Thursday, February 28, 2013

11 Months


You are ELEVEN months old!!!

 Always trying to escape!
(Just a talkin' with your serious "I've got to tell you something important" face on!")

Look at my big boy!
You are the sunshine of our lives! We love you so much!

It is unreal to think about how much you have changed in the past 11 months.


 What a testament to God's works! Every child is a true miracle!

You currently weigh 26 pounds.

The 12 month clothes are getting pretty snug.  You are wearing mostly 18 month clothes and a size 4 diaper.  

Your feeding amounts/schedule/naps haven't really changed at all except we are incorporating much more table food, especially at dinner time and on the weekends. 

We have been SSSOOO lucky (*knock on wood*) that you've only been sick enough for a doctor's visit with a prescription 2 times in 11 months! WOW! What a blessing!
However, you've had a neck rash that has been extremely stubborn.  It started out about the size of a dime around Thanksgiving.  It would go away, then come back over and over again.  Then it started getting much worse, then better, then worse...  The doctor said it was a drool rash (you are always SOAKED from chewing on E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G.) and we tried multiple over the counter creams for over two months.  Mommy became really worried when your chin looked like this one Sunday...

The doctor finally prescribed a stronger steroid cream and it was gone in a few days!! I hope that it is gone for good!

In the past few weeks, you have changed at a very rapid pace.  Not long after you turned 10 months, you began crawling on all fours.  You would do it some times, but you were still much faster at Army crawling.  You went from crawling on all fours, to pulling up completely, to walking behind your walker, to cruising on furniture all within a week or two!  Now you are doing little "handstands" trying to figure out how to stand up without pulling up.  We call you "Evel Knievel" because you aren't scared of anything now! If you are cruising and want to get down, sometimes you will just dive! But you catch yourself with your hands. If you are anything like your Daddy, I know we've got our hands full with you!

 You think you are so cool these days!
 One of your new things... looking out the window.
We are having to watch you more closely because you move very, very quickly and of course, the things that are off limits are the ones you really go for!  Your morning routine was to have a bottle in your Nap Nanny and watch TV in Mommy and Daddy's bedroom while we got ready.  After you finished your bottle, you would just chillax and watch your shows.  Now we know when you are finished because you will climb out of your Nap Nanny and come find us in the bathroom! You pretty much go wherever you want, whenever you want!
Your favorite things besides Mommy and Daddy are: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Macy and Cooper, chasing the dogs in your walker, items that are supposed to be "off limits" (potted plants, BBW Wallflowers, breakable items, electrical cords), and being as adventurous as humanly possible by climbing on everything in sight and pulling down anything you can reach. 
You are loving all of these new table foods and so far you have yet to turn anything down! So far we've had vegetables galore, a few fruits, scrambled eggs, french fries, shredded cheese, BBQ style pork, chicken and dumplings, chicken chili, ground beef, beef stew, ice cream and strawberry cobbler (at Aunt Rene's Birthday Party)....  You've currently got a love/hate relationship with your bottle - mostly the nighttime bottle but sometimes the lunch one, too.  It's frustrating at times, but I guess it will be easy to wean you to only a cup when the time comes.  You are either starving for it, or you will squeal and push it away.  You never know!
This month you celebrated your 1st Valentine's Day!
Everyone loves this little boy to pieces!!
We hung out with your friends at Parker's 1st Birthday Party!
Your birthday party is 24 days from today! Mommy and Daddy already have a couple of big ticket items picked out for our special boy! We are so excited!!!
It has been very emotional past few weeks (at least for Mommy).  It truly has flown by, just like everyone said it would.  I could lay you down in your crib at bedtime, but instead I (or Daddy) rock you to bed every single night.  We will do this as long as you will let us.  We can't believe that in 1 month you will be a year old!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, the drool rash! Sweet Love has that, too. Most days the ladies at daycare have to double-bib her. :) You will be so glad you are keeping up with all these details (and Hudson will, too). It gets foggy after a few years. Thanks for sharing!