Archive | July, 2013

Rilyn Ann: 11 Months

23 Jul

Happy 11 month birthday, sweet girl! I cannot believe you’re just one month away from being a ONE YEAR OLD! I’m struggling with this. I’m already a teary eyed fool thinking about it, so I’m sure I’ll be a mess on the day of your party. My baby isn’t going to be a baby for much longer. :(

As sad as I am about your babyness slipping away, it’s pretty dang fun to watch you grow. And I am super excited about all the new stages we have ahead of us. Hey, maybe one of these days you’ll finally say, “momma”! ;)

At 11 months old:
-You are weighing 19 pounds
-Wearing mostly 9 month stuff still. Some 6-9, 6-12, and 12 month things here and there.
-Size 3 diapers
-Looks like you’re following in your big sister’s tiny footsteps. Meaning you both have ridiculously small feet. You’re finally fitting into  size 3 month shoes!
-You’re up twice a night. Still. Le sigh.
-You’re crawling up the stairs. Rather quickly.
-You love to dance when you hear music.
-You’re blowing kisses and giving kisses
-You love to play in the kitchen cabinets
-Still only saying “dadda” but it’s okay because you’re most definitely a momma’s girl.
-You love cruising furniture
-You are terrified of dogs and most men
-You’re getting better at drinking out of sippy cups! :)
-You are VERY vocal.
-You love giving high-5′s



You are such a curious, determined, sweet girl. And we can already see an ornery side coming out.  I hope you never lose those traits. We love you so very much, Rilyn!

Rilyn Ann: 10 Months Old

15 Jul

I say it every month, and every month I mean it even more. Time needs to slow down. I can’t even believe that you’re ten months old already. How did that happen? As sad as I am about you getting older, we are having so much fun watching you learn and do new things. We love you so very much, Monkey!

At ten months you are:
-weighing 18.5 lbs
-wearing size 3 diapers
-wearing 6-12 month and 9 month clothing
-taking two naps a day, usually two hours apart. Your morning nap is usually 1.5 hours and your afternoon nap is around 2 hours.
- you love bath time
-pulling yourself up to your feet while holding on to anything and everything
-sleeping better at night, but still up anywhere from 1-3 times a night (you’ve sprinkled in a few 6-7 hour stretches, though!)
-you wave goodbye and when we say “night night”
-you are pointing at things
-you’re starting to self-wean from pureed foods. You are much happier and more eager to eat if it’s finger foods. I’m completely fine with this.
-still not taking a bottle or sippy cup BUT you are drinking out of a straw. Hopefully we can get you drinking milk out of them soon.
-nobody can make you laugh like Lakyn can. You absolutely, without a doubt, love your sister.
-you are cruising the furniture and love to take steps when we hold your hands. You’re still very wobbly, but you’re getting the hang of it.
-You are very much in the “Stranger Danger” phase, especially when it comes to men and there are times when you are not happy unless Momma is holding you.
-You’re still only saying “dada”.
-You are a very cuddly and giggly baby. You give out giggles so freely (when you’re not sleepy or hungry), and you lay your head down on the nearest thing (couch, shoulder, floor, shoe, stuffed animal, etc) when we say, “awww”.
-You are doing the “So Big” trick! When we ask “How big is Rilyn?”, you put your arms up in the air and we say “so big!”
-You’re starting to dance when you hear music.

See, I feel like you’re doing everything at once and I can’t keep up with you! :)

We love you, our sweet, beautiful, little monkey! :)