Thursday, November 20, 2014

Cora- Month 11

OCTOBER!!! It's my favorite month of the year and it was so much fun spending the halloween holiday with you. Your first October. :) I hope it was a good one. It was actually a pretty tough month. The first couple of weeks were just a weird one. You were really fussy which just isn't like you and REALLY clingy. I couldn't set you down or even walk into another room without you freaking out. It went on for a little while and then boom. You started crawling on your hands and knees and then like 4 days later you took your FIRST STEPS!!!! It was such an exciting week. I think a lot of the fussiness was just from frustration of being so close to being more independently mobile but not being quite there. Once you learned how to move around better you were instantly happier. I love having you mobile. I think it is crazy when people say it is so much harder. There are definitely more messes but you are able to be entertained a lot easier. You were so wanting to be exploring this world and you couldn't so it has been a lot of fun now that you are able to get into everything. Thankfully we baby proofed the house the month before so we were ready for you. 

This year for Halloween you were the Dalai Lama. :) We had to take advantage of the beautiful bald head. So we whipped up your costume really quick and you were perfect. Dad and I were Forrest Gump and Jenny so you were the perfect little guru for our costume. Then for Dad's work party you were a kitty cat. I didn't get a picture of you on our real camera sadly but you were adorable.  We celebrated good over here. The day before halloween we had our traditional Chili night and carved pumpkins. I thought you would love the guts of the pumpkin but you really didn't care much for them. You kept wanting to eat them and then got so mad when they didn't taste good. For actual Halloween you helped me make sugar cookies and made a huge mess with the flour but it was a lot of fun. Then we handed out candy to the trick or treaters. You LOVED seeing all the kids dressed up funny. We ended the night at a party with friends. You seemed to have a good halloween so I was happy.

So after you took your first steps you still mostly prefer to walk with our hands. You won't stand up by yourself for long so I think you need to learn that before you can really take off. You love to walk back and forth to Dad and I. You usually only take 3-4 steps but have taken up to 8-10. You always get so proud of your self and by the end are walking and clapping at the same time. You also always chew on your hand when you walk. Haha I have no idea why but it is cute. 

You got sick for the first time this month. Not bad making it 11 months! You got a cold and it was a nasty one. Lots of sleepless nights for you and I. But you are mostly on the mend. You have this runny nose that will not go away but you are definitely feeling better. 
We are preparing things for your first birthday next week. I honestly can't believe it has almost been a month. My life is infinitely better since you came into it. I absolutely adore being your mom. I love that I am the first face you see in the morning and the last face you see when you go to sleep. You are getting so much fun. I think your personality comes out more and more every day. I am loving everything about this phase of life with you. I am so excited to celebrate the best year of my life and your birthday this next week. You are our everything baby girl. I love you.