Wednesday, August 26, 2015

James: 11 month

James is 11 months old!

 I can’t believe we are one month away from his first birthday. This year has blown by! I blinked and all of a sudden my little baby is a big boy.

 This month has been all about movement. Baby brother does not want to be confined for one minute (which made for some fun car trips and airplane rides, ha)! Changing his diaper and clothes has been quite challenging. He is crawling everywhere and getting in to everything. 

He mostly crawls on his hands and knees, but sometimes he gets up on his hands and feet and does a bear crawl, especially if he’s on a hard/rough surface. 

He is also pulling up on everything and cruising along the furniture. One of his favorite things to do at my parents' house was push one of their kitchen chairs around while walking behind it.  

He had fun climbing over the bottoms of the bar stools and kitchen table at my parents’ house too. He had a little circuit he would do and we called it his obstacle course. Maybe he’ll follow in his daddy’s footsteps and be a hurdler?? 

I can just tell that he wants so bad to be able to get up and run around with his sister, but he’s not quite there yet.

James is quite verbal, babbling when he’s happy and screaming at the top of his lungs when he wants something or doesn’t get his way. He’s been doing a lot of mimicking too. There have been a few times that he has said “hi” or “nigh nigh” after we say it, but I think it’s mostly coincidental. Oh well, I’ll write it down anyway and pretend that our little guy is a baby genius ;) He also mimics things like sticking his tongue out, making smacking noises with his lips, etc. And he learned how to do “So Big” this month too.

He is a great eater and has a huge appetite. He is eating all table foods, no more purees, and we haven’t found a single thing he won’t eat. 

Just like June at this age, he can’t seem to get the food in his mouth fast enough and screams when he wants more. He knows the sign for “more,” but still screams while signing it. He is also still nursing 3-4 times a day.

He sleeps about 10 hours at night (8pm-6am, however he is currently going through a phase of waking up at 5am. Ugh) and he takes two naps a day (9am and 1pm).

James is such a happy, sweet little boy. He loves to give us big hugs and open-mouth kisses. I just love the way his whole face lights up when he sees me, Paul, or June. He is very emotional and you can see exactly what he's feeling just by looking at him. He is just so full of heart and seems to already have a zest for life! 

We just love this little guy to pieces! Happy 11 months Jamesy!


weight: 21 lbs.

height: ?

diapers: size 3

clothes: 9 month in shorts (he has a tiny waist) and 12 month in everything else 

eyes: blue

hair: blond

teeth: 7

nicknames: Jamesy, Jamesy Boy, Jame Jame

likes: swinging (he laughs hysterically when we push him in the swing), playing with June (she gets him to laugh harder than anyone), baby elephant, climbing everything (especially the stairs)

dislikes: being confined, hungry, tired, or itchy (his poor eczema has been bad this summer)