Thursday, September 6, 2012

Jack: One Year

Age: 12 months - Wow, that went fast!

Weight: 24 pounds
Length: 31 inches 
Size: still squeezing into some 12-18 month stuff, especially pants.  18-24 month pants are too long, but he wears bigger shirts.
Hair: His hair is starting to get a little unruly.  Mommy is *hoping* that this is just a stage that will lead to real curls!

Teeth:  "H" is here!  6 teeth total.
Sleeping: Jack's sleeping is pretty consistent.  He is falling asleep much easier, but he does wake up WAY too early for Mommy & Daddy - around 5:00, but if Mommy feeds him in bed, he'll often fall back asleep snuggling her.
Eating: Jack's favorite food is turkey sausage (breakfast links).  He also really likes green beans, pad thai, veggie burgers, and he ate his first crab on his birthday!

Movement: We have steps!  He still crawls most everywhere, because he is much faster that way, but he will take several steps in a row now.

Milestones: Jack had a really great birthday party with most of his favorite people there (he missed hi Uncle Zach).  He also made his first painting, it is hanging in room 8 at Mommy's office.
Favorite Toys/Activities: He now really likes to play with blocks.  He loves banging them together to make noises and also knocking down all of Daddy's big towers.  Books are still his favorite thing to play with, especially his "My Little Animal Book"

Dislikes:  When Mommy leaves him at daycare.  He doesn't always cry, but he often whines and lunges toward her.

Words & Sounds: "Doggie" is a new word this month

Jack: Eleven Months

Age: 11 months

Weight: 23 pounds
Length: 30 inches (10 more inches and he can ride Space Mountain!)
Size: 12-18 month clothes are getting tighter, he is wearing a few 18-24 month things
Hair: The sides and back of his hair are starting to get a little curl in them!  They flip out a little bit, which makes mommy happy.

Teeth:  One more top tooth this month (makes 5 total) - "G"
Sleeping: Sleeping has improved considerably this month.  He is sleeping all night most nights, but he does still wake up around 5:45 or 6:00 in the morning.
Eating: Some new foods include: chicken sausage, tomatoes, plums, hamburger, summer squash, & broccoli

Movement: Jack it this.close to walking.  He can stand up all by himself in the middle of the room (without pulling up on anything).  He will also let go of the furniture and stand for 10-15 seconds without falling.  

Milestones: First Fourth of July!  He was asleep before the fireworks, but he did enjoy spending the day with his Morgan cousins at Uncle Jeff & Aunt Rita's house.

Jack also lost another great-grandma this month.  Grandma Bonnie passed away on July 8th after struggling with failing health for several months.  Jack spent the day with her a few days before she passed and she really enjoyed seeing her "Little Jack."
Favorite Toys/Activities: He now likes rolling balls across the floor to a partner.  We bought a play tunnel at our neighbor's garage sale and he likes to crawl all the way through it, especially if LuLu goes in before him.  He has started giving high fives, clapping, and rolling his hands over each other (in patty cake - roll 'em up).  His new favorite game is "get daddy," where he and mommy crawl across the floor to tickle and climb on daddy.  Making daddy laugh is his favorite thing ever!

Dislikes:  When Mommy takes her time changing her clothes after work - He likes to nurse as soon as he sees her, so she has to sneak around the house so he doesn't see her!
Words & Sounds: Jack now will mimic you if you make simple noises.  If someone listened to us in the car, they would hear an echo of "UH" - "uh", "DA" - "da"  He also now says "Da-Da" pretty consistently.  No Ma-Ma yet :(