Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Chase 11 months

At 11 months, Chase continues to be the happiest baby (almost not a baby anymore - SO SAD!) in the world. I don't just say this because I'm biased. He really is just happy as a clam 99.9% of the time. He gets antsy when we're not replenishing the food on his tray quickly enough and only cries when he gets hurt. But, it REALLY has to hurt to get him to that level. I'm talking, "OOOH, I heard that crack when he threw his head into that hard table leg" type of hurt. Because it's so unusual, when he does cry, it's just heartbreaking.

Chase has beautiful hazel eyes that just draw you in. He seems to melt in the arms of whomever is holding him. He likes attention. He is super sweet and cuddly and might be a little flirty. ;)

He's mostly on finger foods. We have introduced a few new foods to his diet, including blueberries, grapes, and mandarin oranges. He also tried chocolate soft serve ice cream for the first time this month. He couldn't get enough! He takes 3 bottles a day, 5-6 ounces each. He drinks from a sippy cup, but hasn't mastered the act. He tends to choke on the ones with bigger holes in the spout (Born Free) and doesn't get anything out of the other ones (Foogo, Playtex, etc.).

He weighs around 24 1/2 pounds and is long. Before we know it, he's going to be grown out of his 18-24 month clothes. He wears a size 4.5 shoe. He's still in a size 4 diaper.

His sleeping schedule is the same. On a typical day, he wakes up between 7:15-7:45. Naps from 9:30-11:30 and again from 1:30 or 2 - 3 or 3:30. Bedtime between 6-6:15.

He's crawling on all 4's, but mostly army crawls for speed. He's pulling up onto his knees. I think he'll be pulling to his feet in no time, but it may be a while before he's standing on his own and I really don't see him walking anytime soon.

He has 7 teeth, going on 8. And boy are they cute!

One big development this month is that it appears he may be phasing into one nap. Several times in recent weeks, he's slept in until 8:15 or 8:30 and has had no problem staying up until 1 or so, when he usually goes down for an afternoon nap. In those instances, he's slept 2-3 hours. There are other times when he seems to have a hard time falling to sleep for a nap. He eventually does, so I'm not sure what to make of it just yet.

He loves balls and is halfway saying the word (is that possible?) and loves unstacking things that I stack. He also likes to eat books and cardboard boxes. Yummy!

He likes to do the "so big" motion with his arms and thinks it's so funny to put his hands in his hair while eating. He also thinks that signing is funny. I sign "more", "all done", "bath", "night night", "milk", "water", and "banana", and he just cracks up! Hmmm..... :)

I think I covered the majority here. I should really start writing things down as I think about them because it's easy to forget. And I never want to forget! I could just bottle Chase up and keep him at 11 months forever. Though I like to tell people that my children are like fine wine...they get better with age.

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