Age: 11 months
Weight: 21 lbs (est)
Length: 30" (est)
Eye Color: Bright Blue
Hair Color: Blonde
Favorite Food: "Big Kid Food" M.D. no longer will go for any type of puree or really anything that's fed to him on a spoon (unless it's Daddy & Momm's food). He particularly is fond of Mac 'n Cheese, Cheerios (O's), and any kind of fruit.
Favorite Toy: Wooden Blocks, Musical Train, the dishwasher, the cupboards, the stereo system (see where I'm going with this...)
Favorite Game: Peek-A-Boo (he now pulls the blanket off his own head when he wants to play), Unload Mommy's kitchen cupboards, knock down the wooden block tower, chase the dogs.
Teeth?: 4 on the bottom, 4 on top (starting to see the K9 teeth coming in...)
Mobility: Crawls normally, pulls himself to stand on EVERYTHING, can climb up the
stairs, will take a few steps if holding on hands and/or a push toy.
"Dada" Says this 100 times in a row when Steven gets home from work...he now understands the association of that word to that person. It's really adorable.
"Doggie" We've gotten that one a few times now
"Mama" Only when he's tired and/or sad
"Whoa!" Not exactly a normal word for a baby to learn, but we yell it out when he knocks over the wooden block towers I build up for him, so he now loves saying it whenever he hears someone else say it.
Likes: Talking, crawling, exploring, playing with things that are not
intended to be toys, dogs, other kids, snuggling, singing, reading
books, riding his wagon,
Dislikes: Mommy trying to get him to drink from a sippy cup when all he wants is his "Ba Ba" (bottle). UGH! We've had some major battles over this lately (I'll save it for another post)
Well, we finally decided this past weekend we needed to try to break the habit. We followed Nana's age-old rule of 10 minutes. We lay M.D. down in his crib at bedtime, after lots of snuggles, a few books, and a "Ba Ba". He screamed, of course. We waited. 10 minutes. Went back in, lay him back down, turned on the mobile, spoke soft sleepy words, and left. He screamed. We waited. 10 minutes. Went back in, same routine. We took turns. He went to sleep. Two 10 minute screaming sessions were all that it took.
The next day, Saturday, M.D. started acting tired during the day. Naptime. I took him and laid him in his crib. Turned on the mobile. Left the room. Silence. A few minutes later, some screaming. 10 minutes. Went back in, same routine. Left....sleeping baby.
Saturday night it only took one "shift".
Sunday night, no shifts. We have officially re-sleep trained our little boy to go to sleep in his crib at night and naptime in on weekend.