Tuesday, January 15, 2013

11 Months!

Our little man is not so little anymore and he's now 11 months.
Helping Dada with laptop

Before I forget, here's what he's up to:
- Wears size 3 diapers (we just switched to Target brand to save some $$)
- Wears size 9, 9-12, and almost 12 month clothes. There are some 6 and 6-9 clothes that still fit, but not many. Adrian is long and lean like Dada!
- He's entered his "Dada" phase where everything and everyone is Dada.
- Baby jabbers
- Crawling everywhere
- Fell down the stairs for the first time, but was a champ and only had to cry for a bit. No injuries, just scared him.
Playing at the mall

- He only wanted Mama for a while and is beginning to loosen up a bit with that.
-Fascinated with the washing machine when we're doing laundry. He wants up to see and wants to touch the water flowing in
Christmas service @ Flatirons

- Still kicks his legs when he's happy / excited!
- Great sleeper! He sleeps on his tummy for about 11 hrs a night. Not so great at napping some days.
- Loves all stuffed animals and hugs them when he sees them
Brushing teeth

- Getting really good at pulling himself up to a standing position.
- Ticklish!
- Best laugh ever! (I may be biased here, but it's one of the best sounds)
- Feeds himself his bottle and now eats Cherios, baby puffs, and other self-fed snacks.
- Thinks he needs to eat when we eat.

Practicing hockey skills
- Still breastfed. He eats 20-25 oz a day, 2 fruits, 2 veggies, and 7 Tbs of mixed grain cereal. On weekends, we give him 1/4 of a frozen waffle for breakfast as well.
- Overall super happy baby!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

10 Months & Thanksgiving Recap

For Thanksgiving this year, my mom took us with her to Mexico! We loved it. Different from our previous beach vacations but great none the less. We chose to stay on Denver time rather than fight the time-change with Adrian. We spent our vacation relaxing and quickly settled into a groove. Every morning, we'd eat a quick breakfast of eggs, then head off to the beach with an hour before nap time. Adrian loved playing in the sand, surf, and the foot-washing area.

After his first morning at the beach he was hooked! The second day he immediately started crawling towards the ocean and wanted to play. We quickly learned that his favorite part was washing off afterwards. They have a foot washing station that is just his size to stand in the running water. We'd wash him off and head back to the unit for a better bath and nap. Sadly, Richard still had school work to do while in Mexico, so he stayed in the unit with Adrian, and I went either back to the beach or pool to get some reading in.

After his nap was lunch time followed by pool play time. By the end of the trip, he had mastered blowing bubbles and loved his pool time. Sadly, another nap was needed every afternoon, but we always had a good dinner with the family.

10 Month Stats:
- Wears size 3 diapers
- Wears size 6, 6-9, 9, and 12 month clothes. He's slender (like Dada) so 6 month oneies still fit. Anything with pants and arms are too short now.
- Naps 2 times a day
- Started swim lessons!! Nov 17 and he loves it!
- 4 teeth - 2 top, 2 bottom. Working on another top tooth.
- Loves eating! Not great at feeding himself, but we're working on that.
- 11/17 - had a reaction to yogurt... eye swelled shut. So we won't be trying it again anytime soon.

That's it for now, I'll add some more later.