It is with great excitement that I blog today about Jessie turning 11months. I feel her one year birthday around the corner. A few weeks ago I would have argued that she was too much of a baby to be turning one year old. Or at least she felt like just a baby to me. However, I see so many changes happening that she just might feel like a one year old on her 1st birthday.
As of today... (could be different tomorrow) these are the fun things that Jessie has been up to. Jessie is starting to stand on her own a little bit. Yesterday we where playing a fun game where she would come up to me and stand without holding on to anything. I would clap and say "yeah Jessie!". She would squeal and laugh. We did this a bunch of times. She loves anything that feels like a game. Peek a boo is a favorite. She holds a blanky either over her face or mine and then is so excited to pull it off to hear peek a boo. She also loves row row your boat.
I'm starting to see the beginnings of a vocabulary. Some thing make no sense but I can here she is copying the words I use and some things are more clear. She says haa (for hi) and baa (for bye) she waves when she is doing it and uses it at the right times. I'm excited to hear what will be next.
She also learned this weekend how to drink from a straw and wants to drink every time she sees a drink with a straw. We bought her a sippy cup with a straw and she is excited to drink her water from it. The diapers have been heavier since we discovered this.
She is an absolute delight and smiles easily.
Some things are not so delightful.... If she gets her hands on something she does not want to let it go (understandably). Sometimes we have to pry it out of her fingers and she has a screaming fit. I totally understand why, it really isn't fair. I make sure to offer up something in exchange which usually agrees with her.
One other thing that is nice is she treats daddy well. She has a slight preference for me but daddy soothes her and she enjoys interacting with him. This makes him very happy. When Jamie was a baby she once screamed for 2 hours straight while I attempted to go shopping with my sister in law.
Anyway.. I'm sure there are things I forgot to mention, but these where some highlights of our littlest one turning 11 months.