Chesley was 10 months old on November 5th. She weighs 21lbs 8oz. She is standing without holding on to anything for a few seconds here and there but mostly when she has no idea she is doing it. The scond she realizes it her little tush hits the floor and she looks at me like, "What was I supposed to do next?" She has decided she is totally done with saying Mama and all she says now is Da-da-da-deeee! Which is really a shame because Daddy's not here for a while-and is missing his girl!! He's worried she may walk before he gets back but I doubt it. Just in case she decides to prove me wrong I am doing nothing to encourage her! So one day when she asks how old she was when she walked I'll tell her however old she ends up being and then I'll say, "But you might have walked sooner if I hadn't stunted your development so that your Daddy wouldn't miss out!" She's still her smiling sweet self but gaining attitude every single day! Once again the monthly photo shoot was no easy feat! Mom had to come over and then walk into the kitchen and hide then sneak up behind Chesley on the couch to hold the sign up. This only lasted till Chesley got curious about what I was looking at behind her and then it was all over! We got a couple cute ones though-enjoy!
"Wow, Mama you can flip me over and get back into camera position pretty quick! But not quick enough to catch my smile!"