Wednesday, December 16, 2009

11 Months Old!

Evie, we cannot believe you are 11 months today! This year has gone by so quickly and we have loved it all. Well, maybe not the multiple times you were up in the night but everything else.

You weigh about 21 pounds and you are really tall. Just this morning, another mommy told me she could not believe you were so tall at 11 months. You are wearing a size 3 diaper but I think we may need to move up to size 4 after Christmas. They are starting to get a little tight on your tummy. You are wearing 12-18 month clothes but some of your fall things still fit. Your hair is still blonde and we get lots of comments about it. You have a lot of hair so it tends to attract a lot of attention from everyone especially other babies.

You LOVE to eat and will eat most anything that I give you. Your favorite is still banana and you eat a whole one every morning for breakfast. Daddy does not like ripe bananas but you do not seem to mind so it works out really well. You eat breakfast, lunch and dinner along with two snacks. You still nurse 3-4 times per day but we are beginning to think about weaning. Sometimes, you even drink whole milk out of your sippy cup but you really like water with ice. Some of your favorite meals are pasta, chicken nuggets, cheese and deli meat. You have discovered cookies and think they are really sweet. Snacks are fun for you and you like to eat goldfish, fruit and Pirate Booty. We go through a lot of fruit around here because you eat it for every meal and snack. You are also very interested in everything that other people are eating. Maybe this will get us to eat a little better since you are a growing girl and need lots of healthy food.

You are FINALLY sleeping through the night! Bedtime is at 7 and you sleep until 6 or 7 in the morning. I wish you could make it to 7 but I am so thankful for the HUGE improvement that you have made. You may remember that you used to sleep through the night when you were a little baby but stopped when we moved to Tennessee. I know you are so happy to sleep in your cozy crib each night at your new house.

Raffi, your pink giraffe, is your favorite! You reach for him as soon as you get in the crib. Sometimes you crawl around the house with Raffi. I think you and Raffi will be friends for a long time. Don't worry we have two in case you lose one.

You love to go as long it's on your schedule. Gymboree and Kindermusik are your favorite places and you kick your little legs when we walk in the door. All the mommies think you are really funny because you squeal, clap and bounce the entire class. You also like the grocery store especially the ones that give out samples or free cookies.

You are standing up a lot and crawl so fast everywhere. I am amazed at how speedy you have become. Evie, you can get in trouble faster than I can catch you. You do like to play with your toys and that keeps you still for a few minutes. Laundry is fun for you except when you close your hand in the dryer. OUCH!

We have noticed that you have a lot to say but we do not speak the same language that you speak. You say da- da but we are still not positive that you connect the word with the person! Daddy is one of your favorite people. You get so excited when you hear him come in the door and you quickly crawl to greet him.

You are still very cuddly and come over for a quick hug. I love to put you to sleep at night because you are so calm and sweet. I love how sweet you smell after your bath and you are just perfect. You stroke my face and try to put your hands in my mouth. Daddy thinks you might be a dentist. I'm not so sure about that but you can be anything you want to be!

Evie, we love you so much! You have changed our life in so many ways but YOU have made our life complete. We are so thankful to be your parents and look forward to seeing you grow. Please slow down, we are not in any hurry! Each stage is wonderful and you make us happier every day.


  1. Wow, almost a year! And AP is getting "Where Is Babies Belly Button?" for Christmas!


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