Saturday, March 31, 2012

Abigail is (gulp) 11 months old!

Sending us kisses!

Can we say crazy?! It's not even funny how fast her first year has gone by. She's going to be ONE YEAR OLD next month and I'm such a mix of emotions. But all that aside, I am filled with total joy when I see her sweet face and hear her adorable voice. She definitely fills our hearts :)

Abigail had a really rough time with her upper teeth coming through (had the worst diaper rash ever!) From what we can tell she has her two front teeth and one incisor. She also now has 4 bottom teeth. Aside from the horrific rash, teething could've been a lot worse. At least she sleeps and eats just fine! She still has a great routine. Bottle in the morning, breakfast about an hour later. She takes a nice morning nap then has another bottle. Light lunch/snack then good afternoon nap. Has a light snack, a good dinner, and another bottle before bed. Bedtime is between 7-8. She goes down wide awake and sleeps all night :) She loves to sleep in on the weekends!

She's cruising everywhere! One of her favorite things to do is stand next to the ottoman in Grandma's living room. Grandpa hides and comes stomping in to get her. She books it around the ottoman, laughing and squealing like crazy, it's hilarious! She's cruising along walls and the kitchen cabinets. She loves her push toys and does well walking with those. She's recently been getting up on her knees and scooting forward (very funny to watch!) When you tell her to blow kisses, she makes a kissing sound. She is so smart! She tries to put her own shoes on and if you give her a brush she'll try to brush her hair :) BTW- I'm totally in love with her hair- it's getting so long and curly! Her bangs drive us crazy so I've been pulling them back with an elastic. I think we may have to get those cut!

She is VERY loud. Taking her out can be a challenge if our timing is off with naps/feedings. I feel like Audrey was a lot more laid back and quiet at this age. At restaurants and in the grocery store she's ok for a few minutes, but then she constantly needs something- a snack, a drink, attention, etc. She will absolutely not smile for strangers...she has a pretty stone-cold face most of the time, lol. She's in her big girl car seat now (rear facing) and doing well. If she gets fussy usually I give her a book or a toy and she settles down.

We saw Cinderella at the dinner theater and all she wanted was me and some snacks!

She says "Uh-oh" when she drops something, "Mama" when she's upset and wants me, "Da" when she sees Chris, and I swear she's looked at Eddie at least once and said "Dog." :)

She LOVES her "Da"!

She adores Audrey! Usually they play separately (I really want Abigail to learn how to entertain herself like Audrey did!) But when they do play together it's overwhelmingly adorable!

It seems that Audrey has gotten over her aversion to being touched by Abigail. She begged to have Abby join her in the car!

Audrey thinks it's funny to hold Abby's pant legs as she tries to crawl, lol. Abby tolerates it for awhile! I love how she gets something in each hand and crawls. That has to be uncomfortable!

"Help me."

I see slumber parties in their future :)

Some extra pictures from today's shoot (can't leave out sweet Audrey Cate!):

::heart melting::

As sad as I am to watch my baby grow up so fast, I am just loving each and every moment of seeing her learn new things. I so wish we could have 10 more sweet girls! Life surely doesn't get better than this. I truly feel that these past 4 years have been the best of my life. I love being a mom!

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