I am 6 days behind in posting Selah’s 11 month pictures, but it has been a crazy few days. She really turned 11 months old last Friday, the 4th, but I was running around like crazy that day trying to leave to go to Atlanta for the Created for Care Retreat. I got back on Sunday night, and Michael’s grandmother passed away early Monday morning, so needless to say, I’m just getting around to doing it! Since I’ve done every month prior, I didn’t want to miss one. My camera DIED last night (which I’m very sad about), but my friend and neighbor, Susan, let me borrow her fancy camera this morning to take Selah’s pictures!
Again…it blows my mind that another month has flown by and now you are almost a year old!! It is crazy, crazy, crazy! You are continuing to grow and change every day, and you still add so much joy to our family. You are starting to add a little grief to your sister though because you constantly want what she is playing with and you will follow her around and pester her until you get what you want!
I can already tell you are going to be quite the strong-willed child. You have an opinion, and you don’t mind “sharing” it…i.e. screaming about it!!! You are pretty relentless in your quests to get what you want whether it be a toy and you wanting me to pick you up. I spend most of my day with you attached to and pulled up on my leg crying for me to pick you up! You are a momma’s girl, no doubt, but your daddy comes in a close second.
You are a GREAT eater! You have not turned anything down that I have offered you! I really don’t even know what your favorite is because you eat everything just about the same. You do love mandarin oranges, bananas, green beans, chicken and beans. But, really, you basically like everything, which I am very thankful for because your sister is SO picky! It’s nice to have a good eater!
You LOVE your duck pacifier so much! People think it is hysterical because it does look a little strange to have a duck hanging from your mouth! We did leave it a church last week and you didn’t sleep very well that night. I went back that next morning and thankfully found it, and you were so excited to get it back. You will even say, “Dah, dah” when you see it. I guess you are trying to say “duck”. We are pretty good about leaving it in your bed all of the time because we have had too many tragedies with your sister’s pink dogs through the years…we have lost them everywhere!
Speaking of things you say, you are constantly “talking” or making noise. You say mama, dada, bye bye, dah (for duck), na na, my my (I think you are trying to say Myla) and you just started saying “thank you”. It is so sweet! When we hand you something, you say “thank you” so clearly. I’m so upset my camera died because I was going to get you on video saying it. I guess I need to start working on you saying “please”. Also, last weekend, when you were in the nursery, Katie walked in and when you saw her, you said her name! I’ve heard you say it one time, but Mrs. Katie was so excited! Another funny thing you do is that whenever Oskie barks, you kind of grunt and say “hu hu”. I think you are trying to say “hush” because that is what I say when he barks.
You still love bath time. You would stay in there for hours, I think. You and Myla love to play in there together! You are also still a really good sleeper, especially at night. You got to bed at 7, and you are usually up at 7 am. You used to consistently sleep until 7:30. I am kind of missing those mornings!! Your naps are kind of sporadic, but you still take both a morning and afternoon nap.
You still love your big sister, and like I said earlier, you want everything she has! It doesn’t matter what it is or what other toys you have in front of you, you want what she has. And, you love to pull her hair! We are working on that! You still love your ball popper, and I would say your favorite toy is anything that you can put in your mouth.
You just cut a new tooth, which makes a total of 6! The last two that you cut were easy…I didn’t even know you were cutting them until I saw them after they had broken through. I love your little toothy grin!
Needless to say, you keep Mommy on her toes every day. You love to explore and get into whatever you can find! We love you so much and couldn’t imagine our family without you! We can’t wait to celebrate your first birthday! We are going to have a party with your friend, Charlie, which will be so much fun! We love you, sweet girl!
Selah has also figured out how to cover her face and play peek-a-boo. She decided to play during our little photo session today….
I just LOVE that smile!