Age: 11 months!
Sir I cannot believe we have known and loved you for almost 1 whole year! Friends and family have been saying it for the last few weeks, but this "baby" is ALL toddler! He has the biggest feet, chunkiest legs, and is starting to walk! He finds so much happiness just being around his favorite people, eating (of course), and trying to beat his previous step record (current is 5 in a row). We love this chunky monkey with all his sweetness, laid back nature and tender little heart.
Weight: 24 lbs
Length: I don't know! He hasn't been measured since his 9 month appointment
Sizes: He's pretty much exclusively in 12-18 month clothes. Many of the 12 months are getting tight so I just bust out the next box! He is in size 5 diapers and size 4 shoe (he is not a fan of wearing shoes).
Eyes: Blue. They are still so pretty and clear and really pop when I dress him in blue, which is all the time!
Hair: Red! It's so curly after the bath and will keep a little wave once it dries. It's getting much longer in the back and Ryan and I both like him with longer hair so we will just let those luscious locks grow out.
Sleeping: He has been fighting his first nap for some reason but always settles down and goes to sleep. He sleeps from about 8:30-10:00 a.m. and then about 1:00-2:30 p.m. He goes to bed around 7:00 p.m. and will sleep until 6:00 a.m. the next morning. He's a solid sleeper once he's out and is always ready for his naps!
Eating: His favorite foods right now seem to be clementine, applesauce, bean/cheese burrito, yogurt, puffs, peanut butter and bread. He despises avocado and egg. This month he tried some very tiny and tender bites of steak, hamburger, cheese pasta, almond butter, pears and of course anything that we are eating. He drinks 4 bottles and day and still averages about 30 oz of formula per day.
Milestones/Words: He is taking steps like it's his job! So far his record is 5 in a row and it's so cute to see him toddle across the room. He is getting up from standing unassisted and then balancing forever, clapping on command, puts his hands up in the air if I say "SO big!", babbles ma-ma and definitely understands when we tell him "no!". He is so smart and just thriving.
Memorable Outings: We went to the new dinosaur exhibit at the museum last week, family time at the library and lunch at the Old Spaghetti Factory over the weekend.
Favorite toys/activities: His favorite toy is this squeaker snake toy that he loves to crawl around with. He loves our colorful tunnel he can crawl through, climbing into the cabinets, banging pots, untying shoelaces, playing with a sensory board with locks on it, and anything that shakes or rattles. Lately he has been more patient if you read to him and he of course loves to be in the carrier on Ryan or on our nightly walks
Funny Moments: Sir has been making this funny "panting" noise like a dog so if you mimic it back to him he LAUGHS and laughs!
Looking forward to: More of those steps! Everywhere we go would be so much easier with two walkers. Having Sir on the ground means everything ends up in his mouth and it's just a disaster to go outside or to the park and not have him in his stroller. I think his world will open up more and he'll be even more content when he can walk. Watch out for this fast little guy!