Gwendolyn At 11 Months

Mis Gwendolyn is 11 months old!  It makes me kind of sad to think about the fact that soon she'll be a one year old.  But then I remember all the money I will soon be saving on formula, and it helps.

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She is such a sweetheart, and I love the way her personality is developing!  Ever since she learned to say "Hi", she says it to everyone, all the time.  She has also started waving to people when she says hi, and it's so cute.  Whenever someone says hi back she gives the biggest grin!  She's such a social little girl.

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She is growing so much - a lot of her 12 month clothes don't fit anymore, but she's still too small for a lot of the 18 month stuff, so we're stuck in between right now.  

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She loves to eat finger foods still, and she is always reaching for my coffee cup.  She loves sneaking drinks out of Wyatt's sippy cups, so I don't think we'll have any trouble switching her over in the next couple months.  One of the funniest things is how she eats apples.  I gave her an apple slice the other day to gnaw on, and when I looked back at her a little later all that was left was the skin of the apple.  She literally peeled all the meat off and left a paper-thin bit of red skin on her high chair tray.  I wish I had taken a picture of it!  She didn't even have any teeth to speak of at the time, so I'm not sure how she did it.

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She tries to share her bottle with me - she'll be drinking from her bottle and suddenly she'll pull it out of her mouth, grin at me, and shove the bottle toward my mouth!  She wants me to enjoy it too.

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Gwen got three of her teeth in this month!  Both bottom front teeth came in on the same day, on October 28th, and her upper left front tooth came in on November 11th.  Her upper right one is just about to break through too!  She looks so cute when she smiles, with her little dimples and her three little teeth showing.

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She takes playing and eating very seriously.  It's fun to watch her because usually she has such a serious look on her face.

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She and Wyatt have been playing together more and more, and she just thinks he is the greatest.  The other day I heard her giggling, so I looked over and Wyatt was wrestling her down onto her back and then started playing drums on her stomach.  He wasn't being rough, just playing with her, and she thought it was hilarious!  

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She also seems to be a daddy's girl, because whenever Derek comes upstairs she crawls as fast as she can toward him and grins and says "Hi".  Sometimes I can tell she just wants her daddy to hold her, and she always has a smile for him.  

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She got sick this month, so we got a lot of cuddling in.  I don't love that she was sick, but when she is feeling well she hardly sits still, so I was just soaking up the cuddles.  She also has been giving me hugs and kisses a lot more - usually when Derek is holding her and we're about to put her to bed, she'll just kind of lunge at me, wrap her little arms around my neck, and give me an open-mouthed kiss.  I love it so much!  She is such a sweetheart!

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Miss Gwen,

What a precious baby girl you are!  I love seeing your personality develop, and I love how social you are.  Your attitude wherever we go is that of course everyone will like you - and really, how could they not?  Everyone is always telling me how cute you are.  You are so beautiful and precious, and I love what a sweet little heart you have already.  I can't believe you are almost a year old.  I know I will always miss your baby days, but watching you grow is such a joy.  I love watching you develop into the person God has made you to be, and it makes the future exciting.  I love every minute with you, Sweet Baby.

Love You Always,

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Anonymous said...

That's hilarious about the apple! Wow, I can't believe our girls are almost one year old, where has the time gone??

Amanda said...

How is it possible that Gwen is already almost a year old?! She is perpetually 6 months old in my head, I think. She seems like such a sweetheart and the bond between she and Wyatt is precious!

Susannah said...

She is an absolute cutie!!!! :-)

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