It’s your last month-post before you turn ONE and I cannot believe how quickly this first year has passed us by. At eleven months old, your personality shines so brightly and you show us something new almost daily. You are fun-loving, spunky, comical, and curious. You have a funny little temper – take something away without first asking and you scream; request that you hand over the treasure you’ve found and you kindly give it up, then clap your hands proudly. You love life and your family and friends so much, offering kisses and hugs without being prompted.
We always said your eyes seem more open than other babies your age. You watch everything closely and pay attention to details, so that one day you’ll show us you know more than we do. We’re still waiting for you to speak a full sentence without warning. This week you’ve started shaking your head, “No” and laughing at the little things (like the sound of your own burp). You started pointing to where you want to go or babbling at the objects you want to learn more about. Ailey, we are so amazed at how much you want to know about the world!
Currently you have 7 teeth – three on the bottom and four on top – but the way you scream at night, bite your hands (and us), we think they might be another tooth on it’s way out. You’re wearing 9-12 month clothing, size 3 shoes, and size 3 diapers. You don’t like to wear hair bows and they often end up as neck ties or in your mouth.
Favorites – blueberries, watermelon, chicken, peaches, green beans, veggie fries, veggie tots, french fries, gold fish, ham and turkey meat, drinking water out of a straw, dancing to music or television show intros.
Every few days you seem to add a new word (or sound) to your vocabulary. “Hi,” “Bye bye,” “Hot,” and “Quack” are your most clear words, but you try to say, “puppy” and “cat.” We have learned you’re good at repeating the first sound(s) you hear in a word, so you’re on the right track to talking. As for walking, you stood on your own last weekend for about 30 minutes and are scaling the edges of furniture. Once you get going, you’re going to be hard to catch!
We love watching you grow but beg you – slow down a little Choop!