These 11 months have zipped by and it’s been incredible seeing Kaitlyn’s personality continue to emerge. She is a spunky, happy and busy little girl and I love that she keeps me on my toes. I love my little peanut so much!
Kaitlyn eats 3 meals a day and snacks whenever I am eating something. She truly does eat more/more variety if she eats with me. She seems to be particular about her food choices, yet will snag a spinach leaf out of my salad. Monkey see, monkey do. Some of her favorite foods include: roasted sweet potatoes, frozen peas, yogurt, any fruit, my homemade spaghetti, oatmeal, green monster smoothies, hummus and asparagus. She doesn’t seem to be too fond of: bananas, beans, cheese, zucchini, shredded meats.
I’m still nursing her 4ish times a day. It’s pretty much on demand which ends up being morning (7ish), 11ish, 3ish and at bedtime (7ish). I notice we have plenty of flexibility though, as she isn’t as dependent on it. I don’t have any plans to stop soon, but may drop to 3 sessions, just because she seems to be heading in that direction.
My favorite thing about sleep now? She must have ‘bunny.’
Nighttime sleep has finally reached a rather solid place. She goes down at 7pm and will sleep usually until 7/7:15am. Occasionally she will lean closer to 6:45, but it’s doable overall. Her naps, though, are anyone’s guess. If we are at home all day, she might take two- a morning (9:30/10- 11) and afternoon (2:00-3:30), but there certainly are days that she just takes one (11:30ish-1ish). She seems to do OK both ways.
There is so much to share on this front! Around 10.5 months, she started taking steps. She’d pull herself up, turn to me and get one or two in before crashing. It progressed quickly to about 8-10 steps at a time and now, as of about 3 days ago, she is what I’d call full on walking!
She knows what she wants and asks for it now with an insistent finger point and ‘DIS!!!!”
She is busy. Oh, I’ve mentioned that? But seriously, the girl is never still. Never. Thank goodness for swings because it’s the only moment of stillness I can find outside of naps.
I know this is such a mom thing to say, but she’s so smart. She just gets things and I find myself amazed at little things throughout the day. For example, she pulled the chair out of Hailey’s doll house and set it up on the floor, then proceeded to turn around and try to sit in it. She didn’t fit (obviously), so she grabbed the couch and tried the same thing.
Also, she walked over to the play kitchen sink and started wringing her hands under the faucet, as if washing them until I interrupted her with a WAIT LET ME GET MY CAMERA.
She knows who she is and she calls me Mama. (mmmmah-mahhh). She says dada (though she says this towards a lot of things). Her favorite word is “dis?” and “DIS!!!” (this). Her wave is adorable, as she basically just opens and closes her hand as it faces her, but she will occasionally say buhhh-bayyy (bye-bye) while she waves. She also loves shrieking- just plain, loud squealing. SO that’s fun.
She’s a peanut, though I don’t know her exact measurements I’d guess she’s about 17 pounds. She’s in size 3 diapers and 9-12 month clothing. She’s spunky, yet incredibly loving and will come over just to cuddle quite often. I just can’t get enough- I love her so much!
Thanks for indulging me. I just can’t believe she will be ONE next month!