Annalee Estelle | Eleven Months

Dear Annalee, 
You are so full of love and light! Such an explorer and curious about everything these days. You love opening cabinets, drawers, and anything with a lid. You have your daddy's smile... smiling with your whole face! Every day we watch you grow so much. You have learned your name, and our favorite nickname "bananas." You will usually pay attention when we call you. You're starting to like letting others hold you again, especially if mommy sticks around. You're a great eater - trying everything we give you and learning to chew. Your favorites are cheese and puffs! You're latest fascination is putting the lid on things, and taking it back off. You like to jump, jump on the bed or sofa and can really get going when you're crawling. However, you love pulling up on things and will be on the move upright so soon!

Eleven Month Highlights:
  • We are pretty sure you have hit the 20 lb mark and stretched over 30 inches. We will see in just 4 short weeks for your one year old check-up. How is that even possible?
  • Wearing 12-18 month clothing and 12 month pajamas \\ Pampers size 3 diapers - we moved to to Cruisers this month from the swaddlers and it's been great. Love them. 
  • Nicknames: Anna Banana \\ Bananas \\ Sweet Pea \\ Little Bit \\ Pumpkin
  • Tricks: Walking with your v-tech walker \\ moving from one object to another while holding on and walking \\ putting the lid on water cups, puffs, etc. 
  • Favorite toys: v-tech walker, stackable lion, tea pot, large knob puzzle, tea set, books
  • Favorite books: Baby's Bucket Book, Mo Ba La La La, Brown Bear, Brown Bear
  • Favorite songs: Old McDonald
  • Food: New foods you've tried - eggs, french fries, pasta, goldfish, a lime, melon, and strawberries. You love to eat girl, and are still nursing or taking a 4oz bottle every 2.5-3 hours during the day. 
  • You are good with a sippy cup now, but you still like help sometimes. You like the munchkin 360, but it's heavy to hold on your own. 
  • Trips: We visited Gramma at the end of April and she loved spending so much time with you! You are a easy road-tripper and only seem to get fussy the last 30min of the trip. How do you know we are so close? 
  • Holidays: Your first April fools' day, crawfish boil, and Master's... if those count as holidays. 
  • Still just two teeth - you're bottom front two. We think a few more are on the way soon. 
  • You typically go to bed around 7:30 or 8pm and wake up around 6am. You usually take a short morning nap and a long afternoon nap. 
  • You are doing well without a paci during the day. We're bad at giving it to you when we are home because we forget, but you seem fine when you don't have it. 
  • We took you to your first concert and you loved the band - couldn't take your eyes off it!
  • You're starting to do better with sitters and going to other people. Thank goodness! 
  • We have you your first bath without an infant tub at Gramma's and you liked it - however, you slipped and bumped your head and it wasn't so fun anymore. We'll stay with the infant tub for now. 
  • We have started planning your first birthday - which will be celebrated with close friends in Lex and again with family on the coast! Can't wait to watch you tear into a little cake. :)
Eleven Month Favorites {Items We Couldn't Live Without}:
The Bob stroller \\ Deluxe Booster Seat \\ humidifier \\ silicone bibs \\ teethers \\ spiral activity toy \\ Munchkin soft-tip spoons \\ Munchkin 360 cups \\ Sophie \\ V-Tech walker \\ Baby Einstein Take Along Musical Toy \\ soft-sole shoes are a must these days \\ outdoor play-yard \\ shape sorter \\ large knob puzzles \\ baby bathtub and aveno baby wash \\ bucket hats \\ babyganics sunscreen

Pictures from this month: 

Mommy & Me

Dinner at the Natural Bridge Hotel

Masters 2016

A little walk with my v-tech.


@ the Lazy Hiker

Fun at Gramma's

Road Trip Champ!

O little girl, how are you so big!? We love you so!

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1 comment:

  1. Dear, dear girl! You are such a delight to all who meet you! Can't wait to celebrate your first birthday in just a few short weeks! Way to keep up with the monthly updates, Mama...you'll cherish these forever! xoxo