Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Cecilia and Mommy: 11 Months

Every month, I feel like Cecilia does something more amazing than the previous one. She learns so fast. She absorbs knowledge like a tiny sponge and you can see her little mind processing at times. I love teaching her and I love that she's already obsessed with books even if it means I have to read the same book to her over, and over, and over and over. Seeing all of her development makes the hard parts (massively disrupted night time sleep for most of the month) completely worth it. She's my sweet little mischief maker who likes to copy Mommy's facial expressions and Grammy's cleaning habits. I'm sure the coming months will bring us even more joy.
hey mama! there's someone behind the couch!

seriously mama? seriously?

mama! read it again!

She's got a good zombaby walk.

Likes
  • Prunes, she'll pound an entire package of pureed prunes. I don't understand this child.
  • Her Wubbanub pacifiers because for some inexplicable reason, she suddenly realized she liked them.
  • Mister Lamby - he needs a bath. badly.
  • Her bed time routine! She has it completely memorized to the point where I can take her to the crib with Mister Lamby and her pacifier, and when prompted will drop both her pacifier and Mister Lamby into the crib. She can also be prompted to pick up each item (sleep sack, jammies, towel) and do the correct thing with it.
  • Books even more so this month, and particularly Peas On Earth. I think I read it to her 10 times this past Sunday.
  • Playing Hide and Seek with Mama
  • Pilfering one single sheet of toilet paper to pet, crunch and wipe the floor with, sometimes she'll throw it in the toilet if prompted
  • Feeding Charlie treats from the bag - it's so cute to watch him take the treat delicately from her as if she were made of glass. He's such a good dog!
  • Walking all over the playroom - she's still scared to walk in larger areas like the kitchen but I'm sure that this will change over the course of the next month.
  • Wiping the floor, the dishwasher, the fridge, mommy's feet and Charlie with a paper towel. Apparently Grammy is teaching her how to be clean. 
Dislikes
  • Having her nails trimmed - is this ever going to get less horrible? I can only hope so. 
  • Bananas
Mommy
This month has been hard; truly exhausting and, occasionally, frustrating. Dealing with the disrupted sleep was easier for me to handle when she was younger because I knew that she needed to eat to grow and because I wasn't working. Now though, it's harder for me to deal with my feelings of frustration because I know that she doesn't need to wake up. And while I know that in her mind, she's terrified because I'm not there with her, or that her teeth hurt or maybe she had a bad dream, it's still hard to not be at least a little frustrated. Fortunately, the last few days have been much improved and we are almost back to her normal, at least until her next disrupted sleep phase!

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