Monday, July 19, 2010

11 months

So, you may have noticed I skipped a month...We were in Utah for the 10 month post, and with all the blogging I did to catch up after we got back that one just didn't make it in. So I guess this is sort of a combo 10-11 month update.

Walking walking walking! Norah is walking pretty well. She still crawls a lot of the time, but she can get up from the ground without holding on to anything and start walking. But when speed is needed, crawling it is!

Climbing. Oh the climbing. If she can get her knee up on something, she will climb on it. Not my favorite due to the falling danger, but it's great for her motor developement so I'm trying to teach her how to safely get down from things also.

Snuggles and hugs. Sooooo cute. She will now wrap her little arms around your neck and hug you. Sometimes she just likes to lay her head on your shoulder and snuggle. She also likes to lay her head on the kitties and snuggle them, depending on the cat they either run, hiss, or lay there like a blob (strider...). Or pillows. She loves to snuggle and roll around on pillows.

She likes to play peekaboo and will chase you around the house in her walker playing this.

She waves byebye. She waved bye to Grandma Ogden when we left Utah, we were saying byebye and she just started waving, too cute.

Clapping! Although she hasn't figured out the correct context to start clapping, she likes to do it. Like when she's finished eating, she will clap. When she was really mad and sleepy and crying she started clapping, so it's a work in progress.

Eating. Yum. She's a pretty good eater now. She eats better for me then George, but probably just because I'm the one feeding her 90% of the time. She was sick for the last part of June and the first week and a half of July. We're pretty sure she had Roseola. All the symptoms and timeline matched up and she had a rash for two days. During this time she didn't want to eat or nurse much at all. Well, now she's making up for it! For the last week or so she's been eating 4-5 times a day and by dinner she will eat two containers of baby food (about 8oz) plus whatever veggies I've cooked for her, and some puffs or crackers. She started to eat more 'real' food. Most recently she's been eating peaches and bananas, and carrots and cauliflower.

Sleeping. Ahhhhh sleep. For the most part Norah goes to bed between 8-9 and is up by 7-8. Nice. Really nice. Every few days she will wake up crying in the middle of the night, but usually it doesn't last long and she will fall back to sleep on her own. In the last few days she decided she doesn't want to be rocked and snuggled before bed. She will snuggle for a minute or two, then just start wiggling. We lay her down at that point, tuck her in, and generally she will fall asleep within a few minutes. I miss the snuggles, but it is making bedtime faster and easier. We are also starting to transition from two naps to one. Not fun.

Okay, so that's a ton of reading. Good job if you made it all the way through.
Norah is a little too wiggly for a good photo shoot today, so you will have to settle for a few videos.


Olivia Heilmann said...

WOW she has MAD Kazoo skills!!!
I love her so much and I have never met her. ARGH. I need to come home soon!!!

Logan and Jack's Mommy said...

Oh my goodness- look out America's Got Talent... We have a new star!