Memories at 11 months:
Weight: 22 lbs. 5 oz
Length: His little legs seem to have grown, but who knows. We will stick with 28 in and check in December at the 12 mos appt.
Hair: Hair continues to get longer and stay the same dirty blond.
Clothes: 12 mos. all the way, but we will see 18 mos tops soon.
Diapers: Size 4
Sleeping: Continuing the broken record. Child – we would love it if you would sleep. At this point, sickness and teeth have killed any sleeping through the night. We are exhausted. After vacation, daycare started transitioning to one nap a day. You have been sleeping 2-3 hours in that nap. Awesome. You also like to sneak in a nap before dinner. We can’t wait for you to sleep through the night.
Likes: Outside, being on the go, people watching, pushing anything you can (highchair, toys, etc) all over the place, playing with Dad, snuggles with Mom, waking up in the middle of the night (ugh!), doors (opening and closing), getting into all the cabinets, making lots of noise, watching videos on Youtube, any song on TV, putting everything in your mouth. You are busy!
Dislikes: Any part of bath time. You hate when mom and dad make you sit in the tub..you want to stand! Wrangling you after bath with a diaper and pajamas is a workout. You aren’t a fan of the carseat for long periods of time. This is why we flew to TX! You also HATE when you see a bottle and can’t have it.
Eating: 4-5 bottles a day – depending on if/when you wake up in the middle of the night. Table food is going well and daycare has started giving you morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack. They sat you at a table to eat today and they said you did great! Mom and dad give you breakfast and dinner at home. We are trying to finish up baby food, but you are mostly eating table food and loving your yogurt and applesauce!
Milestones: Still so close to walking, but you won’t stand on your own without holding on to something. You immediately sit down. You have improved so much with your walking toy. You can back up and turn with such ease, so we know that walking is just around the corner. You started saying “uh oh” and then got sick and haven’t said it again. . You still babble “momma”, but you refuse to say “dada”. You say something that sounds like “I do”, but we aren’t exactly sure what you are saying. You love to tease…and you get this honestly from your dad. You can drink out of a straw. You also know when you aren’t supposed to touch or get into something. We have “caught you” looking for us to see if you are going to get in trouble. You are still biting….please stop this. ha! We tell you “no” and you laugh. Goodness…the toddler years are going to be interesting.
Mom’s favorites: You have been tucking your arms in when you snuggle or we rock to sleep. It is your signal that you are tired and it is precious. I adore your laugh and fun personality. You are so easy to get a laugh out of.
Baby items we can’t live without: Toys that aren’t toys. Cardboard box? Yes, please. We have fun making anything a toy that can’t fit in your mouth.
This has been such a big month for you. You took your first airplane ride to Dallas, TX and spent a week with Grandma Brenda and Grandpa Jim. Overall, you did a great job and after a few nights even slept through the night. Yay! As soon as we got home, we received a call from daycare that you had a fever. We have been fighting a cold, cough, and no sleep since then. We went back to the dr and you had a double ear infection. We are hopeful that you will feel better and start sleeping again. You spent a weekend with the Roe family in IL preparing for Aunt Erin’s wedding. We have also spent some time at home and tried to nurse us all back to health.
This is your last month as an infant. We can’t believe that we have had you here for an entire year. This month you will be a ring bearer in Aunt Erin’s wedding and we are hoping to fit a visit into your great grandparents before your birthday and Thanksgiving. We love you to the moon, sweet boy.
Stay crazy, friends.