Tuesday, September 28, 2010

11 months

Brynna turned 11 months old last week! Can you even believe it? Because I can't!

My baby is almost a toddler. What happened to the last year of my life?! Seriously!

Here are her 11 month pics:

As you can see, she is constantly on the move.

She is eating more and more table food. We've managed to cut jarred food down to one meal or less a day and she eats pretty much everything that we eat. We eat LOTS of veggies and fruits, so I have no doubt she is getting all the nutrition she needs. We had a talk with our pseudo peditrician in Seattle about not going the cow's milk route (because why would we drink the milk of another animal? Cow's milk is for calves. Breast milk is for babies. Too bad I love cheese so much.) and he thinks it's completely fine. We have been doing a little menu planning as of late to make sure we are all getting the nutrition we need and that has helped a lot. One of her favorite foods is bananas! She has one most mornings with breakfast and as soon as I show/ ask her if she wants one, she squeals with delight! It's the Cutest. Thing. EVER.

Brynna is WALKING! Yep, you heard right! A couple days before she turned 11 months she took her first "all by herself" steps. She isn't walking exclusively, as crawling is "like, so much faster" but more and more she's getting upright. She can walk across a whole room by herself (although sometimes about halfway, she realizes she's on two legs and gets scared. Ha!)

She is STILL in 9 month clothes. I'm beginning to wonder if she will ever grow out of them. I've resorted recently to just putting her in some 12 month things, just so she gets use out of them (see above pics- that one is 12 mo and SO BIG on her). We have a number of outfits that are for warmer weather and while it's still 90 here this week, that will quickly change in the next couple weeks.

Oh and on a side note- did you know that 9 month size is a corporate scam? So says a vendor at a local art fair we recently went to. Apparently 9 month size is really either 6 or 12 and not its own size. I beg to differ on this though as B fits in 9 mo Car.ters for example but 6 mo is WAY too small and 12 mo is WAY too big. I wanted to tell her she was full of sh.it, but she was already beyond rude so we just left her booth and moved on.

She is still in size 3 diapers. Which makes it really nice at grandma's because her cousin Roenan (who is 7 months) is also in size 3. No more diaper mix ups mid change! Huzzah!

The day before she turned 11 months we let out our Bumgenius CD all the way. They seem to fit much better now and we have less leaks overnight.

She still waves and sings and dances and kisses. We are working on blowing kisses. Right now she will put her hand to her mouth, but she hasn't quite gotten the "blow it away" part. Soon. We are also working on learning to blow out a candle! Now, if I can just teach her not to try to GRAB it first, we will be set ;-) (No, she hasn't burned herself).

We are working on lots of words, but she still doesn't say much more than "mama" and "dada." I'm sure it has different meanings, but it all sounds the same ;-)

She LOVES to read and we have taken to getting her cheapy board books at the $ store (who can beat $1 books). Then it doesn't bother me so much when she tries to eat them.

Still just the 4 teeth (two on top, two on bottom), but she's been drooling like fiend the last week or so, so maybe by her 12 month update we will have a couple more?

I think that's all for now.

Off to work on 1st birthday party planning. Yikes! There's a lot to do!! Wish me luck!


Christina said...

She's just too cute!

And the 9 month clothing thing is funny. We actually don't own a thing in that size and Annika just totally skipped it.

someday-soon said...

What a fun update! Happy she is doing so well =) She is adorable. I can't believe it's been 11 months already either...crazy. Have a great time planning her b-day!

Kimmygintx said...

She's so beautiful! And YIKES on turning 1! How'd that happen?!?

Melissa said...

Adorable pictures! She's becoming such a big girl.

There is definitely a difference in sizes between 6, 9 & 12 months, especially in Carter's clothes. I don't know what that lady was trying to tell you!

And LOL at the diapers. My almost-2-year-old is still wearing size 3 diapers. She's been in them forever. I tried the 4's on her last week and they were ridiculously big. I'm sure she'll be potty-trained before moving up a size. :)