Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Josie at 11 months

Well you're off to the races this month Josie Peas.  You are crawling everywhere at full speed.  You look like a little bull dog to me when you put your head down and charge ahead.  It's adorable.  When you want me to pick you up you follow me around and ram your head into my legs.  It's pretty cute.  You are just starting to pull up to your knees sometimes and you have no problem sitting up when you're on your belly.  However, you are like an upside down turtle when you're on your back.  You can't/won't roll from back to belly so you just cry when we put you on your back because you can't sit up from your back or roll over and crawl.  We try to roll you over and you act like you're scared when we do it.  It's kind of odd.  I'm not too worried about it because you are crawling and pulling up, but it's strange.  A few times I've found you sitting up in your crib and I have no clue how you got to the sitting position in there because we put you to sleep on your back.  It always surprises the heck out of me to find you like that.

You are definitely getting a little better at communicating what you want.  You say mama, dada and bye bye and sometimes I think your "muh's" are "more's".    But if you see something you want you start flapping your arms and making your really excited noises, and it's usually involved food or animals.  You squeal when you're happy and get the most pitiful look on your face when you're sad.

You've cut down on your bottles yourself.  You can drink out of a straw but sippy cups confuse you.  You still won't hold a bottle yourself, but you are starting to hold some sippy's sometimes.  You pick up most foods and at least try them although you're still not a really huge eater.  This trailer living and road trip across the states has been rough because it's hard to keep "baby" foods on us, and you don't like most of them anyway.   You still only eat about a half of a pouch of baby food at a time.  You are drinking more water now, and it's not helping with your constipation at all.  I'm hoping once we get to NY we can get you to a ped that will give me something for you.



You still only have those 2 bottom toofers, but I think you're going to be getting your top ones soon.  We weighed you recently and you are 21lbs.  I figured you were around that.  You are the perfect size - healthy and a little bit chunky, which I just can't get enough of your fat hammies.  I squeeze on you all the time.




You seem to be more of a mama's girl than the other kids were at this age.  It's nice to have at least one that prefers me.  You are starting to clap a little bit and you like to "dance" when there's a beat you like on.  Your sleep lately has been pretty darn bad...  You're waking up multiple times a night and we aren't really able to sleep train you because we are in such close quarters with all the other kids.  It's been pretty exhausting.  Hopefully after we get the constipation figured out and those top teeth poked through things will be better in the sleep department.

I just can't get enough of you and your perfectly round little face, you huge chubby cheeks that I kiss all day long and your big brown eyes that watch everything so intently.  We love you more than you'll ever know, Sweetie Peas.

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