Thursday, May 21, 2009

More of the Good

So maybe I have been hit with the Negative Nancy vibe lately. I am trying not to be - That girl. I try to write about the good and the bad and maybe I over enunciated the bad and left out most of the good. These over-abundance of hormones in my body have taken over.

11 months: The Good
- When asked for a hug/kiss, MT will oblige
- Can give "High 5's" and laughs hysterically
- Sleeps most (95%) nights from 7:45pm - 8:30am
- Can walk holding unto furniture, hands, objects, etc
- Says Kitty, Buh bye, Daaadeee, Mum(or MumMum)
- infatuated with Granddaddy
- can feed himself most foods, gets most of it in the mouth until he gets tired of it, or full
- Smacks his lips together when Hungry
- Drinks from a straw
- Taught him how to make noises by strumming his lips with his finger
- Loves to snuggle in bed when he first wakes up and I get him out of the crib
- Loves to play with children
- has a love for music
- Flocks to water

We had to take him out of the infant seat this weekend. He was closing in on the 30 inches. Not to mention, the seat is heavy, then you add 21 lbs to it. I could not carry it for long. I do miss being able to have the handle on my baby but It was time. His lil feet were about to hang over and I was running out of strap to loosen it. I have been very happy with our infant seat. So far, I am just getting used to the convertible. It's been harder to buckle him in. I need to take it to a fire station to make sure it's installed correctly. We bought this seat (in tan)as my Christmas present. I found one at a great price and could not turn it down. It's very fluffy that's for sure.


Jendeis said...

So glad that you've got so much good in your life. I'm so happy for you.

Cibele said...

he sleeps from 7:45pm - 8:30am. OMG!!!!!!!!! I am so jealous LOL. He is a smart, cute boy!!!!!!! soon to be one, I can't believe it !

Intrepidgirl said...

Can I ask how you get him to sleep that long? Are his windows totally covered? My guy will sleep 8pm to 6:20ish, but sun at night and in the morning do him in. Sounds like things are going great! :)

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

Sounds like MT is doing great! Heading into the toddler stage is rough. I can't say if it's good or bad, it's just different. Thank you for sharing all of MTs awesome skills! ((hugs))

Rebecca said...

We just put the kids in their big boy/girl seats...I love them. I couldn't do the carriers anymore...although, I too liked the ease of a handle on my kids!

lisalou said...

very envious of the sleeping!
A great list of mad baby skills.

Nicky said...

Sounds like MT is doing awesomely well! I'm dreading moving to a convertible car seat, but I'm also reaching the point where I can't really lift LL in the infant carrier. We bought one that's good until 30 pounds. Ha! He's at 19 pounds now, and that thing is *heavy*!!!

Jennifer said...

I loved reading about all the things he's up to at 11 months...thanks!

We have the Marathon seat...switched Julian into it at 5.5 months (because he was squished in his infant seat and hated it). It took a few days for me to get used to the new routine of not carrying it anymore, but he loved it immediately - so comfy!

I'm so jealous that he sleeps 12+hrs a night...w/o waking...that's awesome!

Courtney said...

It is so helpful reading about all of MT's milestones. It really gives me a good idea of what is to come! It sounds like you have a thriving little one, and obviously the result of such a hardworking and loving mother.

*We just switched over to a Roundabout and E really likes sitting up like a big girl and looking out the windows. :)

Delenn said...

I would KILL to have my kids sleep that long. Really. Lucky!

(My kids sleep well, but not that long!)

I love all the things he can do!

Photogrl said...

MT is growing in leaps and bounds!

Hope it's stopped raining down in FL.

Amanda said...

Ugh! I've got to get a convertible seat for Phoebe. She's at the limit on the height and yes, those things are HEAVY!!

AJ's mommy said...

We have the Br$tax marathon... I think you will love it once you are used to it!

MT is growing up way too fast :) Such a cutie.

Adriane said...

Farah, I cannot believe how long he sleeps. What bliss! Great update - love reading about all the things he's doing. I can't believe how big he is!

tryingin2007 said...

I love reading all "the good." it makes me smile.

if anyone is negative nancy, that would be me. yikes!

Amanda said...

What a beautiful list of good things. MT is such a little character. He sounds so huggable!