10 months old

by Dana on January 14, 2013

If anyone’s keeping track, Clara actually turned 11 months old this week, not 10.
I’m behind!
And here’s Clara’s behind.
(she loves playing peek-a-boo on my bed).

But here’s a report of the past month.
We. love. Clara.

She is such a sweet thing!   And an overall happy baby.  She’s become a total mama’s girl (which I love and hate).  She gives me cute cuddles and rests her head on my shoulder but also does the other typical baby stuff: tugs on my leg while I’m doing dishes and fixing dinner, and gets a worried look on her face when I hand her to anyone else.

Except for her sister, she loves Lucy.  And Owen.  And just giggles when they’re around.

Clara loves to swing, loves to crawl, loves to stand for a few seconds at a time, and cruises all over the furniture.

She’s graduated to the big bath.  I can only imagine how much she’s going to love the pool this summer.

But mostly she loves to have fun.  It’s the best when a baby is old enough to be teased and their personality peeks out!

My favorite is to crawl on the floor with her, pretending to chase her, and she laughs and laughs.  Every mom wants to feel like they’re the funniest person, right?

And yep. She’s started grabbing for my lens.
Can’t blame her.

Here’s the 10 month comparison:

(her hands in that last pic remind me of Stefan from SNL).

Happy 10 months Clara doll.

Read about each month here:
1 month
2 months
3 months
4 months
5 months
6 months
7 months
8 months
9 months
10 months
11 months

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{ 52 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Vianely January 14, 2013 at 9:45 am

Está más hermosa cada día! Dios la bendiga!


2 dawn January 14, 2013 at 9:58 am

ohhhh she’s adorable!!! I love her smile!!


3 Darlene Lehman January 14, 2013 at 10:09 am

What a sweetheart!! Like a beautiful flower, slowly opening up and blossoming over time. It is fun to see the changes along the way.


4 eva maria January 14, 2013 at 10:12 am

Can’t believe how much she has changed already! She’s the cutest.


5 Rachel January 14, 2013 at 10:17 am

She is such a pretty baby! I can just imagine those cute giggles. Happy 10 months to Clara!


6 Ginger January 14, 2013 at 10:18 am

Still the cutest baby ever! I had the same experience with my third–mamas girl. She is sill at nearly 2 pretty attached but not in a bad way. Loves to snuggle with me. Loves her older siblings. How lucky the little ones are that have older siblings!


7 Rebecca Richeson January 14, 2013 at 10:23 am

Hi Dana! I ABSOLUTELY.LOVE.CLARA! My son is 10 mths and I have always felt a special connection to her since they are close in age and go through the same developmental milestones together!!! I swear your baby girl looks very similar to my baby boy! She’s absolutely perfect! What a fun age…I can’t wait to grow my family – you guys make it look like sooooo much fun.


8 farrah January 14, 2013 at 10:32 am

so cute! I remember when my twins were that age. so cuddly. i’m pretty sure we have the same bed/headboard.



9 Lacy January 14, 2013 at 10:37 am

Love her sweet little face! Reminds me of Ingrid. They’re about the same age!


10 anna January 14, 2013 at 10:38 am

she’s too sweet! I love it when they get that age, everything seems so much more fun! :)


11 Stargirl January 14, 2013 at 10:45 am

Yummy cuddly squishy baby! She is the most darling baby. Also, I voted for you in the top 25 creative mommy bloggers contest!


12 Christie January 14, 2013 at 11:38 am

She really is just so so cute! I love her hair and her big grins and her chubbiness. She’s a doll!


13 Crystalyn January 14, 2013 at 12:04 pm

She is a doll. My husband would probably veto your blog if he knew how much these pics almost make me want to have another baby! We’ll see, maybe in a few years we’ll decide one more kiddo.


14 Nahuatl Vargas January 14, 2013 at 12:18 pm



15 Kristina January 14, 2013 at 12:38 pm

Lovely pictures :)


16 claudia January 14, 2013 at 12:41 pm

little bitty baby chicklet bottom teeth peeking out too I see!
super cute.


17 Kerry January 14, 2013 at 1:00 pm



18 LucyL January 14, 2013 at 1:06 pm

Super cute! Every month I think, oh she is so cute, and every next month she is cuter and cuter. Adorable =)


19 Delia January 14, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Oh I adore her! Her beauty belongs in a magazine. Natalie loves the bath too. If she is crabby, I can count on a bath to cheer her up.


20 Julie January 14, 2013 at 1:13 pm

I loved all those progression pictures right next to each other – very nice


21 Mary January 14, 2013 at 1:23 pm

She’s still so cute. Love her hair. My almost 5 month daughter had quite a bit of dark brown hair when she was born, but in the last month has lost a lot of it on top of her head. I hope it comes back thicker.


22 kellie January 14, 2013 at 1:33 pm

awesome! love these clara posts! my girl will be one this week and it’s been so fun to watch clara ‘grow up with’ her.


23 Pretty cool stuff January 14, 2013 at 2:30 pm

Belgium loves CLARA !!!


24 Martine January 14, 2013 at 3:07 pm

She is ever so cute ! What a happy little girl.But I think all your children are such happy kids . Love the pictures.
Greetings from Belgium, from Gent , Martine,mother of two sons(22 and 20 years old)


25 Jenny January 14, 2013 at 3:20 pm

My youngest turns 11 months tomorrow… Seems like I blinked and we went from an 11 week old to an 11 month old!
Beautiful kiddos, patterns, and insight. I received a sewing machine for Christmas and happened upon your blog while searching for pant pattern to start with. Needless to say, I made my first pair of PJ’s this weekend and your tutorial was FANTASTIC! Thank you! I look forward to more patterns and tutorials from your blog.


26 Diana January 14, 2013 at 3:29 pm

You caught on camera a face that looks exactly like when my little guy gives belly laughs! I need to try to get a pic like that :) Clara is adorable, and thanks for the great photos!


27 Gina January 14, 2013 at 4:19 pm

What a baby doll! She is just precious!


28 joy January 14, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Soooooo cute!!! Even my five-year-old is enjoying these — “Ohh, little wrinkled-up feet! Awww!!” I can’t believe she’s almost one though! Where did the year go??


29 Susannah January 14, 2013 at 6:39 pm

I love the pruney toes picture! So adorable!


30 Jess @ Spool and Spoon January 14, 2013 at 6:46 pm

She is just precious. I look forward to these posts every month. Absolutely adorable.


31 dannyscotland January 14, 2013 at 7:39 pm

She is about the cutest thing under the sun. I love your photos, too, they’re amazing! My younger daughter is turning one tomorrow (ack!) and she does the same pulling my pants etc. stuff. But she gives kisses now and it’s so cute!


32 Sonia January 14, 2013 at 8:04 pm

Dana, thanks for sharing pics of darling Clara! Your Clara’s each month pics always leapt my heart with all joy and happiness! You know the details and capture ‘em beautifully.

P.S. Love that pick-a-boo pic from bath tub. Very naughty gal! :-) Sending my kisses to Clara {and your all children} from Australia! :-)


33 Amber January 14, 2013 at 9:55 pm

What a sweetie! I love how simple you have kept your monthly photo project. Everything is just a clean slate and the focus is on that sweet little face of hers!


34 Lindsay January 14, 2013 at 10:46 pm

She is seriously SO CUTE and always so happy! I want one. :)


35 marsi January 15, 2013 at 1:01 am

she’s pure sweetness! i know exactly what you mean about the love/hate regarding her being a mama’s girl. I’m thrilled my new adopted daughter has attached to me, but a bit challenging when trying to get things done.


36 Kate January 15, 2013 at 1:55 am

oooh I absolutely love the photo of her peeking over the bath! That is so gorgeous… you’re a very lucky lady. All your children are so cute!


37 Renske January 15, 2013 at 4:35 am

She is just sooooo cute! Can’t believe she’s still in one piece, you should think you would cuddle her to pieces! ;) Really enjoy your posts about Clara, my first child, a boy, is just a few days younger then she is, so much comparissons.


38 Maggie January 15, 2013 at 9:11 am

Lovely lovely baby!

I saw your name on a list for the best creative mom (something) contest. Now I can’t remember the name, but I voted for you! You should put a link on your website!

Keep the good work. Love your blog!


39 Kim P. January 15, 2013 at 12:22 pm

What a sweet little baby!! You have the quintessential “cute baby girl”. She is just a doll :)


40 Alicia January 15, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Her hair is so precious! Everything about her is :)


41 Jill January 15, 2013 at 1:13 pm

She’s so sweet. My baby Cora LOVES looking at pictures of baby Clara.


42 Emily January 15, 2013 at 5:16 pm

I just love her! I have a little guy that is 1 month behind exactly. Stefan made me laugh out loud!!


43 Max January 15, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Oh I love this baby! She is So sweet <3 You're doing an awesome job mama!


44 Kimberly R January 15, 2013 at 7:29 pm

cutest. baby,ever! and i love the Stefan reference – LOL


45 Heidi January 15, 2013 at 9:50 pm

The picture of Clara peeking out of the tub made me laugh out loud!
She has such a darling smile. What a fun age!


46 Becky T January 16, 2013 at 9:23 am

You’re not using a flash are you? Most babies shy away with the flash constantly going off. I notice you take most photos in bright room or natural light with a white background. What’s your settings on your camera? I’d love to practice with this.


47 Jenny January 16, 2013 at 11:43 am

She is adorable and I love that you call her Clara Doll… so sweet! I wish I did a monthly comparison of my baby boy Cash! He’s 2 now and I so miss when he was Clara’s age!


48 Twins Squared January 16, 2013 at 7:37 pm

She’s just so cute! That Stefan comment made me laugh! :)


49 Lorie January 18, 2013 at 10:22 pm

She is just so stinking cute!!


50 iman January 19, 2013 at 9:26 pm



51 Helen January 21, 2013 at 7:38 am

She is ADORABLE Dana~!!!! Can’t wait until I have one of my very own one day haha :)


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