Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Hattie: 11 months

Well, I've been delaying writing this as usual...but this time on purpose.  I'm so not ready for my little baby girl to be 1 and once I write that she is officially 11 months...that means I only have one more month (now just a few weeks) of her not being one.

This has been a really fun month with Hattie.  The unpredictable (well predictably every night) crabbiness of the last month disappeared and our sweet little Hattie girls is back.  Nose scrunch and all.  She makes this silly face all the time's like a playful little flirty smile, with a srunch/squint.  She just wants to show off her duo of pearly whites.  Still awaiting arrival of about four more up tops.

She is butt-scooting all over the place, walking along the furniture and loves to walk holding even just one little finger of mine.

 Hattie, your schedule hasn't changed much...the morning nap is long gone and you take a decent 2 1/2-3 1/2 hour afternoon nap.  You're doing great with solid foods and have pretty much nixed all purees unless they come in a pouch.  She loves her fruit, especially blueberries, so we have to keep them out of sight until the main dish is mostly gone.  Then, even if we sprinkle them all over her tray, she'll still find all of them and pick them out of the heap.
 She says, "All done" (sort of) and signs "all done" and "more."  I can't wait for her to start to get a little more communicative.  She still does motorcycle revving hands when she gets excited (you can kind of see them in the picture above on the right). 

Hattie girl you still wake up so happy from your slumber and we marvel at your peacefulness.  We sooo wish we could know what you think about.  Well, you are probably listening to the craziness that is your brother...and just getting in your moments of peace before joining in the fun.

Speak of the Griff, he does like to try to steal your attention and he knows how to get ours...touching your ears.  I have no idea where this came from, but Griffin will just run up to you and touch your ears.  Kind of like a little tickle?  Kind of a game?  We're not really sure but the more attention we give him, the more he does it...but you are starting to get annoyed.  I promise to teach you to stick up for yourself.


Oh, and everyone always asks..."will her hair be like her brothers?"  I can't answer for sure, but when you get out of the bathie (which is still your favorite time of day), it is realllyyyy curly.  We'll just have to wait and see!

 Griffin and I have spent a lot of time talking about your birthday (that it's next and he has to wait) and in conjunction, we have been talking about the day you were born.  Griffin used to remember bits and pieces of it like that you got him suckers and a book and a "Go Viking" balloon. 

 But the other day (while on the potty) he yelled to me, "Mom! Can you come wipe me?!" I said, "Honey, I can't because I'm feeding Hattie, but Daddy will come."  To which he responds after a moment of thought, "Ok! But, when did we get Hattie? And....was she on sale?!"  He has completely forgotten your entrance to the family because you are the family. 
 You are part of the pack and Griffin (and mommy and daddy) can't even fathom what life was like before you came into it.  We love you dear sweet Hattie girl.  Please stay my baby for just a little while longer.....

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