|see my teefers?!?|
|got his Harvey man... :)|
JACK ROBERT THOMAS - 11 MONTHS
WEIGHT: @20lbs (our estimation as we do not go to the doc until next month)
HEIGHT: @32-33" (this is me measuring with my measuring tape with a squirmy and not so cooperative semi-toddler)
|FAVORITE method of sitting. And the doc? She no likey. We are working, working, working to break this apparent bad, bad, baaaaaad habit...any suggestions?!?|
|"Is it on straight this time, Mommy?!? Oh wait, you didn't lose it this time....yay!"|
DIAPERS: still in Huggies, size 3. This has the biggest range for weight so they're still fitting well
|ALWAYS such a HAPPY boy!|
|having a pow-wow apparently|
WALKING: we're almost there. He freestands for lengthy, lengthy periods of time, but isn't quite making the move forward yet. He'll even get up on one knee and then go to standing and take a step and then fall down. He does fall down quite gracefully and very softly and word on the street is, is that once they start doing that, they are even closer to walking. I honestly think he's being a bit lazy. He is one of the fastest crawlers I have ever seen and can get from Point A to Point B in .5 seconds, so I think in his mind, he feels, "why walk when I can get where I need to be by doing this?" Stinker.
|look at those long chicken leggies. Love.|
PERSONALITY: He's a nut and quite the little loverbug all wrapped in one precious package. Do I need to elaborate?!? Seriously, HE IS SO, SO, SOOOOOOOOO SILLY. Like, we really think we could have a comedian on our hands someday...he really is quite a ham and is so much fun to be around. We also think we may have our hands full because he can be a bit of a wild man sometimes. Realistically speaking though, he's actually a great balance of fun and obedient - within the toddlerisms and temper tantrums thrown in the mix accordingly and per usual for this age. He really is such a good boy, though, he's just funny and loves marching to the beat of his own drum, doing what he wants and thinks he needs to do (which is often interesting watching his agenda unfold), within the limits of mom and dad's realm (and sometimes to his dismay).
FIRSTS/ ACTIVITIES/ NEW THINGS: getting into the toilets and trashcans (um, gross); escaping the gate by the stairs (SCARY!); freestanding on his own without pulling up; mommy out with friends for the night while Daddy stayed home; diaper rash; UK blowout (ugh); and again, he's alllllll about the constant action, talking, rambling, and interacting with toy and people he knows.
TEETH: Still only rolling with the two on the bottom. We think he could be beginning the process again because of an increase in drooling and excessive chewing once again.
EATING/ FOOD: We are down to only 2 bottles a day! One when he wakes up and then one at bedtime. We are gradually trying to get him fully onto regular milk, but he is not liking it so much. Since Jack only has 2 teeth, we obviously have to be careful with what we give him, but he will literally eat ANYTHING and I do mean, ANYTHING we eat...it's insane and he's in FULL vulture status.
As of now, his eating schedule is typically around as follows:
7:30 a.m. - BOTTLE (7-8oz)
9:00 a.m. - BREAKFAST: Cereal with 2% milk and a full jar of baby fruit
12:00PM - LUNCH: typically half a container of a meat mixture mixed with half a container of a veggie and then a full jar of a fruit - so, at least 2 full jars, if not a bit more
2:30PM - SNACK: usually a full container of yogurt (to supplement the usual milk/ formula snack) and some Puffs, diced fruit, Crunchies, or Wheelies
5:30PM - DINNER: same as lunch (but with an obviously different variety)
6:30PM - SNACK: just some Puffs, Crunchies, dried cereal, diced fruit, or pieces of bread or potatoes while Mom and Dad are eating their dinner
7:30-8PM - BEDTIME: Bottle (7-8oz)
NOTE: (obviously) KID. CAN. EAT!!!
FAVORITE TOYS: his barn...LOVES it; rubber duckies (he'd rather have them outside of the tub, rather than in); his basketball goal...LOVES it; remotes; cellphones; Mommy's iPad; and now, his WALKER! He LOVES pushing it across the floor. He also loves playing and crawling all over Mommy and Daddy,
FUN FACTS: Jack has a very small birthmark under his chin. It's hard to see, but he has one! He also still has the innie/ outie belly button and quite a little Buddha belly which of course, we love! Jack has discovered drinking out of a big boy cup (NOT a sippy cup) and LOVES it. We may be in for quite a battle now that we're trying to get rid of the bottle as he is most definitely NOT ready for a cup without a lid but won't take much to a sippy. Whoops and yikes.
WHAT'S COMING UP ON OUR SCHEDULE:
Peter and Liz's wedding (March 9th - Jackman staying with NanNan and Poppy)
Mommy off work (March 15th)
Jack's Buddy Bennett's 1st Birthday Party (March 16th)
Mamaw and Papaw in town (March 15th-17th)
Jackman's first St. Patrick's Day (March 17th)
SEC Tournament - GO C-A-T-S CATS! (March 14th - 17th)
Selection Sunday (March 17th)
MARCH MADNESS GAMES BEGIN!!! (March 21st)
our Jackrabbit's SECOND Easter (March 31st) - he was only days old on the last one
BABY JACK'S 1ST BIRTHDAY (April 3rd - next monthly post to document/ update this)
And now, as an added bonus, some extra pics of our little UK fan. GO CATS!!!! We believe in YOU!