Monday, October 14, 2013

11 Months

You pull yourself up on anything and everything. You then walk around the house using the furniture to get you there.

You don't seem too interested in walking on your own, but if we hold your hands you walk quickly.

Your top teeth, (3 & 4) have come in most of the way. We are still missing #'s 1 & 2.

We know you are happy when you are whistling.

You say Ma Ma, Da Da, Boo when we play peek a boo, hey and hi.

Wear size 3 diapers.

Wear clothes from 6-12 months, and have been wearing some 3-6 month cardigans and sweaters from last winter.

Love to eat! You will try anything we are eating. You just started eating yogurt and cheese and you love both of them. You can drink the pouches of baby food all by yourself now.

Still take 2 naps a day, but they vary in length. Sometimes they are an hour long and can be up to three hours long.

You love to play in the bathroom. You rarely go for the toilet or toilet paper. You like to play on the scale, or stand up by the tub and push the shampoo and conditioner into the tub.

Playing catch is your  new favorite game.

This month you got two new cousins. Jensen Staheli was born on the 10th and Crew Haslam on the 13th.

Met your cousin Brody Barber, and got a visit from Grandma and Grandpa Barber.

Love to read, chew, and sometimes lick books.

Always on the move.

You are drinking from a sippy cup and straw now.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

10 Months

(Forgot to post this...)

We are in the double digits now, you are 10 months today.

Lately you have been sleeping around 11-12 hours a night. Usually you will go down at 8 and wake up around 8. If you are cranky from your teeth coming in, you will wake up once to cry.

Naps this month have been here and there, lately you have been napping twice a day and usually for an an and a half to two hours each time.

This month you finally learned how to crawl. You crawl everywhere and you are fast! You still use your right leg to propel yourself. Occasionally you will crawl normal.

Mom went through your clothes and you are still in 9 month or 6-12 month clothes. Your shoes are all still too big for you. You can wear your smallest pairs, but they still have room in the toes.

Two of your favorite "toys" are the saline nose drops and the sunscreen face stick. Who needs a big bucket of baby toys when you have those to play with?

You just started making the cutest little whistle. When you get excited your close your lips into a little O and breathe in and out fast and it makes a little whistle sound.

When you go on walks with Mom, we stop and see the birds. A house down the road has a bunch of roosters, hens, swans, and other birds. The other day they came out to see us and you screamed with delight.

You went to Lake Powell for the 2nd time this summer. You crawled all over the houseboat, swam in the lake, slept in the ski boat, and enjoyed eating your first Oreo.

You have lots of friends in the ward. You enjoy playing with, sucking on, and stealing all of the other babies toys and binkies.

Mom set you on the scale the other day and you weighed 17.6 pounds with clothes.

You love to eat, and will eat anything put in front of you.

You are taking after your Mom and have a love for reading. You will sit and look at books by yourself for 10 - 15 minutes at a time. You will turn the pages and talk and laugh as you go.

2 more teeth broke through this month. Normally you should get your top middle teeth, but you skipped those and went to the two next to those. You are going to be a vampire baby for Halloween, that or a hillbilly.

If Mom sticks to the schedule your day looks like this: Wake up around 8, nurse and play until Mom is ready to go for a walk. Walk from 9 - 10, and then you come home and nap until 11:30 or so. Then you nurse and have some lunch in your high chair. You play with Mom until 2 or so. Playing includes pulling yourself up on any and all furniture, walking along the furniture, following Mom wherever she goes, playing with your toys, reading books, sucking on anything you can find, and laying on Mom's bed watching the fan. You nap for a couple hours and then play and eat until Dad gets home at 7:30. Say hello to Dad and then you nurse and go to bed.

You are nursing about 5 times a day, about every 3 hours and eat 2 solids meals with snacks throughout the day.