Friday, January 6, 2017

11 Months Old


So another late post, but Adele turned 11 months old on December 28th! I can't believe she is so close to being one! I will be blogging the heck out of her first birthday and I will do one more official photo shoot when she is 12 months but man, I'm already feeling all the feels about her turning one soon. 


She has changed so much this past month. A few days before Christmas she took her first steps! Now she can take 6 or 7 steps in a row, but still uses her 3 legged crawl and cruising on furniture as her primary modes of transportation. I am still trying to get a good video of her walking. She is also a climber! She climbs onto the step stool in the bathroom and climbed onto the couch for the first time today! She climbs the slide and other things too. Heaven help me if I have another baby who climbs out of the crib before they're 2. 


Another big change this month is her sleep! She has finally slept through the night a few times! I was getting real fed up with breastfeeding her all night so we moved the rocking chair into our room so Leland could rock her back to sleep. After Leland rocking her back to sleep some of the times she woke up she slowly learned that she doesn't always need milk to go back to sleep and stopped waking up so much. She was doing good sleeping from 7-7 with just one (or sometimes two) feedings but that got messed up with traveling, getting a new tooth, and getting sick. But last night she slept 11pm-7am so hopefully she is getting back on track. She is still sleeping in our room but we are planning to slowly transition her to Esther's room starting tonight, wish us luck! I am seriously so happy that she is sleeping better though. 


Her little personality is coming out more and more. She is similar to Esther in a lot of ways. She loves people and loves  being social. She is a little more of a mama's girl than Esther was and I am totally ok with that! She is also super independent already. When learning to walk she didn't want our help at all. If we tried to hold her hands she would just flop on the floor. She refuses to be spoon fed and just swipes the spoon every time. 


She loves to make people laugh. She will smile at anyone and loves when they smile back. Leland always says she is going to be a comedian when she is older. She is super ticklish still too. 


Adele is still breastfeeding and I'm sure she will still go a while longer. She has finally learned to take a bottle though. She will now drink breastmilk out of a sippy cup or bottle but only if she has to. She loves all food but hasn't been super into lately because of sickness. 


She finally says Mama often now and calls me Mama. She also says Dada, All done, Hi, and Ball. We have tried baby sign language but she does zero of the signs so idk if I'll stick with it ha. She has been able to clap for a while now and she does it all the time. She also sometimes puts her hands on her head for the "so big" game. 



I know her being a toddler is right around the corner and it makes me a little sad. 18-24 months was probably the hardest age with Esther so I'm hoping it will be easier this time around. I will take broken sleep any day over a toddler who wants to be a big kid but doesn't understand anything you tell them ha. 


Overall she is super sweet and mostly chill baby. She fits right into our family and we are so glad to have her!


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