Happy 11 months Leigh-Leigh! We adore your smile and your giggles.
You are a power crawler to the max; you army crawl on your tummy and propel yourself forward with your legs pulled up on the sides of your torso. You CAN crawl on all fours, but only on grass or concrete when you don’t want to touch what is below you. You go much faster on your belly and this you prefer!
You are a master stair climber (going up) and we call you big baby monster, because you test gates and doors like the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park. You can pull yourself up very well to a standing position and will shuffle your feet to get from one end to the other. Contrary to that skill, you have no desire to walk. If we hold your hands and have you stand, you pull your legs up or go all “noodly” to get down and crawl.
You love to eat regular food and baby food, and you really seem to enjoy all foods that we give you; it’s much easier now that you’ve gotten three teeth this month. Two on top, 1 on bottom – the fourth is coming soon.
You love to play outside, swing and be where the “big kids” are – even if that means climbing the stairs to them in their rooms. You delightfully babble mama, dada, baba, nanana….but we aren’t sure that you really know what you are saying yet – although in the past two days you’ve been saying mamama when I am close by.
We can’t believe you are 11 months old – the time has flown by! By God’s grace alone, we will get to have a million more beautiful moments with the gift of you….