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Sunday, April 10, 2011

11 Months Old

Our sweet Emeline,

You are eleven months old today. One month shy of being a big one year old. I know, I know--I'm going to say it,  I can't believe it. I feel like the days and weeks go by so fast since you've been here with us.

You are such a little lovey girl. Your personality is hysterical. Whether you're giggling with delight, shaking your head 'no' at all the appropriate times, making your squishy face, sticking your tongue out, or playing a 'game' (peek-a-boo, etc). You like to play the "So BIG!" game, and you raise your arms to get tickled, too. You clap all the time, you adore swaying & dancing to music. You are just pure fun.

I find myself perma-smiling when we're together and playing. You're just so silly and sweet all wrapped into one. I truly, truly enjoy all the time I get to be with you. You're my right hand gal. 

This month you made my heart leap when you finally muttered the forever-awaited, "Ma-Ma". I don't know why you've been holding out on me, but it was worth the wait. You have a little vocabulary of babbles & 'words'/sounds/inflections that is cute and ever expanding.


This month came with more independence than your momma is ready to handle. You just seem to need me less and less. You dropped out your bedtime nursing session for a few days, then, yesterday you quit nursing cold turkey. There was nothing I could do to get you to nurse. It definitely made me a little sad, but, I've always followed your cues. You know when you're ready for the next thing. We had a great run with it, little girl. Eleven months of breastfeeding. You were a champ. I enjoyed that time with you more than you'll ever know.

This month, you got teeth! Finally. Your bottom left one is about halfway up, and the one right next to it has just broke through. They were giving you trouble for a few nights, and Daddy & I gave you lots of cuddles. I'm hoping the pain is done now since you slept for 12.5 hours straight last night. Speaking of sleep, it's getting better. You are still a napping champ. Thank you for that.

You aren't taking steps on your own yet. You can take a few steps while we hold your hands, and you can walk along furniture & crawl up steps faster than lightening. You can also stand for a little bit independently, but then you gracefully drop to your knees & speed crawl wherever you want to go. 

On our scale at home you are weighing about 19.5lbs, you wear 6-12 month clothing, and a size 3 shoe.

You eat pretty much any and everything. So far? You are a rockstar-eater. We're so glad you're not too picky at the time being. Hopefully, it'll stay that way. :)

Sweet girl, although your new found independence makes my momma heart stretch & pull a bit, I'm so glad you're a healthy, growing, beautiful little lady.

Your daddy and I love you with all our hearts.

xoxo,

Momma


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How you looked this month:

25 comments:

  1. So sweet! You made me teary eyed about the BF thing! How has 1 whole year almost passed?! It is crazy how time flies

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  2. She is sooo beautiful! And it does go by to fast....I find myself crying at times...tears of joy dont get me wrong..but a little sadness to see her get big so quick. :)

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  3. eleven months already!? I feel like i say that every month! one more till the big 1!

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  4. Thisp post actually made me tear up a bit! Watching them grow and discover new things is so much fun, but with each new discovery seems to come and end to something else. Happy 11 month {un}birthday Emeline!

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  5. aww Happy 11 months Emeline. what a sweet post. She is adorable. My daughter will be 2 May 13th. It goes by so quick and it is sad when they need you less and less.

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  6. Beautiful post, Momma. I can see the joy in the face in each one of those photos. You've done good.

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  7. aww katie, these posts are so precious. You will look back one day and be so glad you did these! I can't believe how big Emeline is getting. She is a beauty. Such joy. The last time I saw her she was so small, they grow so fast!

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  8. Oh my! She just gets cuter and cuter!

    Happy 11 month birthday pretty girl! :)

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  9. She's going to be so happy you did these when she's older. And so are you. She's absolutely precious. I can't believe how tiny she is compared to my Noah (at that age). Noah was 28 lbs at a year. lol.

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  10. Such a big girl!!!!! I can't believe she is going to be 1! Like for real?! I love that gray headband! So cute! Aunt Lyryn love you Eme Kay!

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  11. Gorgeous post, gorgeous photos. The profile pic is my favorite. I swear it was just a few months ago when you told me you were pregnant!!!

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  12. She is sooo cute! I love the headband she is wearing too.

    Wait until she is almost 2. You'll be saying "I want my sweet baby back" when she's throwing a fit in the middle of the store because she couldn't get what she wanted. I never thought there was a terrible 2's stage, but since my little man is starting them, I believe to does exist.

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  13. She really is such a beautiful little girl!!


    And mine just got more and more independent after 11 months.. Where did our babies go?!?

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  14. Happy 11 months sweet girl! Time sure is flying and the more months that go by the cuter you get!

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  15. Such a cutie!! She makes me want a baby so bad! Maybe next year!

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  16. She's just beautiful! Yay for some teeth! My month old has 8! Hopefully the teething process treats you both well!

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  17. OOH. She's got yummy baby pudge. Her little legs in these pics kill me. I love baby legs.

    Actually, I just love baby everything.

    It does go quickly. My baby is now wearing deodorant. And braiding her own hair. *sob*

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  18. Happy 11 months, Emeline! She just keeps getting cuter!:)

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  19. Happy 11 months, Emeline!! I love all of the pictures of your beautiful baby girl:)

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  20. such a beautiful post, mama! happy 11 months, Emeline!

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  21. what a sweet thing for you to do for her. i can't read any more of your posts right now, they're making me too teary eyed. she is a gorgeous baby btw!

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  22. My goodness! Time sure flies when you're having fun, right?! This made me laugh, because Adam is 4 months and is already wearing some 6 month clothes.... haha I wish I would have started letters like you did! This is neat!

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