OMG! I am getting anxious just writing this... my baby is 11 months old! And she is hardly a baby anymore... in the last month she has become even more un-baby than ever! She no longer wants a bottle-in fact, we are down to 2-3 a day (a huge contrast to the 8+ she was drinking a few months ago!) and wants to eat nothing but "big girl" food. She actually has a traditional breakfast/lunch/dinner meal now, which blows my mind. Where did the time go?!?!?!
Stats: No new stats this week since we didn't have any doctor visits. One thing for sure is this baby is loooonnnnngggg- wearing 18 month clothes and size 4 shoes! Holy canoli! I tried to squeeze her into a 12 month onesie yesterday, and it was busting at the seams!
Sleep: Like a little champion! No sleep issues with this little doll. Lee and I were just talking about this the other day- we have been so lucky with her sleep habits pretty much since she was born... that if we ever have another, we are certainly screwed. The next baby, with our luck, will never sleep! Doo goes down about 7 pm every night, and sleeps til about 6:30 or 7 every morning. She also takes 2 naps- one in the morning around 9:30 am, and another in the afternoon around 3:00 pm.
Eating: Like I mentioned, she really wants nothing to do with a bottle. She gets one before her morning nap, one before her afternoon nap, and one before bed. That's it. She now eats real food- and loves raspberries, strawberries, avocado, string cheese, and bananas. She goes ape shit (
Health: No problemos!
Milestones: We have a WALKER! Shiz just got real...she is legit walking. Technically, she started yesterday, but took her first real steps about a week ago. Lee and I were blown away to see her just start cruising. I don't know if I am ready for this next chapter of little mobile Ledoux. Slightly terrified! She also got a top, front tooth (finally!) so her tooth count is at 3.
Likes: She loves to play in her tunnel! She goes back and forth through it, over and over and over. She also loves feeding the dogs her food (she laughs and thinks its hilarious!) Other loves include anything with water (drinking it, playing in it, etc.), pulling the cat's tail, peek a boo, Raffi (the children's singer- especially Baby Beluga!), and her curious George monkey. Actually... monkey anything. She has a strange attraction to monkeys.
Dislikes: Strangers. She has major stranger danger still (unless mom/daddy are holding her.) She doesn't like the swimming pool still (which majorly sucks because she has about ten suits to wear!) but I am hoping over time she will start to like it. Its odd- because she loves to play in water, but there is something about the pool she doesn't enjoy. (Maybe because it is cold water?!) Ledoux also doesn't like when other children try to play with her toys. Ledoux will go to school, crawl right over to a baby, and take their toy...but when they do it to her, she loses it. Case in point: Ledoux had an extra bow at school, and one of her teachers put it on one of the other little girl's head. Ledoux noticed the other baby had one of her bows on, and she crawled right over and snatched it off. Thinking this was a fluke, her teacher's tried it again, with a different baby wearing the bow. Ledoux did the same thing. Since babies this age are far too young to be "mean", I think of her as an emerging leader :)
Trips: We went to the Grand Canyon! It was so much fun to take picture of Doo there (even though she won't remember it!) If you haven't been, you need to. It is ahh-mazing.
Mom and Dad updates: We are doing great! This new house keeps us busy- trying to make it our own. We are slowly but surely making progress on that! We have a list a mile long of things we want to do eventually, and are slowly nicking away at the list. Mom's new job is cray- so busy and it never seems like there is enough time in the day...but adjusting to it. Daddy is doing awesome, his job is great and he is a natural leader (duh!) We miss our home in San Diego, but are slowly getting used to this new city. Such a huge change!