Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Isabel: 11 months


One more month and you will be one year old. A YEAR! I freak out a little more every day. The way the days are slipping away from me lately... you'll be 18 by next week.

My new nick name for you is "Busy" 1)because it rhymes with Izzie 2) because that's exactly what you are... busy. You are busy crawling everywhere. Busy pulling items out of drawers and boxes, pulling out things I just put away. You are busy finding and eating objects that can barely be seen by the naked eye. You are busy playing, singing, laughing, climbing. You wear me out.

This month you have been the most needy you have ever been. You are such a mama's girl. Even though this complicates a lot of the things I need to get done. Sometimes I get a little put out about it... I seriously love it. You give the best hugs. You wrap your little arms tight around my neck when you are in new situations and you are scared someone might try to steal you from me. When I walk in to the room you greet me with a big smile, squeal and come charging at me as fast as you can crawl.

You love peek-a-boo. You love to chase your dad around the house. You especially love to chase grandma and grandpa's dogs. You think this is hilarious. You laugh so hard. It makes me smile.

You are still working up the courage to stand on your own. However, sometimes we'll look over and notice you are standing all by yourself. It doesn't last very long, maybe about 5 seconds until you get too nervous about standing by yourself. I'm sure you'll be walking before we know it but you'd still rather crawl then walk around with us holding your hands.

We took you in to the doctor this month because of this never ending cold that you've had. Apparently it's just teething... Your top 3 teeth are coming in! I was so surprised I didn't realize they would come in so soon! I can see one of your little teeth marks poking through gums. I'm sure it will be popping through soon!

You love the Christmas tree. The ornaments on the bottom half of the tree are now gone. I'm so excited for your first Christmas! So excited! It's been so hard for me to not give you your presents now. I've actually delayed getting you the last of your presents so I won't be tempted to give them to you!

Some of your favorite foods are: cheerios, peas, cheese, tomatoes (so weird for a baby). Pretty much anything you can feed yourself. Baby food was so 5 minutes ago :)

Your favorite toy right now: measuring cups. The first thing you do in the morning is pull the cups out of the drawer! You love to play with them in the kitchen!

You are the most amazing little person! There are days when I still can't even believe you are mine. We are such lucky parents to have you!


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