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.