Thursday, October 9, 2014

Charlotte- 11 Months!

Charlotte is wearing mostly 9 and 12 month clothes.  Most 9 months are getting a little snug.  We are in 12 month in pjs and wearing size 3 diapers.

Unfortunately we found out for sure this month that Charlotte has an egg allergy.  We went to Children's hospital to have her blood drawn.  She did fairly well considering.  I had to hold down her arm and I'm pretty sure I was way more tense and nervous than Charlotte was.  We have an allergist appointment next month to tell us the extent of the allergy.  Fingers crossed for this appointment!

Same foods and schedule here.  We are still doing 2 bottles (morning and night) with 7 ounces of formula.  Then we do 2 snack times with puffs, yogurt melts, cheese, popsicle, or teething wafers.  For the 3 meal times, we do whatever fruit or veggie we have..  Your favorites this month included fish, asparagus, avocado, and hummus.  Charlotte still prefers her veggies over the fruits.

Same schedule here as well.  2 naps that range 1 1/2-2 hours at 9:00am and 1:00pm.  We put you down to sleep no later than 7:15pm.  We get you up at 7:30am.

This was your best month as far as crying and whining-ness goes.  Maybe that has something to do with no teeth coming through this month.  Whatever the case was, we thoroughly enjoyed it!  Charlotte is starting to really try and communicate with her wants. 

Baby Gear
LeapFrog Animal Adventure Learning Table, Melissa & Doug Grocery Cans, really anything not baby related...(pots and pans, remote controls, keys, cell phones, etc.)

Stuffed animals, walking, her puppy to nap/sleep with, making animal sounds, being around other kids, music, being outside, being tipped upside-down

Being in the stroller for long periods (wants to get out and walk), dropping her puppy out of the crib, things taken away from her

Walking!  At exactly 10 months, Charlotte started walking everywhere and said goodbye to crawling.  For about 3 weeks, she was doing the zombie walk.  For the most part, she hasn't injured herself and is pretty good about falling on her butt when she becomes off-balanced.  Her first scrape happened while walking down a driveway and falling forward.  Just a small scrape but Derek freaked out about it...insisting her hair follicles would now be messed up and her hair wouldn't grow correctly.  Good thing everything is just fine ;)

Other Thoughts
Charlie, this was your most fun month yet!  You were so great this month and became extremely independent.  You go into your playroom alone and will play.  You are not as concerned with where we are anymore.  We had so much taking you everywhere this month.  We took you to your first music class.  You took off from us the second we put you down.  You loved interacting with all the kids.  We also took you to the pumpkin patch and the park where you proceeded to play in the leaves for 30 minutes!  You definitely seem like a daredevil because you are always throwing your head back to be tipped upside down.  You absolutely loved the big slides your daddy took you down and would giggle so much in the anticipation of going down the slide.  You are changing and growing up so fast these days.  Ever since you started walking, you have become more and more of a little girl instead of a baby.  I cannot believe I'll be planning your 1st birthday party this coming month.  These 11 months have been the fastest of my life!  We are looking forward to what the next month will bring!


Jordon said...

OMG girlfriend LOVES to sleep! I need a baby like charlotte in my life!

Erin LFF said...

Oh she is just precious!!! I always love this age, looks like so much fun! :)

Anne said...

Ha, looking at the first couple of photos I was going to comment how much more cooperative she looks than Hendrik for these photo shoots...and then it looks like she's standing on the chair :) Can't believe she's walking! So grown up. And yay for no teething, improving communication, and animal noises - lots of those at our house too.

Whitney @ justacountry-girl said...

How in the world is she 11 months old! How did this happen? She is the prettiest girl ever and I can't wait to meet her!

Pegster said...

Happy 11 months Charlie, this is so awesome.

Booo on the egg allergy.

YAY for walking everywhere before your 1st birthday, that is awesome.

That last picture is a framer for sure, she is adorable.

Ericka said...

She is so adorable! I can't believe how big she is getting and that she will be one soon! She always looks so happy :)

Jill @ Bluegrass Belle said...

Such a pretty!!!! :)