Sunday, July 15, 2007

(Two days shy of) 11 months!

I'm going to post this now since we'll be flying to WI on the 17th and, well, I won't have much time for blogging then.

Let's see. The theme this past month seems to be that Eloise hated everything. Mostly sleep. Not a fan of sleep. At least at night. I can get her to sleep fine, beautifully even, during the day, but once she senses that we're trying to put her down for the night she magically transforms in to a screaming 22 pound ferret and the wrestling match begins. Matt and I both are a little sick of this routine, but luckily for Matt Eloise will be 2,000 miles away for the next several bed times. I am sure he will crack open a beer every night in celebration.

She also seems to hate being out of someones arms for very long. Even if she is sitting next to you on the floor, she yanks on your pants and flashes you a quivering lower lip before breaking in to giant crocodile tears. It's quite sad. Well, it was for the first 100 times. Now it's just kind of annoying. Man, I sound like a terrible mama, don't I? I'm tired.

Other than that, she's still cruising furniture but isn't terribly interested in walking or standing on her own. She's soooo good at crawling I fear it will be a while before she walks. Everyone who sees her do her special patented crawl remarks "wow, she can move fast!". I don't remember many of Iris's milestones (bad mama, BAD!) but I do remember that she took her first steps at 11 months and was walking 100% of the time by 12 months.

She's also turned in to a bit of a brute, which probably comes from being the younger sibling to an older sister who pounds on her most of the time. She greets other babies by just trying to smash them and consequently making them cry. Yay! Guess who isn't getting invited to many playdates?

Eloise is babbling a ton. Non-stop it seems on most days, but her only legible word is still "mama". Mostly said when coupled with a quivering lip "maaaamaaaaaaaa".

As if you couldn't tell, 10 months was not my favorite. I'm sleep deprived but plugging along. We will spend the vast majority of Eloise's eleventh month in Wisconsin, so I'm sure I'll have a bunch of fun things to report for her one year update!


  1. Wow, I had early walkers. Too early really. 7,8, and 9 mos. But, even with their walking they still went through the "I need to be held stage!" I actually got tendonitis from holding Zoe so much, that's why I had to go the sling route the 2nd time around. LOL! All I can say is "this too shall pass." You don't sound like a terrible mother, just a real mother who could use some sleep and a wine-cooler. At least that's what works for me. he..he.. Have a great trip!

  2. 11 months. How the heck did that happen??? Really... how???
    I'm a mama who's starting to get annoyed by certain behaviours too... we can be bad mamas together.


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