Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Henry, 11 months

I love/like:

*chewing on my finger
*smiling and charming people (everyone agrees I'm a BIG flirt)
*finger foods, especially puffs, pasta pickups and of course BANANAS
*standing and practicing my mad walking skills (still very premature)
*being tickled
*pretending to be a puppy by putting stuff in my mouth and shaking it
*playing with my socks
*crawling especially when you get down on the floor
*getting into rooms and toys I'm not allowed (though I behave a lot better then Ella or Grant)
*kicking and flailing in excitement
*that I have discovered that I am indeed a little boy
*talking, I'm really good at carrying on conversations
*anything to do with my feet: tickling them, blowing on them, telling me they stink
*when Toby gets close enough to touch
*being a drama king

I dislike:
*sleeping through the night
*when mama makes me eat "baby" food...I AM almost a toddler
*when I'm cranky and daddy tries to snuggle me-I want MAMA!
*not getting food first, I am liable to steal in those cases'
*when you don't come and sooth me right away in the middle of the night
*when you don't respond right away
*trying new foods

This month I have for the first time (some are the same at Ella's and Grant's):
*first full night without swaddling -May 23rd (man that feels like longer ago!)
*New foods consist mostly of finger foods as this is a skill mama is encouraging and I am LOVING: Earth's Best apple cereal bars (messy but YUM!), pasta pickups (OMG, where have you been all my life?), spaghetti (I make my typical sour face), and hotdogs (confusing to eat at first, can't eat them fast enough now)
*I ride on the swings for the first time (see this post)
*July 8th is the first time "at the pool"
*I got both of my top lateral incisors: the left on May 24th and the right on June 15th
*start giving kisses...the first one given to mama (she was delighted) on May 26th
*on May 27th I can start to wave HI
*I finally can move from laying to sitting and spend the whole day practicing
*on June 17th I pull to sitting in front of mama
*we begin using our Playtex straw sippy's all day except before bed and during night feedings on the 18th and then have our goat's milk in the sippy before bed on the 22nd
*we took our last ride in our infant car seats to church on the 19th
*we took our first ride in our convertible car seats to the office on the 21st, without toys they're a bit boring but on the plus side they have strap that is just perfect for chewing
*we enjoyed our first fast food meal, on a whim, at KFC. we loved the corn, mashed potatoes (sans gravy) and delicious chicken. mom and dad were embarrassed by the enthusiastic eating that produced quite the crazy mess. lighten up guys, there are 3 of us!

Wah! Mama is so far away...
Must stop to be "upset"
On my way again!

Working my made snack cup skills.

Splish, splash...we were taking a bath!!

Most of the time Evie's hugs are the best!

Standing is the BEST!

Crawl, sit, crawl, sit! Practice makes perfect!

This was my daddy's sweater-how cute am I ??

I'm a messy, messy boy and I like to throw dishes off the highchair so BEWARE!


Jessalyn said...

What a handsome boy! Can't wait til you get here so I can see them!!!


keeshaobrien said...

Adorable as always! Love the pic of Henry in his Daddy's sweater! I can't wait to see everyone!!! Hugs and kisses!