Monday, December 28, 2009

11 Months

My baby won't be a baby much longer. I mean, we have less than a month until he's a year old. How in the world did that happen?

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Colten is just growing up too quickly. I think he has been MONTHS early on almost all his physical milestones. Wish he would have decided to be born a little earlier as well, but I guess we'll let that one little thing slide! :-) He is definitely a kid on the go. He is constantly moving and doing things. He is only still when he sleeps (which isn't as much as I would like during the night) and when he gets to watch a Baby Einstein movie (when he's SUPER cranky and I need to get something like dinner done). Even when he eats, he is turned around looking at Austin or the dogs or WHATEVER is going on around him.

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Colten LOVES to take an object, bring it to you and then take it back. He'll do this over and over again. He is pretty good at playing independently, but sometimes he just really wants his Mommy. Usually when I'm trying to do something that can't be done with a baby in my arms!
Walking? Been there, done that...pretty much running nowadays! :-)
Colten still has 6 teeth. Not sure when more will come in...I really thought he'd have his next bottom teeth in by now, but I guess they are just stubborn!
This kid LOVES to eat. Seriously. I think he can eat just about as much as his brother...and sometimes more! I'm trying to figure out how to get him his vegetables though...he doesn't like the texture of some of them that he liked as purees. He just really likes to feed himself though, so baby food is frustrating for him.

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Colten had been going through a HORRIBLE sleep phase before we started traveling for Christmas. He was getting up 2-3 times (or more) a night AND waking up early. His naps have been horrible as well and seems like he's starting to transition to just one nap a day instead of two. However, he's been so tired while visiting family, that he has started sleeping through the night. Yay! Last night, he went to bed at 8 and slept until 7am. Let's hope he continues this habit!
Over the next month, I will be cutting back on some nursing sessions. We introduced some milk yesterday and he LOVES it. Today, I cut out his second nursing session and he did fine. I'm going to cut out one a week and see how it goes. I'm not totally against still having one or two sessions for a bit after one year, but it would be nice to have a little more time to myself. :-)

1 comment:

Ellie said...

glad he's doing so well. what a cherub!