Friday, September 12, 2008

Ten months

Just ten short months ago, we became parents for the first time. Olivia was so tiny, so wide-eyed, so immobile.

And so much easier to get to sit still for her pictures. This is Olivia at one month old. Our biggest challenge for her first "monkey photo" was keeping her from falling over. In fact, I think that's why we used the monkey and the pillow in the first prop her up.

And here she is at ten months. As you can see, the monkey is no match for her now.

Poor monkey.

Olivia is very, VERY close to walking as her primary form of mobilization now. She's been practicing and can make it halfway across the room, stopping a few times to steady herself. I think she would have been there by now except that she's just so impatient and would rather crawl if it means getting there faster.

Our little girl is growing up so fast. One year ago yesterday is when I started blogging about our adoption plans. (I was catching the internet up on what had started a few weeks before, but that was back when I wasn't so good with the blogging consistency.) It's amazing to think how much our lives have changed since then.


Jen said...

Poor monkey. I can't believe how much bigger she's gotten!

Lizzie said...

The difference in 9 short months is just incredible-amazing. She's such a happy baby!

Btw - Lucy's loving being on a "Baby Wise" schedule. She was only up to eat ONCE last night!! Amazing. And I'm so much saner too!