Reese’s Eleven Month Update – The stats for these posts are taken on the day Reese turned 11 months old, but all of the information and content is everything up until the point she turns 11 months old. (3/11/16-4/11/16)
We were slackers on stats this month and didn’t take measurements until she was about to turn 12 months old so we figure better leave them out.
Reese is still taking 2 naps a day,but most days the morning one is shorter than the afternoon nap. She is going to bed closer to 7pm these days, but still waking up around 5:40am. Reese is still nursing,but we are just now down to morning and evening feeding. Soon I’m hoping to have completely weaned her. We still cloth diaper and are loving it. Reese is a GREAT eater. We finally found something she isn’t a fan of. Grapefruit which is super sad because it is my favorite. She still kept trying it,but just preferred oranges over it. But we will try again in the future. Right now her favorites are cherry tomatoes, avocados, and blueberries.
Our sunroom, which we use as Reese’s play area at the moment has its own heater and a/c unit in it. The first time we used it, she got a kick out of the air coming from it.
Reese was always dropping things behind her or acting like she was trying to throw forward, it was pretty funny to watch.
We still take a lot of walks,but riding on Grant’s shoulders is so much better than riding in a stroller in her opinion. I think it is cause she can see so much more from there.
My brother and his family came into town and brought some gifts from other family members. Here is the cow that my parents got for Reese, and you can see she enjoyed playing with it.
Reese still likes turning off and on our bedroom light with the remote control. We have been slowly showing her how the light switches work and how our lever door handles work, but it will take time for her to get a hang of those.
Reese seems to prefer her German books more these days. I think it is because the illustrations tend to be more realistic than most of the American children’s books we have.
Reese still loves going to Story time at the library. They have puzzles, toys, stuffed animals, and puppets that the kids can play with. They also have computers for the younger kids,but she hasn’t discovered these yet. 🙂 She also loves their bigger stairs/bleacher seats. She loves to climb up and down them. Reese is getting really good at climbing off of things backwards like our bed, our couch, these stairs. I have to verbally remind her sometimes, but she is really starting to get it.
Reese is getting better at things like taking apart mega blocks and other toys. This month she did have a few more fussy times of getting frustrated when things didn’t go exactly like she wanted them to. I think this is just a phase though.
Reese loved opening the easter eggs with her mouth. So we would close them, and she would open them. Rinse and Repeat. We didn’t put anything in them because she was happy as a clam with just the eggs.
Reese can wave bye bye when she wants,but is very particular about to whom and when she does it. She also say all done in baby sign language,but this month she started using all done to mean I want to drink something. So we have been breaking her of that. She now says more (Mehr) in baby sign language as well as please (Bitte.) She also acts shy with new people.
This is when Reese first started saying, “Uh Oh.” But it used to be Uh Uh Oh, now it is clearly Uh Oh. She uses it either if something was dropped or right before she drops something on purpose.
Here is the first time Reese started walking with this push toy without banging her face on the handle bars or falling down.
Took one step on 4/1/16,but didn’t show much interest in walking after that.
We got Reese a Shutterfly book of herself from ultrasound pictures through 9 months old. She loves it, and we “read” it nightly at bed time.
Here are Reese and Grant playing. She is really starting to show of her standing skills.
Reese is starting to push random household objects to see which ones she can push around.
Playing in the tunnel with papa was a highlight at this park.
Here is Reese at a new playground we tried out. Most of the things were a little advanced for her age,but she loved the swings.
Playing with and reading books are a common occurrence at our house. We finally moved most of her books to the bottom two shelves of our bookcase in the living room.
This month animal sounds were a huge break through that we weren’t expecting. She likes doing the dog, cat, and cow sounds consistently; occasionally she will do the sheep, but all the others are hit or miss.
Just saving it for later!
Reese likes Nutella, but let’s face it… who doesn’t?!