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Annalynn: 11 Months

by Meghann on September 1, 2016

Happy 11 months, Annalynn!

11 months

You’re around 19 lbs, in size 4 diapers, and still in 9-12 month clothes. You love to cruise, have started waving “bye-bye”, and finally have enough hair for a teeny hairclip. Your daddy and I fall more in love with you with each passing day – you’re just so much fun to be around!

Milestones

You are so. close. to walking!

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You’ve really gotten the hang of “cruising” from object to object in the playroom and love pushing your walker. You can stand for a couple of seconds at a time without support and have taken a couple of tiny steps from daddy to mommy (okay those were more like stumbling while falling into our arms). The idea of walking is definitely there (and you have the BIGGEST smile whenever you try it!), but it hasn’t clicked just yet. You are such a speedy crawler that I think that crawling remain your preferred method of getting around for a while.

You love to share. Your new favorite game is giving away whatever is in your hands and hearing “thank you!” in return. Your face lights up every single time. You share with mommy, daddy, other babies, random strangers, and even the cashiers at Publix.

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You’re also starting to really grasp the concept of stacking your toys (besides just knocking them down) and you like to place/drop things in buckets. Your favorite toy is one of those containers that has a lid with a star, circle, square, and triangle cut-out. We can really see you brain working as you try to put the right shape in the right hole. You don’t get it right everytime, but you try really hard to make it work.

Annalynn 11 monts

Eating

You still love to eat. I think eating may be one of your favorite activities of all time. I’m constantly getting updates from daycare on how much you enjoy your food. They’ve even told me how much you enjoy other kids’ food. You’re gaining a reputation as a little food thief, little girl. Apparently you’re stealing food right off other kids’ trays!

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I’ve pretty much doubled the amount of food I send to daycare with you and you continue gobble up all of it. Your lunchbox usually contains leftover grilled chicken, yogurt, banana, peas, and Cheerios.  You’re also still eating whatever we eat at home for dinner. Tonight we had meatloaf, green beans, and toast. You cleared your tray (and then some).

You’re such a great eater that I’ve actually started ordering you your own kids meals when we go out. I’m impressed with how many places have grilled chicken and steamed veggies/ fresh fruit on the kids menu. I generally request it without the seasoning and you eat a good portion of what’s served.

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You’re still nursing like a champ. During the week you’ll nurse once in the morning and once at night, then take 3 bottles at daycare. Over the weekend it’s essentially an open bar and you nurse as much and as often as you want.

Sleeping

I was soooo close to being able to write how you slept through the night this whole month, but you hit some sort of regression earlier this week and have been up at 4:00am the last three nights. Boo…. I’m crossing my fingers that this is just temporary and you’ll return to your awesome sleeping habits shortly. (A mom can dream, right?)

You’re still taking two naps a day and I can attest the second nap is very much needed. There have been a handful of times where you’ve missed your second nap for one reason or another and it definitely showed later on. You’re fighting going naps more than you used to, which makes me nervous.

 

Misc. 

You still only have two teeth on the bottom, but I think a couple on the top are close to coming in. They’re trying hard to pop through and will hopefully be out before your first birthday. I’m looking forward to an even toothier smile from you.

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The countdown to your first birthday has begun! The invitations have been sent, but I still have a ton of DIY projects in the works, including a first year photo album and video!

Annalynn, everyday is just that much better with you in. Love you, baby girl!

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Reenie September 1, 2016 at 1:04 pm

So cute! Love the photo where she is feeding Maddie.

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2 Alice September 1, 2016 at 3:30 pm

She’s such a teeny little nugget! She’ll walk soon, my daughter walked at 8 1/2 months and it was so crazy! If you think the house gets messy now, just you wait!

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3 Rebekah Smith September 1, 2016 at 4:06 pm

She is so adorable.

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4 Katie September 1, 2016 at 7:29 pm

She is precious, Meghann…and you’re doing a great job. Blessings to your family!

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5 Georgia September 1, 2016 at 8:51 pm

What a cutie!
Quick question: how do you grill chicken so it’s soft enough for her to eat? We have a 13 month old with only 1 tooth (Yep, she walked before she even got a tooth! Haha!) and she struggles with the stringiness of chicken, but is also a great eater. Do you find there’s a way of cooking it that makes it softer for her, do you just use mince or has she just got awesome abilities for a bub with 2 teeth? 🙂
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6 Liz September 2, 2016 at 7:43 pm

What an adorable little munchkin!!

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7 Nicole September 2, 2016 at 9:58 pm

She’s adorable! I love reading these updates since our girls are so close in age (days apart I believe). You made me a little nervous about your birthday planning – I better get on it!

Siena is doing all the same things – she has gotten so fun! I’m just waiting for the walking to click and I’m sure they’ll both be running around like crazy in no time.

Enjoy your last month with an infant! ?
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