Friday, September 07, 2007

My 11 Month Old Little Girl!

Yep, that's right!! She will be ONE in one month! Crazy to think that this time last year I was very much ready to have her (as a matter of fact this weekend last year I was having my baby shower!) Let's see...she is not walking yet but is cruising from the couch to the love seat and is able to walk while holding someone's fingers. She plays peek-a-boo now and covers her eyes when you ask her to play. She can also play pat-a-cake, and claps her hand and is starting to roll her fists when you sing "roll it up". She can say's more of a "DA" but then gives her version of a bark afterward which is pretty much a high pitch squeal (two in a row like "ruff ruff"). She has started playing with her brother a lot more. Today she actually grabbed his shirt and yelled at him after he had taken a toy from her! I think she will be able to stand her ground when the time comes.

I put her on the scale with me the other day and it said she weighed 20 pounds! Then after that, I got Caleb on the scales and it said he weighed 29.5...I think she will surpass him for sure shortly! She still eats very well and is still taking a bottle with warm formula. She is doing very well with the sippy cup and water but won't drink cold formula from it. I think by the time that she turns one she will be on only sippy cups and on whole milk. She still wakes up between 4:30-6:00 in the morning wanting formula in a bottle and I have done the big "no no" since she stopped nursing. When she wants the bottle at that time, I just give it to her and then go back to bed and let her keep it in her crib. But honestly I don't see the difference between her drinking it in my lap or laying in her crib and drinking it. She doesn't much care to be held while drinking it and I am afraid that if I just put her in the floor to drink it at 4:30 or 5:00 in the morning then she will want to be up for good and play. I do not however just give her a bottle when I put her down for a nap or when I initially put her to bed at night. I guess it's just one of those things that you have a crutch on and you do what works! She is also still on the pacifier but I will wean her from that after she turns one. Caleb was able to give it up pretty easy right after his 1st birthday. I think it will be harder on me than on's just tough the first few days until they forget about it!

I am so excited to see her in all her fall clothes. I have a great friend who let me borrow a ton of clothes that Ariel can wear this fall/winter and I bought some tights, shoes and bows to go with most of the outfits. The bows are still an issue because she has no hair and she pulls the headbands out now. I still use the stick on bows that I used on her when she was a newborn and they stay in pretty good!

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