Dear Cecilia: 10 and 11 months

025 006 009 025 026 030Dear Cecilia,

You are now 11 months old. I missed your 10 month post because life got in the way and we got pretty busy. Please forgive me as I try to catch up.

At ten months and eleven months old you continue to be the most amazing eater. We still give you a little bit of baby food just to make sure you’re eating a balanced meal but you LOVE to eat table food with the rest of us. You are already a champ at drinking out of a cup and in the last few weeks you have taken on putting small objects onto your spoon and trying to feed yourself.

Thankfully that last two months did not bring any ear infections. You did however get two colds that were pretty hard for you to shake. Because of the colds and teething your sleep habits have been a little off and you have been waking up once or twice during the night instead of sleep through the night.

You are quite the talker. You babble and babble all day long. It is pretty amazing to watch you make connections and begin to turn those babbles into words. So far you say; Dad (or Dada), Mama, gimi (Jimi), duck, quack. We also think you’re trying to say car, this, that, squirrel, I did. You kind of sign “more” but really your just clapping but you know it gets you what you want so you haven’t changed it. Your high fives are nothing short of enthusiastic and are pretty entertaining.

Speaking of entertaining, you love to dance and shake your bottom. You also love your big brother to pieces and roll around on the ground with him giving hugs and kisses.It melts my heart to watch the two of you together.

Last but certainly not least, you are officially considered a WALKER!!! Around ten months you began taking a couple steps at a time. At ten months 3 weeks you took off and started doing ten or more steps in a row. You’re walking about 50% of the time now and are taking more steps every day.

Everyday you are growing more and more and showing more and more understanding of the world. I love watching you turn into such a smart and beautiful little girl. However, it makes me a little sad that your baby days are numbered.

Thank you for being the sweetest and funniest little girl around.

Love,

Mommy

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Dear Cecilia: 9 Months Old

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Dearest Cecilia,

You are now 3/4 of a year old…. which means I am entering into serious planning mode for your birthday party. It also means that you are growing up quickly. You have become little miss independent. You crawl (finally with your belly off the ground) where ever you want. I get quite a scare when I look down and you are no where around me. You can usually be found crawling down the hallway to your brother’s room or in your room pulling all of the wipes out of the container on the changing table.

This last month brought you your second ear infection and your second tooth. You are proving to be quite the trouble maker. You like to get into everything, climb/crawl on everything, put all things into your mouth, and generally cause terror… in a cute, sweet kind of way. You can stand for a couple of seconds on your own without supporting yourself on anything, which is very exciting and slightly terrifying. We know it is only a matter of time until you are chasing your brother up and down the hallways. You are also pretty good at clapping and waving ‘hi’.

You are still an amazing eater and an amazing sleeper. Mommy and daddy appreciate both greatly! In the last month you have become quite the little dancer and love to bob your body along to almost any song.You continue to delight us in your goofy, sweet demeanor.

I love you to the moon and back,

Mommy.

*Update* At your 9 month check-up you weighed 18lb 4oz (51.5 percentile) and were 27.5inches (45th percentile)