Wednesday, October 23, 2013

11 Months

I'm having a hard time swallowing this one.  I started crying as soon as I realized on the 21st that she was eleven months.  I'm going to go ahead and press pause till I'm ready to let my baby grow up.  Which may not ever happen.

Neither one can possibly be right but our home scale says she weighs 18.5 lbs and the handy dandy tape measure says she is 27 in.  Supposedly she hasn't grown since her 9 month appt. No way.  She fits in 9-12 month clothes best but we mostly have 9 month OR 12 month clothes.  The 9 month shirts are too short and the 12 month clothes have to be rolled. 

The week before she turned 11 months we started the weaning process.  I'm going to do a whole post on that but we are down to only nursing before bed and the 1-2 times she wakes at night.  I had a good stash of frozen milk so she is getting that mixed with whole milk, twice a day.  She is an amazing eater.  She loves all fruit, most vegetables and pretty much anything you put in front of her. She is on table foods 100% of the time.  When we go to restaurants I'll bring a squeeze pouch for her to eat while we wait on our food. She usually just eats some of whatever we ordered but she's had a kid meal a couple times as well.  Hard sharing food when she eats so much!
 Like I mentioned above, she is still waking 1-2 times a night.  Usually I just feed her and she goes right back to sleep. Sometimes I have Derek rock her instead of me feeding her and she does fine with that too.  Operation no milk in the middle of the night is going to happen soon.  Please send all night weaning and sleep prayers our way. She still goes down around 7:30 and wakes for the day around 7:30.  Morning nap at 9:30 for an hour and afternoon nap at 1:30 for 1.5 hours.  For the past 2-3 months she's only had her binky for naps and bed.  Now when she wakes up, we pick her up and tell her to put it in her bed. She'll pull it out of her mouth and drop it into her bed. 

She said "mama" with meaning for the first time on Sept 29 and "dada" with meaning on Oct. 1.  It sounded like she said the word "on" on Oct. 8 and sometimes it sounds like she says "no no" but I'm not sure on that one.  Between her, the dogs and the daycare kids, it's a very spoken word around here so it wouldn't surprise me if that's what she's saying.  She has 3 bottom teeth and I swear she is working on some more.  She has been cranky and chewing on her fingers so hopefully some top teeth are coming in.  Otherwise I know what she'll be asking for, for Christmas :)

She's been able to go down the stairs on her belly but now she can go from standing up, to sitting down and getting on her belly to go down herself.  I don't fully trust her to not be right there by her but she's getting it down.  She can climb on and off her fisher price ride on  fire truck and can push herself backwards on it, she can climb into her baby doll stroller and she is getting pretty fast when she "runs." She tries to put on her socks and shoes and absolutely hates getting her diaper changed and getting dressed.   Books with flaps are the only ones that keep her attention and she loves taking the toy from the dogs and then giving it back to them.

She got her first fever on Oct 16.  She wasn't acting normal all morning and I checked her temperature after lunch and it was 102!  In true first time mom fashion, I freaked out and took her in as soon as the daycare kids were picked up. Poor girl had pink eye and an ear infection.  We knew she had pink eye the weekend before and we gave her eye drops Amy had since we were in El Dorado.  We thought it was cleared up but guess we were wrong.  She had a fever for 3 days and wasn't herself for 5 days.  She got lots of love and snuggles from mommy and daddy.  So glad my happy baby is back. Along with her first illness, she had her first plane ride and trip to the ocean.  You can read about it here.

She has the best personality and is so easy going. Watch the video below for her new face she makes.  Freaking hilarious. She can throw quite a fit though.  Arched back, throws herself on the floor and all. Daddy put her down the other day and she was less then thrilled about that.  She through herself over and smacked her cheek on her ride on fire truck.  Now she's rocking a nice bruise on her face.

She was NOT happy about taking these pics. I have 20 more of these

All is good when she gets the phone. Notice the finger, crazy  how early they learn what to do. And this bow makes her hair look red.  It is most definitely not red.
I love you baby, forever and ever. 
And their off

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