Hollyhand House

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

11 months

I just can't believe Anna Riley is already 11 months!  In just another month and she will be ONE!  I just can't believe how fast this year has went by!  Here is what Anna Riley is up to at 11 months:

*She weighed 23 lbs (with clothes on)  today at the doctor when we went to recheck her ears.
*She wears size 4 diaper and 12 and 18 month clothes...shoe size really depends on the brand of shoe.

* She had her first ear infection this month (right at Christmas) but she really did fine with it and its all cleared up now.
*She has 6 teeth now...4 on top and 2 on bottom.
*She still loves to eat and we give her what we are eating.  She does really well with all textures and we don't cut it up as small anymore but she is learning to actually bite into the food. 
*We have been trying to get her to eat on a plate for a while now.  She just dumps it as soon as I'm not looking.  So, we are still working on that. 
*I have also started putting a spoon on her tray when she eats just to let her get used to it.  We are far from eating with a spoon though...we need to eat on a plate first!

*We decided that it was time to start disciplining her.  So, we do spat her hand for certain things.  It is not hard enough to hurt her at all but it definitely hurts her feelings!  It breaks my heart to do it but it has seem to help some.  I just don't think she would understand time out yet and this just gets her attention. 
* Really, the only thing we have spatted her hand for right now is throwing food in the floor after "NO" doesnt work and she is still doing it and laughing.  

*She is all over the place!  She will take steps to us but that is about all.  She still wants to hold on to something or someones hand, even if she is just barely touching you...I guess its that security.  
*She loves to close doors...but then she cries when she figures out she can't get out.
*She giggles and laughs all the time!  I just love it!! 
*Smacks a lot when she eats.
*Loves drinking water.
*She gives kisses all the time! 
*She loves anything Minnie and Mickey Mouse. 
*She dances all the time...its so cute!
*She loves books...but won't be still long enough for us to read a whole book anymore.  But she loves looking at them.
*Repeats "thank you" when you say it. 
*Tries to put her paci in our mouth

*She is so expressive!  I have noticed she mimics a lot of our facial expressions. 
*She is such a wiggle worm when we try to change her diaper.  It is almost impossible to keep her held down.  So, all diaper/clothes changing is in the floor now.
*She takes 2 naps a day.  One around 10 and the other around 2ish. 
*She is really good at adjusting to a different schedule.  If I know we are going somewhere that might fall into nap time, I adjust her schedule a little bit and she does fine. 
*She is sleeping through the night again!  She goes to sleep around 7:30 and sleeps until around 8.  (We finally got back on our pre-time change schedule!)
*She has several things in her crib now when she sleeps: her bunny, another lovey bunny, her little Minnie, her sleep lamb and a soft book and blanket! haha  But with all that in there, when she wakes up she just plays until I come get her.  As soon as I wake up, I have to look on the monitor because she will be awake many times and I don't know it.
*Her hair is getting thicker an is starting to curl in the back

*She is such a daredevil! She loves to flip and loves to be upside down.  And now, she has started trying to go down the slide head first!  Oh my! 
*She really does not like bows in her hair anymore.  So, I have to put it in over and over if it is going to stay.  Riley gets on to me all the time for "making" her wear one!  haha

We just love her more and more each day! She is such a joy in our lives...we are so blessed to have her!


Candace said...

These pictures are precious - you can just see that personality shining through!

Joy said...

Love, Love, love the little hat she has on. Such a cutie!