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.
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
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.
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?