11 months!

Dear Adeline Grace,

You are 11 months old! Soon we will be posting your last monthly post as a baby! It is so hard to fathom.  You just blossom more and more every day and you simply astound us.

So what have we learned about you this month and what have you been up to in your eleventh month of life? (For some reason, you were up to so, so much...but I didn't document things as well this month.  You have been so busy and learning so much, though!)

Here are some of your firsts this month...
On 9.9.12- You went to your first Arts and Crafts fair with Mommy and Grandma!

On 9.9.12- You had your first true cold with a little bit of fever (your first one).  You still continued to act your normal, sweet, spunk self!

This month you also:

-started throwing your hands up and shrugging when we say "I don't know" or ask you where someone went.  You even do it now when you just don't know where something is without us prompting or asking you.

-you started doing a crab-type crawl with one leg under you and one straight out to the side...it's almost as if you are mocking crawling and are so over it! You also put your head down and crawl really fast sometimes.  Cracks us up!

-really show awesome hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills (you have for a long time) but the docs were even commenting on it this month and how you could do tricks they show their older patients (like putting your finger right on the tip of the light they use)

-started begging for food and drink that we have (glasses of anything and salads really catch your eye!)

-say "ta" for "what's that?" or when you want something

-blow kisses---super, super sweet!! 

-so, so much more!

So what do you like and dislike?

You love…

-being around people and interacting with people
-feeding Boone
-playing with your magnets on the fridge and your window sticker on the door
-being held and cuddled
-waving and blowing kisses
-making your toys start up that make noise
-everything...you are such a happy baby!

You dislike…

-having to be still
-being in the bath for long
-your food being in front of you when you are finished (you throw it off your tray or feed it to Boone or roll up you mat if we are out)
-not much!

What are your sizes?
You are in 12 month sleepers and 12-18 month clothing.  You are wearing size 4 disposable diapers.  You wear a size 2 or 3 in shoes (you have little feet!).  You weigh about 19 pounds now and just keep getting longer and longer! 

What are your eating habits like?

Just like I said last month, you are still going strong with nursing! Yay! You nurse when you wake up (varies each day), around lunchtime (12 or so), in the afternoon (4 or 5) and at bedtime.  You are doing better taking a bottle on the days that Mommy works!

Breakfast faves:  cereal bars, cheerios, fruit, breakfast cookie, waffles

Lunch faves: turkey, turkey, turkey, green beans, fruit, crackers, puffs or cheerios, shredded cheese

Dinner faves:  really anything we are eating! (pizza, avacado, spaghetti, chicken dishes, et.c. etc.  We let you try everything and you rarely push something aside)

Snack faves: hummus!, Pirates Booty (all natural cheddar soft popcorn), "Baby Cheetos" -Gerber's snacks, starting to like yogurt, goldfish crackers, Earth's Best sesame street crackers

How is your sleeping?

Sleep is the everlasting mystery with you! ;) We felt like your bedtime had crept way too late and we got very lax with your sleeping in month 10...so this month...back to a stern bedtime we went! We start your bedtime routine by 8 or 8:30 (at the latest) and you are in bed by 8:30 or 9 at the latest.  Although, if you seem extra sleepy, we go with it! You are waking up once a night usually now.  You nurse and go right back to sleep.  You are also sleeping in much more now.  You seem to want 12-13 hours of sleep.  You nap pretty well now too...usually one in the morning and one in the afternoon still.  Your early nap is pretty short but your afternoon one is usually between 1 and 2 hours.  (That's super for you!)

So what makes you, you this month?

God just could not have given us a more fun or sweet child! You seriously shine joy everywhere you go.  People constantly stop just to talk and wave to you.  You demand attention but also get it without even trying.  People flock to you.  We pray that God's light would shine through you.  You are already so good at loving on people.  I pray that God uses that trait and people would feel His love through you, Baby Girl! You teach us so much about life and we cherish every single moment we are given with you!! We love you so, so much!

                                                                                                    Mommy and Daddy

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1 comment :

  1. She's so beautiful and her eyes are gorgeous! She looks like such a happy sweet girl. :)


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