Sadie at 11 Months

Sadie girl is 11 months and closing in on her first birthday very quickly. I truly can’t believe it! Here’s what’s up with Sader Tot at 11 months 🙂

Baby girl sitting up and smiling 11 months

Growth Sadie is 19 pounds and 27 inches tall.

Wearing 6-9 month clothes and some 12 month clothes that are a little baggy 😉

Personality Curious, joyful, and silly.

Baby girl with ponytail

Eating Still mostly breast milk, but she is doing so much better with her swallowing issues! We decided to take a watch and wait approach after her early intervention evaluation results showed that she was delayed in her oral motor skills. Instead of having a occupational therapist come to our home each week, we decided to work on the tips the OT gave us at her evaluation and go from there.

Right around 11 months, she really began to make progress with swallowing. It was like a switch flipped and she “got it” and swallowed pieces of cut up hot dogs, grapes, and bananas. She still has a little trouble with some foods, and sometimes she just swallows things whole, but she is doing a lot better and we are so, so grateful.

Nicknames All the same as previous months with the addition of Sade (which is short for Sadie) and T or TT, which is short for Tot, which is short for Sader Tot. We are big fans of nicknames in the Zottola house 😉

Sleeping Sadie usually goes to bed between 7 and 8 pm and gets up to eat between 4-5 am and usually goes back to sleep until 6-7 am! This can all go out the window if she’s teething or had a weird day of naps or traveling. She still sleeps in crazy positions!

Baby girl and dad smiling and clapping

Looks like A mix of me and Jimmy and sometimes she looks like my brother when he was a baby!

New skills She started taking steps right around 10 months and hasn’t looked back because she is full out walking now. She’s pretty fast, too! She is climbing everything, stacking things, putting toys in baskets and taking them back out, mimicking facial expressions, and babbling.

Likes All the same things as last month with the addition of walking and getting into anything she shouldn’t get into 😉

Baby girl smiling with bow in her hair

Dislikes Me setting her down or leaving her when she wants to be held, being laid down for diaper changes, being put in her car seat, and having her arms and head put through clothes.

Favorite products All the same as last month!

Other Notes Sadie went to the beach for the second time and enjoyed playing in the sand and swimming in the pool! I think she’s sprouting more teeth, her hair is almost white on top, and her eyes have settled into a hazel-y brown color.

I believe that’s everything for Sadie girl at 11 months! She is so much fun, keeps us on our toes, and one of the biggest blessings in our lives ❤


Currently: September 2019

We are somehow in the ninth month of 2019. How?! Here’s what’s currently going on in my life.

Sunrise in nature on trail in Pittsburgh, PA

Current book This book on how to improve your relationship with your phone. Man is it good! I highly recommend if you’re ever frustrated by how much you use your phone.

Current beauty product Can dental floss be considered a beauty product? I like how easy to use these mini flossers are. I’m beginning to realize I’m a bit of a dental nerd. I love trying out new toothpastes and all things dental-related, lol.

Currently feeling Behind on pretty much everything, lol. This sweet little girl keeps me busy!

Baby smiling in bumble bee dress

Current blessing Safety. My parents left their beach house in the Outer Banks just before hurricane Dorian hit and I’m so glad they made it back to Pittsburgh safely.

I forgot to mention in my last post that Jimmy and Sadie and I were walking on the beach one morning when we were interviewed about the evacuation and we actually made it on the news. We’re in the first video starting at the 1:18 mark.

Current baked good Brownies! I picked up this mix and was skeptical of it, but pleasantly surprised by how fudgy and delicious these brownies turned out!

Foodstirs Chocolate brownie mix

Current goal Organizing our basement. I just donated a bunch of items we weren’t using and now I need to organize the things we do have.

Current craving Doing something crafty for fall. I’m thinking some watercoloring or making a homemade wreath is in order soon!

Current fun Spending time with Jimmy and Sadie. Since we had to cut our vacation short, we decided to make the best of Jimmy’s time off work and have a little staycation here in Pittsburgh. We took Sadie on a trail walk and played at a few local playgrounds it was a blast!

Mom and dad at park with baby girl

Current baby product This adorable bath rinser cup that keeps water out of Sadie’s eyes while we bathe her.

Current food Salmon! I think I could eat it every day and never get sick of it.

Current drink Chocolate chia seed smoothies. I never thought to add chia seeds to a smoothie until I realized how thick they make them and now I’m hooked!

Chocolate chia seed smoothie

Current excitement Our neighborhood has its annual fall festival in a few weeks and I can’t wait to go with Sadie and Jimmy! Last year Sadie was still in the womb and this year I have a feeling she’s going to love the petting zoo. What a difference a year can make 🙂

Tell me something current in your life!