Tuesday, August 20, 2013

10/11 Months Old

Our little Eliza just gets more fun by the day! I love seeing her personality develop and learning her likes and dislikes.

You are a baby on the move. Not walking just yet but it won't be long! You just started standing on your own and learning how to balance.

With all the moving you are doing you are a bottomless pit at meal time! Breakfast usually consists of bananas, blueberries, whole grain waffles or oatmeal or eggs or yogurt. Lunch is usually pieces of Boars Head deli meat, carrots, peas or Lima beans, and maybe some left overs from the night before. Dinner is either similar to lunch or we give you whatever we are eating for dinner. You eat anything and everything!

During your 10th month I weaned you from breastfeeding and now you receive 4- 6oz bottles of formula a day. I have tried (unsuccessfully) to get you to take your formula during the day from a sippy-cup but you like your bottle. That's just not a battle I'm ready to tackle yet. 

Another change in the last few weeks has been increasing the amount of time you attend an in-home daycare while I work. (This is very common in the Lawrence.) Eliza is with a friend of mine and her two children MWF from 8-12 and T/Th she is with a very sweet lady and 3 other children from 8-4 (that's a tough day!). You are doing so well away from mommy and play so well with the other children. I know this is a lot harder on me than it is on you. :)

You are a great sleeper! You go to sleep around 6:45/7 and sleep till 6:30 in the morning. You still take 2 naps a day but are starting to shorten your morning nap. You usually nap from 9-10:15am and again from 1:15-3pm. 

You are a little talker all the time now-- in your own language. You squeal all day long and babble da-da-da non-stop! You also say something that sounds like ball, yes and woof-woof. You are precious and you keep us laughing all the time! 

We also moved you out of your infant carseat into a convertible one. You seem to be pretty content with the change.

Aside from all of the growing and changes in the last couple of months you are still my little girl! One great thing about your little size is that you have been wearing the same clothes all summer! You are mostly in 9 month clothes now but I can still get you in some 3-6 month clothes, crazy! You are wearing a Size 3 diaper and probably weigh about 17 pounds. We will find out your official stats at your 12 month appointment next month!! 

I can't even believe that you are going to be a year old in less than a month! This year has truly flown by. You are such a sweet blessing to your daddy and I. We love you so much Eliza-bug!


  1. Cant believe she is standing on her own...brave girl! Where are you working? Will you be full time eventually?

    1. I work for an investment company out of Greenville, SC (my dad's business). I've been working for them for about 2.5 years and already work full time. :)