|Vivian at 11 months
||[Sep. 16th, 2016|09:06 am]
She can walk now. A couple weeks ago she might walk a step or two if she stopped paying attention and let go with her hands of whatever she had been grabbing for support. By now you can almost see the change every day. She can walk a dozen steps or more from one room to another with only a little stumbling. She seems pretty excited about it too. She moves around like a small, drunk person, happily wobbling from place to place.
As for teeth, the top two incisors have erupted, but are just a faint line. She loves to eat fruit, bread, noodles, soft meats like steamed fish, and most of all, milk. She's still nursing, and is very clingy to her mom whenever Mom comes home from work.
She loves her sisters, but goes to Mom and Dad for comfort. If she's left with someone else for a while, she becomes extremely clingy and whiny when I come back, until she is reassured I'm not going anywhere. She still needs about 3 naps a day, typically a long one in the morning and about 2 short ones in the afternoon, then sleeps from about 11 pm to 7 am.
She likes to throw things on the floor when she is done with them, or if she gets bored. "Uh-oh," she implausibly claims. She loves to pull books off shelves and scatter toys everywhere, but doesn't actually play with them very much. If you read her a board book she will pay attention for a little while, but then her attention tends to wander. Not sure how much speech she understands. She is alert and interested when you speak to her, and seems to be picking up a bit from tone and context. She babbles all the time with a variety of consonants, but only a few clear words used in context. (Nai, Ma, Da and Uh-oh) She may be saying more than these, but if so, I certainly can't interpret them. More updates when she turns one next month.