Monday, April 17, 2017

eleven months of mae

Eleven months already!

This month has been all about standing and cruising for Mae! She pulls up on everything and has gotten more stable on her feet every day. She frequently uses just one hand for balance, and is able to lower herself very slowly to the floor instead of plopping down on her bottom. She leaned how to clap at the end of March and often claps for herself when she successfully dismounts a standing position. I think she does this since I would clap to distract her after she fell so she wouldn't cry. At least it worked!

She really loves pulling up on Charlie's table and sticking her fingers in the bird cage. Usually if I walk near the cage he comes over and clings to the cage bars as close to me as possible, but when Mae is around it's a totally different story. He stays right in the middle of the cage and looks warily at her with some serious side-eye action. I don't blame you, Charlie... she's a wild thing!

Mae's diet now consists mostly of the 3 B's: bottles, bread, and blueberries. We offer her an assortment of food from our plates during each meal, but she's still a little picky. This weekend, she shoveled down a ton of ham and breaded fish. Either she's getting better at self-feeding... or Grandma is a better chef than I am.

She cut her first molar this month. That was a rough week. She has another one starting to poke through, but it hasn't broken the surface yet. Hoping that one doesn't cause too much pain, but I'm sure it will. She hates having her teeth brushed, but loves brushing her hair. I love her look in this photo... it says, "Aren't I so pretty?"

She loves dancing to all types of music: radio, church organ, baby xylophone, her beat-bo toy, and our singing. While taking her photos she started rocking side to side and shaking her head (her signature dance move) and accidentally bonked the side of her face on the crib bars. This resulted in a full-on meltdown.

Luckily Dada was there to make it all better.

Mae has also learned to record her favorite shows on the DVR this month. Not sure how, but she managed to set a series recording for "Teen Titans Go" while I was letting her play with the remote once. I barely even know how to set recordings. She's clearly gifted.

You are one silly little girl, miss Mae! Looking forward to your first birthday next month!

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