11 months

Avery is 11 months!!! It's so strange to think that this time last year we were anxiously awaiting her arrivale, and now she is nearing the end of her first year of life. It amazes me every single day that time goes by so fast. These past 11 months have been the most incredible months of our lives. 

Things Avery is doing at 11 months: 

-saying "dada" all of the time with the occassional "mama" thrown in....
-cruising on the furniture
-loving on Bailey... seriously, she gives Bailey so many kisses and hugs throughout the day- it's so sweet!
-Speaking of Bailey- Avery obviously spends a lot of time with her because she carries toys, bibs, socks, etc. in her mouth while crawling all through the house... just like big sister Bailey! haha
-says "naaa naa" which I think means "NO"
-can wave "hi" and "bye"
-can give a high-five
-is very tickleish 
- will eat whatever we put in front of her- though I'm still feeding her a lot of baby food because it's so convenient! 
-refuses to feed herself her bottle. We know she can do it, we've SEEN her do it. Now she will not hold her bottle at all! I know I should take the time and just let her figure it out and know that she will feed herself if she gets hungry enough, but that takes time and the formula leaks out of the nipples if she holds it upside down and then I'm left with a big mess to clean up! 
-walks while holding onto our fingers but is not quite ready to walk by herself yet. 
-had her first high fever of 102 last weekend followed by roseola
-weighs 17 pounds 5 ounces... she's a tiny one! 
-still takes 2 naps during the day. 
-sleeps 12 hours at night
-doesn't use a paci at all... but sucks her thumb constantly
-spent a week at Mimi and Granddaddy's house while mommy and daddy were out of town
-cut her 3rd tooth on Friday Sept. 23 (top L)
-she's a mommy's girl for sure- though I'm sure that will change to being a daddy's girl in the future.
-Loves to look at herself in the mirror or in pictures
-has the best laugh
-likes to play hide and go seek with mommy and daddy
-understands the what "no" means- but doesn't exactly obey when we say no! 
-has so much energy and is constantly on the go
-wears size 3 diapers
-wears 9-12 month clothing
-have I mentioned that she NEVER stops moving!?! 

Avery is truly the best baby. She is so happy and energetic. I have to admit, the tenth month has probably been the hardest for me. She would never sit still and laughed any time we tried to discipline. The word "no" has become my most used word.... 

Avery, I love you. No matter how difficult or how easy the days are, you are my true joy and I would never trade my time with you for anything. I'm so blessed to be able to stay at home with you every day. I enjoy our time together and want you to know that your Mommy and Daddy love you very very much!

1 comment:

Kylie said...

Can't believe your baby girl is almost a year! And hate to admit that my 4 month old prob. weighs more than she does. It's been a few weeks, but he weighed 16 lbs. then.