Monday, June 10, 2013

Eleven Months With Elise

What?! One more month until her first birthday?!?! I cannot believe this. I truly cannot. My heart is simultaneously exultant and shattered. My baby is healthy and growing and that is how that deal works...you push them to grow, but your heart wants to hold on just a little bit longer.

Elise 11 months

Here are links to the last 10 months 10, 9,  8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

 Elise 11 months

Over the past month Elise has:
  • started walking. She is up to ten consecutive steps, but she gets it now.
  •  continued to expand her vocabulary. She says several recognizable words and has even more words that a priviledged few can understand. For instance, gma means grandma.
  •  popped out some teeth. Teething is totally lame. She is pretty annoyed by the whole business.
  • decided that she'd rather drink out of regular cups, with very little success, but no lack of commitment to the process.
  • continued to develop personal relationships with each member of her family. Tender hugs for Grandma, jubilant smiles for Cordelia, kisses for her dad, whines for me.
  • learned to signal that she wants chocolate...for real. She knows where I stash my chocolate chips and she makes a hand to mouth motion and then gestures to said location and says, "muh," which means more. 
  • begun to enjoy putting things into other things---toys into boxes, purse stuff into my purse, etc.
  • started to play games. She is upstairs giggling furiously as she plays an invented game with her sister as their dad looks on.
  • developed a major love of the outside. If the door is open we should probably be out there, in her humble opinion.

4 comments:

affectioknit said...

WOW!...and next month 1 year!

~Have a lovely day!

Emily said...

What a beautiful baby genius! :)

Marie Roxanne said...

Wow, really? Where did those 11 months go? (said outloud as I look around for them...)

Gma said...

I love, love, love those tender hugs!

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