Thursday, March 8, 2012

11 months

I am a little sad that we are finally to the 11 month post. The next time I do this I will no longer have a baby but, a toddler. Landon has grown and changed more this past month than any of the other months. He is starting to look less like a baby and more like a little boy. Here is what he has been doing over the past month

  • He wears 12 month clothes and size 3 shoe
  • Still only has 2 bottom teeth, I am starting to think that is all he is going to have.
  • He uses those tiny teeth to bite! Ugh!!! Where he learned this from, I have no idea. I also have no idea how to stop it.
  • This kid loves to eat! He will eat just about anything. He does still eat some baby food.
  • We are trying to be more careful about what we say because he tries to repeat everything.
  • He now signs "finished" he still isn't picking up on the "more" sign. Add that to his "milk" and "eat" for a total of 3
  • He tells the dogs to "Go, Go, GO!" and thinks it is super funny
  • Nothing is off limits now. He opens every drawer and cabinet within his reach. We will be apply child-proof locks very shortly.
  • He terrorizes the dogs on a daily basis. They don't seem to mind too much because they keep coming around.
  • He says"Mama","Dada", "Bye-Bye", "Dot" (Our cat's name) and "Balloon" on a regular basis and understands the meaning.
  • I love to watch him drive his car and make the "Brrrmmm" noise. It is so cute. He is fascinated with cars.
  • He loves to read books. I can set him in his room and he will read by himself for awhile.
  • SLEEP, glorious sleep! I now lay him down in his bed awake and he goes to sleep on his own. He sleeps from about 8:30 PM-8:00 AM. He will usually play quietly in his bed until I come and get him up. Sleep training has worked wonders.
  • He loves to see how things work.
  • He blows kisses and it's so darn cute.
  • I recently handed him his brush and he put it up to his head and attempted to brush his hair. Melt my heart
  • Speaking of hair, he is growing more each day and it is a beautiful, white blonde.
  • He has the perfect mix of up time and down time. His up time is exhausting...mostly me chasing him around. I adore his down time, he will sit in my lap and read books or just cuddle. This is my favorite part of the day.
  • He has taken his first steps but is still not walking on his own. I think by his birthday he will be.
  • On a separate note, Birthday party planning is in full swing!!!

Oh, sweet Landon. I truly cannot believe you have been in our lives for almost a year now. I cannot imagine life with out you. I love to see your sparkling eyes each morning and to kiss your sweet cheeks at night. Watching you grow has been one of the most amazing things ever. I love to see you do something new. Thank you for filling our life with such joy baby boy.