Age: Eleven Months
Weight: 18 Pounds & 5 Ounces
Height: 26 Inches
Milestones: I am convinced that all parents feel this way, but my little lady is a certified rock star. She has changed so much in the past month that it literally blows my mind & I swear we have a genius on our hands. Waverly can wave bye-bye (although she actually does it towards herself) and does it ALL the time, wherever we are & to whoever walks by. She also now picks up the phone - or really, any object she can get her hands on - puts it to her ear and talks on it. It is seriously adorable, but at the same time, a sign that either we talk on the phone too much or we have a little socialite-to-be. Probably both. Just like last month, she continues to pull herself up but now she can walk with either her radio flyer or toy walker we got her. Again, adorable & amazing. We are pretty much obsessed with her and think she is the smartest 11 month-old there ever was. Obviously. :)
Sleep: Great news to report on the sleep situation! Waverly Maye is still sleeping like a baby each & every night, from about 8 PM - 7:30 AM. Since I got out of school last week, my goal to get her on a nap routine is well on its way. After researching online (thank god for google & baby blogs), I decided on a 10:30 morning nap and a 3:00 afternoon nap. I am seriously shocked at how well it worked. This no-napping ninja has taken two hour & a half naps for three days in a row. The whole "sleep begets sleep" thing really must be true, imagine that. *Of course now that I have stated our success publicly, I am certain the whole entire thing will go to hell tomorrow. Wish me luck.
Eating: Waverly Maye's eating regimen looks pretty similar to last month's ... mainly mac & cheese, grilled cheese, and cheese quesadillas. Sense a theme? Anything with cheese is at the top of her list and I can't say that I blame her. We also still start off most mornings with waffles & have snacks of yogurt, cheerios, & LOTS of fruit during the day. This lady still does not like her veggies, any way I make them, so it looks like I will have to start getting creative in that arena. Isn't there a book on that? I think I need to look into it.
Favorite Moments: At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I have to say it. This month is the best YET again. Waverly is such a little person now & she makes
Worst Moments: None, nada, nothing. Waverly is past her "teething" & sleep issues and we are one happy little family.
Extra Comments: My baby girl is one month from being one. ONE - one whole year! I would be lying if I said that I won't feel a little sentimental on her big day, but overall, I will be full of joy. I don't know how I could feel anything but that when at look at this healthy, smart, beautiful girl who is progressing by the day. I never thought I could love anyone like I love her, and catch myself staring in awe at MY baby girl. And I definitely think the best is yet to come. (Well, until she takes after me and plans a party at our house her freshman year of high school. But why think about that now?)