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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ˜‰

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 πŸ˜‰

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 πŸ˜‰

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 ❀


  1. She really does look like such a perfect mix of you and Jimmy. That’s so precious. πŸ™‚ And hooray for the swallowing issues getting better! Such great news! And walking at 10 months! Whew, buddy! I can definitely see how she keeps you on your toes. Happy 11 months, Sadie!

    1. Aww, yay! I love hearing that! I feel like she looked so much like Jimmy for the longest time, so it’s nice to hear you think she has some of me in her, too πŸ™‚

      Yes, I couldn’t believe when she started walking at ten months. I was like “this is way too early Sadie Mae!!!” haha. I am now always following after her!

  2. She’s adorable! πŸ™‚ Glad to hear she’s making progress with swallowing food.

    I wonder what her first word will be! I studied child language acquisition at university and I think it’s usually about a year when they start saying words (mama is a frequent one!)

    1. Thank you, Grace! It was so great to see her begin to swallow more foods!

      I am so curious, too! I remember hearing how you studied linguistics (which is such a fascinating subject!) and wondered what you thought about child language acquisition! She has babbled mama and dada, but I’m not sure if she has meaning behind it, if that makes sense?!

      A few times, she has babbled mama while whining and walking towards me (LOL), but I’m not sure if it was just a coincidence because she babbles all day long!

  3. I really can’t believe she’s going to be a year SO soon! Time goes by so quickly. πŸ™‚ I can tell you this though, as sweet as the early years are, you are approaching some of the most fun moments. πŸ™‚ I think that age 2 is my absolute favorite, because they start to show excitement and are more verbal about the things that amaze them. It’s SUCH an adorable age!
    Of course, one years old is an adorable age too. πŸ™‚ It’s so much fun to experience life through their eyes.
    I am SO glad that her swallowing has improved! That must have been such a relief.

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