isn't it? And don't worry Claire, I am still adjusting to motherhood 19yrs on. I think because it's ever changing with each stage our children go through we are always learning something new :)

    Lalie certainly looks ready to run!

    x

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  7. Oh yes indeedie, she is MOVING! I'm glad to see felts of the bottom of that little chair.

    I'm happy that you're happy. It is the most magical age, I agree. So full of smiles and laughter and love. So smoochable and drooly and squeezie.

    xo em

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  8. so happy! good to find that balance between blogging and real world isn't it. your positivity comes through in your words. x

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  9. goodness she is cute! looks like you'll be chasing her very soon.... x

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  10. Adorable! Love how kids can pull almost any face and it is still cute. :)

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  11. Hi Claire,

    She's adorable and getting more and more active! I found that once my little girl could do what she wanted, she was much happier and settled...with all her milestones...

    x

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  12. Good job mama! Your little 10-months old is adorable.

    Yes, they are fun and active at this age. Just wait until they start talking.

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  13. Happy 10 months sweet Lalie. She will be so much happier when she walks. The frustration for Rosie was immense. When she walked (10 months...eep) it eased it so much. But it meant the cleanliness of my house went downhill tenfold.

    But there's plenty of years ahead of us that we have to clean houses, years that don't coincide with this beautiful stage of life. Glad to hear you're feeling happier. xx

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  14. Oh she's soo cute and so clever, won't be long and she'll be running!

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  15. love her blue romper. what a star!

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  16. Amazing romper. And the happiest of faces, so lovely to see xx

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  17. Happy ten months to you all! She is on the move! such an exciting time. Enjoy lovely, so glad things are going so well for you. xx

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  18. What a clever little girl you are Miss Eulalie:) Claire it sounds like the two of you have having lots of fun together. xo

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  19. Oh how gorgeous she is! Loving that precious little romper... there are so many adorable rompers out this season :o) 10 months is a truly beautiful age. Enjoy this amazing time, it sounds like you already might be :o) xo

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  20. Happy 10 months lovely Lalie. I love your ruffley bum. I know that frustration well. Oli also walked at 10 months and became a totally different child after that. Glad to hear you're feeling more connected and positive. Here's to the next chapter. xx

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  21. Cheers to your own sanity and joy. It's been fun watching your little one grow as you get your head around motherhood. Thanks so much for sharing. Lalie is adorable and her personality does seem to be bubbling over!

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  22. oh fantastic..you go Lalie! after months of walkers and improvised walkers, Limi decided to do it all on her own one week after her first birthday. looks like Lalie's going to beat her to it......all that bare skin while we are layering up....lucky you guys. x

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  23. Wow she is going for it! The walking stage really isn't far away judging from the pictures.

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  24. Gorgeous Romper for Gorgeous Girl.. she is divine xx

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  25. We too base our love of furnishings on their mobility (and unfortunately scaleability) she is scrumptious and that romper? Me oh my! 10 months is the best and just keeps getting better, x ashley

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  26. get it! on a random note, how perfect is your handwriting? jealous.

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  27. What a lovely happy post! I smiled the whole way from top to bottom. Eulalie looks positively beside herself and you sound like you are going so well! This makes me feel so happy for you and your beautiful family xx

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  28. She is such a happy little soul! And that outfit is too gorgeous! This posts familiarities made me smile :)
    Bek xx

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  29. So adorable! I am loving seeing her grow through your pictures. My little one is just over a month behind Eulalie, so it is so fun for me to read "ahead" to all these milestones. I'm loving this stage, but am so exhausted.

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  30. gorgeous post. she's briliant!

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  31. so, i find myself here refreshing the page in the hope of seeing what is going on with you guys

    xo

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  32. Sweet post...Love that building blocks are getting prioritised. Blogging is fun, but that kind of play is too precious to miss out on, I'm sure. See you back here when you're ready. x

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  33. such a gorgeous age! enjoy your beautiful 10mth old as she keeps on moving & keeps you on your toes ♥

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  34. Happy belated 10 months sweet Lalie! I can't believe you how fast you are growing. And look at those legs go. Not long now until she won't need that stool!

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