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Letters To Amelia: 11 Months!


Next month you will be one...I just can't quite believe it yet. My little baby will be turning one, you are already doing so much now and growing so fast. It's amazing watching you grow into a little toddler. You have been right on track with your development and doing everything really early...rolling over, sitting up at 4 months, crawling early and also walking! 

You walk so fast now! One minute you can be over by the TV the next you are gone! I think this month we have seen more of a change. Around 8-9 months you took your first step, then you would take a couple more and that was it. You stopped and thought crawling was better. Then you got the hang of it more and took 10-20 steps at a time. Only the last month you have started walking properly without falling over. You have great balance and can even stand up from lying/sitting down which is amazing!


You were weighed a few weeks ago and were 20lb 13oz so by now you will be at least 21lbs. I think you were 75cm but I think you've even grown since then as none of your bottoms fit you! You still have 8 teeth as far as I know but I think you have more coming through as you keep biting down on things really hard and have a few bad nights recently. Sleeping wise you are sleeping much better now most nights going down at 10 and waking up at 8 in the morning. I actually don't mind the early mornings as I can get up and do the housework instead of staying in bed till 10am. 


Your hair is growing more yet again, it's just at that stage where you can't do anything with it! Still not long enough to put it in pig tails or put to one side with little hair clips. I guess we can do the bed hair look until then haha! You clap your hands, wave 'hello 'and 'bye bye', make indian noises when tapping hand on mouth, shake your head to say no, say no, hi, mum, da da, nan, baba and a few other random things. You are now drinking much better from your bottle of juice which is great as I started back at work the other day so your Nana or Dad can feed you when I'm at work. You are eating much better too, before you would just play with your food and only eat a small amount which is okay because you are still nursing but if I'm going to be working you need to eat too! So you now eat a lot more which is great. Meal times are much more messier now! 


We bought you a big girl car seat this week which you look much more comfier in than your baby one, you have been slowly growing out of it for a while now but we hadn't gotten round to buying one. I am looking forward to planning your birthday party only 1 month to go! Yikes!! I actually started planning it a while ago but got sidetracked and well that was months ago so was well in advance. Now it's drawing nearer I feel like I haven't got enough time to do everything. I know you won't remember it but I want to be a nice day. We have bought your birthday presents this week so thats good. 


I am still nursing you, 11 months strong! I can't believe it! To think, I didn't even know what I was going to do before you were born and then to be where we are now. It's crazy but so rewarding. You haven't been ill once well apart from a recent cold which wasn't too bad really. You have been right on track with development and gotten all the nutrients you need-all from me. We've had our moments where I wish you were bottle fed so I could go out for longer than two hours, so your dad can feed you and so my boobs can have a break! But no, we've done it for 11 months! I will continue to carry on until you are ready to self wean, well at least until 13 months or so. As it may get more difficult at work, but by then I assume it will just be more of a comfort thing for you. We'll see. 


We have enjoyed watching you develop into the little madam that you are. It's truly changed my life for the better and I couldn't imagine a day(second!) without you...or that smile.

Until next month...

Mum x

6 comments

  1. Love!! She will love these letters when she's older too :) and these pictures are the most gorgeous yet! :) xxx

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  2. Lovely post :) Rio is the same age its so magical watching them grow but sometimes i think..arrr could you not of stayed tiny for longer? She's gorgeous! Lucky lady x

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  3. Lovely post hunny - She is soooo cute!, You are doing great =D

    Lotte xo
    http://www.bericebaby.co.uk

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  4. Love this so much she's so cute!

    Congrats on 11 months nursing! It is such a rewarding thing and huge accomplishment!

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  5. such an adorable little girl and adorable photos!!

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  6. Happy 11 months!! She looks so overjoyed to be walking. SO cute. :)

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