Sunday, July 01, 2007

11 Months Old!!

One more month to go before little Miss is 1 year old. Where oh where has the time gone? I am always amazed at how quickly our time with Lucy has flown by. She is such a big girl these days. We went to the doctor on Friday for some vaccines and here is how she measured up: 18 lbs 11 oz (25th percentile) and 29.5 inches long (75th percentile). The doctor was very very pleased with her health and development. I have been worrying about the amount of formula that she takes, but the doctor made me feel better about it. She is not wanting to drink much milk any more - not out of a bottle or out of a sippy cup. It is frustrating. I know she needs more milk, but when she decides she doesn't want it, there is no chance that she is going to take it. We are going to start slowly incorporating whole milk mixed with her soy formula to see how she responds. Hopefully she will do fine and we can get her off of the soy. Here are the fun things that Lucy does at 11 months:

-Very close to walking. Only needs one finger to walk assisted and will take 3-4 steps on her own. If she would slow down and not try to run, she would be able to walk now I think. She is the fastest little crawler around.
-Thinks that if she is squating she is hiding. Expects us to say, "Where's Lucy?" and she will pop up with a huge smile. It is really funny. She has been doing this for quite some time now.
-Eats lots of people food now. Loves fruit and crackers the most. If we give her any kind of meat, she will gum it for 15 minutes before she finally swallows one bite. Needless to say, she doesn't get much meat.
-Loves to dance to music, claps, and waves to everyone.
-Is so much more social than she used to be. Still reserved with strangers, but much much less so than she used to be.
-Still only has 4 teeth. More are close. We brush her teeth.
-Loves to be held, especially in her Hotsling.
-Says mama, dada, nah nah (which I think is her trying to say No No), ba ba, and a lot of other jibberish.
-Sings all of the time.
-If I ask her where mama's nose, mouth or eyes are, she points to them. She doesn't do this all of the time. In fact, she will do it perfectly when I am rocking her and she is supposed to be going to sleep, but she gets a little shy sometimes in front of others. She knows them all though. I can't get her to point to her own yet.
-Still naps twice a day for about 1 hour and 15 minutes each. She sleeps through the night and is usually up around 8 or 8:15 in the morning.
-We work on signing with her, but she is not real interested. Of course, I should be doing it much more with her. She will do a clap motion for more, which is close. She will make the milk sign, but not usually when milk is actually around. Again, I need to put more effort into this.
-She is so easy going and happy almost all of the time. She is such a blessing.

Here are some pictures from today and a video of her with her walker. Enjoy.

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KelleyO said...

Happy 11 months Birthday beautiful Lucy!

Susan said...

Another month has gone by already? Our kids really need to slow down a bit, don't you think? Happy 11 Months, Lucy!

Love the video -- I think Miss Lucy needs a license to drive that thing! Petunia has one and wants to push it as she crawls. Let me tell you, that doesn't work very well.

Nicki said...

Awww, she looks so much older to me recently! Sob! I have got to meet that girl of yours and her mama too! :-)

Addy has that walker, I tried to put it away after she learned to walk but she found it in a bin and went NUTS and now she uses it allll the time (as a walker)- I think she thinks it's like a big car she's driving around.

I love to hear Lucy's sweet voice babbling away! She sounds like she is doing just perfectly!! Here comes 1!!!!!!

Sherri said...

Happy Birthday Lucy!!! I cannot believe that you are 11 months old. I can't wait to see you.

S. said...

What a cutie!

I love when they hide from you by covering their eyes! Too funny!


rachel said...

Happy 11 months! Sounds like Lucy is doing so well. I adore her little itty bitty voice. Too cute!!

Heather said...

They grow up so fast, don't they? Happy 11 months Lucy!

ShellyW said...

How is it possible that Lucy is almost one year old!!! Kelly, she is beautiful!

Love the video!

Chuck, Jean Anne and Lucy said...

She's absolutely adorable.

Kristin said...

She really does just get cuter and cuter. She and Laney have matching little cutie pie bikinis. I think that they equally love the water too!! We should do a swimming playdate!!!

Sarah said...

This can't be..11 months?! Lucy is just adorable and I love hearing all that she can do. The hiding tactic is hysterical. That pic that Kristen took is so darn cute.

jeneflower said...

What a healthy, beautiful growing girl! And what a blessing!