Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Haddie Mae: 11 Months

Dear Haddie Mae,
At 11 months you...

  • You weigh 20 pounds and I can't wait to see those chubby thighs waddle around this summer!
  • You are wearing 12 month clothes but still have tiny little feet (size 2 or so)
  • You sleep from 7pm-6:45am, and still take 2 naps (9:30 and 2:00)
  • You are FINALLY crawling! It's a slow and tedious process, but you are really enjoying being able to move around on your own. You still prefer walking while we hold your hands to crawling, though.
  • We like to say that you don't walk, you dance. You never take normal steps around the house, you're always excitedly bouncing around like you're dancing
  • Your favorite toys are rocks, dirty shoes, scrap paper and anything else you shouldn't put in your mouth
  •  You get really dramatic when I take things away from you. And the three times I've had to tell you no (chewing on a lamp cord, trying to swallow a rock, etc.) you immediately started crying crocodile tears and sniffling. I can't even imagine what you are going to be like as a teenager!
  • I am starting to see a lot of teeth when you smile. You got in the two bottom middle ones first, and then got in two top teeth, but not in the middle, the two on either side of the middle! Thankfully, now the middle two teeth are coming in, but I think your smile is going to look a little interesting for a couple of weeks with that big gap in the middle :)
  • You like to toss your pacifiers over the crib railing when you wake up
  • You love planking, you do it all the time
  • Your favorite foods are turkey, toast, french fries, pickles, shredded cheese, baby puffs, ground beef, chicken, raspberries, and baby food. You still don't like any veggies and strawberries seem to give you a little bit of a rash
  • You play the bashful routine anytime someone new looks at you (burying your head in my shoulder or the ground, but looking up at them and smiling from the corner of your eye). This is exactly what you do during Peek-a-boo, too, which is one of your favorite activities
  • You still won't drink more than 5oz in a sitting because you want to be moving and playing
  • You have started using a sippy cup some but you don't like water!
  • You like to stand at your toy table and play for a little while, but in general you want to change activities about every five minutes
  • You love to stand at the back door and look out the windows at what Titus and the dogs are doing in the backyard
  • You are in a big girl car seat now and you don't like it very much!
  • You like to watch Elmo and Sesame Street but a lot of times end up watching shows like Team Umi Zoomi because that's what brother is watching
  • You love to push buttons on anything electronic, especially my phone and the tv remote
  • When you get sleepy you alternate between covering your ears and your eyes, like you're trying to block out all sights and sounds 
  • You love to be cuddled and rocked when you are going to sleep
  • When you're falling asleep in your crib you have a paci in your mouth and you also have to have one in your hand to hold
I think this month has flown by the fastest of all! You are almost ONE sweet girl! I love that you are becoming more mobile even though I know that means it'll be more work for mommy trying to chase you around. It is so sweet to watch you crawl around the house, you still do a little dance jiving during the process, so it kind of seems like you've always got a song playing in your head and you are just dancing to the beat. Speaking of dancing, you are ALWAYS dancing! You love the record player and dance to CCR with your brother and daddy. And if I start singing or even if my phone starts ringing you will start bouncing around wherever you are. I love to see how much joy that music brings you, it's just one more way that we get to see your sweet and happy personality shine through. We love you all the way up to the moon and back, baby love!