My absolute favorite time with you is when you snuggle up in my lap or in my arms and just let me hold you. I can’t get close enough to you or enough kisses on your cheeks. You are just such a sweet little boy, and it makes me giddy to know that you are my little boy. God knew exactly what I needed when he blessed my life with you. I’m the luckiest mama in the world.
-from mama’s letter to you
What you weigh – 17 lbs. 4.5 ounces
What you eat – You are only nursing 4 times a day now…I hardly know what to do with myself! Ha! You basically eat about every four hours on average now, usually around 8am, 12pm, 4pm and 7:30 before bed. You only nurse for about 5 minutes each time, though, so I feel like we barely spend anytime nursing now! I guess compared to how long you used to spend it is barely any time. You are also still eating your 3 meals of course. I’ve gotten a little more adventurous in what I make you, and you love pretty much every new meal. Your favorite now is a roasted red pepper and goat cheese puree. I also made you a mild Indian dish and you loved it too! It’s fun to see you try new things, especially when you end up liking them! I’ve also been trying to get you to practice with finger foods, but you just aren’t that interested in feeding yourself. You’d much rather me put a spoonful in your mouth….probably because you can eat more, faster that way! You definitely love to eat!
How you sleep – Pretty much nothing has changed since your 10 month update. You still take two naps – from about 10-11:30 and 2-3:30, sometimes shorter, sometimes a little longer. You wake up about 7:30 or 8, we change your diaper and nurse, and then eat oatmeal with fruit. Then you play for an hour and a half or so before going down for your first nap. After napping, you nurse again, then eat lunch before some more playtime. You then have your second nap, and after that is your loooong stretch of being awake. We usually go outside, go run errands, or do something fun like go to the park. Daddy gets home around 5:30, and we eat dinner soon after. Around 6:45 or 7 we start your bath and then nurse and go to bed around 7:30. I love the schedule you’re on now! It’s so easy, and we have plenty of time to have fun when you’re awake!
What you wear – You’re wearing 6-9 month or 6-12 month clothes, depending on sizing. You’re still in your same shoes, size 1 (Converse) or 2 (Tom’s) but they’re starting to get awfully tight! I just ordered you a three in sandals to wear on your birthday.
Diaper – Bum Genius Freetime with 2 snaps left open in the middle. We now put a Hemp insert in overnight and during your morning nap so that your diaper doesn’t leak.
Favorite activities – Pulling up and standing, cruising around the couch…or whatever you can get your hands on, playing peek-a-boo, bathtime, eating, being tickled
Least favorite activities – having your face cleaned, sitting still, we’ve found you’re afraid of the vacuum and drive through car washes (because of the noise)
Big moments in your eleventh month of life – pulling up and walking around things, using your sippy cup (mostly) by yourself, first time to swing, first two teeth (on the bottom)