On the 4th of this month, Charley turned 11 months old! So big!
|Listen...my viable options were very limited this month. I had no choice but to go with this awkward pose. She was actually trying to pull off that headband, but instead it looks like she's saying "heyyyyy baby, look at me!"|
It was the first thing that made her realize that to walk, you need to move your feet. Before, if you were to hold her up by her hands to let her practice walking, her feet would be so firmly planted on the ground that it was near impossible to get her to pick one foot up and move it. She loves this thing!
She's getting more hair! No where near enough for a bow yet, but we're getting there. It's looking more dirty blonde than white blonde these days. I'm sure she will be a brunette before too long anyways.
She does some new cute little things now too. My mom taught her to put her hand up to her ear (or behind her head) and say "Hello??" She has a couple of play phones, but she hasn't yet figured out these are the things you are supposed to put to your ear and say hello on. Baby steps.
My dad taught her to cover her eyes and play peekaboo. Although, she rarely covers her eyes and if she does it's just one. Usually her hands end up on her forehead. Enough to let you know that yes, she does understand the silly game, but if she covered her eyes up she wouldn't be able to see and that would be dumb, she says!
She has 7 or 8 teeth these days. I'm not sure which and you only get a short amount of time to feel around in there before the chompers chomp down on you. I'm okay with not knowing the exact tooth count. I value my fingertips too much.
|That Cheerio doesn't stand a chance in those chompers!|
But, besides one incident where we think major gas was to blame, she slept great (12-14 hours!!) and my parents and sisters literally fought over her while I was gone. If that doesn't make my Mama heart swell with joy, I don't know what does. Love that my family loves her as much as I do! I sure did miss her though! NEVER. AGAIN. Just kidding. In fact, I need an overnight babysitter for a night in September, and I'm thinking about opening it up to the highest bidder. ;)
But, it wasn't all puppies and rainbows this month. She did get sick while on vacation in Florida. Does that sound familiar? Yes, she also got sick on our previous vacation in Florida. What does this child have against vacationing in Florida!? It was a stomach bug that dealt her a couple of pukes, and a lot of ickiness from the other end. The pukes were only twice in the first day or two, but the other end ickiness lasted almost TWO weeks. I had to buy diapers without a coupon, and that pained me the most. Just kidding. I really, really hated her being sick and even though I got extra snuggles, I wished I could make it stop. Poor, sweet baby.
|Such a treat. I hadn't napped/slept with her snuggling next to me since maternity leave.|
The next month is a big one. A one year old? How did this happen? Be sure that major party planning is going on and I'll share details after the party.
Happy 11 months, baby!