11 Months

As of yesterday, there is only a month to go until Miss Phoebe is a year old. I’m not entirely sure what to think of that except that this past year has gone by more quickly than any year previous.  I thought time flew when you just had one kiddo, but add another to the mix and somehow time still finds a way to fly by faster.


We are still waiting patiently for Phoebe’s first teeth to actually pop through all the way.  She has an upper and lower tooth peeking out, and the other two front teeth are right behind, but they are taking their sweet time.  She is constantly chewing on something and not surprisingly has been a bit fussy.



Like her brother, she has some of the best facial expressions and a wonderful sense of humor, even at a young age.  I think that’s to be expected if you spend enough time around all of us.  She’s a noisy gal and besides being rather talkative has quite the yell when she wants to be heard or simply surprise someone.


Now that she is pulling herself up on everything, she’s beginning to get more brave by letting go and balancing on her own.  I imagine in a week or two she’ll be ready to start investigating the “walker” and I wouldn’t be surprised if she took her first steps in the next month or two.  I think she’s got the right motivation (keeping up with her brother, which can be very frustrating), so it’s really just a matter of time.


As far as favorites go, right now she is loving all things musical.  She discovered the Xylophone and loves making music with that, and actually has a fairly delicate touch too unlike the piano which she still loves to pound.  She loves playing with cars, especially Enzo’s beloved Batmobile and she’s becoming more and more interested in building blocks and puzzles.  Phoebe is one smart gal and amazes us at how quickly she catches on to everything.


I think it’s safe to say that we’re all fairly smitten with her.  She has the most joyful personality and puts a smile on all of our faces.  I’m looking forward to what the next month brings for our little girl considering she can be full of surprises at times.