Thursday, May 22, 2014

Jack {11 months}

Jack. You are one month away from turning a year old. This can't even be possible. There's a reason why people say time goes by in the blink of an eye. This month's pictures have to be the best yet. You'll be hard pressed to find a great one in the group, but they are SO representative of the current stage you are in. You can't be bothered with sitting to take pictures; there are just too many places to go and explore.
The picture above is what happens when we say, "How big is Jack?" You raise your arms up high in the air and give a big ole smile. This month you've also learned to point to your hair when asked and you love to brush your hair and other people's when we give you the brush.
The biggest accomplish is that you started walking at 10 1/2 months. You were pretty unsteady and unsure at first, but now you stand right up wherever you are without pulling up on anything and take off. It's so weird to watch you toddling around the house.
You've gained another top tooth this month for a grand total of 5. You eat mostly table food and still love fruit. This month you tried mango, but weren't really a fan and your favorites are blackberries, raspberries, and mandarin oranges. You take 5, 7oz bottles per day and after your first birthday we'll start to introduce cow's milk.
I'm not sure about your weight, but I'd guess you're close to 20 pounds, which also means you'll be getting a new car seat. We'll know for sure at your well check visit next month. You're still in size 3 diapers and wear mostly 12m clothes, but some 6-12 and 12-18.
Sleeping continues to go well (knock on wood). You go to bed between 7:30-8:00pm and wake up once or twice in the middle of the night, but you aso sleep through the night some nights. You love to sleep in and during the week I have to wake you up at 7:30 or 8:00am. You take 2 naps a day, but I can tell the morning ones are getting shorter and I don't think it will be long before you drop that one. I'm still rocking you at night and I love that time together. Sometimes you don't really want to be rocked and would rather just lay in your crib. Other times you fall asleep right away and I love to just hold you and look at you. I know these moments are going to end far too soon.
Bath time is still a favorite. We've officially gotten rid of the duck tub and it's the big tub all the way. You continue to stand throughout most of the bath and do pretty well with not falling. You think it's so funny to drop things over the side of the tub, and unlike last month when I told you no and you cried, this month you laugh and laugh. Uh oh.
You're still saying, dada, hi, hey, and although you've said momma before, you're saying it much more now. I LOVE it. You are also understanding so much more and can follow simple directions as well as follow my point. You LOVE to point as well and have really gotten into books. You will bring me a book and then crawl up into my lap for me to read to you.
You're a dancing fool and your brother and you love to have dance parties. Speaking of your brother, it's so neat to see your relationship change and grow. You love playing chase together and Ben likes to read books to you and tell you stories. Whenever he's in his room you have to be in there with him. If he shuts the door to keep you out, you get the saddest look and start crying. I'm so glad you both love each other SO much.
You go to a sitter during the day (a co-worker of mine who quit to stay home with her baby) and you love her. When we get to her house you start waving hi before we even walk through the door. It makes me happy that you are so happy to go there.
Let's agree to slow down time this month ok? I promise I'm going to soak up every minute I can with you before you turn one and you promise not to grow overnight anymore. I love you so so much.
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