Ok ok, so this post is just about 4 weeks late and all, since my little booger will be *1* tomorrow!! But hey, better late then never! 😉
I seriously believe this month has flown by, although they all seemed to pass very quickly this one was by far the fastest, or perhaps it was just me being in mommy denial that my baby is no longer a baby but more and more like a toddler.
Since about 10.5 months he started standing up for long periods of time, obviously at first it was just a few seconds, but they were some long seconds and we immediately noticed he had some amazing balance. Then two weeks later, exactly at 11 months, he started to take one or two steps….then within a week he was taking 4-5 steps and sure enough you can guess it, another week later, he’s taking 7-8 steps! By 11.5 months he was WALKING from one side of the room to the other and has yet to STOP. 🙂 I honestly never imagined him walking, he was always (and still is) so tiny and I could not comprehend the thought of my baby being mobile. Well it happened and I BELIEVE IT NOW; he’s a walker! For the first few days, when he really got the hang of it, it’s all he wanted to do, just walk walk walk. Of course, now that he’s had so much practice he still loves it but has also enjoys playing and getting into stuff just as much.
This month A:
has sprouted another tooth! (This makes it the FIRST tooth on top!)
loves playing with everything that isn’t a toy! (mommy’s sunglasses and purse, daddy’s homework, the remote, mommy’s phone, the folded laundry, the cabinets…etc. etc.) So you know baby gates have popped up everywhere now, we are at a total of 4 so far, looking at adding another.. (talk about stylish!! ;-P)
prefers to drink out of everyone else’s cup; his favorite is any pink straw cup that belongs to his friend Maya.
loves to make noise, bang toys together, bang on the table or the baby gate with whatever object he has in his hands.
likes to throw anything and everything down the stairs by fitting it through the slits in the baby gate.
loves to throw in general and he’s got a pretty nice arm on him! (future baseball pitcher or footbal QB!?! Maybe..)
loves bath time, especially when he can get ahold of the rinse cup. He often times tries to pour water OUT of the tub…(guess it’s time to reread the No No Yes Yes book.)
loves being in the car and being told we are going “bye bye!”
LOVES to dance; anytime he hears music he shakes his booty!
has started to sign more, and signs: “book,” “more” “all done” and “leche.” The other day at the store he was happily eating a cookie while sitting in the cart and after he finished it he looked at me and signed “all done,” I, of course, was ecstatic and praised him for it!
has started to screech and scream more in an attempt to tell us what he wants. Usually he wants a drink or more of what he’s eating so I’m having to remind him to “use his words” and sign to us. Today, I asked him “What do you want? Would you like *more*?” as I signed the sign for “more” and sure enough he simply responded with the sign for “more”. 😀
Favorite time of day: definitely the morning and when daddy gets home from work!
Favorite book: Olivia
Favorite character: Elmo
Speaking of Elmo, his new favorite thing to do is play with this really cute Elmo app. He seriously knows how to navigate it already…(maybe just by chance) but it keeps him occupied and it totally works!! 😀 I usually use it when he’s ultra fussy in the car, or when we are out and about and he wants to be held or is screaming for something…like a balloon. At this point it’s all about redirecting his attention and Elmo is my go-to helper! 🙂
Food wise: He loves bread, blueberries, pears, peaches, MANDARIN ORANGES, avocado, apple sauce, cheese, yogurt, eggs, green smoothies, black beans, pancakes, cottage cheese, pasta, salmon, peas and carrots.
He dislikes kiwi, apples (I think because they aren’t soft enough yet.) and broccoli but we’re working on the greens.
He likes the carrier and loves to nurse in it when we’re out & about. I swear he nurses 10 times longer than usual when we are in public! lol Thankfully, I’ve finally gotten over my fear of breastfeeding in public! 🙂
He also loves balloons & bubbles and playing with Maya’s toys (his are apparently lame I suppose..lol)
One of my favorite moments from this month would definitely have to be seeing him walk & also seeing him light up when he sees one of us and rushes towards us.
I also love seeing him dance when music comes on or when we say “shake it baby!” 😀
“A babe in the house is a well-spring of pleasure, a messenger of peace and love, a resting place for innocence on earth, a link between angels and men. “-Martin Fraquhar Tupper
“I’ll love you forever,
I’ll like you for always,
As long as I’m living
my baby you’ll be.” -Robert Munsch