August 10, 2014

Eleven Months

Eleven Months. Six teeth. Lightning speed crawling. Standing. Cruising. Climbing. Mama (finally!). Oh. Da-da.

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When I was pregnant I assumed Ivy would be my most independent baby simply because she really didn’t have a choice. But I was wrong, so wrong. She is the neediest, fussiest, clingiest of them all. Through her attachment I’ve learned to slow down and take it all in. We are using each other…  Which sounds bizarre but we truly do rely on one another for confidence and calmness. On the other side of it, I’ve gotten really good at multi-tasking. Like, cooking dinner and simultaneously feeding a baby or typing right now with Ivy asleep in my arms while also attached half suckling, half drooling milk all over.

Eleven months of her.

I keep wishing time would slow down but also so excited for what more time will bring. She plays hard with her brothers, makes us all laugh, and is loud. Loves dancing, which consists of kneeling and throwing her hands up in the air while bouncing up and down. Usually it’s to one of Sebastian’s songs or kazoo. Food is her thing and wants whatever we are eating, which as the third baby, gets whatever we are eating. Still loves to nurse and I don’t see us stopping any time soon. The fun is starting, we are doing more. I don’t feel as trapped as I did the first six months running around town with three kids. Ivy is figuring it all out, as am I. I like to think that I grow with each kid, and each of them helps spark new growth and interest in myself. She is becoming less of a baby and her personality is getting stronger. I love it. Here’s to one more month of counting weeks, Ivy Scout, so close to 52 of them.

7 thoughts on “Eleven Months

  1. Sabrina myers

    What a cute little family you have! I visited both sites and would love to be entered for a chance to win :)

    1. Sabrina myers

      I meant to post the above comment to the early morning + orbit giveaway spot.

      My thought on the eleven months is way to go mama! You are so inspiring! I am also a breastfeeding momma of a seven month old. Keep up the good work and #normalizebreastfeeding!

  2. angela

    for the long time I thought she was your only bebe since you photograph her the most on instragrams! beautiful child.

    1. kellyfondots@gmail.com Post author

      Oh no! She’s the only one who stays still long enough to photograph ;)

  3. Monica Eary

    I remember when you were walking around Disney to try and get her out! They grow way too fast…she is beautiful! I can really see both of you in her.

  4. Lora

    You take such pretty pictures of your children! I was curious as to how you chose Ivy Scout’s name/meaning and if it’s all her first name. Love the name Ivy, it’s in my top 10 for #2 :)

    1. Kelly Post author

      Our last name is tricky to pronounce/spell, so we wanted an easy first name that was also feminine (since she’s our only girl!). And we chose Scout as her middle name because we wanted a To Kill a Mockingbird reference, and she’s our little adventure together. If she had been a boy, his middle name would have been Finch.

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