Oh my goodness. 11 months!!!! You are almost one entire year old. It’s weird because I cannot believe you have been here for this long but I also cannot imagine my life without you in it. You are an angel. An actual earth angel that is always smiling and exploring and running(!!) around and playing with your sister and charging at me with arms open to give me a hug.
Let’s back up a bit. So last month you were taking a few steps. You were cautious and the balance wasn’t there just yet. This month, you are actually sprinting across the room. Since you are a troublemaker (an adorable one), it is usually to the stairs or to get your sister’s sippy cup or rip her bows out of her hair!!!
You learned how to use a straw this month and how to jump up and down in your crib. You LOVE the bath so much that you can barely take the excitement. You actually try to climb up the side of the tub to get in before I can even take your diaper off. Once you are in the tub, you stand up and grab everything and plop down and laugh at the splashes. You also love to quickly put your face in the water and try to drink it!
You love to give high fives and wave at people! Your babbling has increased a ton and we can even make out some words! You definitely say mama, dada, River (your dog), ball, hi, and bye. Your main form of communication is pointing to the things you want or in the direction you want to go! It’s pretty clear that you are picking up on our conversations and body language. You love to look directly at us and you babble away. I am loving this stage because I can see you learning and taking it all in.
You sort of know how to throw a ball, which is awesome. Sometimes it goes backwards and you get confused and try to find it. You impress me with the amount of food you can eat (yet still be so small) and it is absolutely hilarious to watch you aggressively shove food in your mouth like it is your last meal. Your favorite foods right now are definitely bananas, broccoli, pasta, avocados, sweet potatoes, and blueberries (but you will actually eat anything).
My favorite thing about you is that you are so snuggly. You love to be in my arms and to give me a good, long hug (and then my heart explodes, nbd).
I LOVE YOU SO MUCH, a million x’s and o’s to my favorite buddy.