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Meadow @11 Months

Our baby no more; she has grown into a toddler. She's starting to understand us, remembers her favorite foods and is learning new sounds. She does so much now there's a lot to say.

Her favorite foods are bananas, Cheerios, any kind of meat, most fruits, yogurt, eggs

She does not like cottage cheese or anything with chili flakes. We've also discovered she's allergic to strawberries (maybe).


She cruises like crazy, but refuses help if we try to help her walk.


Meadow says ma, da, ba, na, née and other random words. 



She has seven teeth total. Four on top and three on the bottom.

She currently loves exploring, climbing, biting anything and everyone, eating everything she can get in her mouth (when will this stage end?), drinking from cups...


...pulling things off shelves, leaving bite marks in all her toys, watching kids, fake laughing, taking things on and off her head,


She still loves attention, but doesn't always smile at strangers anymore. If she gets too close to someone she doesn't know well after waking up, she gets scared. 

She will bring you something if you ask her. Still doesn't understand what no means. 


She's figured out how to clap, wave for real and climb on furniture. She will hug and kiss you. She likes to push things that roll.

 When I do sign language with her she understands, but doesn't do them back. 

She still gets up 0-2 times at night. She only nurses 4 times a day. Once at night, when she wakes up, once in the afternoon and before bed. I think she will self wean. She's way more interested in feeding herself and drinking from a cup. 

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