Tuesday, August 14, 2012

11 months

  • weighs 20 lbs. 3 oz (20%) and is 29 1/4 inches tall (50%).
  • is already a little rascal and he knows it!  He cares a LOT about cabinets, door stoppers, pet food, the piano, and pretty much anything else he can get into that isn't for babies.  This is so different from Owen and Mason at this age.
  • still nurses in the morning and night.
  • FINALLY got his first tooth!  We think it came through around 10.5 months but we aren't sure because it is his top right canine.  We were too busy watching his bottom gums (the usual "first tooth" spot) and didn't notice this one pop up.
  • is also barely getting a bottom middle and top front tooth.
  • loves, I mean LOVES, ceiling fans!  He will enter a room, stop what he's doing, look up and raise his hand in a Nazi salute fashion, all while speaking gibberish to the fan.
  • has added the hand-rolling motion to his patty cake skills.
  • gives kisses.  Well, more like licks - and if you're not careful, you just might get some french kisses.
  • has started cruising furniture and holds on with one hand.
  • climbed up on the big boys wooden chair, stood on it backwards, held on with one hand, and waved at Owen and Mason with the other.  Gave Mama a heart attack!
  • discovered the tupperware cabinet and has so helpfully rearranged it all for me multiple times.
  • gets into the dog food if we don't pick it up, and when we do he will immediately head to where we keep the cat food.  
  • has learned how to stiffen his body to prevent being put into his car seat.  I consider myself lucky that it took him til he was 11 months (well, 10.5) to figure this one out.  Luckily he doesn't do it too often.
  • loves watching our pets and will look for the cat if you ask him "where's the kitty?"
  • has a favorite book that will usually calm him down when he's having a moment where nothing else will.  It's a giant board book called "100 First Words" full of lots of colorful pictures that he likes to bang on.
  • will shake his head side to side if you tell him to "shake, shake, shake."
  • loves the game of "put a cup on baby's head" and cracks up when it slides off.  If it is taking too long to slide off, he will shake it off.  He will also grab the cup and try to put it back up there.
  • is testing out gravity by repeatedly dropping things.  At first I thought he was accidentally dropping things, but it became clear that the little stinker is doing it on purpose!
  • points to objects he likes, like fans, lights, and airplanes.
  • sticks out his tongue if you ask him "Jack, are you a snake?"
  • says "uh-uh" for "uh-oh" if you say it to him first.
  • has random moments of pure excitement and will let you know by his exuberant applause.
  • has become a barrel-rolling alligator during diaper changes.

Here is this cute little boy in action.  He's such a happy baby!