Tuesday, September 11, 2012

11 Months

Yesterday Coen was 11 months old.  I spent my evening trying to take some decent pictures for his "Baby's First Year" frame and baby book.  It was tough, he has a little cold and wasn't his usual happy self.  So.....no time to blog last night!

How can it be that my baby will be turning 1 in a month?!  I am so not ready for this, literally!

What's new with Coen?  Well, he pulls up on everything, sits down, then pulls back up.  He cruises along the furniture, toys, anything he can get his hands on.  He loves balls and throws them everywhere.  You could probably find about 10 under our couches at any given time.  Coen babbles a lot now, and I can't decide if he has said his first word or not.  He says what sounds like "ball" a lot, but I am not sure if he is really referring to a ball.  Coen likes to say "whoa" a lot, and I think it is the cutest thing.  He also says "mama" a lot, but hasn't yet reached for me and said it.  I may melt when he does......

This boy can eat!  Oh my!  I fear the teenage years.  As soon as he sees me in the kitchen, he screams until I feed him.  This month he tried pork, turkey, ground beef, broccoli, spaghetti, grapes, strawberries, yogurt.  Pretty much now he eats whatever we eat for dinner, with a few exceptions.  I use a food mill usually to make it a better consistency for him, especially the meat and anything with skin (like zucchini), since Coen still only has two teeth.  I was able to successfully wean him off the lunchtime nursing session, right when I went back to work.  I was really nervous about it, because being engorged brings back bad memories.  But I wasn't, which leads me to believe it was the right time and he wasn't drinking much anyway.  I had hoped to still give him a bottle of frozen breastmilk while I was at work, since I still have so much to use up, but he refused the bottle.  Typical boy, got used to the real thing.  So we moved to sippy cups, and after trying a few kinds, he took to these:

I got these at my baby shower for Sierra and never used them.  Fitting that they are rainbow colored for our little rainbow!

I was worried I was going to have to throw away an entire freezer full of frozen breastmilk, but lately Coen seems to be drinking it with his food.  I still have a lot to use, so he gets cereal with breastmilk for breakfast every morning.  I still nurse him 3 times a day, and it seems to still be going well. 

Coen's favorite toys are the shape sorter, anything with balls to throw, and his shopping cart.  He pushes it around and it reminds me so much of Sierra at this age.

Coen is wearing size 12 month clothes.  I buy ahead and last year bought mostly 18 months because I didn't think 12 months would last all winter.  Well, they are huge!  Hoping he grows soon, but we do have enough 12 months fall clothes to get by.  I just don't think they are going to last long.  According to my scale, he is 21.5 pounds and 29 inches tall.  I really need to get him out of his infant carseat!!!

A lot of random thoughts tonight, but I'm tired and fighting the same cold Coen has.  Here is our little man on his 11 month "birthday" - I can't believe there is only one empty space left in his first year frame!

He loves to go in his big sister's room, and play with her doll crib.  LOL this will be a good one when he is older!


Melissa said...

Oh he is so cute! I love his hair! And I love that the cups he likes are rainbow colored. It's perfect.

car said...

What a cutie! He's going to be one and walking so fast.

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