Wednesday, November 20, 2013

::Henley:: Eleven Months!


Not quite sure on her weight. We haven't been to the doctor (thankfully!) in a while.


Henley is doing great and has been healthy for a while now. I think all of the sickness in the beginning of day care really boosted her immune system.

I would say however that she is getting more and more injured just from moving around. She thinks her arms are longer than they really are and ends up face planting or crashing into the furniture she was reaching for. I have a feeling this is going to get worse before it gets better.


Henley has been going to bed great. Our sleep training from last month is still sticking pretty well. However she is still getting up once or twice a night, I am extremely ready for this to end. She still wants to nurse in the middle of the night. I am holding on to the hope that once the nursing ends, she will start sleeping through the night. Dad is getting up and rocking her sometimes which is a great help!


She is just starting to grow out of her 9 month clothes. I am super excited for all of her 12+ month clothes, especially her colder weather things, they are so adorable!

We wore tons of cute Halloween outfits this past month :-)

We went shopping this past weekend and Henley was wearing her Toms. They were randomly falling off and we noticed that the seam totally ripped (bummer! She only wore them a few times).Since we were out, we stopped and got her some adorable crocs. I am definitely not a huge crocs fan, but seriously! how cute are these!


Henley's diet is definitely evolving. I am pumping way less than she is drinking so we are using frozen breastmilk almost daily plus giving her whole cow's milk in her BM bottles (50/50). I am thinking of doing a whole milk bottle straight soon so we can get her used to the taste. I gave her a sippy cup of just milk and she wasn't a fan so we have some work to do before my freezer stash is totally gone. I was pretty bummed about this but I think we have a solid game plan and things seem to be going pretty well.

As far as solid food she is eating like a champ. She loves pretty much everything although she isn't totally sold on meat yet. We have been giving her small bites of yummy snacks and she definitely loves sweets!

Baby Gear Love:

One thing that has really been useful for us lately are Henley's bibs that have pockets. We got these at Target and while they don't catch everything, they definintely help the situation although Fitz would prefer they fall on the floor.

We got Henley a new car seat for my car this month. We replaced the infant seat in Dad's car a while back but since the infant seat was still working, we kept it in my car. Since I know she is getting close to the height limit, we decided to use some AmEx points and get her the Maxi Cosi Pria 70. Henley loves this seat and so far, so do I. It's high enough where she can see out of the window and it's so adorable to see her looking out of the window so curious with everything she sees.

Speaking of the car, I finally found a way to ride with Henley without keeping my hand back there. Henley sucks her two fingers, and when she is tired, she rubs something with her other hand. In the car, the something was me. I love touching her but it does make it difficult to drive reaching back like that. I had the idea to bring back the Taggies blanket and success! She plays with the tags and usually passes out shortly thereafter.

Henley has loved carrying around her puffs in a little snack container we got. It took her a little while to figure out how to get the snacks out but now she is a pro and actually is sharing her snacks with Fitz. It's seriously adorable.

Another thing Henley is loving is the Fisher Price Singing and Storytime Puppy. She loves playing with it and will even dance with it. Pretty cute if you ask me!


Other than Henley learning that she can cry to get our attention (hello drama queen) she really doesn't cry that much or too often. We are lucky!


We had a great month with Henley---every one is more fun than the last.

On October 26th, we took Henley to a local Fall Festival with a group of our friends that all have babies close to Henley's age. The crew of little dressed like the Wizard of Oz gang. It was nearly impossible to get them all looking at the camera in unison. They were so adorable and everyone was so good, no tantrums even considering it was 90*.

We got a cute gift basket for Halloween from Grandma

Halloween was so fun. Henley wore her Batgirl costume to school and everyone loved it. We originally planned to change her into her Dorothy costume but Daddy loved this so much, she wore it trick or treating too. We put Henley in her little trike and when down one street to Trick or Treat. I felt a little guilty taking candy being we were going to be the ones that ate it but it was still fun to see her all dressed and super cute!

This past weekend we went to the Outlet mall with my mom and sister. I didn't really think she would have fun but she loved it. She liked looking at the coy fish in the little "ponds", she loved the ducks, and wanted to jump in the fountain. It was actually really fun seeing her so excited.


Mom got a girls night this month and a date night!


We have some exciting milestones for this month.

We finally have the beginning of a tooth popping through. You can see it on the bottom and it is fully broken through now it just need to grow. I bet she is waiting for us to stop nursing before getting all of the chompers ;-)

On Halloween we took some serious step with no hands and no this past week she is full on walking---it's so exciting but like I said, this has meant an increase in injuries!

Cannot believe the next post like this will have been one full year with this amazing munchkin in our lives! Amazing!

Mere :-)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

::Family:: Picture Time

For the first time in a long time we got family photos taken professionally. We picked up Henley early from daycare and headed to the beach last night. The photographer gave us a sneak peek of one image today. I am so in love and cannot wait to see them all!

Oh I love this little girl, and cannot believe she is getting so big!

Mere :-)