Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Monthly Updates: Month Eleven

Barrett, 
How is it possible that you are one month shy of a year old?  You're growing and discovering new things every day. It's such a fun journey with you...you love learning, exploring and making messes. 
You are the perfect piece to our puzzle and we are so blessed to call you our "Bear". 

Love you to the moon, sweet boy. 
XO
Mommy and Daddy
 
Here are some special highlights for your ELEVENTH month:

Weight: 22.8 pounds (58%)
Height: 29.1 inches (51%)

Clothing Size: You're exclusively in 12 month clothes but I think we could start pulling out some 18 month pajamas.
Diapers: Size 4 Target brand
Feeding: We started working with you eating with a spoon. You love to feel different textures so the spoon usually gets thrown down and you work the yogurt, toast, oatmeal through your hands. You pretty much have to get a mini bath in the kitchen sink after the meals where you practice eating with a spoon. You still get bottles throughout the day but we've made a game plan to try and decrease the number of bottles so when you turn one, we can wean you. You're pretty attached to your bottles so we'll see how that goes.
Sleep: We start your bed time routine around 6:30pm and you're ready for a bottle and bed by 7:30pm. Some nights we try to hold you off but you beg to go to sleep. You sleep from 7:30pm and you're up anywhere from 4:30am to 6:30am. Once you wake up, you drink another bottle and you sleep in Nannie's arms until the rest of the house wakes up, which is usually 6:30am.
Highlights:
- You are a full blown walker. You still crawl sometimes but you're definitely on your feet more than your knees.
-You love to share your food with others, especially when you can shove the piece of food in their mouth. You think it's hysterical.
-You are getting used to wearing shoes. With fall/winter approaching, you need to get familiar with them.
-You are in to EVERYTHING! Your personality is full of adventure, mischief, sweet kisses and messes. You keep us on our toes!
-You have started really interacting during play time. You love to be chased down the hall. You yell and run (walk fast) while we chase you. When we turn around, you chase us back. So sweet to have this play time with you.
-Said "baba" when asking for a bottle on August 6, 2014
-You love books, bath time, weekly library visits,climbing in places that you shouldn't and music.
-Still signing "more" and you've started doing it on command.
-You've started listening to commands and you've been able to comprehend and act them out.
-You started signing "finished" when you want out of the bath or out of your high chair. 

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