Sunday, May 27, 2012

11 Months Old!

Yeap. I am "that" Mommy who is still posting monthly updates on my child's first year after she is already 1. Please forgive me. The good news is, I should be just about caught up though. And well on my way to a first birthday party post. Yay!

Ella Grace,

Happy 11 months! This has been such a fun FUN month! It's like you grow up more and more every night while you are sleeping. You are simply amazing. You crack me up and make me laugh so much everyday. Sometimes I swear I could just squeeze the poop out of ya, you are SO cute and SO funny : ) There is hardly a dull moment during our day. This month, you have also started showing a little attitude. You are quite the sassy little thing when you want to be. Sometimes I wonder how challenging your "terrible twos" are going to be when you can be such a stinker at 11 months! You have started so many new things this month. You started clapping! It is pretty much the cutest thing EVER. You clap when we say "patty cake", when we sing "If you're happy and you know it", when we sing other songs, you hear music, or just whenever you want. Oh yeah, and when you are proud of yourself or excited. You are just a little clapper you are : ) You have started holding the phone (and other things) up to your ear like you are talking on the phone. And you know that the doggies say "woof woof." That's really cute too! Ever since Mommy taught you that, you have been "woofing" all the time : ) Another thing you love to do lately is roll around on pillows and blankets. It's pretty funny. Or if there are none in the floor, you will simply improvise and empty a drawer full of clothes for you to roll around on. Silly girl you are! I can't believe Mommy is busily preparing for your FIRST birthday party! That is just crazy to me. Time flies! I love you sweet girl and I am excited to celebrate your first year here with us with our family and friends! I love you!

11 Month Stats

Weight: 21 pounds

Length: 29 inches

Clothes size:  12 months, 12-18 months

Diaper size:  4

Daily Routine: You wake up around 7:30 A.M. Occasionally, you will sleep in until closer to 8, but not regularly. Unfortunately. You still nurse right after waking up and you also have cheerios almost every morning. You LOVE them! We like to have oatmeal and scrambled eggs too. We either play until your morning nap or sometimes you watch "Baby Einstein." Depends on the day and your mood. You still take your first nap around 9:30-10:00 A.M. On a good day you sleep about 1 1/2 hours. On a bad day, only about 30 minutes. On a really bad day, no nap at all : / Those are always fun... Usually you will take some sort of morning nap. If you skip a nap, it is usually your afternoon one. You take a second nap (hopefully!) around 2-2:30 P.M. Then we play, have dinner and begin our bedtime routine around 6:30 P.M. You are in bed by 7-7:30 P.M.

Feeding: I kept expecting you to start weaning yourself, but that hasn't starting happening yet so, this month I started weaning you slowly. I started by cutting out one daytime feeding, then a couple of weeks later, cut out all daytime feeds. That leaves us with morning and night feedings. You are doing good though and I feel confident you will be completely weaned shortly after your 1st birthday. You continue to be a good eater. Thankfully, I don't have to stress to much over what I'm gonna feed you because you will eat pretty much whatever I put in front of you ; ) 

Sleep: Still sleeping like an angel, around 12 hours a night! Thank you!!!

Hair Color: Light brown

Eye color:  Light brown

Milestones: This is the first month you signed back to Mommy! YAY! I began signing to you when you were around 4 months old, but you just now reciprocated! Your first sign was "more!" Since then you have also signed "eat" and "milk." I was SO excited! You also finally mastered drinking from a sippy cup. It only took buying about 8 different types of cups before we found one you liked, but we finally did.  You started clapping this month, holding the phone to your ear, saying "woof woof" and making "vroom, vroom" car noises : )

Your favorite toy: You are all about "B's" this month! You love balls, bubbles, and bowls!

11 Month Pictures

Riding her ladybug

She's saying "vroom, vroom!" HA!

My little bookworm : )