I honestly can’t believe it has been 11 months since I went into labor. I can’t believe it has been 11 months since I was making the decision on how to deliver my baby girl with tears in my eyes and fear in my heart. Yet, today is the day that marks 11 months since she entered this world… a day that changed my life once again. A day that made me realize how big my heart is and made me realize how much love I have to give. Today, Joley is 11 months old.
At 11 months, Joley still isn’t walking on her own. She walks everywhere with the assistance of toys or people, but not by herself. It is kind of surprising since she has been crawling for 6 months now but I am happy that she is taking her time to do this one thing. She now has 8 teeth; 4 on top and 4 on bottom. Joley eats everything she can get her hands on and lets you know if she wants more. Like I said a few days ago, we are still breastfeeding and that is still her favorite food.
Joley loves her brother more than anything. It is so great to see them playing together. She loves her daddy and gets excited when he comes home. She loves the pets, especially the kitty that sleeps under her crib and the big dog that isn’t fast enough to get away from her. She has the best giggle ever and the most beautiful smile. She loves her elephant lovey more and more each day and wants her every time she goes to bed (and sometimes when she isn’t in bed too).
She is trying to climb now and loves to “read” books and tear paper. She says a few words and waves bye bye and her favorite thing to do is to show you here ears, eyes and “piggies” (toes). She will instantly clap if she hears “if you’re happy and you know it” and likes to raise her arms to show you how big she is. She is a bit obsessed with my blackberry and will grab it every chance she gets. She has another obsession with laundry. She will pull things out of the dryer and hand them to me and unfold everything I put in a basket. I have created her a “laundry basket” of her very own filled with cloth baby wipes. She takes them out and puts them back in over and over and has so much fun.
She is such a content baby and can play by herself or happily with someone else. She is a blessing. I enjoy her more and more every day. She makes me proud to be her mother. She makes my days brighter with just the smile on her face.
Dear baby girl,
You are my Joley bear and I love you so much. You are everything to me and I can’t imagine my life without you. I need nothing else but the love I get from you and your brother to be happy the rest of my life. I can’t believe it is only a month away from the day you were born and changed my life forever.
Happy 11 months baby girl.