Tuesday, September 08, 2015

11 months

These months are FLYING by!  Just after Caleb turned 10 months we went to the beach.  It was a great treat and we had fun.  Kate absolutely LOVED it.  We thought Caleb was going to like it based on his reaction the first day.  But we were OH. SO. WRONG.  
He hated it.  He ended up having a fever virus while we were there, so I'm not sure if it was due to that or just not liking the beach.  This just meant that while we were at the beach, he snuggled and napped on me.  
I was soaking it up!  He also got to try strawberry ice cream and cheese grits. 

Kate started first grade and Caleb was a big supporter of her but couldn't believe that she is already in first grade. 
Then we had a visit from Doc and Allie.  Caleb made his first visit to Pete's garage and got a lesson in engines. 
He also spend a LOT of time outside swinging with Doc and Allie....and sissie!

Speaking of sissie.  She and Caleb LOVE each other.
 I am just so thankful for how much they love each other.  They play together so well. 
Caleb smiles every night when he gets a goodnight kiss from her.  She loves to play with him...sometimes "too" much.  And Caleb is such a good sport!

Stats: He weighs about 22 pounds (71%ile) - the boy just LOVES to eat! 
Food:  He LOVES it!  He had corn on the cob for the first time and decided he likes it (even though he has made his gums bleed several times gnawing on it).  He also tried and loved cheese grits, ice cream, crackers, spaghetti, and taco meat.  Oh, and the roll that he promptly choked on.

Clothes: still wearing mostly 9-12 months and a few 12-18 months.  He is in size 4 diapers. 

Sleep:  He still wakes up mostly between 545 and 610 and tends to wake up once a night.  I know he's not hungry but nursing is the ONLY way to get him back to sleep.  He's still taking good naps, usually two at daycare and often two at home.  He definitely gets sleepy around 700.

School:  He loves school.  He is still a favorite and is learning to do lots of new things.

Milestones:  He is crawling all over the place.  He also pulls up and cruises a LOT. 

He can use the walking toy that he got for Christmas and basically wants to run with it.
 He is feeding himself (with his hands) and wants to grab his spoon.  He is a pro at holding his cup and is getting better at drinking water.  He uses his pincer grasp more (but usually just grabs things...because he's a greedy little thing!).  He can play peek-a-boo and blow kisses.  He also likes "cleaning" (aka playing with the broom and mop)

He now has EIGHT teeth

Words:  He says dada, lala, baba, a-yeah, a-dah, hey, nana, and CAN say mama (see)...though he decides usually not to.

Loves: his table toy (something new from the consignment sale),
 pulling up, mama, sissie, "dada," swinging, outside (he seriously gets upset when it's time to come inside),
eating, closing doors

Dislikes: coming inside, having his diaper changed

My baby is growing up!  He even looks like a little boy more now.  He makes me smile and laugh...and wants me to cry all at the same time.  I know that growing up is part of having children, but I'm going to miss this little baby.  I also can't wait to see what he does as a little boy!
So thankful for him - for his little personality, his smiles, his laughs, his jokes (yes...he already jokes).  We are so thankful to be able to teach and love him!  We pray that he grows to love God and serve Him.