Emerson is 11 Months

Sweet baby girl,
 It is so hard for me to wrap my mind around the fact that you are eleven months old! I just don't see how it can be true. It seems like just yesterday I was anxiously waiting your arrival and now you are almost a year old! In the last eleven months you have captured my heart and you have changed me forever. Being your Momma has made me a better person and have given me more joy that I could have ever imagined. You make our days brighter and our hearts so very full. We love you and everything about you- from your beautiful smile to your laid-back personality- to your infectious giggle. You are such a blessing!


11 Month Stats: (As measured by Mommy and Daddy)
Length- 29 inches
Weight- 20 lbs

You are still wearing Size 3 diapers but will soon be moving up to Size 4. You have had a huge growth spurt this month and have outgrown a lot of your smaller clothes. You are now wearing 9-12 and even some 12-18 month clothes. You are in a Size 2 shoe.

Oh girl- you LOVE to eat! You nurse about 4 times a day and eat three solid meals and a few snacks. For breakfast you usually eat a banana and a whole wheat waffle or oatmeal. You love cheese and can eat a whole string cheese by yourself.  You will still pretty much eat anything we give you and have tried several of our meals over the last month. We learned that you love vegetables seasoned with garlic and tomato soup.

You are still taking two naps a day. They usually last anywhere from an hour to two hours. You still go to bed at 7:30 but you have started waking up between 6:15 and 7:00 am. I bring you to our room when you wake up in the morning and we lay in bed and play. This is usually when you are your wildest. You jump all over the bed and jabber non-stop. It's one of my favorite times of the day.

You have finally started to love bedtime and you don't cry anymore when it's time to go to bed. Thank goodness! Now we just lay in your crib with your little giraffe and you cuddle it and go right to sleep. For the last month you have woken up almost every single night at 1:00 am to eat. I don't know why but I sure hope it's just a phase that will be over very soon. :)
You took your first steps and can now walk about 5 feet by yourself before sitting or falling down. You still seem to prefer to crawl. You also learned to stand up by yourself without pulling up on anything.

You still love to push you walker around but now you do it full speed ahead. Sometimes you get going so fast that I am afraid you are going to fall down.
You are such a water baby. You love being at the pool and will spend hours in there. You have recently started to love splashing- especially if we lay on your belly. If we sit you on the edge of the pool you will jump (scoot) off the edge into our arms. It's one of your favorite games.
You still love to be outside- especially when there are other kids out there. You love to swing and play all around the swing set.
You have learned so many new signs this month. You now know the sign for milk, more, bird, dog, eat, all done, ball, shoes, hat, Mommy, Daddy, water, and light.
(doing the sign for bird)
You talk non-stop! From the time you get up in the morning until it is time to go to bed you are constantly jabbering. There are a few words that we recognize: Momma, Daddy, bird, ball, hi, bye bye, belly button,  and what's this. Your absolute favorite word to say is bird. Anytime you see a bird outside or in a book you immediately start doing the sign and saying bird over and over. You also know where your belly button is (and Mommy's too) and will point to it and say belly button. You will pat your head when we ask you where your head is.  I think it is the cutest thing ever!

You learned to clap. You will clap when you do something that you proud of or when you are excited. You also clap when we sing "If You're Happy and You Know It" and "Patty Cake."
You have become so curious and you want to look at and touch everything. You ask me what everything is. You have also become more independent at playgroup. You will leave me and go all over the room playing and exploring.
Your hair has grown so much in the last month. There are times that it gets a little out of control and sticks up everywhere. It is still very, very light blonde.
You have 8 teeth now. 4 on top and 4 on bottom. You did great when the last two came through. We didn't even know you were teething.
You had your first bad fall this month. You were walking between the coffee table and couch and fell and hit your head on the corner of the coffee table. It left a pretty nasty bruise and just when it was getting better you fell for a second time. This time it was in the bathroom and you hit the exact same spot on the edge of the toilet. It's finally getting better but Momma felt so bad because both falls happened while you were with me.

You absolutely LOVE your daddy. You guys are two peas in a pod and love to get crazy together. Daddy has taught you how to jump and crawl on him and you think it is the funniest thing in the world. You've also carried this habit over to other places and have gotten a little too brave for Momma.

Daddy and I have loved every month with you but we both agree that this has been, by far, our very favorite. Watching you learn something new every day and seeing your sweet little personality blossom bring us both so much joy. Baby girl we love you to the moon and back!

Happy Eleven Months!

Anna & Kirby said...

She is beautiful! Happy 11m E! :)

Emily Powell said...

oh my goodness! love those thighs! haha!

Paula Lynch said...

I can't believe she is 11 months old. She is so darling. Mimi and Pa are counting the days.

Michelle said...

So sweet and adorable! I can't believe it's been 11 months either!

Natalie said...

Tami she is SO precious! I can't believe what a big girl she is. All of the things she is doing now! Wow! I love her legs, eeek! SO so cute! :) And I love that she has tiny little feet-Callyn does too :) Happy 11 months princess!

Sarah said...

super cute!! where do you buy all of her adorable clothes?

Natalie said...

Ok seriously I am glad I am having another boy b/c after looking at Miss Cute Emerson I want to buy all kind of cute little girl clothes! Happy 11 months to your beautiful little girl!

Jenny said...

She is just precious! Happy 11 months Miss Emerson!

The Jeffcoats said...

Happy 11 months sweet baby girl!! I can't believe she's 11 months already either!! I love her signing bird and love hearing all of the new things she's doing! She has so many teeth!!! I can't wait to get the girls together!! They are going to LOVE each other!!!

Megan said...

AHH she is getting so big and looks like she has tons of personality!

I can't believe she is 11 months!! Btw you look amazing (first spelt that wrong and autocorrect changed it to amazon ha ha) And I love your hair color!!

Also thanks for pinning such amazing things! If you didn't notice I just about repine everything you pin!!

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