Chloe officially hit 11 months on the 25th. This is her last few weeks as a 'months' baby, because she'll be a year. Then for one whole month I can answer the age question with 'a year'. But once October 25th hits, she's 13 months and she's back to months again. By the time October 25th hits I'll also be a few days into age 25 myself. Oh the scariness of it all.
I'm getting way off topic here. It's time for Chloe's 11 month update. Now, she lost her official 11 month photos with my laptop crash. She also lost every other picture she's had taken in her entire life, so these photos are super recent - so recent I had to upload them to boyfriend's computer. You know we're tight when I upload my photos to your computer, just sayin'.
Weight: 17.6 lbs
Length: Time to measure.
Diapers: Size 3, and you'll be there for awhile.
Feeding: Back to being torture for all involved most of the time. You usually do great with your morning and night cereal (about 4tbsp each go), but your meals are rough. Usually I don't even try to feed you supper anymore, I just give you cereal at 6pm instead. You have a bottle when you nap, when you go to bed, and through the night but never any other time. You still love your baby treats, and love little pieces of bread. You love sucking on sippy cups, but not actually drinking the water. You also love yogurt.
Sleep: You've been sleeping great lately. You sleep through the night a lot more often these days, because I now have a bottle waiting for you in your crib for you to just grab and drink when you wake up. It's worked many times. Sometimes you still cry for mommy, and I'll change you, kiss you tons and put you back down with your bottle. You usually go back down without a fight. You're great for sleeping in later if I keep you up later. You usually sleep between 10-13 hours from bedtime to morning.
You've reduced yourself to one nap a day about halfway through August. For awhile you would just blab away in your bed through one of the naps, then sleep two hours for the other nap, but now I just put you in your bed once (unless you're super cranky) and you go almost right to sleep. I miss the two naps.
Talking: You've figured out your first word. The first cute thing you started saying was 'uh oh' but I don't think that counts. Your first word is 'tickle'. You say it all the time. I guess that just goes to show how much mommy likes tickling you.
Teeth: You popped I think 4 out at the end of July/beginning of August, then popped two more this past week. These past two must've been the worst, because I've never seen a baby so cranky for so long. Tylenol and Orajel are our best friends, but even that's not helping with the whine. We're going crazy, and hope it almost over with.
Misc: You still hate the car. Maybe you hate being rear-facing but I can't help you there. You seem to love shopping, especially since we never do it anymore. You love being pushed in your stroller. We go for tons of walks lately. You stood yesterday (August 29) for about 5 seconds, after I pulled you up to your feet then wouldn't let you hold onto my hands. You weren't impressed. You love touching all electronics. You love climbing the back of the couch. You still absolutely love The Backyardigans and look at me with a huge smile every time the theme song comes on. You learned how to play ball in the past week. We can actually toss it back and forth quite easily. You also seem to love playing with this one car toy we have. Maybe a tomboy in the making.