Monday, June 2, 2014

11 months

11 months as of May 26, 2014

Clothes: You wear all 9-12 month and 12 months clothing. All of your boardshorts are size 6-12 month. You're still in size 3 diapers - Pampers Cruisers.

Sleep: About 2 weeks ago you "told" us that you needed to be asleep at 6:30pm, so you now sleep from 6:30pm-6:30am. You get a bath every night at around 6:00pm. We rock you in your dark room and give you your bottle at 6:20pm. You are so tuckered out by the end of the day and are fast asleep, in your crib at 6:30pm. You have started to wake up a little earlier than you have in the past and I think it's because you're going to sleep so early now. You wake sometime between 6:15am and 6:30am and play in your crib until I realize that you're awake -- you don't make a peep, so often times I'm sleeping and don't know when you get up. Your dad or I get you out of your crib by 6:30/6:40am, at the latest. Your nap times are 9:00-11:00am and 1:30-2:30pm. Your LOVE your first nap, go down within seconds and it's always 2 hours long. You've really been fighting your 2nd nap this past month and sometimes even skip this nap. On these days you're super cranky by dinnertime.

Health: You have quite the immune system, little buddy, and your health is impeccable!

Diet: You get 2 bottles/day and 2 sippy cups/day. You're on Similac Sensitive (Sams Club brand). You take 1 6 oz. bottle at 7:00am (we switched you to 1 6 oz. sippy cup on your 11 month birthday) and 1 8 oz. bottle as your last bottle of the day at 6:20pm. You eat breakfast (rice or oatmeal cereal with homemade apple sauce mixed in or eggs, turkey, toast or blueberry pancake with Morningstar sausage) at 8:00am. You eat lunch at noon and dinner at around 5:00pm. Your meals consist of whatever we are eating, leftovers from the night before or whatever I have in the refrigerator. You take a sippy cup filled with 2.5-3 oz. of formula at 11:00am and 3:00pm. We also regularly give you snacks of Puffs, Cheerios and yogurt melts and offer you sippy cups filled with a little water throughout the day.

 Baby Gear Love: Joovy jogging stroller, Fisher Price space saver, Aden + Anais lovie, Itzy Ritzy shopping cart cover, swing sets, books, Cozy Coupe, wagon

Likes: talking, babbling, sucking fingers, playing with Cali, eating, using sippy cup, going on walks, crawling, standing, combing the furniture, interactive books (play music, light up, touch & feel, pop-up), swinging on swing set, swimming, eating outside, infant Tylenol, tiny-small wooden toys (tool kit, blocks, magnifying glass), water/sand buckets, bathtime, rolling your lips

Dislikes: watching someone else eat, Nose Frida, cutting teeth, being tired, not getting your way

Crying: You cry and whine more than ever. What's going on, dude -- Cutting teeth... You know it gets you attention and what you want... Or your just a cranky pants? Tell us, haha!

Milestones: As of today you now have 7 teeth. Yet, your 7th tooth fiiiiiiinally poked through this morning. Your now working with 4 on the top and 3 on the bottom. You babble all day long, love to blow raspberries and can roll/vibrate your lips like a pro. You climb the stairs, open all cabinets, walk around all of our furniture and are generally always getting into something. Your still peg-leg crawling and it's just as cute as it's always been! Your hair is getting so long and wavy... Daddy and I are hoping to grow it out so that you look like a little surfer, but we'll see how hot you get with it on your neck this summer.

Dear Trace,
I often can't believe how much I love being a mom.I tell you at least once a day how proud I am to be your mom. Because I am. I'm so proud to be your mom. You are the best thing that's ever happened to me and I'm just so glad that I waited to become a mommy until I was in my 30s. I feel more settled, more whole and more wise than I did even 5 short years ago. I have traveled the country and the world and all I want to do now is be home with you. Putting the breaks on my adventurous life has been humbling for me, but I would (and will always) do anything to provide you with a secure, routine-filled, loving childhood. You are playful, happy, silly, confident and well behaved. From a simple grain of grass to every nook and cranny of our house, you are full of exploration and discovery. You are climbing stairs, splashing in your pool and putting things in your mouth that you shouldn't. Life is so much fun with you in it and I'm more fulfilled than ever. I love you more than life, my angel boy! Next month you'll be 1 year old -- oh my heart! How did this year go so fast?

Scenes from the past month!


  1. Such a cute little man! Can't believe its going so fast!

  2. What 11 months? Crazy. My favorite picture is the three of you in the pool, and of course, the black and white with Miss Cali in the mix too :)

  3. You almost have a one year old on your hands! Happy 11 months little guy!

  4. Oh! He is such a little cutie! My daughter just turned ten months old and I'm in awe of how quick this past year has gone!

    That last photo is awesome. Trace looks like such a chilled out little dude :)

    Happy 11 months Trace!

  5. he looks like such a little boy now. can't believe how much he continues to grow every time i visit. i'm sure next time i see him he'll be running off to college or driving a car.

  6. Happy 11 months...can't believe he's almost ONE year old!!

  7. I can't believe how fast his first year has flown by! You are a beautiful family inside and out. I can't wait to see what you do for the little guy's first birthday.

  8. Cutie!!! The head on the couch photo kills me. I'm still in shock that our boys are going to be 1 this month -I swear we were just pregnant. Miller and Trace sound like they have very similar personalities these days- Mills is Mr cranky lately! My mom says it's teething and growth spurts but it's tough!

  9. the first year flies by! just a thought on the napping thing, my son is 21 months and around 1 we stopped his morning nap becuase his afternoon nap was getting shorter and shorter. he now only naps once a day for 2-3 hours right after lunch, and hes never cranky in the evenings! our daycare lady suggested that and it worked like a charm. when we had both naps he would be super cranky at night becuase he wasnt getting a long afternoon nap. i love how you guys do trace's hair. hes so stinking cute!!!

  10. I cannot believe he is 11 months either! Seriously, the fastest 7 months of my life has been due to Charlie. It is crazy how fast time flies now.

    He is so adorable and I was going to say that I noticed his hair getting some waves in the back. We are looking forward to seeing Charlie's hair grow! PS- what color are his eyes now?

  11. How stinkin' precious is he!!?? So adorable and getting SO big!

  12. It doesn't seem possible that he's 11 months already! I know if I'm saying that you're definitely feeling it! I love reading your posts especially having a little guy on the way myself :)

  13. Wow, I sure have been behind on blog-reading. I can't believe Trace is 11 mos. already! It's very reassuring to hear that you are happy about waiting to be a mom until your thirties. I'm turning 33 this year and there definitely won't be a baby (well, a birth anyway) in our future until at least the end of next year.


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