Monday, November 28, 2011

Audrey - 11 months


At 11 months old, you are a force to be reckoned with! You are walking more and more every day. If you want to get somewhere quickly, you still crawl, but you are more sure on your feet and confident every day and it makes Mommy so proud. We jokingly call you "the mischief maker" because you're into everything, but you are just curious and investigating.

You were a little pink owl for your first Halloween! We didn't take you out Trick-or-Treating officially, but we did go to a few family members' houses to show off your costume. You were so incredibly adorable and Mommy was really proud of her first real sewing project.

Even though you were born in a snow storm, you experienced your first October snow storm and built a snowman with Mommy & Daddy! You hated the snowsuit and pretty much everything about being outside in the snow. Hopefully, that will change once you get used to it!

We tried finger painting this month, but you weren't really all that into it. Mommy had to put you hand in the paint and then onto the paper. You were more interested in squishing the paint between your fingers, but you had fun so that's all that matters!

Mommy didn't get any pictures of your first Thanksgiving, but you loved your turkey dinner! We spent lots of time visiting with family, especially Auntie, Uncle Ryan and Blake. Blake was baptized while they were here and you were such a good girl! You love your cousin so much and give him the sweetest hugs and kisses!

You still have the 8 teeth you had last month. We had a little teething break, which was nice. I can feel your 9th starting to come now, but it's still under the gums and hasn't broken through yet. Sleeping hasn't really improved much. You are still up twice a night for the most part, but you tend to go right back down after you've nursed.
Speaking of nursing, you are starting to show less and less interest during the day. Mommy is definitely okay with this. We've just about made it to Mommy's one year goal and you are eating 3 meals a day now. We're going to cut down to just nursing at nap times and during the night and slowly phase that out too. Mommy has treasured this time with you my sweet girl. I love the closeness we have developed through this time together, but you are a little girl now and don't seem to need it anymore. To be honest, Mommy is ready to wean too. It's time.

The holidays are coming up now and Mommy is so excited to share this beautiful time of year with you. We went to the Christmas tree farm to get Grammy and Grampy's tree while Auntie, Uncle and Blake were still here. We had so much fun and got the biggest family tree yet - 13 feet tall!

Next month you will be one year old already! I don't know where the time goes, but Mommy is so proud of the sweet little girl you are becoming.

I love you to the moon and back sweetie!
Love always,

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