11 months

11 months old 1

  • Date: April 30, 2013
  • Height: 29.5 inches
  • Weight: 19.5 pounds
  • Sleeping Pattern: This month has gotten a lot better in terms of sleeping. We aim for bedtime at 7pm. For a while, I’d dream feed him with nursing/bottle before I went to bed at 9-10pm and he usually will sleep until 7am. However, we’ve cut out the dream feed since moving to our new house and he’s been waking once in the early morning (between 1-5am). I blame that on not getting enough calories throughout the day, so I just feed him a bottle and he goes right back to sleep. He also takes two 1 hour naps during the day.
  • Eating Habits: Liam is basically on a full finger food and bottle diet. We’ve just cut up items like strawberries, grapes, watermelon, kiwi, banana and blueberries into small pieces. Also, we over-steam and slice veggies like sugar snap peas, green peas, edamame, broccoli, asparagus, sweet potato, and carrots. Occasionally I’ll prepare a baby omelet with cheese and spinach, baby pancakes or if give him lightly seasoned food that we’re eating (like spaghetti, chicken, veggies, salmon, etc.). He’s a pretty good eater and not terribly picky! Now, I just need to get my act together and get more creative and expand his palate! Also, we’re in the process of weaning off breastmilk. We’re now down to 2 meals per day. I talked more about that here.
  • Development: He is about to take his first step any day now! He pulls up on everything, even standing on his own for up to 10 seconds before gently sitting down. He is a master crawler and climber too (good thing we don’t have stairs!).
  • Mischief: He is getting into anything and everything. If there’s something to climb on or get into (especially cords and anything dangerous), he’ll go for it.
  • Cuteness: If you smile at him, he will 9 times out of 10 smile back. He’s also just started to wave with one hand. It is SO cute!
  • Talking: He is still just saying ‘dada’, but he talks all the time. Blowing bubbles are also a favorite.
  • Favorites: We’re starting to get him used to sleeping with his security blanket (a robot named Pete) and he seems to find that comforting. He also loves anything electronic or cords. And why is it that Liam likes anything non-baby toy? He’d much rather play with a cup or a headband than any of his toys. 😉
  • Firsts: Edamame was introduced as a new food item and has officially inducted into Liam’s favorite finger food of all time.
  • Concerns: He still isn’t really chewing his food. It’s more along the lines of get it in my mouth quickly and swallow. We cut and make sure the food is soft and small enough that he won’t choke, but his poop gives me the inclination that he isn’t digesting a lot of the food.
  • A Day in the Life: We start our days out between 7-8am when Liam wakes up. He gets a bottle, then 1 hour later gets a finger food meal. Once he’s been awake for 2.5-3 hours he naps for 1 hour. We repeat this one more time in the afternoon. Then, he has his third finger food meal, a bath and a bottle to wrap up the day. Bedtime is between 7-8pm with 0-2 wake ups in the middle of the night.

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We just moved to a new house…hence the photos looking a little different that months past. You can read more about our old house here.

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