Saturday, June 1, 2013

11 Months Old

Another month's an understatement when they say time flies.  To think I will be writing your year post in just a few short weeks is so bittersweet!  You will ALWAYS be my baby and this month was wonderful!  Time to recap....

Nickname: Eli, Monkey, Booga Bear, Peanut....the list can go on and on but these are the everyday ones

Likes: Mommy, Daddy, Ashton, Reese, clapping, army crawling, eating, being outside, your BED...oh how I love this; stroller walks/runs, a certain purple ball (the yellow one won't do)

Dislikes: Sitting still, sitting on someone's lap, when you are walking around holding him and then sit down...that is a big NO in Eli's mind

Milestones: Clapping on cue, pulling up (3X so far), army crawling everywhere consistently; waving bye bye or hi

Feeding: You are still nursing in the morning and at night and take two bottles during the day; you eat oatmeal for breakfast usually with toast/fruit/yogurt; fruit/veggie puree or finger food for lunch; afternoon snack and then dinner is usually similiar to lunch.  You are not a huge meat fan, I usually find it stuffed in your cheeks about 10 min after feeding it to you.  We are working on more "table foods" but you tend to prefer pureed still so that is a work in progress.  Food I always find frustrating...I did the same with Ashton and Reese in trying to come up with new ideas...I feel like i end up doing different forms of pasta way too much

Sleeping:  You go to bed between 7-8 each night and take roughly two naps a day or one long one.  Your naps are usually less than an hour or if it is just one then you will go two or more.  I am just happy with our nights.  You still have your occassional outbursts but you have really had a good month of sleeping (knock on wood)

Clothing: Some 9 months but really 12 months for the most part.  You are over 20 lbs and have a belly that shakes like a bowl full of jelly to say the least...but it is pretty darn cute.  You are still in size 3 diapers and those fit well.

Firsts: Pulling Up, family trip to the beach...for a nine hour car ride you did amazingly well; slept in the pack in play quite a bit this past month; saying Mama consistently; waving Hi and has said it a couple times

Looking Forward too:  Pulling up consistently and walking around furniture; planning your firsts Birthday party; having your vocabulary expand

Eli you amazes us daily and fill us with JOY!  We love you to the moon and back!!!

Happy 11 Months!!!


Please ignore the bruise under his eye.  We had a mishap with the corner of a table...

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