Saturday, December 6, 2014

Happy 11 Months!

Dear Baby Boy, 

Just as I type that out..."baby boy", I find myself tearing up just a little. 
Because sure enough, in just one short month, you won't be a "baby" anymore.  
You'll be a real, big, one-year-old.  And I just don't know if my heart can handle that.

This month, your personality has really taken off.  You are such a delight, you love to smile and laugh.  You are zooming around on your hands and knees, pulling up and cruising along tables and chairs with no fear at all.  Cuddling and giving Mommy and Daddy hugs is one of your favorite things to do.  We cherish the early mornings and evenings when you are just the sugariest, cuddliest thing in the world.  When you are ready for your nap, you crawl over to me, rest your head on my shoulder, and just nuzzle into my neck.  It's kind of my favorite. 

You still love your pacifier - and I don't think it's going anywhere for awhile. 
But that's fine with me.  It gives you comfort and peace, and helps you sleep!  
Speaking of sleep, you are still a champ.  We traveled some this month, and had you sleeping in all kinds of different places and spaces, but you adjusted!  A few early mornings, but overall, you love your sleep.  Just like your parents.  

2 naps a day - 2.5 hours in the morning.  1 hour in the afternoon, typically.
11-12 hours at night, from 7:30pm - 7:30am.  

You've learned how to point at objects this month, and you've become much more curious and interested in the things going on around you.  

You love to be tickled, and smooched all over.  
Especially right on top of that cute little belly button of yours.  

You say all kinds of definite words yet. 
Although we think you said "bye" to Mimi and Papa D when they drove away after Thanksgiving!
Anytime you hear music or a beat, you start bouncing and rocking on one leg....we call it the "Elvis".  You love your piano and anything that rattles or shakes!

Your favorite foods are:
Cheerios and Rice Krispies
Sweet Potatoes
and Green Beans

Because you're moving and shaking, and cruising and crawling, 
you still are a tiny little guy...

Weight: 16lbs 5oz
Height: 27.5 inches

Reading books and pulling all of your toys out of the basket are two of your favorite things. 
Oh, and bath time.  You love bath time.   And you had your first bath in the big tub this month!  
So much freedom and fun you had!

You celebrated your first Thanksgiving in Memphis, TN, where you loved playing with your cousins and family.  It was such a wonderful trip!
(and we think you look a lot like your cousin, Asa!)

We love you so much.  Watching you explore the world and have so much fun doing it, has been such an honor and joy.  You are the biggest blessing.  

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