::: 11 month recap :::
Weight: We haven't been to the doctor, and we don't go for a few more weeks since we are going to Chicago, but I'm guessing you're over 20lbs.

Nicknames: Leeman, Lee-Lee, Forest Boy, Weeward, Wee-whoa
Clothes: 12 months, size 3 shoes, and size 3 diapers
Sleep:  This month has been funny with sleep. You're a great sleeper at night, but naps are a little more hit and miss. Sometimes you will stand and play in the crib for an entire hour before I finally just have to scrap the nap and move along with the day. For a while I thought maybe you were ready to move to one nap, but I think we are going to try and avoid doing that for another month if we can.

Schedule: Not much changed this month
up at 6:30...with an 8oz bottle
6:30-9am play
8:15am breakfast
9-10:30am - nap
10:30am - 8oz bottle
10:45-2pm play
1:00 pm lunch 
2:15-3:30/4pm nap
4pm snack
6:00pm dinner
6:30 pm bath
7:00 pm 8oz bottle and bed

Health: Very healthy baby!
Crying: You are very attached to me and your daddy and you do not like to be away from us. Clingy is the word that comes to mind. I've also picked up on some timidness this month with places or things you don't know. 
Feeding:  You're a great eater, and this month we've started to transition you away from formula and into whole milk. We have a little more formula, so we're going to give that to you until its gone, but I don't think you will notice much of a difference to be honest.

Likes:  You love pointing, birds, Roscoe, being outside, your hip-hip, standing up on everything you can, cups, cherrios, facetiming Coco and Papa, and our light up pumpkin.
Dislikes: Strangers, when we walk out of a room, not being paid attention to.
Milestones:  Big month! You stand like a pro - and get up on anything you can get your hands on. You stand unassisted for minutes, wave, high five, lift your hands when we say "How big is Leo!?", and clap all the time. You shake your head yes and no, although, I'm not sure you understand what they mean. You point at everything - including people - but rarely do any of your "tricks" when we ask you to perform or show off.
I think I've seen a few baby steps this week, and everyone who sees you lately tells me you are going to take off walking any day now. 
Places You’ve Gone: We were up in Santa Barbara this month but otherwise we've been in CA. We head to Chicago for 3.5 weeks this Monday.

Visitors: You met my oldest friend Claire and her boyfriend Albie this month which was really fun. You also got to meet our friend Anne who came to visit from Seattle, you saw Coco and Aunt GiGi since they babysat you while I was in Austin, and you got to spend a lot of time with one of daddy's best friends Chris and his wife Kaci who came into town from Iowa.

Postpartum: I'm finding myself reminiscing about when I was pregnant, the anticipation of meeting you, and the crazy, sweet, and wild first weeks that we brought you home.

Roscoe: You two are best of friends. You think he is just hilarious and he is so sweet and gentle with you. He has made us very proud, and we think its a pretty special thing for you to grow up with him.


  1. Happy birthday Favorite Baby!!! xoxo

  2. I can't believe he is already one! What a sweet year with many more to come. I have been reminiscing too!

  3. Happy Birthday little Leo!! How has it been a year?! Why does time go so fast?! Hope you all have a wonderful day celebrating!

  4. Happy (almost) Birthday Wee-Whoa ;) I hope he isn't toooo timid tomorrow and let's me hold him for a little bit!!! Also, I have to hear how the nickname Forest Boy came about?!!!! XOXO

  5. Perfect baby boy!!!! Happy Birthday buddy!!!