Baby Gil is 11 months old!
(Yes, he turned 11 months old 1/2 a month ago. But this info is all based off of that!)
Gilly man is still a little shrimp. He weighs about 17 1/2 lbs (what Jack weighed at 3 1/2 months!). He wears 12 month clothes and will probably be able to do so for at least another couple of months. Throughout this crazy move, he's been wearing disposables full time, and he wears size 3.
Sleep this month has been rough! The first two weeks, while we were still in our apartment in State College, was good. He had a few nights where he would cry in the middle of the night or wake up, but he was pretty much sleeping through the night. But then we moved and he was sleeping in the bathroom of our one room guest apartment. He was waking up 2 to 3 times a night! Now that we are in our apartment, I am praying things get back to normal sleep wise.
He is a good little napper, though. He still takes a morning and afternoon nap, which are each usually 1 1/2 to 2 hours long.
He is still a great little eater. One of his favorite foods (honestly all food is his favorite) is tomatoes. He loves to eat tomatoes! He's gotten really good at feeding himself finger food. We still give him pouches but I would love for him to be almost fully on "table food" by 1. He can definitely do that, but sometimes it's easier to give him a pouch if we are eating sometime spicy.
He is officially walking! He started walking on July 31st, as we were cleaning up our apartment. When Jack had just turned 11 months, we moved and he started walking during our move too. What is it with my boys and walking during moves? He is still shaky and isn't a full time walker, but he can do 8 or 9 steps at a time before falling down on his booty.
He started saying Mama this month, which is fun!
Gil is hilarious. He loves to be tickled, held, and cuddled. Both my boys are so snuggly! He also has a very dramatic personality. If he's happy, he's SO happy. But if he's grumpy or mad, you better watch out!
But he has been very flexible (other than sleeping) with this move. He was pretty good in the car ride. We have done lots of outdoor activities (summervale, the farmers market, old (before the move) and new playgrounds), and he has smiled through it all.
Likes: eating, walking, tomatoes
Dislikes: not getting to do what he wants, sleeping in his pack and play in the bathroom (wouldn't you?)
Happy 11 months, Gilly Man! You are our "favorite favorite!"