Joia turned 11 months on April the 13th which is my birthday. Yup, she turns 1 exactly a month after my birthday. I love it! I can’t believe she will turn 1 TOMORROW! Her first birthday is on Friday the 13th! How COOL is that? Yes, cool. I love the number 13 because I was born on the 13th and I consider 13 to be an awesome number and not a bad one! I will make sure she feels the same. So if someone ever comes at her with “OMG your birthday falls on Friday the 13th”…she will love it just like her mommy. She has hit her BIGGEST milestone yet and I am so proud of her. I think I may just shed a thug tear on her birthday. Yup, I will probably be a little emotional. I’m so happy she’s growing up, but sad at the same time. Mom Life.
I’m not sure what her height and weight is as she hasn’t been to the doctor in a while. She is still wearing size 3 diapers. She is wearing 12 month clothes. She can also fit some 18 month outfits. She is growing so fast!
We have started her on cow’s milk as her doctor said we could when she turned 11 months. We give her 2% milk. She’s eating stage 3 foods, but now she has started spitting the chunks out of her mouth at times. I’m not sure why she’s doing that…maybe she doesn’t like the texture now all of a sudden? Other than that…she eats pretty well. She will still try ANYTHING. She eats 3 meals a day. She is eating more of what we eat than baby food. She loves to feed herself. She is still much more interested in eating food than she is in drinking her milk. She is officially off the bottle and only drinks from her sippy cups now.
She still isn’t fully out of our bed yet. I admit it…we have been slacking on getting her completely out of it. I enjoy my sleep especially since I have to get up early for work and it’s just so much easier for her to be right there instead of constantly getting up and going into her room. Since she turns one tomorrow…I am going to work harder on having her in her own crib. Hopefully she’ll be sleeping on her own in the next month or so.
Something new has been happening for a couple of days now with her sleep and it was actually pretty scary at first. She seems to be experiencing night terrors. I will touch more on that in a separate blog post.
Still no teeth! Nope, not a single peg. She is pegless. All gums. I thought she may get a peg or two before her birthday, but I guess not. I know for sure that her gums are hurting more because she chews on EVERYTHING…even ME. My poor Tink.
She is saying a good amount of words now. Here’s what she’s saying so far:
– Clap, clap, clap
– No, no
– Night, night
– Bye bye
– Uh oh
Joia still loves to play. She will play with ANYTHING. She is super obsessed with tags. Tags on a shirt, on a pillow, on a toy, ANY TAG! She loves to be tickled. She loves to be chased. She loves to be silly and for you to be just as silly with her. She also plays with ALL of her toys now and love things that she can sit on and and bounce or ride on. She also has started playing with Jor Jor toys as well and y’all know Jor Jor ain’t feeling that! Snapchat is her new toy. She has just figured out how to make the different Snapchat filters do different things. My baby is so smart! I loves her!
– Stands without falling
– WALKING ON HER OWN!
– Can say NO when she doesn’t want anymore food (and she says it with such force, like ma’am, chill)
– Can sign “more” when she wants more food
– Puts her hands up to say grace
– Crawl up stairs (with supervision of course)
– More social (waves hi or bye to EVERYONE)
– Stacking blocks/rings
– Recognizes emotions (like when someone is sad)
– Enjoys being read to and will pick up a book and give it to you and point at things in the book
Check out baby’s first time walking below! She walks EVERYWHERE now if she can and she always want to! Feel free to share, like, or comment on the video.
– Mommy leaving her (as in going in the next room!)
– Being told what to do by her sister
– Getting told no for doing something wrong like hitting
– Her car seat
– Getting her pamper changed
– Things being taken from her
– Not being able to do what the “big kids” do
– Throwing tantrums!
– Doing things on her own
– Closing things
– Touching my eye (weird LOL)
– Being chased
– Being tickled
– Picking stuff up and handing it to you
– Feeding Simba her snacks (throwing them at him via her high chair)
– Giving kisses & hugs
– Standing on her own
– Crawling really fast
– Playing with her sister and other kids
My Postpartum Update
Same ol same ol. Everything is fine with me…I’m just being a slacker in the weight department. I have never been a dedicated fitness person, but I’m going to get my life together one of these days LOL I am drinking more water and eating less fast food so that’s a start! I’ve also stopped drinking sodas as much & I’m eating more fruits! PRAY FOR ME! Hehe. The hubs and I are supposed to start working out together this month…Let’s go!
What could your baby do at 11 months?