Melanie is 11 months

Happy 11 months Melanie! She is getting good at crawling -- mostly army style but working on the regular crawl. Loves self feeding puffs and playing with her favorite "toys" -- which include the TV remote, pens, and strings! If it's dangerous, she wants t

Well geez. Melanie is 11 months! Between the holidays, family visiting, and road trips, i kept putting off the blog post and whatddya know, a whole month slipped by….. Oh well. Lots to update on now! At least I had a chance to photograph her last month though. Super fun time with my girl.

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As you can see, since her 9 month post, she sprung another tooth! She’s also officially sleeping through the night now, 8pm-7am! Taking great naps, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. She likes her paci, swaddle blankie, and pink light-up giraffe that plays lullabies that her Grandma bought for her (similar to Vincent’s seahorse). She loves to see herself in the mirror, and also try to copy you if you blow raspberries with your lips, or do anything interactive with her.

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Over our vacation she also learned how to go from sitting to army crawling and back up to sitting. In fact, now when i do my photoshoots, she just wants to crawl around instead of stay still. We put up the baby gate so we can plop her in there when we can’t keep an eye on her 24/7.

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Speaking of eyes, she swallowed an eye from one of Vincent’s craft projects at school. She kind of was choking on something and i realized this was laying on the floor with any eye missing! It came out in her poop 4 days later!

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She totally loves to play with the TV remote, pieces of string, pens, and other items that a baby should NOT play with. One of her favorite toys is this plastic fire hose from Vincent’s lego toys. Its got a piece at the end she could totally choke on.

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She always goes for the iPad/iPhone charger too.

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Don’t mess with Melanie and her toys. She will scream and cry if you try to take it away (or do not share with her if its something she really wants)!

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She also learned to self feed her puffs. She really chows down on them so thinking of giving her other foods she can feed herself.

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She’s good at waving hi with her hand – opening and closing her fists. She definetly does this on purpose — for examples when someone new comes into the room.

And she just learned to clap. Jeff said she clapped about a month ago, but tonight at dinner, she really got the hang of it. She was sitting up, clapping, all by herself out of nowhere. And of course when we start to do it she really gets into it. Big smile on her face.

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She also just figured out how to go from an army style crawl, to a regular crawl. I think its the cutest thing!

Check out this video of Melanie crawling to her brother’s toy — i have a feeling that these type of arguments (at the end of the video) will be the story of my life…

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We’re also trying to get her to practice standing or pulling up.

I weighed her the other day and she was just under 19 lbs and about 28″, which puts her in the 10-20th percentile for her age. She started off (when she was born) being in the 75th percentile, so that is a pretty drastic change. Not sure why. She eats good, i am still nursing and pumping at work (though she does also supplement with formula at daycare).

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She loves Butters so much still! Pulling on his fur and poking his eyes out. I mean Butters must like this torture on some level, he doesnt ever seem to move or try to get away from the abuse. Though he does get that sour look on his face sometimes.

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Because of her love of Butters, we decided to have a Hello Kitty first birthday party next month!

On this day..


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