In 2 weeks Zola will be 10 months. Double digit months. There's no going back from there.
In the last few weeks she has met some HUGE developmental milestones:
MASTERING THE XYLOPHONE
FISHING WITH DAD
EATING MORE BERRIES
BOILED EGGS ARE DISGUSTING
SWINGING AND MAKING FUNNY FACES
READY FOR HER FIRST NAMED STORM (FAY)
In addition, Zola took her first step!!!! I'm hoping to get the video uploaded here soon. Yes, I just happened to be videotaping her when she decided to take off! She has also started rolling over, going from her stomach to sitting, and crawling. Well... sort of crawling. Grant has dubbed it as the 'dead-leg crawl.' She tucks one leg under and leaves the other leg hanging behind while she pulls herself across the floor with her hands. It is hilarious to watch and hopefully I will have a video of that soon too!
Her one tooth has also been growing in more. And we can see a couple others trying to poke through but they haven't made it quite yet.
With all this rolling and crawling and trying to walk we are all exhausted! And it happened so suddenly that Grant and I are scrambling around the house trying to get everything baby-proofed!
Zola has been saying 'mama' and 'dada' for a while now but only recently in context. Most days when Grant comes home she squeals and will start yelling 'daaa-eee,' just missing that middle 'D.' She has also started flapping her arms when she dances and if you ask her where her belly is she'll pat it.
I'm tired just writing about everything she's doing these days. And I just know more will come.