Friday, May 25, 2012

11 Months

Well it's a few days into 11 months, and I am just now putting this up!  But we are moving and our lives are crazy right now.

Baby Jack is 11 months old--almost not a baby anymore!

He is almost 22 lbs (21 lbs, 14oz on 5/11).  He wears size 3 diapers (about the middle in cloth settings) and 12 month clothes.  There are a few 9 month outfits he still fits into and a few 18 month clothes he wears just cause they're cute.

He is a moving machine!  He loves to crawl around and get into any and everything.  He took his first steps this month, but doesn't walk a lot.  This past week, though, he has walked unprompted a few times.  It's never more than two or three steps.

He is still our sweet, sweet little boy.  This month he has gotten even more cuddly, if that's possible.  He loves to crawl over and give us big hugs.  He even gives kisses sometimes.

We are still breastfeeding four times a day--we'll start weaning soon.  I want to make it to a year, but I'm not sure if I'll start weaning before or after his year birthday.  He eats three times a day.  He loves food!  He has eaten some pretty spicy foods and loves it.

This month he has really gotten attached to his "lovey," a soft white blanket.  He sleeps with it for naps and bedtime, but sometimes he wants to drag it around while he plays.  It is fun to see him grow attached to an object.

He loves his laugh and learn table, a wooden "Very Hungry Catepillar" stacking toy, and books.  I love that he loves books!  He will sit and turn the pages, looking very intensely at the pictures.

He still takes 2 naps a day--about an hour long nap in the morning and a two hour nap in the afternoon (although sometimes this stretches to three hours!).  He sleeps from about 7:30 until 6 or 6:30.  I wish we could get back to a 7 a.m. wake up, but 6:30 isn't too bad.

He has almost 6 teeth.  He has his bottom two, and four coming on the top!  Two are poking through, one is almost out, and one is hidden beneath an eruption cyst.

On the medical front, he had his third ear infection this month.  He also went to the dentist for the first time. 

He is getting to be a good little signer.  He has "more" and "all done" down pat.  He is working on "please."  We sign "milk," "thank you," "mommy," "daddy," and "I love you" to him, but he hasn't quite picked those up just yet.

Likes: music, dancing, getting into EVERYthing, cuddling

Dislikes: being told "no," getting his clothes and diaper changed

He is an absolute delight.  I have loved these past 11 months.  I can't wait until next month, when we can celebrate a year since his birth!


1 comment:

Lauren F said...

Your baby can sign?? Jack is amazing!