There is just one word to describe your 11th month – personality! It is really shining through each and every day and I can not say enough amazing things about it! You are a giggly, chatty little boy and you are truly so so happy! You are laid back and tend to just go with the flow, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
You are right under 20 pounds at this point and are comfortably fitting in 9 month clothes and size 3 diapers. You are definitely on the smaller side, even though you eat everything in sight! We are talking lasagna, oatmeal, chicken and green beans – pretty much anything you can get your hands on. You also only drink breast milk still and enjoy nursing every day. Your intake has decreased a bit since you are eating so much solid food, but you still love it! You scream in excitement whenever you see a bottle on the counter – it’s so funny!
You cruise the furniture like a champ and aren’t too far from gaining enough strength to walk. You really, really want to, but your little legs just buckle when you try to stand by yourself. You’ll get there soon enough! For now, you are just doing your own little crawl. I describe it as if you are doing breast stroke on land. Needless to say, all of your clothes are getting so so dirty every day since your belly just drags on the ground as you move around. That’s ok! Who needs clean clothes anyway?!
Davis, you have a total of 8 teeth now, which threw you for a bit of a loop over the weekend! One tooth was really bothering you as it was coming in, but as soon as it cut through, you were back to all smiles and giggles. You were all cuddles when you weren’t feeling well, and the snuggles have carried over a little bit. You actually put your head on my chest and just relax, and I pretty much stop whatever I am doing to soak it in. I know that won’t last forever, so I just enjoy your sweet, sweet hugs.
You had a few fun firsts in your 11th month – we went to a baseball game and the local church carnival. Your brother had an absolute blast at both events, and you just took it all in. It will be even more fun when the two of you are running around like crazy boys, having so much fun. I’m so excited to see it!
You moved up a level in your swim class this past month too! You have no fear when it comes to swimming, which is a little bit of both good and bad. You will hop off the wall and dive into the water any chance you get! You have really mastered learning when to hold your breath and now we are focusing on helping you roll over once you’ve gotten into the water. At your age, we are all just focused on the survival skills of swimming, and you are really excelling.
This was the fastest 11 months to date, and I am so happy you have been here to spend it with me, Daddy, and Grant.