Sunday, October 9, 2011
Happy 11 Months, Olivia!
Thankfully, even though you now have another cold, it isn't bothering you nearly as much and you are back to your old, happy, almost 24 pound self.
You still love to mimic everything we do....from clapping....
You are starting to inherit your sister Allie's love for performance. You have already mastered Allie's "so cute" pose:
You have a few of your own words that you say as well: Mama, Dada, and a version of "all done" that sounds sort of like "ah-duh." You also point to things a lot and say "dis" and I'm pretty sure you're asking, "What's this?" I also think you say "mmmm" for milk, but it sounds pretty similar to your version of "mama."
We discovered your love for baby dolls this past month while we were browsing the toy aisle at the store. You were pretty quiet sitting in the cart as we went down every aisle, but when we went down the baby doll aisle, you began kicking and squealing with delight. We went straight home and brought out all of Allie's old baby dolls (that she never played with...thus, they are basically still new baby dolls) and you were delighted! You also LOVE to play with the Fisher Price Little People House and Farm sets.
You still sleep like a champ...from about 7:45 pm - 6:15 am. Naps are a bit of a challenge due to Allie and Zach's school schedules. Typically, you catch a short morning nap in the van (about 15-20 min) in between taking Allie to kindergarten and Zach to preschool. Then, you are ready for an afternoon nap by about 1:30 and will sleep until 3:00. Some days, though, you will take a longer morning nap and skip your afternoon nap. And, still, other days you will skip your morning nap completely and take a longer afternoon nap. Basically, I'm so happy that you are flexible and aren't too crabby when we have to change things up on you almost daily.