Monday, July 6, 2009

11 months

11 months old!

We are counting down to the big ONE!!

*** We didn't have a Doctor's appointment this month, but you weigh about 21 lbs.

*** You have learned all sorts of new skills this month! You love to point to things now and talk...we can't understand you, but your eyes and facial expressions are so animated that we know you must be trying to tell us something! You have also learned to clap, which you do ALL the time, especially when music comes on! You clap and dance (bounce up and down on your knees) and smile the biggest little grin! It is so cute! You also have started to put together waving and saying bye-bye in context.

***You will now finally actually sit through a baby Einstein or other baby DVD. Yay for mommy getting to take a shower!

*** Your sleep schedule- or lack thereof- has been horrendous this month! Other than when you were a newborn this has been the hardest stretch of time for your Dad and me. And when you were a newborn at least we knew we wouldn't be sleeping...this month it was quite the surprise! It started out with you fighting naps to the point that it was taking 2 or three hours to get you to lay down and take one. We tried everything...rocking, not rocking, noise machine, black-out curtain, etc... you were one tough cookie! Then on top of fighting you at every nap and bedtime you would wake up two or three times a night. By day three mommy was a crazy person and was having to call Daddy to come home from work to help with you. The constant screaming was a nightmare. At one point we became convinced you must be sick or teething...maybe an ear infection. We took you to the pediatrician who checked you head to toe only to inform us that you were one stubborn little lady. Thankfully after a week and a half you got easier to put down, but you still woke up in the middle of the night. Then after two weeks you stopped doing that and as a bonus went back to taking your morning nap that we thought you had completely given up!

*** Attachment to Mommy has started to rear it's ugly head this month too! You want me ALL the time. I actually swept the kitchen the other day with you literally hanging from my leg. You aren't as willing to go to anyone that wants to hold you anymore either. I am grateful that in about a month you will start a Mom's Morning Out program a few days a week. I think it will be good for you and for me!

*** You have decided that you are D-O-N-E with baby food. Once you got your little fingers on table foods you haven't looked back! You can eat just about anything that is cut into super small pieces. You love bananas, corn and pasta pick ups! You do not like strawberries! Odd since your brother ate about a pound of them a day at this point!
Here is a little video...


Kimberly said...

Awww! She is adorable! Just precious! Wow, I remember the Baby Einstein days and Mom’s Day Out programs! Enjoy! Again, she is precious!

Mizerany Family said...

Such a big girl now! Too cute!