Friday, June 24, 2011

11 months


It's hard for me to believe that you're 11 months old today.  I never thought I'd be one of "those moms" that gets a little misty when I think about my baby turning one and not being a baby anymore.  It turns out that I am that mom.   You'll probably notice me squeezing you a little tighter in the next month, but I don't think you'll mind. 

In the past month, you've become so much more mobile.  Still not crawling (but your grandma asks EVERY time she, but you scoot, roll, crab walk on your head, and grunt your way to whatever you want to get into.  You are up on your knees so often, but you fake us out.  As soon as we think you're going to lurch forward and crawl, you collapse and roll away.  When we put you up against the coffee table or the couch, you've begun taking steps on your own, with BOTH feet now.  (No more splits because you only move your right foot!!)  If we hold your hands, you will walk for several feet.  You even crossed your auntie's living room last weekend! 

You have really begun to love books in the past few weeks.  We've always read to you, but for a long time you didn't seem to even notice what we were doing.  Now, you like to look at the pictures and "help" turn the pages.  You like to look at books on your own on the floor too.  You are "talking" quite a bit these days too.  Your babbling seems to have become more complex, and I'm pretty sure that you actually said "mama" and meant me a few times recently.  The babysitter was sure that you said "duck" when you were looking at your farm animal book today...You wouldn't repeat it for me when I got home, so I guess we'll just have to wait and see.    

You love to play outside, although the weather hasn't been very cooperative lately.  Going to the park is becoming our afternoon, post-nap ritual.  Playing on the swings is your favorite, but you also like digging your hands and feet in the sand.  You also really love the water.  I promise this Wisconsin weather will get better, and we'll spend as much time as possible in the whale pool this summer!!  

The stats:
- Weight: approximately 19 lbs.
- Length: approximately 29"
- Two teeth (bottom center), which you just got after Memorial Day
- Not crawling, but rolling, and just beginning to cruise on furniture and walk holding onto someone's hands
- Still nursing 3 - 4 times a day, but you fight me about it most of the time.  You'd rather feed yourself!!

I love being able to spend so much time with you now that school is out.  I can't wait to see what the next month brings!!


basebell6 said...

awh happy 11 months!!!!!

Delaney said...

Happy 11 months! She's a cutie!

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