We are just one month shy of this guy's first birthday! I can't believe he is already eleven months old!! Every day he becomes more and more of a little person. We just love him so much!!!
Belton is in 12-18 month clothes and has definitely gained some weight this month. It was overnight! One morning last week I took him out of his crib and was amazed at how much he weighed! Every time I picked him up that morning I wasn't expecting him to be so heavy! It amazes me how some changes are so gradual and other changes happen in the blink of an eye.
Eleven Month Stats
Weight: 24 pounds, 5 ounces
Length: 30 inches
I struggled and struggled to get a picture of him lying on the giraffe before he rolled off of it. When I was looking at the pictures on my camera to see if I got any decent ones, he made a sound to get my attention. I looked down at him and he was sitting up and looking at me like this!! He grinned and I snapped this picture. It was as if he was saying "take my picture now, mom!!". So cute!!
Belton has started developing a little coy personality. Just look at that face!! He clearly understands us most of the time when we are talking to him. He LOVES reading books! As soon as a book is over, he leans over to look at the basket as if he is saying, "read me another one, please!". He is a pro at turning pages too these days! Brown Bear, Brown Bear is his favorite book right now. He will read it over and over again and just loves looking at the children on the last page! Matt has also taught him to say "braaa bahhh" (brown bear) and point to the bear. It is amazing how quickly he learns!
Belton's favorites this month are: playing "I'm gonna get you!" with anyone who will chase after him, walking/cruising, pushing toys around, playing on and climbing boxes, going outside, swimming, bath time, balls, books, cars, showing his tongue, being held and carried around, exploring new places, music of all forms, being sung to, interaction and love of any kind!
Belton's sleep has been interesting this month! He started waking up at night again, about 85% of the time. We usually feed him a bottle and put him back down. We are going to have to do something about that soon! Bath time starts at 8:30 and he goes to sleep around 9 usually. He is generally waking up between 8 and 9 in the morning these days. But his naps have gotten better and better! He finally consistently naps twice a day! Once around 11-11:30 and then again starting between 3 and 4. These naps often last an hour and a half or so. Not always, but often enough to make me really happy! :-)
Belton's new favorite trick is sticking out his tongue on command. We ask him to show it to us and this is what happens!
We love you, little guy!!