Dear Pumpkin – 10 months

Sweet girl,

You’re 10 months old, this post is a little late going up, and I completely missed your 9 month letter. Between you deciding to grow up really fast all of a sudden & us moving to Houston, that 9 month letter got lost in the mix, but my girl, I am so in love with you!

You have been such a trooper through the move, and although I know you don’t really understand the difference, you’ve been so good about being in a different house with a different routine. You’re still even sleeping really well (minus a nap here or there) despite the fact that your crib is still in our old house and you’ve been in the pack-n-play.

Your bottom two teeth are in, and you’ve allllllmost got matching ones on the top. I think they’ll break through any day now. And even though I know they must be hurting you, you’re still just as smiley as ever.

Houston photographer image of daughter Pumpkin for letter to her at 10 months oldHouston photographer image of daughter Pumpkin for letter to her at 10 months old

You love to scream still, and have gotten very curious. You love to tear up the magazines at Oma & Pops’ house & try to hurry into the bathroom or your sister’s room any chance you get.

Houston photographer image of daughter Pumpkin for letter to her at 10 months oldHouston photographer image of daughter Pumpkin for letter to her at 10 months old

Your little voice is so cute & the sounds you make almost sound like you’re trying to yodel. It cracks us up a lot & makes me anxious to hear you call me mama, but it also makes me wish that time would stand still because I know you won’t be making that sound forever.

Houston photographer image of daughter Pumpkin for letter to her at 10 months oldHouston photographer image of daughter Pumpkin for letter to her at 10 months old

You’re doing good with trying new foods, although you make it pretty clear you aren’t a fan of any kind of chicken, noodle, rice chunks in your baby food. You like watermelon, sweet potatoes, avocado & bananas.

Houston photographer image of daughter Pumpkin for letter to her at 10 months oldHouston photographer image of daughter Pumpkin for letter to her at 10 months oldHouston photographer image of daughter Pumpkin for letter to her at 10 months old

One of the biggest things is that you’re walking soooo well! You’re practically running now. I think we must have cheered for you a lot at the beginning because you tend to clap your hands whenever you’ve walked a good distance. Keep that, sweet girl. Work hard & don’t get over-confident, but I hope you always praise yourself when praise is due.

Houston photographer image of daughter Pumpkin for letter to her at 10 months oldHouston photographer image of daughter Pumpkin for letter to her at 10 months old

Of course our little month stickers don’t really stand a chance anymore with you… I’ve got to be pretty quick to get any shots of them actually on your tummy!

Houston photographer image of daughter Pumpkin for letter to her at 10 months oldHouston photographer image of daughter Pumpkin for letter to her at 10 months old

You crack yourself up now, and that little laugh is just too cute, Pumpkin. It’s such a fun stage when I get to see you starting to pick up on other’s reactions and how my laughter often leads to more giggles from you.

Houston photographer image of daughter Pumpkin for letter to her at 10 months oldHouston photographer image of daughter Pumpkin for letter to her at 10 months oldHouston photographer image of daughter Pumpkin for letter to her at 10 months old

You absolutely love this little ladybug, and you also love to grab a hold of Winston’s fur & walk around with him. Bless his heart, he is so patient with you! Walking with him like that always makes you scream & laugh, and it looks like you think you’re riding a chariot around the house.

Houston photographer image of daughter Pumpkin for letter to her at 10 months old

I’ve gotta get creative with those stickers! But you gave me a rare moment of stillness to snap this next one.

Houston photographer image of daughter Pumpkin for letter to her at 10 months oldHouston photographer image of daughter Pumpkin for letter to her at 10 months old

My little sunshine girl, thank you as always for the joy you bring into our lives. You’ve made Peanut the best big sister, and I’ve been loving watching you two interact more and more. She loves you to pieces, and I hope you grow up to know and appreciate how fortunate you are to have a big sister who loves you so much.

Thank you for letting me be your mama. I love you, Pumpkin!

Houston photographer image of daughter Pumpkin for letter to her at 10 months old

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