Sunday, July 7, 2013

Leia at 11 months

This girl is a toddler!! I feel like she's grown, learned and changed more in the past 2 months than in her first 9 months combined. She went from this little baby who just sat there, to now being a walking, talking child. We love her so much!!
Size: Wearing 18 month clothes and I'd estimate 25ish pounds.
Favorite things: Jack the cat, saying "cat," water play, getting dirty, walking, watching people outside from the window, peekaboo, books, being outside.
Least favorite things: Flies - she cries when they land on her.
Cutest habits: I've taught Leia to identify body parts. She usually knows her feet, belly, tongue and nose (for nose she sniffs loudly, hehe). She likes to sit on the ground and spin in a circle, and she'll do it when I say "spin around!" She's great at spotting dogs and cats everywhere - in person, in a book or on a mural. She says "cat!" and does the sign for "dog" when she sees either. Leia is giving a lot of kisses lately!
Milestones: Leia started walking at 10.5 months! She also learned how to stand up without holding on to anything. She knows how to turn the TV on and off. She just started putting things in/on (such as putting a toy IN a cup) rather than only dumping them out. She hands things to us a lot, like food to share or a book she wants us to read.
Firsts: This month was our first family vacation to Bodega Bay, CA. Such fun (other than Daddy being sick most of the time)! With that came her first time at the beach and first time sleeping away from home... other than the hospital when she was 3 days old. First 4th of July too, though we didn't celebrate because Leia goes to bed before the sun goes down.
Language: New words this month: Bird, duck, quack, boo, book, and probably more that I forgot. She signs often, and this month's new sign is dog.
Talents: Walking, talking, baby signs, and understanding language (I'm already surprised at times that she's listening to the adults talk... like I tell people she can say bird and right away she chimes in "bird!" Or I tell someone we're still breastfeeding and she does the sign for "nurse."

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