My little Goliva turned 10 months three days ago.
Skills and Abilities: Excels in crawling, is able to stand unaided for 2-3 seconds, imitates language sounds, mimics your every action - from nodding your head to turning on the TV, bops and bounces to the rhythm of good music, listens when you speak to her, makes good eye contact, eats 4 baby meals a day, drinks from a cup, gives you kisses when asked to and most of all, melts your heart with her angelic smile :)
Likes & Dislikes: Loves being cuddled by mommy and daddy, having bubble bath, playing catch with Alden, chewing on her toothbrush, listening to the gummybear song, munching on cheese crackers and picking up bread crumbs on the floor. Hates sleeping alone, not getting what she wants, strapped on the car seat for more than 10 minutes, being ignored and getting bullied by Alden.
Behaviour: Alva is a very cheerful baby but ever since she started daycare, she's become overly clingy and attached. She's going through a phase called 'stranger anxiety' which normally starts when a baby is around 9 to 10 months old. It's what they call a baby's first emotional milestone. At the moment, she's very anxious around new people and wouldn't let a stranger touch her. She only wants mommy most of the time and would cry histerically if suddenly approached by a stranger. I don't really mind all this attention cos it makes me feel needed, precious and so important in her little world.
* Angelic, soft, cuddly and all mine *