11 Months Old

Josie is 11 months old today! I can’t believe it’s almost been a year since she was born. It’s so great that it’s getting warm again though and we can go and play outside. She is still fairly hesitant on the playground. She is most comfortable with our home playground and will actually walk around without me. At other playgrounds she requires that we carry her between places to play. Her favorite thing is the swing, she’ll swing for 20 minutes at a time watching the older kids play basketball. She also likes to walk up and slide down the slides. She’ll also chase a ball around the basketball court. Another mom and I noticed that our kids always head right for the concrete to walk on rather than the nice non-head-bashing mulch — we figure that the concrete is much easier for our new walkers to balance on.

Josie continues to love books and asks to be read to very frequently. She still is very excited by books with flaps to lift open and close. She also loves to play with blocks like lego and mega bloks, although putting them together is still a challenge. She mostly loves to knock them down, knock them together, and tear them apart.

She finds sneezing to be hilarious now. I find it very useful for getting her to smile in pictures! She rarely likes to smile at cameras and actually grimaces when she sees one because of all the flashes.

She has learned how to start controlling us and her world. She’ll grab my hands and make me clap or play peekaboo! She also holds my hand while walking up and down the sidewalk. Or tonight she pushed her stroller the length of the mall (remind me why I bother to bring it), hopefully she’ll sleep well!

  • Size/weight: size 12 month are getting short and some size 18 months are fitting; 28.75 inches tall and 17 lbs (approx, no actual measurements lately)
  • Favorite food: breastmilk, avocado, organic cheerios, zucchini
  • Favorite toy: ball, mega bloks
  • Favorite book: ‘lift the flap’ animals, baby talk
  • Favorite activity: Pushing things, eating
  • Sleeping: bedtime ~7:00; one short one long nap; gets up 6am (on the good days, 5am on the bad)
  • New game: Jump on Papi, a.k.a “CPR” (Jordi plays dead and Josie bangs on his chest, laughing hysterically when Jordi wakes up).
  • New skill: demonstrating her listening skills and understanding
  • Teeth: 7. Three on the top and 4 on bottom
  • Vocalizations: constant ‘talking’ and loud loud yelling, moooooing

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