Tuesday, November 17, 2015

11 months

At 11 months:

Ruby is finally sleeping through the night. Hallelujah! She goes to bed around 8 - 8:30 and then wakes up anywhere from 6:00 - 8:00. Once she wakes up, she is hungry. Sometimes I can feed her and put her back down, and other times she is awake and ready to go for the day. She will wake up vocationally during the night, but she is getting better at self soothing and putting herself back to sleep. She does wake up very easily. She still sleeps in our room. I would love to put her in the crib in Olivia's room. But I am sure they will just play all night and never sleep. Olivia is such a good sleeper, I don't want to lose that.

She likes to eat food. I feel like I feed her all day. I only nurse her when she wakes up, around 1 right before naps and then once before bed. And in-between all of those times I am cutting up food into small pieces, she eats, we clean up the messes she makes and then a few minutes later (it feels like) I am doing it all again. For breakfast she eats french toast, eggs, pancakes, or cereal pieces with some fruit. For lunch and dinner she eats bread, cheese, beans, cooked veggies, yogurt, and pasta. Usually I will cut up whatever we are eating, but sometimes it's just not her thing so she'll eat what I mentioned.

Her best friend is Olivia, although it might be a one sided relationship. Olivia loves Ruby, but she can only handle so much of the hair pulling and toy stealing. They are both so excited to see each other in the mornings and after naps.

When I lay her down in the bath to wash her hair, she kicks like crazy. She loves being in the bath and always has a smile on her face. Now that she is drinking from a sippy cup, she does try and drink the bath water using the cups and toys in the bath.

She is obsessed with one of Olivia's baby dolls. It's this super small baby wearing a purple and floral outfit that she got for Easter when she was a baby. Ruby crawls all over looking for the baby and when she holds it she shakes with excitement. And she loves all of the princess dolls that Olivia is playing with.

Ruby loves to clap. If she hears, "If your happy and you know it" she instantly starts clapping and will have the biggest grin on her face. She lifts her hand to wave but doesn't move her hand too much.  She doesn't talk to much, just lots of gibberish. She still has her bottom 2 teeth and it doesn't look like she'll be getting any others anytime soon. But we know that can change in an instant.

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