Friday, January 6, 2012

Eleven Months Old

Dear Sophia,

Here we are again, you another month older, and me...?  Well, I'm still amazed by how wonderful you are.
Birth: 8 pounds 5 ounces
1 month: 9 pounds 3 ounces
 2 months: 11 pounds
3 months: 11 pounds 8 ounces
4 months: 13 pounds 13 ounces
5 months: 15 pounds 4 ounces
6 months: 16 pounds
7 months: 17 pounds
8 months: 18 pounds 6 ounces 
9 months: 19 pounds 9 ounces
10 months: 20 pounds 6 ounces 
11 months: 20 pounds 6 ounces
Birth: 19 inches
1 month: 20 1/2 inches
2 months: 22 3/8 inches
3 months: 23 1/2 inches
4 months: 23 1/2 inches
5 months: 25 inches
6 months: 25 1/2 inches
7 months: 27 inches
8 months: 27 1/4 inches 
9 months:  27 1/2 inches
10 months: 28 1/4 inches
11 months: 28 1/2 inches
You still eat a big bowl of oatmeal in the morning, usually followed by a handful of Cheerios.  For lunch, you refuse to eat pureed foods.  You squirm and yell if the spoon comes anywhere near your mouth.  If you can't do it yourself, you don't want it.  Your favorites right now are turkey, cheese, Cheerios, pasta, corn, and potatoes.  You have completely ignored the carrots, bananas, apples, and green beans I gave you to try.  We'll try again soon. You still get three bottles and drink about two sippy cups of water each day.
Tooth number two has made it's appearance! Your little grin is even cuter with your two little teeth poking through.

You are walking everywhere! You are so proud of yourself, and are so excited that you can walk that you will giggle the entire time you're on the move.  Emma isn't sure if she's excited or nervous about this new development.

You are quite the little babbler, and you sure do think you're carrying on a conversation.  You can say Mama, Dada, Emma, Nana, bay-bay (baby), and ba-ba (bye bye).  You can sign for more, which you use all the time at the dinner table.  Even with limited speech, you sure know how to get your point across.  You are such a loud screamer that we're sometimes afraid to take you places.  You scream if you're excited or mad.  You mostly scream at the cat (excited) or if we stop you from doing something you want to do (mad).

You have also learned to call the cat by clicking your tongue and you call us by beckoning with your finger.  You point at things you want, and once pointed at me and said "Mama."

What I Want to Remember
It's not necessarily a good thing to remember, but you have a vicious stubborn streak and you can flip from happy to mad faster than anyone I have ever seen! We're nervous about your teenage years. 

Your favorite songs are "The Itsy-Bitsy Spider," "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star," and "Ring Around the Rosie." Your favorite toys are your stacking cups and you have started figuring out how to nestle them in the right order.

You already want to be so independent but you still love to cuddle with us.  Sometimes you will be in the middle of playing and will suddenly stop, come over to me, and hold your arms up to be picked up.  You have learned the words "hug" and "kiss" and will lean on our shoulder or kiss our cheeks.I hope you never lose your loving personality.

You are such a sweet little thing and I can't wait to see you when I'm away from you so I can see your happy little smile.  You make this world a brighter, better, and more exciting place and I thank God each day that He chose me to be your mommy.

I love you Sunshine!


2 sweet somethings said:

Michelle said... Best Blogger Tips

She is getting so big! She is so beautiful!!! I hope you had an amazing Christmas!

Jessica said... Best Blogger Tips

I cannot believe she is already 11 months old! Such a cutie!