Height: 29.5 inches
Weight: 19 pounds 6.4 ounces
Clothing size: 6-9 month pants, 9-12 month onesies, some 6-9 jammies and one pair of 9-12 pjs that are still super long.
Eyecolor: I’m going to just say hazel because they still change every day. I had my mom-in-law tell me they looked more blue, and then the very next day, Michael said they looked more brown. It’s a toss-up!
Teeth: EIGHT! The most recent one (Q) really seemed to bother her more than any of the others have. She now has teeth G, F, E, D, O, P, N and Q. (dental chart)
Eating: This month she tried and loved bananas, green beans, chucks of cheddar cheese, and mexican rice and beans. She’s obsessed with crackers (any kind- graham, whole wheat, or Ritz) so much now that Cheerios are boring to her. We gave her a few Cheezits as a treat, and now, if she sees me eating some, she begs for some and won’t eat what’s on her plate until the Cheezits are out of sight. She is still loving her strawberry yogurt, peanut butter, and grapes, too. Nursing has suddenly decreased a lot. She’ll nurse in the morning, before naps, and before bed (and maybe one extra time during the day), but that’s really all she wants.Words: Honestly, still nothing. She mamamas and dadadas a lot but I’m not sure she connects those words with us. She does make a specific sound when she wants more to eat. Otherwise, she just babbles and yells a lot!
Favorite things: Playing with other babies, pulling the dog’s tail, playing with power cords… Haha. Basically, she gets into EVERYTHING these days! Dancing is still her most favorite thing to do, I think. She’s also become so interested in books and can amuse herself with them for quite awhile. Her favorite toy is her orange stuffed kitty. She cuddles with him and carries him around the house! She loves when we hold her upside down or spin her around. She also has figured out how to open the cupboard doors and loves pulling out all the containers/bathroom supplies.
Dislikes: The car seat and not being allowed to play with our phones. She doesn’t like baths again lately either, but now she tries to stand up and escape the tub!
Sleep: Ever since we got back from Utah, her naps have been weird. She has been fighting the afternoon one even though I am certain she’s tired. I was partly blaming that new tooth, so I guess we’ll see if it gets better this week. At night, she’s in bed around 7 or 7:30 lately and up for the day between 6:30 and 7:15 am.
Milestones, etc.: – She’s figured out how to climb ON things now… which means that she can reach more of the things she’s not supposed to have.(Yes, she climbed into the laundry basket all on her own!)– She’s more aware of where objects are (even if you hide them).
– She waves pretty much any time you tell her “say hi/bye!”
– She practices standing without holding on to anything.
– She’s started pointing to things that she is interested in or wants.
– She’s mastered dropping objects and thinks it’s hilarious because then I have to keep picking them up!
– She can use the sippy cup mostly on her own now without me having to hold it for her all the time.
To my sweet, lovable baby girl…
I can’t believe it’s been eleven months since I first laid eyes on the absolutely perfect features of your face. Every day, I’m amazed at how you grow a little smarter, stronger, and more beautiful.I never knew how much I’d miss you when you’re asleep.
Staring at your chubby cheeks never gets old.
You have a love for life that is contagious. No one can be around you and resist smiling!
Your daddy and I are so infatuated with every inch of you. You are our everything.
This time, I tried to distract her with tape, Cheezits, and even Daddy! This just gets harder and harder every month! (and she may have been trying to eat the tape…)