Monday, June 8, 2015

caroline joy {11 months}

Miss Caroline is already one month away from her first birthday!  I can't believe it!  I guess need to get my party planning started!  Love first birthday's!! <3 p="">

Caroline Joy
11 Months - June 7, 2015

At ELEVEN MONTHS you weigh 21 lbs and 1 oz (you were weighed at the doctor's on 5-31-15) and wear size 3 diapers both day and night.  You are wearing size 6-9 month, 9 month, and some 12 month clothing.

At ELEVEN MONTHS you are eating 3 to 4 bottles a day at 5 to 6 ounces at a time.  You have your first 6 oz. bottle when you wake up around 7-7:15 a.m.  Then a second 6 oz. bottle at 11:30/12 and sometimes then a third 5 oz. bottle at 4ish.  You will take your last 6/5 oz. bottle at bedtime around 7-8:00 p.m.  Some nights you don't finish all of your bedtime bottle because you have ate a lot table food at supper time.

At ELEVEN MONTHS you are the best eater!  There really isn't a food you don't like!  Sometimes it's hard to know when you are full because you just keep shoveling it in.  We will be cleaning you up and you'll keep eating the food we've cleaned off of you or pieces that have landed in your highchair.  You still primarily feed yourself with your left hand.  

You eat three times a day - breakfast, lunch, and a supper with us.  Some of your favorite foods are: bananas, sliced baked sweet potato, baked beans, string beans, toast, strawberries, yogurt, cereal bars, and muffins.  You're not as crazy about Cheerios, carrots, and peas. 

You sleep 12 hours each night.  You go to bed around 7-7:30 at night and then wake up sometime in the 7 o'clock hour.  You might cry our once at night some nights, but you're able to soothe yourself back to sleep very quickly.  At naps and nighttime we put you in your crib awake and you do a great job of falling asleep on your own.  You like to look at books or play with your lady bug as you fall asleep.  

When you sleep you have a nighttime CD playing and your sound machine.  You must have your muslin security size blanket and paci when you go to bed.  

At ELEVEN MONTHS you take 2 naps a day.  You take a morning nap around 10/10:30 and will sleep 45 minutes to an hour.  You take an afternoon nap at 2/2:30 and your nap length can vary from an hour to 2.5 hours.  On occasion, depending on when you start your morning nap, you have just taken a one nap going down around 11:00 then sleep for a good 3 to 3.5 hour stretch.  I like you to still take two naps so then it's not a long time until bedtime. 

At ELEVEN MONTHS you are working on getting several new teeth.  You're a drooling machine!  Your left, top front tooth just started to poke through.  You now have your two bottom front teeth and the new top tooth that's just barely though.  It won't be long until the three other teeth your working on come!

At ELEVEN MONTHS you are starting to say, "Mama" to me.  It's so cute to hear your voice say it!  You also wave and say, "bu-bye".  You like to jabber and make noise all of the time!  You really like to be vocal in your car seat riding in the car.  Sounds like you are telling us a story!  You also like to try and copy sounds that we make or respond back to use like we are having a conversation.

At ELVEN MONTHS your nicknames are: Caroliners, C-Line, Liney-bears, Liney, Liner-bears, Biners, Freight, Diesel - grandpa Dufel's nickname, Lil' Sis, Sissy Bear, and Captain.

At ELEVEN MONTHS you aren't walking but are cruising along furniture and pushing anything you can walk behind - especially our dining room chairs.  You have stood a few times, but are quick to sit down once you realize what you're doing.  You also have started to open drawers and cabinets.  You love to play in our bathroom drawers and big cabinet when we are getting ready in the morning.

At ELEVEN MONTHS you favorites are: bouncing, being around and playing with your big sister and big bother, sleeping in the car, stroller rides, bath time or just playing in water, getting tossed around and hung upside down by Daddy, T.V. remotes and cell phones, and any of the twins' toys you can get your hands on. ;)

At ELEVEN MONTHS the things you dislike are: getting your hands and face wiped after eating, laying still for a diaper and clothes change, and not being able to be in on the action.

Caroline, I can't even tell you how much of an easy going baby you are!  You go with the flow and are happy to just sit and watch all that's around you.  You rarely cry and fuss - even when you have to be in the car seat or stroller for longer periods of time.  You are so happy and love to be around people.  You must be in the action!  You love to smile and have the loudest, biggest deep giggles!  We just love to tickle you to get you giggling!  We love you so much, Liner-bears!

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