But moving on....enough being sappy and emotional about my healthy, growing girl who I feel so fortunate for. She's such a joy to be around! Here's what things are looking like at eleven months old...
You are now down to four nursing sessions a day, and I'm hoping to wean you down to three by your birthday, but we'll see about that! Right now you nurse when you wake (8:30sh), 12pm, 5pm, and before bed (8:30ish). I'm hoping to drop the 5pm feeding, and bump the noon feeding back to maybe closer to 1pm? We shall see. You are still doing great with solids, no real new updates there since my munchkin meals post a couple of weeks ago. One new favorite food is grapes! Oh, and you also got your first meal off the kids menu this month! We went to Cowfish for dinner the other night on a whim, and I had brought nothing for you to munch on, and since Dad and I were getting sushi, I needed to order something for you to eat. You only ate a tiny amount of your entree, but it was a fun first!
Still a super sleeper. I thank my lucky stars for this each day! Napping twice a day still, but lately your naps have become a huge playfest in your crib unless you're super tired. I can put you down for your afternoon nap at 3, and you'll play till 4:15 before falling asleep, but you honestly do play and don't fuss, so I can't complain.
Two more teeth this month! You got two more on the bottom which brings our total to eight. One came in on your 10 month birthday, and the other popped through on September 10. I thought we'd get a break before we started on your molars, but that seems doubtful. You're still chewing on everything and sticking it way back in your mouth. Poor kiddo. Must be no fun getting a mouthful of teeth in such a short period of time.
You have a new word!! DOG! Or as you say it, "Doh!" You see Rosie and Layla and immediately begin jabbering away and you definitely know that they are dogs, but you also think other furry creatures are dogs too, like the squirrel puppet at music class or the cat on our walk...we're still working on understanding that not all fuzzy friends are dogs!
One more new thing I've really start to see from you this month is a bit of an attitude. You are a strong willed little thing, and you like to get your way, and you make it known if you're not happy. I think you also are beginning to understand "No!" because I can now tell you no and you do one of two things, a) you look at me and put your bottom lip out and begin to sob or b) you look at me very seriously and then scream and squeal as loud as you can. You like to keep us on our toes!
M girl, we love you so darn much. I am going to do my best cherishing this last full month of baby before you're considered a toddler. I truly cherish being your mom and spending my days with you. I have always dreamed of this and it's a million times better than I ever imagined!
Also...in case anyone was curious, photographing an 11 month old laying on her back is TOUGH work. She made me work for one decent picture.
Weight: Still need to measure
Height: About 30 inches
Clothes: Pretty solid mix of 12 month or 18 month, or 12-18 month if it's from Old Navy or Baby Gap!
Diapers: Size 3 in disposables; 4 snaps open across in the BG cloth, all the way unbuttoned down.
Teeth: 8, 4 on top, 4 on bottom
Hair: You're really beginning to rock a baby mullet! It's getting really long on the sides and in the back!