Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Yes my baby is 11 months today. One month away from being a year old. One month away from toddler-ness. YIKES. It's amazing how much Naomi has grown this month. I know I think this every month, but she really has grown. Even over the past week I notice how she's becoming more and more like a little girl as opposed to a squishy baby. She has her own personality. She has likes and dislikes. Possibly the most noticeable change is her new found mobility. If she sees something she likes, and she can go for it and is no longer relegated to pointing and grunting to get attention. Naomi started crawling last month...but she REALLY started crawling this month. Last month we saw her scoot across the floor. Occasionally she'd get up on her knees and travel a little further, but she was mostly confined to a small area. In the last week her radius has quickly expanded to the extent that we finally felt the necessity to install a baby gate at the top of our steps. An easy way to get her to crawl across the room is to hold up a bag of Gerber dried fruit, or a handful of cheerios. Most likely you’ll see her bop, smile, scream and then crawl towards you. Equally as cute is when she crawls towards me with a big smile on her face as she approaches to kiss you.