Monday, August 24, 2015

10 months-Hallie, and Bow Photoshoot

Since Hallie is almost 11 months now, and I realize I never finished her 10 month post, here it is in simple bullet point form. :)

  • 3 teeth, of which she got all in one week.  2 came in before Havasu, and she got the third while there.  Like Hudson, she didn't really have any behavior changes to getting teeth.  However, she has discovered she can BITE with them, and it's quite painful.  
  • She is back to sleeping through the night!  At Havasu we were all in one room and I was worried about her waking Hudson, as she's been waking occasionally in the night.  Because it is so hot there, and our hotel room had poor air conditioning circulation, we also had a fan blowing in the room.  The fan created white noise for both me and Hallie, so it either helped Hallie sleep, or helped me not hear her and she went back to sleep on her own.  Either way, she now 100% sleeps through the night consistently since Havasu.  Hallelujah for vacations altering sleep schedules...now that's something you don't hear everyday!
  • She is cruising on the furniture
  • She enjoys her walker, but unless we put her outside on the back patio with it, she can't really go anywhere with it.  She mainly has hallways to walk in our place and she doesn't have the control to not just crash into walls. 
  • She is now on formula just over half the time.  She nurses in the morning, sometimes followed up with a little formula, has 2 5-6 oz bottles (11:30/3:30) and nurses/has a bottle of freezer breast milk in the evening before bed.  This has been a great change for us and I am not sure how we would have made it through Havasu with her nursing as my supply was dropping and she really doesn't enjoy nursing, especially when it hot and covered. 
  • She was given fish for the first time...salmon...and loves it.  What's not to love, right?
  • She also has tried a few other table foods, including diced watermelon and cantaloupe and likes those too.
  • She is sitting awesomely since havasu.  I think she learned this skill while in the little kiddie pool we had for her and Natalie on the dock.  She of course sits in a "hurdle" position, with one leg out, the other bent back.  Funny girl.  
  • She loves the water...pool, bath, toilet (gross)
  • She sits in the tub now, and never lays down. 
  • favorite toys: currently the cylindrical kitchen storage containers we had in the garage unused that I brought in to store some of Hudson's toys.  I have left the unused ones inside and hallie loves grabbing them and throwing random toys in and hauling it around the house.  She also loves her little stacking cups.  She sticks them over her fists.  Apparently cups are her thing. 
  • She has started chatting a lot while in her carseat.  She will just babble on and on, or blow "raspberries."  The carseat is the most consistent place for this to happen, but she does it frequently throughout the day. 
We had some fun this month doing product shots for a bow company, and I loved having sweet Hallie as my little model.  Here are a few of my favorites. And by "a few" I mean a ton...but then again, I started with over 600 images on my camera, so narrowing it down to this was tough!

{see even more from the shoot over on my photography blog: katieheinerphotography.blogspot.com }