Wednesday, August 29, 2012
11 Months Old
My Sweet Baby Girl-
You are 11 months old now! I can't believe that in one short month you will be a year old. Time has flown by. You are growing so fast and developing so many new skills right now. Here are a few new things about you:
-You have developed into a bit of a picky eater this month. You learned that you don't have to eat everything we put in front of you so you pick and choose what you want. I joke that you want to be on an all carb diet (who doesn't), because you'll eat any bread or noodle. You also love fruit, cheese, salmon and chicken salad and are moving away from eating purees. We mostly give you solid food.
-You have gone from cruising to standing on your own and moving yourself up and down. You haven't taken any steps but like to stand and clap or play with a toy.
-You now have 6 teeth. Right now your not working on cutting any new ones so we are enjoying LOTS of great sleep during naps and at night.
-You nurse 4-5 times a day now and eat 3 solid meals, plus a snack. You are drinking water great out of a sippy cup or with assistance in a regular cup or water bottle.
-You now sound more like you are talking when you babble. You combine sounds together and chat away when you play or "talk" to mommy and daddy.
-You love to read and especially like to look at books in the car while we are out and about. Your favorite books right now are touch and feel books, espeically Baby Einstein Touch and Feel Baby Animals and You're Not My Fairy.
-You are a little monkey. You are learning to climb and try to get up on everything. Very scary for mommy and daddy.
-You like to figure out how things work. Pulling the toliet paper off the roll, watching the water fill in our automatic dog water bowl, opening and closing the trash can lid or the doors to the dog pens and filling and empty buckets, bowls and boxes are your favorite forms of amusement right now.
-You LOVE the dogs, especially Kobe. They might not truly appreciate the WAY you love them, but you think it's a blast to chase them, climb in their dog beds with them, and "pat" them while squealing in delight.
-You are fearless! You are so trusting in mommy and daddy that you don't think twice about diving right off our laps. You love to move and play without a care in the world.
-You still get upset if mommy leaves you with strangers. We will keep working on this, but right now we love that you still need us and try to find the joy in all this together time!
Though you're almost a year old, we remember the day you were born like it was yesterday. You are, and will always be, our sweet baby girl