Wednesday, April 13, 2011

11 Months and Counting

My itty bitty baby girl is going to 11 months old in ONE week. Yes, you read that correctly. 11 months old! Next it's 12 months. Which equals ONE YEAR (for those of you that didn't know)!!! I can't stand it. :-( I hate that she is growing so fast. But each day brings something new, and I love that. I love the anticipation of what she will do or learn next. She's such a light in my life. :-)

London has decided she is independent, no wait, not, no wait, yes she is. That is, she is independent when it suits her. She doesn't want us to leave her, or put her down, but when we hold her, she's constantly squirming to get down. Lol. Poor kid, she doesn't know what she wants! Just like her momma!! She has developed an attitude along the way too! (That is just like her daddy...I swear!) She has gone to smacking, but I think she's exploring. She's gone to biting. I'm not sure what to think about that. And she's gone to pinching. I know exactly what I think of that! But she only does this to ME!! I've tried smacking her hand, but she just grins at me, or looks at me like I'm an idiot. So a friend suggested I take her hand and show her how to be gentle. Day One, I'll let you know how that goes!

I ordered the Pettiskirt for London's 12 month photo shoot today. I'm getting so excited for it! I hope it turns out the way that I'm envisioning it. I have a great idea, I just have to execute it. Well see! I've been planning this one since she was 6 months old! lol It's been so hard to keep it a secret and not go ahead and DO it already. One more month, one more month. Oh wait, one more month she'll be ONE! Such a dilemma. Dying to do her shoot, trying to slow time to let her not grow up too fast!

London has learned to pull herself up. It's so cute! But she isn't cruising, she's still too afraid to do that, I think. She'll get it though. I just have to remind myself to give her time. :-) Andy is convinced that she won't get into anything because we'll always be right there with her. And while I plan to, I also know that walking babies move FAST. We'll see how his theory goes. :-)