Tuesday, September 17, 2013

11 Months!

I am feeling a little nostalgic and tender hearted as Maren nears 1 year old! It is so fun to watch her learn and do more, but at the same time I feel like I don't want to forget the look of her little face as I look down at her. Or the sound of her babbling. Or the way she points. Or her open mouth kisses and the way she snuggles up to me. I certainly am enjoying being her mom!

She now is really great at sleeping - both naps and at night. You can see her little birth mark spot on her leg that is kind of like mine.

Her first word was "hi" while waving. Now she also says "bye." And she babbles all the time in her own little super cute language. (Notice matching clothes on Rhianna and Maren!)

I am still nursing Maren a few times each day, but she also has figured out her sippy cup. She eats most things we eat. I even have started letting her try to do it herself sometimes. Vanilla yogurt works good for this since the mess is still all white.

She still has a pretty happy personality, though she is starting to express her opinions about things by yelling or pointing (for food or toys etc).

This month she has gotten better and better about walking around holding on to people or objects and just on Sunday took her first real steps. Just a few, but she is on her way.


Maria said...

I just want to give her a squish every time I see her picture. Just too cute!

Maria said...

Also, I love her random little giggle at the end of the yogurt video. What goes on in little babies heads? It's like she just got thought of something silly.

And the kids cheering Maren on as she walks is great. Aren't siblings the best?!