Wednesday, February 06, 2013

In the Nursery: Gates at Ten Months

January meant new adventures for Gates. A staycation for cubes and her, similar to the one Gates and I took last September, while I was at Alt Summit. Her first trip to the neighborhood playground and ride on a swing. Unfortunately, in January, we discovered Gates has a worse dairy allergy than I do; she can't have goat's milk. And, the end of January brought another cold; Gates' second.
 
Gates at 10 Months
 
Here are highlights of what Gates has been up to from my mom's notes:
  • January 3, 2013: "All over the space" during playtime. Stands and takes steps holding onto furniture.
  • January 4, 2013: Played the bells on the camel sculpture ("Camel Bells") for 10 minutes. Loves the various sounds of them!
  • January 7, 2013: "Shows off" for Mommy! Plays "Camel bells." Shows Grandpa her talent. Loves to dance or rock to music when it's on and sing to it.
  • January 18, 2013: Rocked with dangle toys for 10 minutes and sang "Row, Row Your Boat."
  • January 28, 2013: Begins to put items (1 or 2) back in container they came out of.

Gates continued trying new solid foods and increasing her dexterity with a spoon:
  • January 2, 2013: Cream of oatmeal and apple sauce.
  • January 3, 2013: Cream of wheat and pears. Beef, carrots, and green squash for lunch. Beef, carrots, and green squash, as well as carrot and squash sticks for dinner.
  • January 4, 2013: Cream of oatmeal and banana. Chicken and apple sauce with cream of oatmeal for dinner.
  • January 7, 2013: Oatmeal and apple sauce. Chicken and banana. Roast, carrots, green beans, and mushrooms.
  • January 8, 2013: Cream of rice and apple sauce. Chicken, green beans, and carrots. Beef, carrots, and apple apricot sauce for dinner.
  • January 11, 2013: Cream of rice and apple apricot sauce. For dinner, pork loin, carrots, and pear, along with carrot, pear, mushroom, and green bean sticks.
  • January 14, 2013: Cream of oats and apple apricot sauce. Chicken with pasta sauce, zucchini chopped and Rotini pasta in sauce as finger food. Chicken, zucchini and Rotini in pasta sauce and apple apricot sauce for dinner; ate well.
  • January 15, 2013: Cream of oats and banana. Beef stew meat, tomatoes and apple apricot sauce. For dinner beef stew and apple sauce.
  • January 17, 2013: Cream of oats and apple sauce. For lunch, beef and pear. For dinner, goat's cream cheese on rice and apple sauce; face broke out in rash where cheese touched and Gates spit up for the first time since beginning to try solid foods.
  • January 22, 2013: For lunch, turkey, squash, and apple sauce with organic wheat bread, small bites of turkey breast and Virginia Ham when Grandma and Grandpa had lunch. For dinner, more turkey, squash, and apple apricot sauce.
  • January 29, 2013: For breakfast, Gates ate with Grandpa! She had cream of rice cereal and apple sauce and a piece of French bread. She ate again with Grandpa for dinner, having chicken, banana mashed as well as in sticks for self feeding and pasta bow ties for self feeding.
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Credits: All layouts designed by and images taken by Eden Hensley Silverstein for The Road to the Good Life. In The Nursery is a monthly series, published on either the second or fourth Monday of each month, depending on whether Gates has a well baby check up or not, that chronicles Gates' growth during her first twenty four months. This series was inspired by Nicole Balch of Making it Lovely's series for her two children: Eleanor and August.

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