We are only 1 month from your birthday. Â How in the world did that happen? Â Weâ€™ve had such a good year together. Â Iâ€™m already working on not being such a basket case when you actually do turn one, but itâ€™s clearly not working. Â I just need waterproof mascara this month.
I donâ€™t know how itâ€™s possible, but we have more fun together each day and I fall more in love with you simultaneously.
This month has been a little quieter than last month with Christmas and all the travel we did. Â We spent a couple of days at Grandmaâ€™s in Nebraska and then we drove up to the mountains and stayed for the weekend. Â We had a nice time up there exploring a whole new house.
Youâ€™ve started to imitate people a lot. Â When I clap, you clap. Â When I make a funny face, you try. Â When I smile, you smile. Â When I make noises, you make noises. Â I love having my little independent shadow all day.
You also love to be your own person. Â Weâ€™ve let you roam through the house more freely now because youâ€™ve outgrown your little play pen. Â You spend most of your time standing at your high chair or playing in Otisâ€™ toys or with his food canister. Â You did have your first kernel of dog food the other day, but I quickly made you spit it out. Â Iâ€™m pretty sure it didnâ€™t bother you at all.
Youâ€™ve been really working on walking this past month too. Â You cruise all around holding on to things, but are still a little reluctant to take any unassisted steps just yet. Â Youâ€™ve done it a few times, but donâ€™t seem incredibly interested in it. Â You love getting places fast by crawling and are content holding onto things when youâ€™re upright.
Youâ€™ve also really taken a liking to music. Â We play music all day and sing songs frequently. Â Iâ€™ve caught you dancing now, which is you bobbing your head up and down. Â Someone pinch me. Â We also caught you moving your cars around the floor last night. Â Itâ€™s exciting that you are starting to use your toys the way they were intended.
A few weeks after Christmas, the flu struck our house. Â Daddy caught it first, then mommy a few days later and you got a touch of it the next day. Â You woke up with a slight cough, had a fever and were lethargic. Â It broke my heart to see you not feeling good. Â If there was a silver lining, it was that you just laid in my lap wanting the extra cuddles. Â I usually have to wrestle you for those these days. Â We took you to the doctor and they gave you some ibuprofen for babies and within a couple of hours, you were mostly fine! Â Iâ€™m so glad that it was so minor for you! Â Breastfeeding and essential oils for the win!
You are eating like a champion this month. Â When we went to the doctor, you had only gained a couple ounces this month, but they said thatâ€™s normal and your growth chart is still right on par. Â You love your oatmeal in the mornings and bananas make you go crazy! Â You are not very picky with your food and will pretty much eat anything. Â That makes for a happy mama.
You also cut your very first tooth this month. Â Itâ€™s the right top front tooth. Â I am not sure where your bottom teeth are, but I love looking at your one little pearly white.
Grandma and I have been in full effect this month planning your 1st birthday party. Â I know Iâ€™m going to be a wreck that day, but Iâ€™m also excited for you to hit another milestone. Â We are making some decorations and Iâ€™m trying to figure out a healthy smash cake for you. Â I think youâ€™re going to have fun that day.
Daddy and I continue to strengthen our relationship with you daily and we couldnâ€™t be happier that you blessed our lives this year. Â Iâ€™m looking forward to all the things we get to explore together and all the love that encompasses us.
Eleven Month Rundown:
New Foods: Eggs, non-pureed chicken, beef, pork, rice, beans, tomatoes
Breastfeeding: 7-8 feedings a day; I’m feeling worn down, but still love it.
Teeth: 1 and about to get your other front tooth
Talking: Loves to hear himself; dada, mama, baba, nana, lots of squeals and shrieks.
Weight: 20 lbs and a few ounces. Â Loves to eat!
Likes: Playing with daddy, reading, singing, music, throwing balls, Otis, bathtime, Scout the singing/talking dog, eating everything off the floor, peekaboo
Dislikes: Getting dressed, getting diapers changed, not getting what you want, wiping your face or nose
How old are your kids?
Am I going to be breastfeeding this kid 7-8x/day forever?!Â JK kinda.