Tuesday, October 22, 2013

11 Months Old!

Seriously???  I'm going to have a one year old NEXT MONTH!  *sniff*

Here's my little ham at 11 months!
Words cannot describe just how much I LOVE this little guy!
Weight/Length: About 22lbs, 28.5in long
Clothing Size: 12 months
Diaper Size:  Just moved up to size 4 today!  (We started having nighttime leaks with the 3s a few weeks ago, so we switched to 4s at night and finished up the box of 3s today!)
Feeding: Breastfeeding- When I'm with him the whole day he nurses about 5 times in a 24hr period.  First thing when he wakes up, before his two naps, before bed, and once during the night.  When I am working though he takes a sippy of breastmilk (no more bottles for this dude!), 4oz on my half days and 8oz on my full days, and he usually wants to nurse at some point in the evenings, I think just as our little "reconnecting" time, I don't mind in the slightest! <3 br=""> Solids- usually eats 3 meals a day. He eats mostly table food, just whatever we are having.  He does get purees occasionally but we have been buying the little pouches.  Those are super handy cause he can feed them to himself.  He'll also have some snacks here and there-- usually when I'm fixing dinner or something. 
Milestones: His new things this month are waving and pointing.  He STILL is not crawling but he gets around anyway (scoots on his butt and/or rolls).  He is ALMOST pulling up (can get as far as his knees).  His fine motor skills have really gotten good this month too-- perfect for picking up pieces of dog hair or other random bits of crap on the floor and putting in his mouth! :-p  Needless to say I've been getting better about vacuuming/sweeping!  He says two "real" words with meaning now,  and that's MaMa and DaDa.  He still jibber jabbers alllll the time.  He has two bottom teeth and the top two teeth are working their way through the gum right now.
Sleep: He's been doing great with nighttime sleep when he's not actively cutting a tooth/teeth.  We had a few weeks of a break this month and he was sleeping 8pm-2am, waking to nurse, then going back to sleep with us from 2am-7am.  When his teeth are bothering him though he wakes up about every three hours.  We are still part-time cosleeping and it's working out well for us.  After he turns a year I may try and focus more on getting him to sleep longer in his crib.  Naps are good usually.  He takes two naps- typically between 1.5-2.5 hours.  His morning one is around 10 and then his afternoon one he will go down between 2 and 3, depending on how long his morning nap was.  His new awesome development this month is he has started putting himself to sleep!  Both at naps and bedtime, if he doesn't nurse to sleep then instead of rocking or laying down w/him until he fell asleep, I now just have to lay him in his crib with his monkey lovey and his paci, turn his fan on, (and sometimes his little crib projector thingy) and he goes right to sleep!  Sometimes he fusses a little but literally by the time I get down the hall he stops and goes right to sleep.  It's awesome.  And total proof that your baby can and will learn to fall asleep on their own WITHOUT making them cry it out!  Now this has helped his ability to self soothe at night to some extent.  He will sometimes wake up around 10-11 and fuss for literally two seconds and go back to sleep.  When he wakes up around 2 though he hasn't figured out how to get back to sleep on his own (or else just doesn't want to).  But either way it's an improvement!
Likes/Dislikes:  He loves books, toy cars/trucks, little people toys, putting things in and out of containers, anything with buttons or knobs or switches, and music.  He dislikes sudden, loud noises (like the vacuum), and having things taken away from him that he can't have lol.

*** I filmed his video update today and will have it uploaded and embedded here as soon as I finish editing it!***

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