Wednesday, January 19, 2011

11 months young

One more month until my little baby boy is a little baby toddler. Where-oh-where has the time gone. I have to admit, he gets a little more fun with each day. So, as sad as I am to see him grow, I'm equally excited.

  • You are a rockstar sleeper (knock on wood.) You love your crib, you reach for it when your sleepy. You love nothing more then milk snuggling in your sleepsack, sucking on Ducky (pacifier,) flipping over to your belly, and zonking out for 11 hours straight. I am SO thankful for this!

  • Your last two molars broke through this month, bringing your grand total to 12 teeth.

  • We're still nursing, only 1 short month left. I have mixed emotions about this. Part of me is so excited to have my body back, but a big part of me is going to miss it dearly. This process is going to be MUCH harder on mommy, sigh. Maybe we'll just go 1 more year (kidding.)

  • You have, on occasion, stepped away from what your holding on too and stood by yourself. You have also let go and taken a step on your own, quickly falling to the ground when you realize what's happening. Walking is in our near future.

  • Your in size 3 diapers, size 4 shoes, size 12 month clothes.

  • Daddy got a new job this month! Total surprise, we weren't even looking for a new job, it just kind of happened. This job is SUCH a blessing because we'll be working the same hours! No more night shifts, no more holidays! Mommy & Daddy will actually get to see each other so we can spend time together as a family (imagine that!)

  • You have a new dance. When you feel the beat your start bobbing up and down, and now you start shaking your head side to side. You like to feel the wind through your hair.

  • Every morning you get 30 minutes of cartoon time, depending on what time you wake up you either watch Barney (your favorite) or Sesame Street.

  • You can EAT, real food! You finally figured out how to chew and use that tongue. So now you can eat real food, without gagging, and giving mommy a heart attack! Some favorites include steamed carrots & Sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, cottage cheese, shredded cheese, hummus, chicken, barley, fiber-one cereal (don't ask,) oatmeal... in fact you haven't met a food that you don't like. Our little skinny-minny might not be so skinny from now on!

  • You talk constantly. The words that you say often and clearly are bye-bye, baba (bottle,) Momma & Dada. When I leave for work each morning you throw me a kiss (or 10) and then start waving and yelling byebyebyebyebye. I swear the first time you say "Momma don't go" I'm going to have to give my 2 weeks.

  • I love to listen to you , and watch from the monitor, when you wake up. You sit up (or stand up) in your crib and just talk and talk. You grab duckie, you throw duckie, you talk some more, you laugh...your just so content. I would love to know what's going through that sweet little mind.

  • One of your favorite things to do on Tuesdays is watch our cleaning lady clean. You peek around the corner and watch in awe as she mops and dusts. If she see's you, then you duck around the corner and hide. We ended up getting you your own mini mop and broom. These have become your absolute favorite toys. In fact Daddy surprised me at school with you and lunch this week. I was in the middle of teaching, looked out my window and saw my little man, broom in hand.

  • You flirt, and you know how and when to turn on the charm. When you spot a pretty lady, or even a sweet baby girl you start flashing that smile, showing off all your teeth. Hilarious.

  • Your 1st birthday party is getting bigger and grander by the minute. Only the best for our little man.
  • I can't believe that your getting so big. I used to think I wanted you to stay that teeny, tiny, baby forever but that's not the case. I love you growing. I love you experiencing things for the first time. I love you learning new tricks everyday. I look forward to each day, just to see what you'll do and say. Just when I thought I couldn't love you anymore, I fall in love just a little more. You get better by the minute little man. Love you to the moon and back!


    1. Happy 11 months Nolen! Seems like in the next month (or less) you will be walking! Can't wait to hear about his birthday party - I'm sure it will be amazing. :)

    2. I can't believe our little ones are going to be 1 in a month! And I love that hair, Easton still just has a little fuzz on top and then this horrible mullet thing in the back. I am going to have to do something about it!