How is it possible that Aria, my little baby, will be one year old next month? One whole year? Where has the time gone? We’ve had another hard month, a ten, almost eleven month old baby with tonsillitis is hard going! But, as always, we’ve also had an amazing month watching Aria learn and develop more and more.
As if chicken pox at 9-10 months wasn’t bad enough poor Aria has now suffered with tonsilitis at 10-11 months. Thankfully she is now almost recovered, though the past week or so has been very hard with sleepless nights, a crying baby and a very stressed mummy and daddy. Thankfully we are now on the other side and smiling. I’ll write another more detailed post about the tonsilitis shortly.
No weigh in again this month. Aria is still wearing 6-9 month clothing but the trousers are getting a little short on her. They fit her perfectly in the waist so we’re currently at the awkward stage of the next size up being way too big for her and this size being slightly too small.
Aria still has no teeth but has been chewing on her finger a lot, though this could be due to the pain from her tonsils rather than pain from teething. I have applied Dentinox teething gel to her gums some evenings and this seems to soothe her a little.
Until the tonsillitis struck Aria slept through most nights, the addition of gripe water before her bed time bottle seems to be working well for her.
Aria is still not crawling but she is now a pro at bum shuffling. She likes to sit down and move around in a complete circle. She had a lot of fun doing that when I was trying to take her eleven month milestone photo!
Aria is getting more and more vocal and also learning a lot more. She loves to say hiya and wave at people, and her reflection. She now screams at the crocodile part of row, row your boat. She often claps her hands when I say clever girl. She knows the word no and knows that she isn’t supposed to touch certain things, she often tests me by reaching for ornaments and looking at me to see my reaction. When I say no she stops, then tries again while looking at me.
Her favourite toys are her Fisher Price Beat Bo and her Little Tikes Stacking Stars. She has been ill most of the month with one thing or another so we have been watching a lot of films too, she really enjoys the Toy Story films.
Aria has several ‘cwtchies‘ now and doesn’t like to go to bed without them, so much so that we had to give one to the in-laws as they look after her while I’m at work and she wouldn’t nap without one, she is now very happy to have her own cwtchy in her bed at their house!