How am I going to be a blogger, blogging about my journey through motherhood and I forget these oh so important updates. I'm sliding this is just before the big 12 month update!
Never fear! I've still been writing letters to my son- just not here. I know that's whack but I don't have the free time on my hands like I used to. So I'm going to get to the gist of it all. I'm liking Shannon's updates so I'll do that here and keep the sappy stuff for my son's photo book (unless of course you want the sappy stuff).
8 months 9 months 10 months 11 months
weight weight weight weight
20+ pounds ~21 pounds 22+ pounds ~23 pounds
Height Height Height Height
29 inches 29 inches 29 inches 29 inches
clothing size clothing clothing clothing
9 months 12 months 12 months 12 months
Diapers Diapers Diapers Diapers
Size: 3 or 4 Size: 3 or 4 Size: 3 or 4 Size: 3 or 4
Food Food Food Food
Mostly purees. I’m finding it difficult Everything- much Still eating everything.
I’m not a fan of jarred to find food options to to my dismay- he Although an illness
baby food but keeping feed him. I feel like my eats all table food kind of slowed down
up with making our options are limited as He has transitioned his eating for a few
own food is proving we transition to more to suing a sippy cup days. I've been trying
to be hard with the table food. I'm fighting a at dinner and it was to keep him away from
busy lifestyle we lead- losing battle. One thing I no problem at all! He the high allergen foods
which is why they can say is he will try still continues to like but I found out that he
make jarred baby anything you give him. to feed himself. has had peanut butter
food! He doesn't dislike Gerber to the rescue already. I absent-
anything you give him again! The make a mindedly gave him
for the first time. pretty good line of strawberries on more
foods designed to than one occasion and
teach how to bite eggs have been a part
and chew (although of his breakfast diet for
chewing was NEVER about 2 weeks! I kind of
this baby’s problem figured he wouldn't
have an allergic
reaction at first- I'm
more worried about
hair, teeth, eyes hair, teeth, eyes hair, teeth, eyes hair, teeth, eyes
his hair is growing! and his hair continues I think his eyes are He's up to about 5
You would never to grow! getting darker but teeth! He had a low
know this baby had Someone asked when the color still changes grade fever for about
cradle cap! He’s still will we cut it and I'm depending on what's 4 days and I attributed
rocking 2 top teeth thinking never! reflecting off his eyes. it to the fact that he has
and his eye color I love his curls :) Whenever he wears about 3 or 4 coming in
is still a mystery. yellow or is in a yellow at once.
room his eyes are green!
sleep sleep sleep sleep
I’m not getting any. I must do something It's hit or miss. Sometimes I'm starting to get
about this situation, he goes down easily and some night where he
fast! I've officially other times he doesn't. I'm is sleeping through
stopped rocking him not giving up- I need some the night. Problem is
to sleep. He just doesn't sleep and less bed time I go to bed too late to
seem to be able to get fights. enjoy it. :(
comfy any more. So
we are done. I loved
rocking him as a newbie
but it has turned more
into a jazzercise routine.
talking talking talking talking
He still uses basic He's definitely talking in I'm pretty sure This boy is in
syllables. I sentences they are just not he once told my love with his
can make out coherent. Whenever we Aunt to 'stop' pacifier! I'm
mama and dada. are in the car- he always she was aggravating trying to get
chats it up with me! Just him for one reason everyone to
don't interrupt him in the or another and thats understand that
middle of a story. when he told her to he doesn't need
stop. It was pretty it in his mouth
funny but he hasn't 24/7. I think the less
done it since. he has it the more he
can practice talking.
So, the countdown to one is officially on! I'm not sure how I feel about this. I mean of course I want my child to grow and thrive and be healthy but I miss his baby cuddles. I remember his newborn days fondly. Although at times sleep deprivation was a killer, I enjoyed things like laying him on my chest, little baby body parts and just basking in his awesomeness. I still get to do some of those things (like kiss his baby toes) but I see him growing and taking shape into his own person.
With the countdown to his first birthday also comes the countdown to his first birthday party. I love party planning and I am a planner by nature so I am enjoy putting together all of the little details- I'm just hoping I will have the time and sanity to pull it all together!