Month eleven! What?!
I had to find the time to blog before we head out to meet G for some dinner and some Santa Claus visiting to write about my sweet baby at eleven months old.
How I have loved and cherished and enjoyed every second of these past eleven months. From the night feedings to the newborn sleepiness to learning to nurse and play and army crawl. I have watched her grow up and away from me and I just wish I could do it all over again, just one more time in order to make sure I never forget any of it. I have loved every moment.
Here are all the important details that make up you, my big eleven month old baby girl.
- You weigh a whopping 15 pounds. What?! You are teeeeeny and that's just who you are. We love you that way.
- You love solids and we are finally to the point where if we eat out
and I forget to bring something for you I have to order something. The
other day it was a side of mac & cheese meant just for you and you
ate the whole gosh darn thing with your fingers.
- Everyone tells me all the time that you look like your Daddy and you
do, but I am in there too. You have his blonde hair, his blue eyes and
his fair complexion, but your eye shape is mine, your oval face is mine
and your skinny little chicken legs are mine, too.
- You kick and scream and bounce and freak your freak when your Daddy comes home each night. I hope you never stop. Let me tell you something, Evie, he loves it.
- You are very independent unless you aren't feeling well and then you are super clingy to me. If you are teething you want me to hold you all day, but if you are well you want to be on the floor talking to all of your toys or following the pups around.
- You have been much fussier these past few weeks than ever before in your life because of said teething.
- You still only army crawl, but you are very good at it and I am sure that will just be your mode of transportation until you learn to walk.
- You have 3 teeth right now and your two front teeth are both coming in as well as one more on the bottom. This top tooth has been the worst, some days you've been a nightmare. Bless your little heart.
- You LOVE dogs. Love love love them. You scream at the top of your
lungs if our dogs lick you or get near you and you watch them and follow
them all over the house. If you are upset and I can't seem to calm you
"Where's the doggie?" will ALWAYS work and you will do a little bark in
- I would have no idea what to claim as your favorite foods anymore because you eat everything I give you and I seem to give you everything. I guess, if I think about it, you like vegetables and savory foods better than sweet ones.
- You love to look at books and have started to want to look at them independently as well as with me. You mimic the way I read to you and turn the pages and point at each picture with your tiny little pointer finger just like I do.
- Your blonde hair is now growing over your ears and you have started wearing it in little pig tails.
- You won't hold your own bottle if you are tired because you want to be vigorously rubbing your eyes while you eat, instead. This is your method of self-soothing to sleep. Eye rubbing and then thumb sucking once you are out.
- You love toys and get really excited over new ones. Everyone likes
to say that Christmas with a baby isn't that fun, but I have a feeling
that Christmas with you will be a riot.
- You aren't attached to anything other than your dolly and your seahorse. I give the same soft blanket to you every night when you go to sleep, but I seriously think you couldn't care less about it.
- You still have the smallest feet ever which easily fit into 0-3 month shoes.
- You have started throwing little tantrums when I take things away from you and oh boy, that started early.
- You LOVE to play the "drop it and pick it up" game and just immediately drop most things I give you. It is so funny and so annoying all at the same time.
- It is easy to justify buying you great clothes because you will wear them for at least 6 months.
- You just barely nursed for the very last time yesterday. I didn't
plan to stop exactly at 11 months, but that's how it has turned out. I
weaned you soooo slowly I honestly don't think you noticed at all, but I
am heartbroken over it. I have loved our nursing relationship and will
miss it so much. 11 months was far too soon to stop for me, but I will
just keep reminding myself that this means I can hopefully start
thinking about baby #2 now.
- You are the sweetest, happiest little friend in the world. From your smiles to your screams to the laugh attacks you have when I am trying to put you to sleep at night. You are so much fun and we cannot imagine life without you.
It should be noted, you are wearing the Christmas dress Grandma Olsen gave you in these pictures
(better ones to come).
And now back to my blogging hiatus.