Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Look who is now ELEVEN MONTHS old! You know what that means, right? She is almost a year old. Wow! Baby girl is almost a toddler.
Unfortunately, right before this photo shoot, this little daredevil took a little spill down the back steps and banged up her face. It doesn't seem to be bothering her much, but it definitely gives her a "bruiser" look. She's like, "You should see the other guy."
The past month has been more of the same, basically. Maggie is even funnier, even cuter, even faster, and even more into mischief than last month. She's even crazier with her cruising (but still not walking), more daring with her stunts, but still the sweetest little snugglebug at night. She wakes up a couple times a night to nurse (I cosleep with her), but after getting her fill, she just breathes a sigh of contentment, rolls over, and conks out. For hours. She's an excellent bedmate. With Joe, cosleeping was a survival tactic. With Maggie, it is a pleasure and a joy. No, honestly! (The fact that she is probably my last baby definitely helps.)
(Edited to add: Never say anything like this on the internet. Invariably, your child will immediately start sleeping like crap - thrashing you all night and insisting on near-constant boobification. It is one of the unchangeable laws of the universe: People who brag about their child's sleep on their blogs must be punished.)
Maggie has always been a great eater. She's far more excited about food and adventurous with her eating than Joe ever was (it's so hard not to constantly compare your kids!). But she still really loves mama's milk too. I'm still pumping at work and will probably continue a bit past a year. For various reasons, Joe was occasionally supplemented with formula, but Maggie has only had mother's milk, which I am so proud of. Don't get me wrong - I don't feel the least bit bad about how things went with Joe and I was super glad to have formula at the time, but I do feel fantastic about nursing and pumping exclusively for Miss Margaret!
After my recent sewing struggles, it felt great to whip up a pair of stripey Fancy Pants leggings using a couple of old thrifted t-shirts for this shoot. This pattern is so fun - fast, easy, you can't just make one pair - delicious salty potato chips! Here, I was able to use the hem from the t-shirt so I didn't even have to hem them. So fun and colorful!
And she's off!