Sunday, January 26, 2014

Eleven Months Old

January 23, 2013

We are four short weeks away from you turning 1!  These past eleven months have really gone by fast and I have enjoyed every single minute! You make me one proud mommy!  Your sweet personality totally shines these days and can light up anyones day that you come in contact with.  You love to smile  and try to get everyone around you to smile too.  Giving kisses is a new thing you are loving to do these days, and Annabelle is your favorite to give kisses to.   Charley and Annabelle really catch your attention these days.  Annabelle loves to play "ball" with you, but Charley goes running when you come near (don't worry, he does that with everyone).  You also love to dance to ANY music, which includes my terrible singing, the jeopardy theme song, or anything on the radio when we are in the car.  You have so many toys from Christmas to play with, and majority of the time they keep you occupied, but lately you have wanted to be held constantly.  You have mastered the art of throwing a fit, with tears and all, when you don't get your way.  I can't even imagine what the "terrible twos" will be like!  You are a great eater these days, and I'm sure having 6 teeth makes it easier.  There are quite a few things that I would consider your favorites right now...oatmeal, taco soup from Rolling in the Dough, applesauce, and macaroni and cheese.  You do love drinking from your sippy cup, but it quickly becomes a game of throwing it on the floor and watching us pick it up.  Over the next couple of weeks we are going to slowly transition from breastmilk to whole milk.  I am hoping and praying it goes well for both of us!  You are still long and lean, and wearing mostly 12 months clothes, but you can still fit in size 9 month as well. You are a very active child, crawling everywhere or walking while holding on to something.  Your daddy and I think that you will be walking by your first birthday.  You still take 2 naps a day, and unfortunately, you will only nap in your swing (that no longer swings).   Your daddy and I are going to really start working with you to get you to take naps in your bed and get rid of the swing.  I am still thankful that you sleep all night.  I joke with your daddy and tell him that the only thing you got from me was your love for sleep.   You are definitely your daddy made over!  You look like him and are starting to act like him already.  I think its precious!  You are my pride and joy and I continue to thank God every day for choosing me to be your mommy!
All my love,

Things she is loving: giving kisses, being held, 
dancing, drinking from her sippy cup

Things she is not a fan of: wearing shoes, 
not having mommy or daddy in sight

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Ten Months Old

December 23, 2013

It is two days before Christmas and having you around makes celebrating Jesus' birthday so much more fun and special.  Now that I am your mommy, I have a better understanding of a mother's love and I can't even begin to imagine the love Mary had for Jesus.  I am so thankful that God blessed this world with his son, Jesus, and that He blessed me with you!  You are one fun 10 month old baby girl!  I have one word that I can describe you these days and that is BUSY!  You are always on the go crawling around, or sitting and playing with toys.  You still have not tried walking on your own, but you do walk holding on to things.  The word "no" is funny to you.  You definitely know the meaning, or at least understand the tone of voice I use when I tell you no, and you like to challenge me to see if I really mean what I am saying.  When your daddy tells you no, you think it is hilarious and turn it in to a game.  For example... if your daddy tells you no when you are throwing your food on the ground you will laugh and hold your hand out as though you are going to drop your food and when he says no again you put your food in your mouth and start laughing.  I think your daddy has a hard time telling you no so he has turned his discipline into a game.  I do have to agree with him, it is hard to tell you no, especially when you look at me with your innocent eyes and sweet smile.  One of your favorite things to do these days is to blow spit bubbles (I'm not sure what else to call it).  You think it is so funny to stick out your tongue and blow bubbles and make funny sounds, and it is even more hilarious to you if you can get someone else to do it with you.   Your teeth are still slowly but surely coming in.  You have 4 teeth, 2 on top and 2 on bottom, and there are 2 more on top that are going to bust through the gum any day now.  Teething doesn't seem to be waking you up at night as much.  One way you handle the pain is by chewing on anything you can fit in your mouth. Your daddy and I have to watch you because you will put anything in your mouth, from shoes to paper, to tags and fingers.  Speaking of shoes, you do not like to keep them on your feet!  As soon as we put you in the car to go somewhere, you immediately take off your shoes and socks.  Your feet don't seem to be growing (I know they are, but they are still pretty small), but you are definitely growing!  Your daddy and I look at you sometimes these days and see a toddler and not a baby anymore.  It is crazy how fast time is going by and how quickly you are changing! You are definitely mine and your daddy's pride and joy!
All my love,

Things she is loving: watching the Baby First channel, 
crawling everywhere,dancing to music

Things she is not a fan of: wearing shoes and socks, taking pictures,
sitting down to take a bath