Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Ella is 11 months old today! I can't believe she will be ONE YEAR OLD in a month. Crazy.
She gets more fun, more active, more mischievous, and more independent every single day. She is babbling up a storm, but she STILL doesn't seem to say mama or dada in relation to Gary or I!!! What the heck?! We *think* she sort of says "ball" (ba), "up" and "uh oh". Who knows. She vehemently shakes her head side to side when she doesn't want or like something. So she definitely gets the concept of no even though she can't say it (and doesn't obey it!).
She loves the pool- probably because it's the only place she can walk! I think her favorite game is playing ball- she loves throwing the ball to you...she could do it for hours. She LOVES watching Rylee play fetch with a ball- she cracks up. As for her 8 million toys...she's "eh" about those. I swear, we might as well give her a phone, a piece of paper, a spoon and any other random object that she isn't supposed to have. She loves to climb the stairs (AHHH!) and always heads straight for them (so we have to lock her in the kitchen/family room now).
She is a master crawler and cruiser and pull herself upper but still does not have any inclination towards standing on her own without holding onto something. She likes to push things, but if you try walking with her while holding her hands, she tends to sit down! We may have a very late walker on our hands. She waves "hi" and "bye", claps and gives high fives...it's so darn cute.
She is eating three 8 oz. formula bottles and solids 3 times a day 8:30, 12:00 and 5:00. She won't let us feed her anymore, which means meal times are VERY messy in our house. She likes yogurt, cheerios, puffs, baby cheetos, string cheese, sliced turkey meat (she LOVES meat), broccoli and eggs.
She naps twice day. 9/9:30-10:30/11 and 2:30-4:00. She is an amazing nighttime sleeper and never ever wakes up in the middle of the night. We are so lucky in that respect. Even vacations or missed naps don't affect her. However, she does always wake up at 6:30 a.m., so she's definitely an early riser! Right now that works really well for our schedule (or Gary's schedule?), but if I ever don't work, I'm going to have to have a serious discussion with her about sleeping in.
She still wears a size 3 diaper. She is in 12 month clothes, and I even put her in 12-18 month sometimes.
She is just overall a really good baby, and I'm so proud to be her mama!