Tuesday, March 09, 2010

11 Months

So a certain little person turned 11 months old last week. I have pictures, uh, somewhere? I'm a TERRIBLE mommy blogger, I know.

This past month was full of breakthroughs for Jack. It's funny. It kind of feels like he hit a bunch of milestones the first three months of his life and then he just hung out until 9 months. And then BAM! Lots of stuff.

This past month, Jack decided that eating on his own was AWESOME. I had been working on finger foods with him since he was 8 months old and he was NOT. INTERESTED. Puffs? Gross! Yogurt melts? Disgusting! And don't even THINK about offering me gross table foods like mashed potatoes. YUCK. I was kind of flabbergasted that our child would not like eating. Because, let's face it, Alex and I like to eat. A lot. (And it shows!) And then one day last month, Jack looked at the yogurt melts that I offered him and decided, hey! I can pick that up! And put it in my mouth! NOM NOM NOM. I didn't do anything differently, he just GOT it. And now? He is unstoppable. He will try anything and everything. He will gladly pick anything up to eat it, even if it isn't edible. And when I try to put something like cheese or a piece of toast in his mouth, he often puts his hand out so he can grab it and put it in his mouth. I have no idea what changed. Just one day, that little brain of his was like, dude, EATING IS SO COOL.

Jack also got two teeth this month. TWO! They are both on the bottom and it is so adorable. Teething wasn't quite as bad as I thought it would be, but it was still no fun. He got quite the runny nose during it and that was worse than any complaining he ever did. Those two little chompers are hanging out, mashing up food, and making me die from the cuteness daily now. I will have to try and get a picture of them to show you. Because who knew baby teeth could be so cute?

We also learned this month that Jack is VERY vocal. After hanging out with other babies a few weeks ago, Alex and I realized what a talker he is. We are fairly isolated from other babies, so we had NO IDEA that his constant jabbering wasn't the norm. Not that I'm surprised by the talk-talk-talking. Alex is not known for being, uh, silent.

Jack and I are adjusting to San Antonio really well. He still HATES to be left alone, so I am still chickening out of going to the gym during the day. But he and I enjoy running errands everyday. We read lots of books and sing lots of songs. He still likes playing with his train and table and blender. He is getting really good at putting objects in baskets and boxes and buckets. And he can take them out too. My favorite is when he puts something nonsensical in his toys. Like the remote in his blocks bucket or the bulb syringe (AKA the snot sucker) in his blender. He has really gotten into throwing thing lately and I am pretty sure we have Alex to thank for that. (Alex: "We're playing catch! With his...paci.") Yeah, thanks for that one, honey.

I feel like Jack hasn't grown as much physically this past month. He is so mobile now and I think he's burning lots and lots of calories despite his constant eating. So he can still wear some 9 month clothes, even though they are getting to be a little too high water for my tastes. 12 month clothes are a little big, but the shirts look better on him and I just roll up his jeans. He's still in size 4 diapers and we switched to using Huggies' overnights because wow, that kid is well hydrated.

He only takes about 3 bottles a day now and next month we are off formula. I can't hardly believe it. I mean, I will be THRILLED to stop paying for Similac because it is the equivalent of liquid gold. But really? Only four more weeks of formula? And then my baby is a baby no longer? How'd that happen? Where'd he go?

I know I say this every month, but it's still true.

I love him.

1 comment:

Guy and Julie said...

He is SO cute!