11 Months old!
This year has just flown by. Hayden is doing a lot of new things.
For starters, we have introduced so many new foods, and he is really good about trying them, but if he doesn’t like it, then you definitely know it! Some new things we introduced this month are, ravioli (loves), Chick fil a nuggets (loves), baked potato (loves), peas (hates), vegetable soup (hates), and a hamburger patty (loves).
He is now officially standing. He crawls all over the house and then pulls up and will just stand. We’ve tried moving from one piece of furniture to the next standing up, but he hasn’t quite gotten the grasp of it yet. He loves to stand at the top of the stairs at the gate and look down, he loves coming in the kitchen with me and standing at the counters and his favorite is whenI’m loading/unloading the dishwasher and he can stand there.
He is all over the place! I can put him down on the floor and in a matter of seconds he is in another part of the house completely. We are in the market for a gate at the bottom of the stairs as well, because as you can see, he has mastered getting to the second stair! Give this mama a heart attack, why don’t you?
One other thing we have officially mastered is holding our own bottle. This seems so simple, but it makes my life so much easier. I can give him a bottle in the car, or even in his high chair and it saves me a good 10 minutes. 10 minutes in mommy world is like gold!
He is still sleeping really well for us. He goes down at 6:30 during the week and wakes up at 7:00 AM, and then on the weekends he goes down around 7:30 and will sleep till around 8:30. He still takes two naps a day at home, but in his class at school, they just give him one. When he takes two, the morning one is about 2 hours long and the afternoon one is about 2 hours as well. At school, he is sleeping about 3 hours a day. I love my sleeping baby! I’m dreading the day he drops that morning nap, but for now I’ll cherish them! I went upstairs tonight to grab him to come downstairs and this is what I found:
He has really gotten into playing with Landry and her toys. Her toys are way more fun than his are! He immediately goes into her room and heads for her baskets with all her assorted toys in them. Then, he proceeds to dump them out! He also loves her Doc doll house. He mainly likes to just bang his car on the top of the house, but it’s so cute seeing them play together.
Oh I love my little man! He is so fun and is still such a happy baby for the most part. I will say, I think we are having some teething issues though. This last month he can go from being so happy and smiley to just downright rotten. He gets so fussy and winey and I’m hoping it’s just his back teeth popping through. I wish they would just go ahead and come in, because I’m ready for my happy baby to come back!
Hayden, we love you so much! I cannot believe that in just a short month you will be turning a year old. You make this mama so happy, and I can’t wait to celebrate you and all you mean to us!