Mae is now 11 months old (as of a few days ago).
She can say:
Hi - extremely clearly, it melts the heart of everyone who hears it
No - more to express dismay than actually to refuse something
Down - I think she knows what it means, but she actually started saying it to sing along with the rest of the family when we sing "Ring Around the Rosie". Mike is the one who noticed her singing along...I don't know if I ever would have!
She is very close to walking. She can stand very steadily without support, if she wants to. The trick is getting her to realize that she can. The longest we've seen her stand is for 6 seconds.
Right now she is with her daddy on a plane to Texas to visit Grandma. I expect that she may even be walking by the time she gets back home. She's such a good girl and we're so proud of her!
She goes to bed at 11:30pm and wakes up between 8am and 10am. She has a nap at 2pm. At night she wakes up often, but is good about going back to sleep if she has a bottle. We are working on helping her go to sleep on her own. Sometimes she can do it at naptime, but sometimes not...if she sees me or her daddy she often thinks it's party time.