11 Months!!!


Sniffle, sniffle...our baby turned 11 months last week! That means this is the last post I'll write like this before she's a year old. I'm excited to have a "toddler" but I'm also really sad that her birthday is rapidly approaching. This year went way too fast. The baby days are over:( In part this is due to the fact that Maura started walking this month!! What a cool thing to witness. She went from taking a few steps back and forth between say Paul and I to walking a few feet away to get something to just completely walking out of the room to where she wants to go in a matter of a week. It is so cute to watch:) I feel like this was a big month developmentally in general. I love spending every day with you watching you grow, Lovie!!

Here's this month's bunny chair pics:

{Just keeping it real! "Get me outta this chair, Mama!"}

{This is the week we were on vacation, so I thought her bathing suit was a good choice!}

Eating Habits: We've added some new table food to the list of things she likes (such as blueberries, strawberries, banana pancakes, cranberry orange muffins, bagels with cream cheese...her favorite meal is definitely breakfast!). We're still working on getting her to like more real food proteins and fruits/veggies. She's getting a lot better with the sippy cup.

Bedtime: around 8 pm

Sleep Habits: Maura's sleep patterns are still thankfully the same as the last few months. We've got a great schedule going. She takes two naps a day - one in the late morning and one in the late afternoon, both usually about 1 hour and 15 minutes long. She goes to bed around 8pm and sleeps through the night until anytime around 6:30 - 7:30am.

Developmental Milestones: Maura is walking! We're so proud of her! (But boy, do you have to keep an eye on her even more now!!) She also learned how to climb the stairs (she's quick!) and almost more importantly, how to come down the stairs on her bum, sit and scootch style. Maura caught on to putting things in places on purpose now...before she was only good at taking toys out of a bucket, or taking shapes out of the shape sorter. But now she has learned how to put stuff back into a container, and how to put the different shapes into their respective holes, etc. I've been so excited for her to learn that skill and I'm glad she's finally getting it. Good job, girl:)

Firsts: first family vacation, first time out of the country, first time on a working farm

Favorite Toys: VTech Sing and Jam Band (we carry this thing with us everywhere we go), Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Say Please Tea Set, Haba Wood Baby Blocks, Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Learning Letters Maibox, Fisher Price Stack and Roll Cups, Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Laughing Kitchen. Now that she's learned how to put things places, Maura is changing the way she plays with some of her old toys and is loving her Fisher Price Rock-a-Stack rings and Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Cookie Surprise again.

Favorite Pastimes: going to the beach, climbing up and down the stairs over and over, walking everywhere, listening to music, opening up cabinets and taking everything out of them, playing outside on a blanket in the grass, Gymboree Play and Learn class, anything involving playing in/with water, watching "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" and "Jake and the Neverland Pirates", rocking in her rocking chair with her buddy the bear


  1. We're having our daughter's 1st birthday party this weekend - I simply can't believe it. She won't be 1 until next Friday, but we'll be leaving for vacation so we're celebrating this weekend. So amazing to watch them learn. Our little one also loves the stacking cups and rings. And also has her own designated kitchen cabinet to play in. Enjoy :)

  2. I noticed the "great north atlantic" in a couple of those photos!!!


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