*10 Months*

Dear Bonnie, 

You are now 10 months old! I don't know where time goes but you are the cutest baby in the world, and also the happiest one! This is BY FAR my favorite stage of you! Your little personality adds so much spice to our little family.  Here are some things about you.

(OUR COMPUTER HAS A VIRUS SO WHEN WE GET IT FIXED, I"LL ADD MORE PICS AND VIDEOS OF YOU!)



-You love to wave "Bye, byes" and "hi" and you wave with both hands at the same time

-You hair is FINALLY long enough to put in pigtails and ponytails.

-You have figured out how to tickle. You tickle my feet all the time and you get off so much on it!

-When you get excited about something, you say "ha, huh, ha, huh, ha, huh!"

-You get crazy hair all the time. My favorite is after you swim. You look like baby Einstein.


-You love to stick your feet in my mouth especially when you nurse. You like to squirm around and sometimes you drive me crazy because you always get distracted.

-You love to pinch mommie when you nurse and you love to stick your fingers in my mouth. You laugh hysterically when I bite or gnaw on your feet or chubby little hands.

-You LOVE healthy foods. Recently, avocado, egg yolks, gogurts, watermelon, banana and wheat toast are your favorite things to eat. You are not a picky eater. THANK HEAVENS!

-You prefer to feed yourself and you hold your sippy cup like a champ

-You will not let anybody feed you a bottle. You are little miss independent and you have to do it yourself. If someone tries, you'll throw a tantrum.

-You are still a mommy's girl. Mommie matches you all the time and you are the other pea in our pod.

-HOWEVER, you will NOT say "mama." When I ask you to say "mama" you say, "Da-----" and sometimes "dad."

-You understand what the word "no" means and you are very funny when I tell you not to do something. You have a ritual of sitting on your butt from a crawling position and throwing a tantrum my pumping your hands up and down and pretending to cry. You're a great little actress.

-You get into everything! You are FINALLY crawling around. You started at about 9 1/2 months. You are also standing up when you hold onto things.

-You are still an awful sleeper at night. You will nap anywhere and anytime in the daytime but when it comes to sleeping in your crib, you are somewhat of a diva to get to sleep. You have to have a story and you have to be "entertained" or "warmed up" to your crib. You love your teddy bears and lullaby lamb and when mom and dad play peekaboo with you over your crib railing.

-When you wake up in the middle of the night, you stand up in your crib and you SCREAM and SCREAM for two reasons. First is you don't know how to sit down once you've stood up and next is you have really bad separation anxiety and sleeping alone in your room terrifies you.

-You fall asleep easily with lullaby music and you prefer to nurse to sleep! naughty girl.

-You are fascinated with books. Your favorite books parallel with dad's when he was a baby. You love "Goodnight Moon" and " I Love You, Stinky Face." You also love your Disney princess books.

-You get giddy when you look in the mirror while mom is  holding you. You laugh your head off at your reflection. You also love when we jump up and down together and when I put you on my shoulders.

-When you're in your stroller, you often stick your leg up and pull on your foot...while you're drinking your bottle. You are quite flexible.

-Your little crawling face coming my way is one of my favorite things in the world.

-You are amazed at the life that exists around you.



-You switch back and forth while you're nursing. You can't figure out what you want sometimes!

-You know what the words "baba," "mama," "dadda," and "water" mean.

-You love to play ball. you roll the soccer ball with your fingers.

-You are also a big drummer. When I give you toys or dad's bongo drums, you choose the drums. You are very natural with rhythm.

-You love listening to me play the piano especially with the metronome. You wave your hands to the beat.

-Whenever you hear a beat, you pump your hand up and down. Your signature move is when you cross your hands gangster style and pump them both up and down.

-You favorite song right now is "Gangnam Style." You go crazy when you hear it and you have to take my phone and pump it up and down while it's playing. You are fond of anything with a major beat.

Bonnie dancing to Gangnam Style


-You are a little babbler. You love to hear yourself talk and you have a vocabulary of your own.

-You are crazy about little babies. You have an innate ability to nurture by stroking or kissing.

-You are terrified of Grandma "NUT" aka Ahlman right now! You have the worst stranger anxiety with her. You don't quite get her quirky sense of humor just yet.

-You are crazy about Grandma "Cici" or Cindy. You like to pinch and play with her face.

-You have awful stranger anxiety. You hate to be held by other people! Having someone babysit you that you are comfortable with is a difficult task. You are good when mom leaves though and you often wave "bye, bye" to her.

-You enjoy playing with your car seat and highchair buckles.

-You love being tipped back and forth in your car seat. But You hate being thrown in the air. The look on your face is endearing.

-You are a water baby! I take you out to the pool almost 3 times a week and you can't get enough of the hot tub. You love your floating duck that makes noises and your favorite place  is to sit on the top stair of the hot tub.

-You crawl around the pool. I have to constantly keep an eye on you to make sure you don't go to the water!

-You always steal my sunglasses and when you put them on, you have to tilt your head all the way back.


-Whenever you crawl around, you go crazy with doors opening and closing. You could be entertained for hours with a door.

-You also LOVE door stoppers and the sound they make when you flick them. BOING!

-You tend to crawl into small spaces and you get stuck. You have a signature whine for me to come rescue you!

-You are a perfectionist. Everything you do must have a rhyme and reason. You also love to bang anything and everything against the wall.

-You often make a "puff, poof" sound and a "dee dook deek doo gate," "ouf" and "dofe, " "OW" and "up."

-When I tell you to kiss me, you open your mouth as wide as you can and envelope my nose, then you bite it. Or, you'll just give me the most slobbery french kiss in the world. I say "KISSES! KISSES!"

-You have TWO bottom teeth and your little smile melts my heart.




-Your laugh is hilarious. Once you get going, there's no stopping you!

-You are the fastest crawler around. One second you're in the bedroom, the next you're in the kitchen! I can't keep up with you!

-You enjoy sitting on the ground while mom is cooking dinner and banging on pots and pans with measuring cups and spoons.

- You understand how to give "high 5's."

-You are a daddy's girl and you always snuggle him on the couch or play with his long hair or facial hair.

-You understand when I say "hugs!"

-You respond to your name when I call it. I always hear "adadada! or DOFE" from the other room. That is how you let me know you're there.

-You love being outside. You are much different and HAPPIER when you're outside.

-You still sound like a meditating monk when I give you a bottle. "N----N------N-----"

- You often plug and unplug the lamps in the house. We need to baby proof!

-You have the cutest sigh after you sneeze.

-You get annoyed when I maul you and bite your cheeks but you LOVE it when I pinch your bum or bite your legs. You are really ticklish.

-You tan easily. I have to constantly put SPF 50 on you. You are tan but when we move your rolls, your crevices are super white.

-You have incredibly blonde hair in the summer and when the sun hits it, it is a strawberry tint. Your eyes are turquoise in the sun! You are a little Swedish beauty.


-When we go out, it takes mom ten years longer to do things because you are really social with people and they always want to stop and meet you or tell you what a knockout you are! :)  (THEN you take your bow off and put it around your neck).

-You inherited your great grandpa Ahlman, your grandpa Ahlman and your mom's tendencies. You always suck in your lower lip and bite it. Mom does it when she's playing the piano. It's our concentration face.




-You enjoy going on Saturday runs with mom and dad in the stroller to the park. You poop out 100% of the time.

-You still love to visit the horses down the way. The horse said "nay" to you and it scared you so much that your little lip quivered and your slowly starting freaking out.

-You little lip quiver and frowny face is the cutest thing in the world but at the same time it makes me sad! It usually happens when people scare you or when you hear loud and abrupt noises.

-Your favorite thing is to ride in the cart at the grocery store and when mom starts and stops so the cart shakes. you're a sucker for that.

-You HATE getting your diaper changed. So much....that you roll over as fast as you can and crawl away like speedy Gonzalez. I can't help but laugh when I see your little soft butt wagging from side to side. I love chasing your cute little bum bum and seeing your rolls sway! haha! When I catch you, you let off this howl that is the FAKEST cry I've ever heard. DRAMA QUEEN!

-Your favorite show is Sesame street. You love being snuggled in a blanket with your bottle while you watch it. You always dance at the music and your two favorite characters are cookie monster ("COOKIES") and Elmo aka Elmo's world ("LALALALA....LALALALA....Elmo's world"). You smile whenever I sing it to you.

-"You like your "Bonnie Rae Hagliendiay" song that Grandma Nut made up for you. You smile when you hear it and it soothes you to sleep. Probably because the rhythm!

- You are photogenic and I love posting pics and videos of you. (you got that from dad, not me.)

-You like to snuggle with dad and I but you tend to turn sideways and kick us in the backs while we're all asleep

-You find the SMALLEST things on the ground and you stick everything in your mouth. The other day, you found a piece of glass from a lightbulb! Naughty baby! Luckily, I was keeping an eye out!

-You are excellent at entertaining yourself and you like to play with any type of paper or box.

-YOU ARE A VERY OBEDIENT CHILD. YOU ARE YOUR FATHER'S CHILD! :)

If there is more, Dad and others will have to help me out!

I am so happy you're in our lives. You make life so much more fun with your blooming personality. We love you our Bonnie Bug, bug, buggabooski, Bon, Ooty Booty, Chica Beeka!


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