Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Brooklyn {Eleven Months}


Say it ain't so? How can we really be nearing her first birthday? Bennett's first year went by fast, but wow Brooklyn's went by that much faster. I don't really think of her this old. I still feel like she is so little. But, maybe that is how it will always be, our baby girl.

I have started to plan her party. I am so excited for her to turn one, but also so sad. Bennett FELT like a one year old. Brooklyn just doesn't feel (almost) one to me.

Length, Weight, and Percentiles: No updates here. We have her 12 month appt. next month. She seems to be average sized, but my kids always have the littlest feet.

Features: 7 teeth, with another 1 or 2 popping through. Bennett hardly had 2 teeth but she has been a champ. Still no hair and no signs of it growing in either. We are going to have a party the first time I am able to put some pig tails or pony tail in this girls hair. But, at this rate, it won't be until she is 8 years old. Brooklyn has the cheesiest grin and can almost always be found smiling. She wakes up smiling and goes to bed smiling, she is literally the happiest girl in the world. Such joy! Who can blame her?! 

Clearly, neither kid wanted to actually look at the camera. The struggle is real

Sleep: Going to sleep between 7 and 7:30 PM and sleeping 12 hours. She typically wakes up at 7 AM (or earlier if we wake her). She naps twice a day, one 2 hour morning nap and one 2-3 hour afternoon nap.


Diet: She loves loves loves fruit, yogurt, applesauce, puffs, basically anything sweet. She also still likes peas and carrots most. She is a bit more apprehensive about veggies. She usually eats whatever we have for dinner but would rather be fed than eat herself, although if she just sits in her high chair, she will slowly eat it and play with it. She tends to spit alot of food out at first, but once she gets used to it, she will eat. She is also eating 7 ounces of formula 2-3 times a day. She is slowly transitioning away from bottles and formula and expect to transition her fully to whole milk by the time she is one.

Clothes and Diapering: Still fitting into some 6-9 month clothes, but mostly wearing 9 month and 12 month clothes. She rarely wears shoes, but when she does they are 6-12 month Old Navy shoes (I am not even sure what size those correlate to, 2?) Wearing size 3 and 4 diapers during the day and night.

Social: She is so happy and easily excitable. She is repeating sounds, but not sure she has attached meaning yet. She can repeat "Dada" "No No" and "Mama." She thinks it is absolutely hilarious when I say "No No" because she knows it is something she shouldn't be doing, so that is one I think she understands. She also repeats "Dada" around Josh, so I also think she might be getting that one too. Other than that, mostly just babble, but adorable babble!

Brooklyn loves to dance, play peek a boo, bounce, run up and down the stairs, play outside, go on walks, bang together toys, and explore. She can usually be found investigating outlets, or anything plugged into outlets, under the table, trying to get into our wine rack, or attempting to climb stairs. She has become quite curious this past month and now crawling so well that she can get just about anywhere. We also have to remind Bennett to keep the basement door shut since she tends to want to look over the stairs down to him. 

She is also already noticeably more sensitive, but also so tough. Depends on the situation and/or how tired she is.

Some of the new things Brooklyn is doing this month: Repeating No no, climbing stairs, Standing for seconds on her own, walking behind her walker, 

Likes: Blocks, building towers, puzzles, exploring, banging things together, dropping food/toys from up high and watching them drop, her fuzzy blanket, books

Dislikes: being left with a stranger, new people, hats