The accomplishments of a 10 month old.

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Gillian is growing and changing like crazy, becoming more and more accomplished every single day. She has a new favorite hobby/sport – climbing in and out her car seat. It is an art that she is still perfecting, but she’s making great strides, and she is an awesome encouragement to herself.

She struggles and wiggles, with her face planted firmly in the seat, her fingers searching for a good hold, and her short, fairly useless legs waving in the air behind her. Eventually she manages to get herself mostly upright in the seat, then grins in satisfaction and claps for her accomplishments. Sometimes she is so impressed with her talent that she squeals in delight. She once tried to start a celebratory wave, but found it too difficult to accomplish solo, especially without complete control of her arms and no ability to stand. So she sticks with cheering.

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Kinsley took the above video – it was her first attmept (as she says) at movie making. It kind of highlights a developing ability to wait nearly a full second before destroying the block tower. Which is actually quite huge. Trux wishes she could wait longer – but he’s a pretty good sport when Gilli destroys his building projects. He chants to himself “She doesn’t understand…” but sometimes it’s just too much and he leaves her to her wicked ways and moves on to more solitary endeavors.

Gillian is also learning to kiss, which she thinks involves touching some part of her face to something and then popping her lower lip. It may or may not include a large dramatic “AWWWWW…”.

She loves to put her stuffed animals to bed – lovingly and forcefully cramming blankets all around them and shouting her new favorite “AWWWWW…”

She waves, feeds those she loves (sometimes pre chewed food), points to her bed when she is tired, and fishes in the toilet. She is beginning to stand a lot, as long as she doesn’t realize its’s happening.

That’s our Gillian at ten months!

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