Eleven months old, and you’re climbing!
Your little knees keep lifting to see if you can get higher, higher, higher.
You’re climbing out of your high chair.
You’re climbing out of the supermarket trolley seat and up onto the conveyor belt.
You’re pushing the little toddler chair around the room like it is a walker, and then climbing up on top and calling out for us to see how clever you are.
And you are climbing up the stairs, over and over and over and over and over again.
Luckily enough you’re also pretty good at sliding on your tummy back down afterwards.
No steps without holding on yet, but you are standing unsupported for a second or two. I don’t think it will be long now…
Your third tooth has arrived, the top front left one. It took a whole month of pushing before it finally cut through. It gave you a quite a rough time, poor little thing.
But now that it’s through, you’re happily chomping away again. You can sit and eat for ages, it’s one of your favourite things to do. I try to give you a variety of things to eat, and if you run out of food on your tray, you squawk for more like a (very noisy) little baby bird.
Here’s a typical lunch at our place – you’re having some mandarin, sliced cheese, grapes, Pad Thai leftovers and frozen peas (straight from the freezer – your new favourite).
I was having Pad Thai for lunch that day too – we usually eat the same things and eat together. Dining is a social occasion. 🙂
You have a bib on in the above photo, but you usually out-mess even the best bibs. I think you see it as a bit of a challenge. 🙂 It’s a rare day that you don’t completely annihilate whatever you are wearing. Our laundry always has something soaking in the tub.
You’ve been playing a lot more this month. You’re both initiating games and reacting. You giggle and laugh, and have the cheekiest grin. It’s hard to resist your charms.
New words this month include KABOO! (peekaboo) and DOH! (doll).
You’ve become quite attached to JJ lately, and have been calling out her name DAY DAY! (JJ) when you’re missing her. You’re both playing well together, which makes me a happy mummy!
|Playing in the ‘sand pit’.
Your father went back to work just a couple of weeks ago after almost six months ‘break’ at home as a stay-at-home-dad. I’ve been really worried about how I was going to cope with both of you on my own, but so far it’s going well.
We get a chance to have some Mummy & Bee time when JJ is at preschool two days a week. I’ve found a playgroup in our new suburb that has other children around your age, and I think you will make some friends there. And we’ve been playing together a lot at home as well.
You’re growing out of your size 0 baby clothes and are starting to wear your size 1 ‘little girl’ clothes, some of which JJ was still wearing when she was two. You’re growing up!
Sometimes, I lean down and whisper into your perfect tiny little left ear “this is your left ear”.
I love you Bee, all the way from your left ear to your little toe.
Previous letters to Bee:
A letter to Bee (10 months)
A letter to Bee (9 months)
A letter to Bee (8 months)
A letter to Bee (7 months)
A letter to Bee (6 months)
A letter to Bee (5 months)
A letter to Bee (4 months)
A letter to Bee (3 months)
A letter to Bee (2 months)
A letter to Bee (1 months)
Bee’s Birth Story