Wednesday, January 07, 2015

nash {11 months}

Dear Sweet Nash-
Oh little brother! You have kept me on my toes this month.  You are fast and on the move and super curious!!  You are such a happy go lucky little guy!  I am truly in denial that my little 6 pound 10 ounce baby boy is almost ONE.  How in the world can that be???
Oh brother, sleeping is just constantly changing for you.  We get a couple of great nights and then a couple of "bad" nights.  I say "bad" because they really aren't bad at all, but you are 11 months old so I expect you to sleep all night just like your brother did at this age!!  Most of the time when you wake up it's because you are sick.  You had another ear infection this month and you also had the flu.  While you are sick, I get up with you and rock you back to sleep.  I haven't nursed you in the middle of the night in forever.  What's frustrating is that you wake up screaming (and sitting up) and the second I pick you up, you are asleep.  If I lay you down though, you wake right back up……which results in me having to rock you for a little while until you are good and asleep.  While you still wake up a once in the nights some nights, you go down SO easily.  I lay you down and you fall asleep without a fuss.  Naptimes are the same way.  It's so easy for you to fall asleep on your own which is so nice!!  Naps have been pretty short this month, almost never lasting more than an hour.  You nap around 9am and 2pm.  Bedtime is at 7pm now, because you are my little early riser.  You wake up between 6-6:30.  It doesn't matter what time we put you to bed, you always wake up early!!  While I don't enjoy waking up early, it's nice to be able to nurse you in bed lying down while Pearson is still asleep.
Most days I still nurse you 4 times a day, but a few days a week I am starting to give you a bottle at 10:30/11am after your morning nap.  That will be the first nursing that we drop.    You eat 3 meals a day around 8am, noon, and 5:30.  You love every single thing we give you to eat.  We haven't found anything you don't like.  This month you have tried (and liked) ground beef, roast, mac N cheese, pears,  cheese, lunch meat, sweet potatoes, greek yogurt, & french fries!  I'm sure there are more things, but that is all I can think of.  You still love eating babyhood and can suck down a pouch in about 5 seconds.  We are slowing moving you to all table food, but for now you still get baby food occasionally.
New Tricks/Activities/Accomplishments: 
Your biggest trick is pulling up to your feet.  You crawl so so fast, especially if you are off to get something.  You are babbling a lot and love to try to repeat any sounds that we make.  I haven't taken very good notes of the sounds that you are making.  Your main "word" is bu-buh and da-dah, however I'm not totally sure you know what they mean.  Anytime we shake our head yes, you do it really big back at us.  It's adorable!! You can feel the beat when you hear music.  You love to bounce up and down when a good song is on.  
Opening and closing doors, remotes, phones, iPad, puffs, playing with cars in the hall, spashing in the tub, praise baby video, playing with tupperware, playing with Pearson's toys. 
Diaper changes, pulling clothes over your head, hats, hoods or anything on your head, when you run out of puffs, when no one pays you any attention, when you are overly tired, getting your nose wiped.
Other Random Facts:

  • We had to move your crib to the lowest setting since you started pulling up to your feet. 
  • You are starting to understand NO! We are constantly having to tell you to not mess with power cords.  You are always going for them.  
  • Lots of sickness this month…….ear infection, the flu, and lots of congestion. 
  • You love playing in the tupperware cabinet and opening and closing any and all doors.  
  • You nod your head and agree with us if we nod our heads really big.  
  • You have really started to interact with Pearson more this month and I am just loving watching you two play together!
  • You shove food in your mouth with both hands. We literally can't feed you fast enough.  
  • You always have something in your mouth…..a paci, your fingers, or a toy.
Happy 11 months baby boy!!

Your Mommy

{11 month Stats}

Weight:    23 pounds 10 ounces
Length:  30ish inches???
Eating: nursing 3-4 times a day (around 7:00am, 11am, 3pm, & 7:30pm) along with 3 meals a day (around 8:00, noon, & 5:30) I am slowing start to drop the 11am feeding and give a bottle instead.  
Bedtime: around 7:00pm
Awake: around 6:30am
Naps: usually 2 45 minute-1 hr 15 minute naps around 9am and 2pm
Diapers: size 4's
Clothes: a few 12-18 month, mostly 18 months and 18-24 month hand-me-downs
Teeth: 1 new top tooth (4 total: two bottom & 2 top)

Here is Pearson at 11 months and Nash at 11 months.
Look how you've changed.


Alisa said...

Nash is so precious. But really, how can he almost be 1!