Wow, 11 months. Almost a year! And you have changed so much in the last month!
You are crawling! You finally mastered it and now we can't stop you! It's amazing how much you being able to crawl has brought out so much more of your personality. Now you can get where ever you want to so much quicker, it's like you can communicate better with us. You can crawl to what you want and show us, like when you want a drink. And there is lots of crawling to mummy! You have got so clingy to me Lily! It makes doing anything 1000x harder, but at the same time it's so lovely knowing you want to be close all the time. You like to watch TV cuddled in to me, so you will crawl over and lean against me, and if you want cuddles, you will crawl to me or daddy, sit up on your knees and hold your arms up to us. But you hate mummy leaving the room. You will follow me, unless the doors are closed... and then you scream and cry and cry! You make me feel so guilty! I can't pop to the bathroom without you being completely devastated with tears streaming down your face, and we have to have lots of cuddles to calm you down when I get back. Hopefully you will let mummy go to the toilet without you getting upset soon!
You can pull yourself up to standing so easily now too, and cruise along the furniture. And you are getting so intelligent! You've worked out how to use lots of toys you couldn't before, like your marble tower, throwing your ball, scribbling with your crayons, knowing which buttons to press on toys. You can almost stack your stacking cups, and you 'read'! You turn the pages of your books and babble away, using all the same tones of voice as daddy and I when we read them to you! Daddy has taught you to hi-5. And you can sing incey wincey spider! Well, you hum it, and do the actions at the same time, then right at the end, you say the very last word 'again!' and clap! Grandad taught you that, and you love showing everyone! You've also learnt how to 'phone' people! You have a toy phone that you will put to your ear and say 'eggo'! But you don't just limit it to phones. You use remote controls as phones, fish cakes as phones, toothbrushes as phones, even Milly's collar! Oh, and the 'one, two, three' game. For months you and I have played the game where you sit on my lap, I count to three then tip you backwards. Now, you sit and say 'guh, guh, gooo! eee!' and tip yourself backwards! You little smartie pants!
I can't believe your next update is going to be your one whole year update. This year has flown by, and been the best ever sweetheart. It scares me how quickly time goes, soon you will be all grown up, and you wont want to follow me around anymore, asking for cuddles. Don't change too quickly baby! Mummy and Daddy love you very much.