When she was actually here, it seemed 2010 would go on forever. My baby was just a baby, after all! Now, here we are, welcoming 2011 and preparing for that baby girl to turn 1.
I can't believe it. Time has simply gone too fast.
So, in the interest of slowing things down a bit to drink in the moment, here are some noteworthy things about Leah at the beginning of 2011. I
On the first day of 2011, Leah...
*Is 9 months and 3 weeks old
*Has no teeth
*Pulls herself up on furniture pretty much everywhere she can
*Is practicing standing all by herself. She wobbles for a few unassisted seconds and then plops on her bottom.
*Crawls her little heart out. She has gotten quite proficient at it, and almost never does the army crawl she started out with at 6 or 7 months.
*Zips along in the basement on her walker. Her stability is so much improved, I can't believe it. She needs no assistance (other than the walker, of course!) as she walks along, and can even bend down and pick up objects as she goes.
*I predict walking by/in February.
*Says only one word: "Daddy" (although I've caught a few "Hi"s as well)
*Claps when asked, and then grins maniacally
*Will find Mommy's nose when asked
*Climbs flights - yes, whole flights, unassisted no less - of stairs
*Beebops along to any music you put on and absolutely LOVES to dance!
*Favorite song: "If you're happy and you know it" (clap your hands!)
*Communicates effectively even though she can't speak. She is very expressive and super verbal, even though it's not in word-form yet.
*Wears size 2 diapers (let's not tell anyone that this will change as soon as we run out of this box of size 2's)
*Fits in most of her 6 month clothing, all of her 9 month clothing and wears 12 months, even though they're pretty big.
* Has started on solid pieces of food, and eats organic puffs (fancy cheerios) like they're going out of style.
* Her favorite game is dumping out all of her toys and sorting through them. Her favorites are "farmer John" and "moo cow," two "little people" toys she got for Christmas. I though she's be too little to really play with them, and they turned out to be her favorites!
*She still nurses 4 times a day, and eats everything in sight when she's in her high chair. She can often slam down 4 ice cubes-worth of food!
*Has a sweet, inquisitive, funny personality. She loves to give kisses, hugs, and she loves to make us laugh. I am still in awe at what an overall easy baby she is, and I hope that will keep up into her toddler days!
Let me close this post with a little video that is so true to who Leah is. We love that sweet baby, and can't wait to see what wonders 2011 has in store!