Weight: 18lbs 6oz (20%) and 28.5" (33%)
Nicknames: Leeman, Lee-Lee, Forest Boy, Weeward, Wee-whoa
Clothes: For the most part, you are pretty solidly in 9-12 months. When I was home, Coco and I did some fall shopping for you and bought new clothes in size 18 months! Where is my baby going??
Sleep: Sleep changed quite a bit this month. You were 9 months and change when you finally figured out how to turn yourself over with your Magic Merlin Sleep suit. You slept in until 7:45am that morning, and since we were sleeping in the same room, I didn't have a monitor. When I went to peek on you, since you were sleeping so unusually late, I died for a second when I saw you face down in the crib! Of course, you were fine, but that was the end of the suit.
Since then, we introduced your lovey "Hip Hip" the blue hippo, and you cuddle him right up, turn on to your belly (85% of the time), and sleep like a pro.
up at 6:30...with a 8oz bottle
9-10:30am - nap
10:30am - 8oz bottle
10:30am - 8oz bottle
1:00 pm lunch
6:30 pm bath
7:00 pm 8oz bottle and bed
Health: You've been a very healthy boy and we are so thankful for that (always!). You have taken your fair share of tylenol this month since you are cutting your top two teeth and they seem to bother you.
Crying: You are sort of easy to upset but also easy to soothe.....
Feeding: You are an incredible eater and its been so much fun watching you! There are very few foods you don't like (watermelon and cottage cheese are the only two I can think of). You have gotten phenomenal at the pincer grip this month, much to Roscoe's dismay, and you feed yourself quite a bit of your meals! For the most part, you eat what we eat, and that makes your mom very proud!
Likes: You still love your door bouncer, no doubt about that! You also have really enjoyed your splash pool this month, your small stuffed animals, your new standing table, anything you can bang, and a spatula.
Dislikes: You don't care for independent play much at all.....we're working on it!
Milestones: Like I said, your pincer grip is on point! You say dada and babble all day long. You are standing really well (assisted), and sitting up on your knees to play a lot. You don't crawl yet, but that doesn't stop you from moving....you just get by scooting and pushing yourself backwards.
You will wave and clap, sometimes. You like to "give kisses" to your animals, and you've started to figure out what "no" means and you don't seem to like that word very much.
Places You’ve Gone: We spent the last month in Chicago and we went out to Iowa to spend time with your cousins as well. You also visited your first zoo this month (Brookfield zoo in IL), and went on another plane ride!
Visitors: No one new this month (I don't think), but you've gotten such quality time with so many people that love you, its been overwhelmingly amazing.
Postpartum: I can't even remember what it was like when you weren't here! I have completely forgotten about pregnancy, delivery, and all of that newborn haze!
Roscoe: You and him are so happy to be reunited after a month apart. He is the highlight of your day, cracks you up, and is very, very gentle with you.