I think I was around 6 when I knew I wanted to be just like my mom when I grew up...that part has never left me. I knew I was meant to be a mom - however 11 months later, I still don't think I have it figured out. BUT, I'm getting better and I love every single second. Even the rough days. I am no longer afraid to leave the house and I love our adventures together, P!
11 months and you, Patrick, are always wanting to GO, GO, GO! Your favorite activity is walking while holding mommy and daddy's hands. You also love to run with your push walker, preferably while chasing mommy down the hall. Still army crawling and pulling up on things, and you are still eating like a champ! You are also still sleeping from 7:30-5/6, have a snack, and then sleep some more until 7:30. I really hope you aren't giving up one of your naps yet. This week you didn't take a morning nap twice, but today you have made me a happy mommy by keeping your morning and afternoon nap.
We are still enjoying our bedtime routine. It is probably one of my favorite parts of the day. We do dinner, Patrick plays with daddy, then bedtime books with daddy, bath, and bed. It is the perfect way to end the day.
Apple juice is your favorite. You still love to clap and wave. You give kisses (kind of) and are trying to talk. You talk to me all day long and sometimes I hear "hi," "kitty," and "bye." You say momma and dadda some, and I do think you know who you are talking to. (Like, that dadda is dadda.)
Patrick is a very happy baby! (We were having a "blah" day when I took the 11 month pictures, P was cracking me up with his "are we done?" faces.) I cannot believe he is almost a year old, I have cried every day this week pretty much, but I am beyond thankful that God chose me to be Patrick's mommy.
We love you!!! The big ONE is right around the corner!