Well my sweet Lainey you are now 11 months old!! I can't believe it. In a few short weeks we will reach a huge milestone. I'm not going to talk about it anymore because I'll start crying. Instead I will talk about what you've been up to lately. First your stats:
Length: 31" (taken by Mommy while you were sleeping....accuracy questionable)
weight: 22 lbs (really just an estimate. Have no idea. Will find out at the end of the month at your checkup)
eats: formula upon waking, before going to bed and some during the day. Other than that it's people food. A few weeks ago you decided you were done with baby food and only wanted big people food. Just another way you show me how much you're growing and you're not my itty bitty baby doll anymore.
sleeping: You're still an excellent sleeper. 8/8:30pm-7/7:15am, with an afternoon nap and sometimes a morning nap too. Your morning naps these days are very sporatic!
teeth: Two on bottom and the top left has broken through! The top right is almost through.
Lainey bug you are growing so much! You now talk and babble all the time. I don't know if you've actually said any real words yet although there have been many times where it sounds like it. So maybe you have and I just am not realizing it. Your personality really shines these days too. You like to love on your stuff animals. Give them hugs and pat them, such a sweetie. But then you also have a slight temper and get upset easily if you can't do something. And then once your upset, it can take awhile for you to try again whatever it is that made you upset. Apparently you like to do things perfectly and have things go exactly your way. Hmmm.....
You still like your books and pointing to things in the book. You actually like to point to anything and everything. As soon as you get up in the morning, you're pointing at something. The window, decor, mobile, anything. It's like you just want to soak up the world around you and everything in it. You still really enjoy music. When you play with a turn that has music, you usually dance along, which usually consists of swaying back and forth or sometimes with some bouncing.
You're not a fan of being left. You will play by yourself as long as someone is in the same room as you. But if that person leaves, you whine and crawl after them. You're a people person and like to be with your people. Your crawling as picked up some speed too. If I do leave a room, it doesn't take long for you to have found me and be right at my feet. We've worked on walking but you still prefer to crawl. You'll walk around the room so long as you're holding someone's hands. You also walk around the room with your walker, but you get frustrated with it once it hits something and you can't get turned around in it easily.
Something relatively new for you is you've learned to climb into things. You like to climb into your car seat and rock back and forth in it. You also have figured out how to climb into your Mr. Duck that's used for bathtime as well as the laundry basket. You can really only climb into the laundry basket when it has clothes in it, otherwise if it's empty, it's too light and tumbles over, causing you to become upset.
So apparently in a few short weeks, you aren't supposed to have bottles anymore and we should be weening you off of them. Therefore you should be using sippy cups. However you don't . You're not a fan of them. Here within the last week or so, you've started using a sippy cup with a straw more and more but any other kind you just bite on and then throw down. I supposed we'll continue to work on this. Things could get rough once the bottles are gone.
You my dear are not a fan of being told 'no'. You will whine, get a really sad, pathetic look on your face and do a fake cry. It's really quite pitiful and not sure where you came up with this. I mean, it's kinda cute, but mostly just pathetic. I mean I guess a small fake cry is better than an all out tantrum so I should be careful what I wish for.
You love to wrestle. I assume this is from watching the boys at day care and perhaps participating with them. If your daddy or I lay down on the floor at home, it usually doesn't take long for you to crawl over and get on top of us. You also like to do this to your poor, innocent cousin, Caden. Playing with him consists of you mauling him to the ground. It's a good thing he's so laid back. Although, I foresee a retaliation in your future sweet darling.
Oh something else you enjoy is watching Signing Times and your Nursery rhymes video. Everytime either one of those are you, you just stare with enthrallment. When Signing Times is on, you start moving your hands along with them. You can use the signs "more" and "milk" and we're working on "please". When Nursery Rhymes is on you literally will stop what you're doing and just stare. Depending on the song, you'll sway back and forth with the music. You also like to hold the case the dvd goes in and you'll point to the bear on the tv and then point to the same bear on the case. You're basically a genius, plain and simple. :) You've also started peek-a-boo where you'll cover your own eyes. Then we say "where's Lainey" and you'll pull your hands off your eyes and we say "there you are". You just smile and do it again and again. It's the cutest thing. I love watching you learn new things and am amazed at how much you have learned. You are the sweetest, funniest, most wonderful baby in the world and I am so thankful I get to be your mommy. I love you more and more everyday!!