Wednesday, December 10, 2008

11 Months

11 months ago today, Claire made her grand entrance. Little Miss Priss is quite the handful these days! She's been taking steps for quite awhile, but today it was like something clicked. She knew at 11 months, she should be walking and that's all she's done all night long! Crawling is so yesterday...literally! She is so funny trying to imitate us these days and she has the best belly laugh. Grant seems to bring it out better than anyone..shortly before he tries to choke or wrestle her to the ground usually. It's still a love-hate relationship with these two. I keep thinking it will get better, but I guess it is possible that they'll always be that way with one another!
Eating her First Thanksgiving Meal
This is the first month in several that a new tooth didn't pop through. I keep checking for them, but nothing. It doesn't really matter to her, she's eating with the best of them now. She started on real food a few weeks ago, and there's been no turning back. Baby food is a thing of the past, and I'm sooooo glad to be done with it! It's such a headache trying to remember to take it with you if you might be out when she might need to eat. Now she will eat ANYTHING! She's a little piggy and I swear she can pick which things are sweets just by seeing them already! Pretty funny...a girl after my own heart!

Sleep if finally getting better for us. Just in the past few weeks, she's started sleeping until about 5:30. She wakes up then wanting to eat still, but will go back to sleep afterward for an hour or so. One morning, she didn't wake up until 7:15! It was the best night of sleep I've had since she was born. I seriously thought something was wrong with my clock!

Claire is such a fun little girl and we're so lucky to have her. I cannot believe how different my boy and girl a good way most of the time. One more month till the big 1! How can it have gone by this quickly?! I've just come to realize what a huge pain planning a birthday party at Christmas is always going to be :-)! I guess it will just be one of those things we get used to doing eventually.


  1. claire is too cute for words. when i took adelaide's 11 month picture like that i thought she looked SO long in the chair. i'm comforted to see she isn't the only one. i guess 11 months old just isn't a baby anymore!
    loved reading your snow memory. what an awesome place to live!

  2. This is the first time that I have ever really seen Grant in her. Do you get that a lot? I've only seen her in pictures on your blog, but I couldn't get over how much she looks like him.

    She is absolutely adorable! I'm sure that her birthday party will be so much fun!

  3. What a cutie!!! Their relationship sounds just like Anna and Drew's. Best of friends....not best of friends!!!! I guess that's just the way it is.....

    Oh by the way Christmas b-day's can be fun (bc of all the things going on around the holidays) but stressful too. I kinda love it. You guys are such a cute family!!!!