The Busy Giffs: 11 Months!

May 14, 2012

11 Months!

So I know I'm a day late... again but things are crazy here!
We celebrated Mother's Day on Saturday, because like always, I had to work on the actual holiday.

Saturday started off with my friend's baby shower.  Saying I was excited for t is an understatement.
After multiple attempts of IVF she is FINALLY 33 weeks pregnant due with a little girl!! <3

Mom took Emmalee afterwards so David and I could go see The Avengers!
The cinema by my moms is in the process of a renovation so it now has stadium seats and it was so much better than it ever has been.

We had dinner at Mom's, exchanged gifts, and even got to see my grandmother!
 (Can I tell you how weird it is to have your mom hand you a gift on Mother's Day? Mind Blown.)

Emmalee and David gave me my mother's Day gifts!

Dave was very proud of himself for getting the necklace at 75% off and the watch at almost 50% off! He's so cute when it comes to saving money... he gets excited!
I've clearly trained him well. 

But let's get on to Emmalee!! 
11 months old.
Can you believe it?
Her birthday party is in less than a month and super soon, I'll be the mom to a 1 year old! Yikes!

You are so mobile now!
You can walk if you are holding onto something, dragging yourself down the side of the coffee table or couch and you even go as far as standing straight up on your own without holding onto something for a few seconds. You crawl super fast and love to dance. You kind of look like you're convulsing but I think it's amazing.

Your favorite toy right now is your octopus. You put the ball in it and then have to find which shoe it comes out in. You usually find it and can lift the shoes on your own.  If you look under a couple and can't find it, you try and stick your arm down where you put the ball to get it back.

You still LOVE to eat even though you still only have 2 teeth! You're still eating the same veggies but have decided you love mandarin oranges! You try and eat them all! Plus you started having animal crackers! Otherwise, you are still eating eggs, ham, potatoes, green beans, peas, corn, carrots, apples, turkey, chicken, and pasta! You are still nursing at least 3 times a day, in the morning, after I get home from work and right before bed!! With only a month left until you are a year old, and we can start transitioning to cow's milk, I am so proud of us!

You are just outgrowing your 9 month clothes. I cleaned them out of your closet yesterday since things were starting to get tight. You also are just now outgrowing your size 2 shoes.  I'm super excited about this because we have a pair of pink plaid Sperrys sitting in your closet, waiting for your little feet to turn into size 3! You love shoes, wearing them and throwing them all over the room. You also love bows, pointing to your bow holder every time you get dressed and you don't stop until I put one in your hair. Daddy wants to cut your hair because your bangs are crazy but I still say no, and obviously I win.

You say "Mom" and point at me so I'm pretty sure you have figured it out.  You do the same with "Daah", Bailey is "Baah" and Sable.. well, you just hit her in the face. You just started waving and we're pretty sure you say "hi!". 

You still love reading, and know that you have to flip the pages, but you usually try and flip too fast or flip backwards! You still love Bubble Guppies but Mickey Mouse, Elmo and the Muppets are still favorites as well. You LOVE music. Like, LOVE LOVE music. Your octopus toy plays songs and you will press it until gets to a song you want, and then you dance!

You're still taking 2 naps during the day, usually at 10ish and 4ish but then give us a great stretch from about 8 until 4 or 5 am, which works out well because that's when I get up to get ready for work! Some days you decide you don't want to sleep at all but there's nothing we can do about it.  Usually though, if we put you in the car, you're out in minutes.

You take tubbies in the big girl tub, usually with a few inches of water and TONS of splashing! You hate when I wash your hair but will try and stick your head in the water... crazy. You love when we quack at you, and you giggle like crazy when we sing "washing your beeeeeellllly"....

You have such an amazing personality and it's so funny to watch you all day long.
You love to laugh, which is adorable, and you giggle constantly.
Hide and go seek makes you laugh extremely loud and you love when we snuggle and tickle you.
I can't wait to see your personality continue to develop!

Love you little bug. <3

Oh, and I have BIG news!!
But I'm not sharing it today. :)
We are mid-packed because we're going to Mohegan Sun tomorrow for 2 nights to celebrate Dave's birthday, courtesy of his amazing aunts and Grammie!, but I'll share our BIG news at the end of the week!


  1. Oh she's adorable!

    Excited for the news!

  2. She is SO cute! It goes way too fast. And I got the Mary Kay gift bag. Thank you so much! It is awesome! I definitely plan to blog about it but have been lacking in posting lately! Thank you again!


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