You're 11 months old today! I cannot believe that in just 1 short month, you will be 1. I don't know if I'm ready to have a toddler, but it's going to happen whether I'm ready or not! People keep telling me that you don't look like a baby anymore and I agree. It kind of makes me sad that you're growing up so fast, but I love it at the same time.
You have had a huge explosion of gross motor skills this month! You are finally crawling on all fours consistently, but you still prefer the army crawl. You are pulling up on EVERYTHING, cruising, and climbing up the entire flight of stairs all the time. It's your new favorite thing to do. You love to explore and get into everything. If a door is open, you have to go close it. You like to unravel the roll of toilet paper and get into anything within your reach. You also like to follow me around the house.
You are a lot of fun to play with! You love to watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and do the Hot Dog Dance at the end of the show. Your favorite toy is your ball popper and you know how to turn it on yourself. You enjoy chasing after the balls that wind up on the floor and throwing everything. You can play with a lot of your toys correctly now, but you still love to put everything in your mouth. You are also giving me a ball when I ask for it. That's really cool to see. I like that even though you're not really talking yet you can understand me. You're babbling like a champ and make certain sounds when you're excited. You say "Mama" and "Dada" but I'm not sure you really know who "Dada" is. You do know who "Mama" is though. You also love your books and often crawl over to your book basket, pick one out, and flip through it on your own. Your favorite is "Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?" I love that you already enjoy books. You like all music and often dance to it. You're obsessed with our iphones and your favorite app is Peekaboo Barn.
You aren't waving consistently yet, and I am working on that with you along with pointing and clapping. I can't wait for you to do those things because they're so cute!
Typically you're pretty happy, but you do have a temper! When you want attention or you're upset, you let out a high pitched scream! It makes my ears ring! You will also throw your head back and scream and cry if we won't let you do something or take away something you wanted to play with that's unsafe or not for babies.
You are such a good eater! You can eat a fruit/veggie pouch all by yourself and you're on all table foods otherwise. You like everything but green beans and cottage cheese. You favorites are red pepper hummus (but you will eat any kind), blueberry waffles, yogurt, and chicken tortellini. You like to feed yourself and often grab at the spoon when I try to feed you. It's nice that you can eat what we eat for the most part, and that you like to be independent and feed yourself. Your way of communicating that you're all done is to throw food or your sippy cup on the floor or push things away when I offer them.
You had your first Easter this month and we celebrated by going to church and to see Grandma, Grandpa, Uncle Warren, Uncle Kurt, and some extended family. You enjoyed going through your Easter bucket and playing with your new toys and books and looking at the bubbles from your bubble machine.
You got 2 new teeth on the bottom this month. They gave you a bit of a hard time, and I'm pretty sure you're working on some more top ones right now. You have 6 teeth so far and each time the teething is harder for you to deal with. It makes me sad to see you in pain, but we manage it.
Weight: According to our scale you are 28 pounds.
Length: No idea, we go to the Dr. next month.
You are in size 4 diapers, but they're looking a bit small in my opinion.
You are in 18-24 month clothing.
You are nursing every 4-6 hours during the day and getting up 1-2 times/night if you aren't teething.
You get more and more fun each month and whatever age you are at the time is my favorite. Your personality is really starting to emerge and it's great. Your dad and I are really excited to throw you your first birthday party next month and watch you learn to walk, talk, and do all sorts of new things. You are such a joy and we love you so much!
Mommy and Daddy