today you are 11 months old. one month shy of a year. our day was uneventful and leisurely. i love days like this. you woke up just after 8 this morning, ready to face the day after a full night's sleep. your daddy fed you a banana for breakfast and you ate the entire thing! after breakfast it was time to do some yard work in the baby bjorn. you got strapped in and hung out with your daddy while he watered our azaleas, shrubs, and the grass. it wasn't yet oppressively hot when you finished helping daddy so we played with bubbles on the front porch for a while.
after that it was time to wash the bubbles and banana off of you before nap time. once we got you cleaned up, i made a bottle while your daddy rocked you. you slept peacefully from 11:30-2. while you napped we did some housework and some laundry. you didn't miss much. when you finally woke up, we were all hungry as could be. your daddy and i decided to take you out for macaroni and cheese to celebrate your big day. i think you were still full from that huge breakfast because you didn't eat much.
when we came home from lunch we spent some more time on the front porch blowing bubbles. you adore bubbles. you also spent a fair amount of time exploring and climbing the step.
before long it was time for your daddy to leave for work. you and i were so hot and sweaty from playing outside that i decided to head over to uncle mike's house for a swim. you just love the pool. you splash, laugh, kick and even stick your face in the water. all that playing sure does wear you out! after swimming and visiting with your uncle mike, it was dinner time. we came back home and you ate a tray full of roast chicken, peas, cherry tomatoes, kale, whole wheat pancake, and carrot dill salad.
once you were all done eating, i put on your sesame street dvd for you. you stayed content in your highchair while i tidied up. before long it was time for bath number 2. you had sunscreen, pool water and tomato bits that needed to be washed off before bed. after your bath came naked time. it is your favorite time of the day. every night you get to explore and play in just a diaper until bed.
an hour passed and you were rubbing your eyes and whining for your bottle. i gave you a dose of camilia (your homeopathic teething remedy) and got you dressed in your pajamas. speaking of teething, your second tooth appeared out of nowhere yesterday. you now have both bottom middle teeth! i hope a little bit of time passes before tooth number 3 makes its way through. 2 teeth in one week was rough on all of us!
once you were warm in your jammies, we snuggled into the rocker to read a few of your favorite books. before long you whined to let me know you were done with reading for the night and i got up to make your bottle. your bottles are 1/2 whole milk right now as we wean you off of the formula for good. you don't seem to mind the difference. you drank the whole 9 ounces in no time flat and closed your eyes. i rocked and bounced you for a few moments until you got really sleepy. i laid you down in your crib and snuck out of your room. a few moments later i heard some noise coming from your bedroom. you were up and playing in your crib! tricky baby. as soon as i picked you up again you shut your eyes and snuggled close. 5 minutes of rocking later and you were down (hopefully) for the night at 7:45. right on schedule.
this was a typical day for our family. i wanted to record it here to let you know what your life was like at 11 months old. it is so much fun to spend everyday with you as you crawl, stand, splash, climb, play and explore. you are independent, strong, curious, and a bit reckless. you are perfect and i am truly blessed to be your mama. i love you, baby girl.
with all the love in my heart,