Age: 11 months+13 days because I’m a slacker (HOW. HIS BIRTHDAY IS NOW LESS THAN THREE WEEKS AWAY. WHAT.)
Representative Song of the Month: “Movin on Up.” Yes, like the Jeffersons theme. He’s moving and grooving and now has a deluxe downstairs baby play haven. He’s standing, walking with his push walker, playing with his slide, and just moving moving moving. On up.
Stats: Oh boy, he’s grown! We think he weighs between 22-23 pounds, but he’s gotten so much taller (longer?)!!! Pants that I had to cuff a month ago are long enough now, and his 12-month onesies are thisclose to needing extenders. He’s in 12-18 month clothes, size 4 diapers and size 2 baby shoes.
Favorite Foods: We’re trying SO hard to get him on the solid food train. He’s close! For breakfast, he likes whole grain blueberry waffles, apple cereal bars, or puffs and yogurt dots. Lunch is whatever I’m having, but usually chicken breast and fruit—pears are a fave—or turkey and whole-wheat bread. For dinner, it’s a deconstructed version of what we’re having, minus the spice. He still drinks “too much” formula every day, but I don’t really care. Four bottles is ridiculous for him at this point, we’ll get there.
Words/Sounds: Oh Wacey my loud child. He’s gotten the hang of mamamama and the growling has reached an entirely new level. He screams, yells, makes funny noises, and sort of sings and it’s literally the cutest.
Favorite Activities: We have an official crawler! He loves playing downstairs now that it’s all cleaned up and Wacey-proof. He likes doors, and his baby gate, and playing with all his toys but specifically a barn that my parents got him for Christmas and a walker that Bert’s parents got him for Christmas. He loves to imitate us, and sing, and stand up on things, and put absolutely everything in his mouth. He also loves to crawl up the stairs, it makes him laugh so hard! My SIL also gave us a little slide that he loves to crawl around and hang on. He’s learning about crawling through things and it’s wonderful.
Favorite Things: The barn and his walkers, ear tags, wipes boxes, blocks, slide, and things that aren’t toys that he’s not really allowed to play with like his baby gate and doors . AND BOOKS! He LOVES books. His bibliophile momma is so happy. Oh and power cords. Those are like, his fave. Too bad for him that we live in an anti-electrocution household. And paper. But we also live in an anti-choking-on-paper household, so there’s that.
Least Favorite Activities: Naptime, being hungry, not getting to play with pro-electrocution/strangulation toys.
Signature Moves: Oh my gosh he’s learned so many new things! He laughs and laughs all the time. He loves to come and see what we’re doing all the time (you should see the smudges on my computer!) and play with allllll his toys. He sings and yells and talks constantly, and is always on the move. He gets the biggest kick out of having someone on the floor with him, he can’t even handle it, and he loves to be picked up and dance and sing and be silly in general. He also laughs SO hard when he gets “scared,” and can’t even handle climbing the stairs. And he’s started this new thing where he reads in his carseat and OMG. He just keeps getting Wacier and Wacier and I loooooove it!
New Skills this Month: We’re in the imitation stage and it’s hilarious. He claps, waves, makes funny faces, sings and dances (waves his arms around) when Bert does funny dances (aka the Chicken Noodle Soup dance. Google it. With a soda on the side), plays peek-a-boo, climbs the stairs, crawls for reals, and is so close to standing on his own. He feeds himself all his meals, and he’s getting pretty good with a sippy cup—just water though, because he gets surprised with stuff comes out and then he spits it everywhere. He’s SO silly and happy. We have hit a cranky stage though, since little bro has SIX teeth coming in. He’s currently cutting his left lateral incisor ONLY. As in next stop, Snaggle Tooth City. I sort of can’t wait! Maybe that one tooth will help him eat more things.
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