Henry: Eleven Months Old

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Nooo!! How has this happened?! How are we already one month away from your first birthday? Mommy is in denial. Here’s some info about our Henry this past month.

EATING

This is about the same! He’s still ravenous as ever, pretty much out-eating Levi at every meal. He’s packed on some chunk to show for it too!

We began the weaning process this month. I’m not crying, really. I went away on a 2-day women’s retreat for church, so it seemed natural to begin him on some whole milk before that trip. He has done really well with it. It’s been about 2 weeks now of getting cow’s milk in a bottle at his 3 PM feeding and Henry really hasn’t seemed to mind one bit. Occasionally, around dinnertime, he’ll start grabbing at my shirt like he wants to nurse, but once he gets some food for dinner he’s fine. I’ve been wanting to get him used to cow’s milk a bit longer (maybe another week or two) before we drop another feeding.

SLEEP

Knock on wood, Henry has been sleeping wonderfully this month. Typically 7 PM until at least 6:30 every morning! I am so glad we are passed the early wakings! In preparation for my women’s retreat, I really wanted to stick to my guns and not feed him if he woke up earlier than 6:30 (because I didn’t have enough milk to leave with Brian for that extra feeding), and I think that has really seemed to help Henry kick the habit and start extending his morning sleep.

VOCABULARY AND MOTOR SKILLS

You are army crawling everywhere now–and getting into all sorts of mischief! You’re super fast! We know that you can support your weight on all fours, but when it comes time for you to move somewhere, you just plop down on your belly and get on your way. I know true crawling will come, in time.

Henry says, “da-da” and “ma” now! It’s so sweet. He has only ever said “ma” when he’s screaming on the floor, but I’ll take it. Occasionally, he’ll say “ba-ba” or “gee-gee”. It’s fun to start hearing him put consonants and vowels together!

TEETH

Henry has 4 teeth now (3 on bottom and 1 on top) and I’m pretty sure another soon to follow! That 1st top tooth was a doosy–he was screaming in pain for many days straight. Poor guy.

WONDER WEEK

Leap #7 is finally done with! Praise the Lord! You are finally getting back to your somewhat content self. After the leap was over, you learned to clap with both hands together, get Cheerios out of your Munchkin snacker, raise your arms when we say “How big is Henry?” and you now throw fits during every diaper change :-/

SCHEDULE

7:00 AM             Nurse

7:45 or 8 AM     Breakfast with Levi

9:00 AM            Nap (wake around 10 AM)

11:00 AM           Nurse

12:00 PM           Lunch with Levi

1:00 PM             Nap

3:00 PM            Bottle of whole milk (3 oz)

4:00 PM           Something to keep him preoccupied and happy!

5:30/6:00 PM    Dinner with family

6:30 PM            Nurse

6:45/7:00 PM    Bed

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