Monday, November 24, 2014

ashford is 11 months

ashford, last friday you turned 11 months. i'm not sure what's left to say besides "how?!" "what the heck?" and "where does the time go?" in less than a month you will be one. 

here's what you were up to:

still crawling all over the place, pulling up and cruising the furniture, even standing unassisted for a few seconds, climbing the stairs, getting into everything. i think you've been teething this month because sleep regressed again (you've also had a little cold). you started saying mama! (usually when you are whining/crying, but i'll take it! ha!) we hosted a metro mamas play group, celebrated your first halloween, went to wee wednesday at midtown global market, had our first snowfall of the season, went to our friend karen's chili party, whew - it was a busy month! 


no doctor's appointment this month, but i would guess you weigh around 18-19 lbs. can't wait to find out at your 12 month appointment. 

hair and eye color:

your hair keeps growing in more and more, but it's still super white blonde. you are still mr. blue eyes. 


you are still in size 3 diapers (probably will be for a good while longer). you are wearing a mix of 9 and 12 month clothes and all 12 month jammies. i'm excited to put you in some little man clothes for the holidays. :)  


oh, sleep. things were better...and then they weren't. after sleeping from 7pm to 4am pretty consistently for about a month, then going back down for a couple hours after being nursed, you've started waking up around 10pm-12am and also 3:30-4:00am. i only nurse you for the second wake up. we are lucky if we get another 2 hours out of you after the second wake up. you usually only make it until 5:30ish, and one day we were up for the day at 4:45am. not cool, bud! i'm not sure what to blame this one, teething, a cold, or just separation anxiety? but you are a stinker :) you don't really sleep in our bed at all anymore. naps are still pretty consistent, at least. you sleep for anywhere from 45 mins to 1.5 hours in the morning and 1-2 hours in the afternoon. 


we are closing in on one year of nursing. i'm so proud of us. you probably nurse about 5 days/day still and once in the night. i'm looking forward to wrapping up pumping for you pretty soon. it'll be nice when you can drink bottles of regular milk when i'm at work. i still plan to keep nursing you when we are together, though. you've gotten a bit more picky with solid foods lately. i.e. you are refusing to eat vegetables. such a stinker. you love turkey, apples, grapes, mac n cheese, quesadillas, yogurt, etc. we'll keep working on the veggies. you think it's more fun to throw food off your tray than anything else these days. 

most used gear:

we finally moved you into a big boy car seat! i thought it would make you like riding in the car more, but you seem to hate it now more than ever. haha. poor kid. other than that...the stroller (which isn't getting as much action now with the snow), we're still using the bath seat, but will probably retire that pretty soon! 


grandma jan and grandpa wayne went down to florida for the winter, so this month you've been watched by grandma cheryl and grandpa durant (except for the couple weeks they were gone in italy). mama and dada stayed home a little extra, our babysitter dannie came a few times, and also your great aunt cindy. we made it work! 


playing with my hair, watching your sister be silly and following her around, playing with your dada, waving to people, being held and nursed, getting into things you aren't supposed to (the toilet, closing doors, opening drawers, putting stuff in your mouth), taking baths, blowing raspberries with your sister (the more spit the better!), playing with cooking utensils, looking out the front window. 


sleeping at night, riding in the car and getting strapped in your car seat, having to wear your winter coat and hat, the cold in general, having your diapers/clothes changed, when i don't nurse you the second i get home from work.


at 11 months you are seeming less and less like a baby and more and more like a toddler. can't believe these baby days are coming to an end. it's so bittersweet! you are such a busy dude and we love your more than words can say. your sister has been especially loving towards you lately (hugs and kisses and "i love you ashford" and "can ashford play with me?") i'm so glad you are ours!

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Fastest 11 months ever! Such a cutie!


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