She’s 11 months!! I can’t believe it. Was it really a year ago I was awaiting baby’s arrival and wondering if it was a boy or girl? It went so quickly while it seems so long ago! 11 months is a fun age as she becomes more and more interactive and I am feeling a little more freedom!
Baby K is communicating with us, saying MAMA, DADDA, DAA (down), BALL! and trying to repeat other things she hears. She figured out how to get down the stairs which is great! Her favorite thing to do is probably to find stairs and climb them. She loves grabbing her feet – Happy Baby, love that! She has the balance to stand up but not the confidence yet so she isn’t standing on her own, but when she figures this out, I think she is going to start walking – and never look back. This past month she has learned “high 5,” and it cracks her up, “Soooo big,” and I love me some open mouth kisses! She loves the book “Daddy kisses” – my favorite one to read to her!
Her little personality is developing and she is feisty just like her 4-year old sister 🙂 which is a little scary. She is also sweet and happy, a good sleeper. At 11 months, she is sleeping from around 7:30/8pm to 6:30am, and napping 2 times. Her naps are around 9am and 1pm are are 1.5 to 2 hours long. She is still nursing 4x a day, the longer feedings are morning and night, with short/sweet ones after morning and afternoon nap. I think this is the longest I have been able to nurse, and around the time I didn’t have much supply left with my other babies, so it’s a bittersweet feeling – I don’t want to stop and wean and don’t plan to until she’s done! We also have freezers of pumped milk that we haven’t started using yet! It is a weird feeling to know I’ll never do this again!
I have so many things that I want to do and it is hard to find the time to get much done. As you know, I’m very interested in health and wellness, listening to interviews, reading books, creating healthy food to have around for snacks, etc. I’m not feeling much time to myself and some days I feel like I have to pump myself up and stay positive. Other days I’m totally fine with when I remember that this is a phase that I don’t want to miss. It can be SOOOoo lonely when you’re home for naps alone… and with my girls at their school this year, there aren’t too many opportunities to be involved at school. I don’t have much adult conversation this year! Sometimes it is hard, and I have to pull myself out of the little hole that I’m in and remember how fast this time goes, and remember that I will be very productive… in the future?? I don’t have a set time each week that I can get things done, but I have about 1-1.5 hours 3 days a week while the older kids are all in school. That ends up not being sufficient, and I probably need a set sitter to get set time to myself weekly, so that I don’t get the trapped feeling! For now, just getting by and getting done what I can!
I’m really happy with my workouts and fitness level and eating currently! I did the 21 day fix extreme workouts for about 6 weeks, and found them to be good! I also pretty much totally cut out refined sugar and feel really good without it! I don’t crave chocolate and feel like I can think straight and I overall feel more balanced and calm. I was a little sad to miss Broad Street this year, I enjoy the company and the day, but I have not been running much! Overall, I am feeling good and still soaking in the moments!