Month Eleven


Before it gets any later in the month, I have to share this update. I will stop monthly R updates after she turns one, so there are only two more and I can't punk out right near the end! This is a week and a half late, but better than never. Here is what R did in month 11:

She weighs around 19 pounds and is about 29 inches tall. She loves loves loves to eat and basically eats any and everything we give her. She is still doing 5 milk/formula feedings per day and also breakfast, lunch, dinner, and sometimes a snack. I have to keep reminding myself that she needs real food and I have to make sure to have stuff around for her to eat! Choking is still a concern, but honestly she has really done great since the beginning with eating. She rarely gags, and if she does she is good about pushing the food back up and/or reaching in and taking it out of her own mouth. I still cut everything up probably smaller than it needs to be, but I'm trying to gradually give her larger pieces so she can learn.

This month she rocked it in the sleep department, and Jordan and I actually feel like we can take a breath. She goes down around 7-7:30 and sleeps until at least 5:30, sometimes even 6:30! Yes, please. Unfortunately, although she sleeps well once she is actually asleep, at the end of the month she got sick with the stomach bug, and ever since then she has had a hard time falling asleep on her own. She is completely fine if we are standing there rubbing her back, but if we leave she loses it and starts throwing an absolute fit. It takes a good half hour to get her totally asleep, and it's annoying and so sad! Hopefully we can get that sorted out soon.

R is on the move! She is pulling up on everything, crawling everywhere, and pushing her walker around the house. She still isn't standing or walking, but if we hold her hands she will walk for a bit. I think walking is just around the corner! She loves to read, which of course I think is awesome. She loves sitting with us while we read to her, and she also will open books and start jabbering to herself, which is the most adorable thing.

She has 6 teeth (4 top, 2 bottom), and has started doing this thing where she crinkles her nose when she smiles. Dead. She is stubborn and opinionated and throws fits if we take something away from her that she wants. We figured out that she's ticklish on her hip bones, and when she's crawling and we chase her, she laugh and laughs. She dances to music, waves, claps, and makes friends wherever she goes. 

She is the cutest, cuddliest, sweetest baby and I can't believe next month she will be a whole year old! R, we love you so very much and pray for you every day. 


  1. Oh my goodness, 11 months! I can't believe it. She is just the most precious thing! I'm sorry you are having trouble getting her to sleep these days. I'm sure she will go back to "normal" soon!

  2. Ugh. Sleep. G had no problems sleeping through the night for a year, and then molars. Suddenly we were up every two hours rocking her. THE WORST.

  3. She is just so beautiful! And baby laughs are my favorite. Just the sweetest.

  4. Oh my goodness, she is so sweet!

  5. Her smile kills me, it's so adorable!

  6. She's SO big! Love this! :) I hope she gets back to sleeping well for you guys. Being sick is so hard on babies and their routines!

  7. She is just the cutest! I love all those little teeth poking through! How fun that she's developing such a friendly, happy personality!!

  8. That smile!! What a sweet, smart, adorable little lady.

  9. She is just so sweet and precious!!!! I know so many moms that are having sleep issues right now. Hopefully that will work out for you soon!

  10. She gets cuter every month! And I'm sure she will be on the move before you know it!!

  11. WHOLLY MOLLY - she has 6 teeth already?!
    that is absolutely insane!


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