11 month update {andrew}

My baby boy is 11 months old today.  A year ago this month I was making my last minute plans for my long term sub, cleaning every inch of my house, going to baby showers, finishing up the nursery and Andrew’s nursery art, going to weekly doctor appointments, and enjoying each and every last minute of my third pregnancy.  A year ago this month I was eight months pregnant with Andrew and feeling great.  It is amazing how much can change in just one year!  My boy is getting SO big, and I cannot believe it.  I love him more each day and am cherishing these wonderful baby months.

Age: 11 months on January 20, 2014

Weight:  23 pounds 9 ounces {88th percentile}   Height: 31 1/4 inches {98th percentile}


Sleeps: well!  He must be growing a lot right now.  Over the past couple of weeks Andrew has been getting tired around 5:30 pm, but I have been entertaining him and keeping him up until about 6:30 pm.  He usually sleeps until 5:00 or 5:30 am.  On weekends and during breaks I nurse him and he goes back to sleep until 6:30 or 7:00 am, but during the work week, he is just up at 5:30.

Naps: really well still {yay!}.  When he is home with me, Andrew takes a two hour nap around 9:00 or 9:30 am and then another hour to two hour nap around 2:00 pm.  At his daycare, Andrew still only takes two short 40 minute naps {what a stinker}.

Eats: nurses still about four to five times a day {or substitutes one nursing for a 6-8oz. bottle while at daycare}, eats rice cereal or oatmeal with homemade fruit puree, eggs, tortilla, toast, Cherrios, etc. in the morning around 6:30 or 7:00 am, & homemade purees {including meat, rice, and lots of veggie chunks such as whole peas and carrot pieces, etc.} and lots of finger foods {i.e. turkey meatballs, pasta, fruit, veggies, etc.} for lunch around 11:30 am and dinner around 5:00 pm.  Andrew also eats a snack each afternoon {usually a fruit or yogurt}.  Andrew LOVES to feed himself and drink little bits of water from a sippy cup while he eats.  He loves eating Cherrios {and making a mess all over the floor} and pretending that he can eat using his spoon.

Diapers: Size 5!  I don’t think either of my girls were ever in a size 5 diaper, even as they moved into pull-ups {I think the biggest pull-ups they wore were 3T for Sam and maybe 4T for Caitlyn}.

Clothes: 18 – 24 months

Loves: eating cat food {aaaahhh!}, making the clucking noise with his tongue, crawling, standing {yikes!},  pulling up on furniture to his knees and sometimes to one foot, feeding himself finger foods, playing with the dishwasher as I unload it, playing with kitchen utensils {i.e. spatulas and wooden spoons}, following the vacuum around as I clean, trying to unplug the hall nightlight, going on walks, being outside, being carried around in his Moby wrap, laughing with his big sisters, snuggling, babbling back and forth with mommy and daddy and his sisters

Does NOT like: sitting on the grass, leaving mommy and daddy to go to daycare

New this month: Andrew can now stand pretty comfortably for long amounts of time while holding onto things {mommy, the sofa, a table, etc.}, but cannot pull himself all the way to standing by himself.  He is babbling A LOT now and it sounds like he answers “yah” when you ask him a question.  He also loves to “dance” to music.

This month we: we visited Great Grandpa in Arizona between Christmas and New Years and all {except Caitlyn} got the stomach flu after the New Year.



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