Monday, July 30, 2012

11 Months Old!

     Harmony is 11 months old and I am busily preparing for her 1st Birthday party!  I can't believe my baby girl is going to be 1 already.  I am kind of sad when I look at the baby clothes section at Target and realize that most of her clothes are found in the toddler section now, but with her growing self comes a growing personality and I just love it! She has always been my little side kick and lately she has been a blast to play with.  She learned how to point a couple of weeks ago and now she points at everything she looks at.  It's fun for her to have found a way to communicate with us!  She also said her first word (other than mama and dada) last week - DOG!  She now points at anything with fur (cats, ferrets, dogs, cows, etc) and says "Dog!"  Let it be known that just because it was her first word does not entitle her to ever owning a dog while living under my roof.  On Friday she also stood up on her own for the first time!  She's walking much more now that she doesn't have to crawl over to something to pull herself up on (even if she only needed a wall before).  Her record is 19 steps and usually averages about 8-10 steps at a time.
     She has so much fun playing during the day.  She sleeps 10-11 hours at night and takes 2 solid naps during the day so she is always well rested and ready to play her little heart out.  She laughs and giggles and my favorite game is to play "chase" while crawling after each other on the floor.  She screeches and giggles and I screech and giggle right back.  She's making all sorts of new sounds and may be the loudest baby in church, and usually at the store too.  At least she is loud with happy sounds and not crying!
     I am so excited to see her grow and be able to express herself with words in the coming years, I can't wait to hear what she has to say.  We are so blessed to have this little ball of sunshine in our home!