Celia at 11 months

Last week Celia turned 11 months old and boy is her personality coming out more and more. She has strong desires and watch out when they are not met. She points, she hits, she screams. I can’t wait for the screeching phase to be over! Right now I can get her to stop by singing ‘if you’re happy and you know it…’ sometimes but I otherwise would like some earplugs.

She is having major developmental leaps and along with those a desire to never sleep again. She’s mostly only taking one nap, two hours at most and staying awake otherwise from about 6am to almost 8pm. I couldn’t get her to nap until 1pm today! There is a ton going on in her brain.

She is anticipating and starting to understand how she controls her world. She knows when I get her shoes, to go to the couch so I can put them on. She understands when I say shoes, to go stand near the shoe rack. She knows to hand me a book and turn around and back herself into my lap to get me to read to her. She grabs her sippy and gives it to me pointing at the top when she wants it opened. She’s working on communicating to get her needs met, but has little interest in using our sign language. She does sign for washing hands though, usually when I need to do so after changing her diaper. She insists on banging on the doorbell before we come into the house every time (although she hasn’t figured out how to ring it yet, I think she’s just imitating Josie). She’ll start smacking kisses when Jordi comes in the door at night.

She also knows when she’s doing something wrong, and runs away. She does this in the bathroom and kitchen when she tries to just get as far into the rooms as she can while we chase her. Thankfully she isn’t trying to do this in the street yet. She rarely listens to me but does sometimes acknowledge that I’ve said her name and goes and does what she wants to do anyway.

She’s learned how to start climbing now. Most kids get this a bit sooner from crawling, but she’s now learning how to use all four limbs to climb up onto the beds and stairs and the couch when the mat can be a step for her. She has just started to learn to notice the edge of things like steps and beds and show some caution around them. She still reaches out for my hand though instead of turning around and crawling down herself to get down.

Otherwise at the park she still is trying to put everything in her mouth, but she loves to swings so that works well for both of us. She will walk across Waldo park to get herself to the swings. Like Josie at this age, she loves to push her own stroller.

She likes to read some now but doesn’t have patience for long books. Her favorite is ‘Doggies’ By Sandra Boynton. She often throws it down in the middle for some reason, but occasionally will sit for the entire thing. She will also look at books on her own, turning the pages, throwing them all on the floor.

She’s vocalizing a lot lately, probably thanks to non-stop-talker Josie. I think she’s also trying to say the word Josie, kinda sounds like ‘dough-dee’, but maybe I’m just hearing things. She definitely says dog, sounds like ‘dah’. She repeats sounds right after we say them which makes talking on the phone especially difficult as I try to listen to one person out of the three that talk to me at the same time.

  • Size/weight: size 12 month are getting short and some size 18 months are fitting, no ideal on actual measured sizes
  • Favorite food: breastmilk, avocado, organic cheerios, cheese
  • Favorite toy: ball, doll stroller
  • Favorite book: Doggies
  • Favorite activity: Pushing things, eating, being outside
  • Sleeping: bedtime ~7:45; one nap; gets up 6am (on the good days, 5am on the bad)
  • New skill: demonstrating her listening skills and understanding
  • Teeth: 8. holding steady but the doc says more are coming
  • Vocalizations: screeching, saying what we just said back to us, ‘dah’ dog (used for any animal)

2 Responses to “Celia at 11 months”

  1. Mom Says:

    Such a cutie!

  2. pipita Says:

    La expresion de su cara es muy elocuente.!!!!!!!!

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