Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Rebecca Claire || Eleven Months
Rebecca is eleven months old today! We got to spend a lot of time together over the four day weekend, and this is the most up-to-date post I've ever written about what our little nugget is up to. She crawls everywhere and pulls up on everything, though she has not climbed up any of the stairs thankfully. Rebecca spends most of her time pulling toys out of her baskets and tupperwares out of "her" kitchen drawer. She also loves moving items from the coffee table to the ground and back onto the coffee table. She figured out how to push her toys on wheels around, and she still puts everything in her mouth. I like to think this is giving her a healthy immune system at daycare! Her favorite book the past month is one from her great aunt LaVonne about Sophie the giraffe and her friends with huge flaps to lift.
While she won't say any of them on command, I think Becca's got three words in her vocabulary that seem to make sense. A couple weeks ago I walked in to get her first thing in the morning, and she started saying the cutest "Beh" noise for Belle who was accompanying me. She's done it several times since so I make sure Belle always comes with me for morning wake-up! It's so sweet to see them greet each other.
Two nights ago, I walked in at four am to be greeted by her standing in her crib wailing sadly, "Mama! Mama!" so I know she knows who I am. She also does a good job with dadadada, which we're 100% sure is Kip. Becca talks about a lot of other stuff during the day, sways to any music, and claps quite a bit! She just added a cute little backwards wave, but so far has only been doing it on the changing table at bedtime.
Our adventurous eater likes spicy food as beans from chili were a recent favorite. All fruit and most vegetables are devoured in her high chair, and we're still really grateful she'll try it all. We added salmon, tilapia, and even bites of fried chicken from Rye this month! She still nurses several times a day (and once or twice at night. I know, Mama is still tired). Sleep is pretty solid unless one of those pesky teeth is breaking through. Rebecca had a few very sad nights in the past month, but she will also let Kip calm her down in the middle of the night which is nice for everybody. Speaking of teeth, Rebecca added even more and is now at 8 - though one is a bottom left molar hidden in the back which makes her grin lopsided and adorable. No weight update, but she's obviously growing. Still in size four diapers, she's reaching the end of her 12-18 month clothes very quickly.
It's time to begin the countdown to her first birthday. These photos are practically impossible to take, but necessary to get all the way to one year! You can see how Becca Bear has grown and changed each month by clicking on the "Rebecca Monthly" label on the blog.