Tuesday, September 11, 2012

11 Month Update on 9/11

Our dear Annaliese is 11 months old today!  Here's what's been going on in the last month.

She has 6 7 teeth!  3 front top and 4 front bottom teeth!  I never thought she would have more than 2-4 at this stage!  
She sits and spins on her tiny tush using her feet on the hardwood floor.  
She loves to "dance" (or bounce) when she hears music.  
She loves to stand facing backward on the couch and lean into the back support and laughs hysterically when she falls over.

She is even more obsessed with chasing the cat.  Where there's a kid, there's a cat.  But they play nicely :) [supervised]
In this video, Justin was using a lazer light to distract the cat.  Annaliese loves when Sammie runs around in a playful way :)

Annaliese and her BFF, Sammie

She's good to give you a kiss when you ask for it.  This melts me.  
She can crawl like a pro, give high fives, stand on her own (but is still afraid to walk more than a step without holding onto something.  
She is really close to being able to pull herself up and can almost stand up from the ground.

She can walk while she pushes her little lawnmower thingy, yes that's the technical name for it.  
[and gets a little upset with herself when she can't do something she wants to]

She loves to truck down the hallway in her little walker and end up at our full length mirror and laugh at herself.  It's so cute!
She's figured out how to press some buttons on her toys to make them talk or light up.  And she likes to play with all of her toys at once.

She reaches upward with both arms and clings to our legs when she wants picked up.
She's mastered pulling of the protective rubber along the edges of our coffee and end tables.  When we catch her in the act we tell her a stern "No!" and she backs off.  Sometimes we have to do this twice and eventually she loses interest.  Can't hurt to try to teach her the meaning of "no" already.

She has grown just enough hair for me to put it up in a little clip! :)  She doesn't keep the clip in long, but it's still cute.  Her bangs are down in her eyes, so I try to do something with her hair do it doesn't annoy her.

She loves to lay on pillows and watch TV (Mickey)  :)

She still has blue-ish / grey-ish eyes, although mine are hazel - green and Justin's are hazel - brown.  Justin jokes with me about me and alleged blue-eyed the mail man.  Ha!

She has a fancy new car seat now (with cup holders), that she will be in for a long time.  Still sitting rear facing.

If she's sitting on the floor, 9 times out of 10 her legs or feet are crossed.  :)

She still drinks 3 bottles a day along with 3 meals a day and snacks in between.  Her favorites are chicken and pasta, lasagna with meal sauce and the first solid she ever ate, sweet potatoes.  She still loves her carrots, peas, and green beans too!  She loves to drink water (YESSS!) from her big girl cup. :)

She still wakes up with a huge smile on her face, unless she is having a bad teething day.  She sleeps from about 9pm-5am and still takes 1-2 naps during the day.  She is such a good baby and a happy baby.

With today being the anniversary of 9/11/01, I would also like to take a moment to thank all of our U.S. troops for laying down their lives everyday and helping to keep our country free.  We will never forget the lives lost in the tragic event that happened today, 11 years ago.  Our thoughts and prayers will always be with the families who suffered the loss of a loved one. 
United We Stand.


  1. Oh my goodness! The cuteness is almost unbearable! Seriously, she is adorable. And I love the kitty-induced laughter. So awesome!

    1. Haha! I like that "kitty-induced laughter". Thank you for the compliments and the comment! :)

  2. Awww she's just super adorable. Love the video especially of her laughing. Gotta love baby laugh so contagious :D

    1. Haha! I know exactly what you mean! :) thanks for the comment! :)

  3. shes so adorable! cant wait till Sienna is that age!

    1. Thank you so much, Joanna! But bite your tongue! lol I still find myself saying "I can't wait till she's older and can ..." But as she's doing those things, I keep wishing she would go back to the ity bity baby she once was. They grow and develop so fast! Before we know it they'll be in school! lol

  4. SO cute! I love her crossed legs, and I'd say you're getting the hang of putting up her hair! :) I especially love the last picture--what a beautiful tribute to 9-11, Cassie!

    1. Ha! Yeah I'm getting pretty good at the hair thing, but I think I have to be more consistent in order for her to allow me to do it more. :)
      And thank you for the compliment on the picture! I did it with my *cool iPhone* lol It will be in the blog post of pic editing apps for you! :)

  5. She is so SO cute!! Pretty soon, you'll have a big one-year old, walking, talking, running through the house!! It goes SOOO fast, doesn't it? You will love that you are documenting all of this :)

    1. Thank you, Jen! I am already very glad that I began a blog! :) She is so close to walking, she tries all the time! AHHH!! ;)


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