The day Jackson turned 11 months, we were in the hospital. I was going to take him out for a little photo shoot, but really, he has been so irritable and it's been so cold, we just didn't get around to it. Plus, I'm saving it up for his big one year shoot. I have big plans. :)
My big 11 month old! He is super active, and does not stay still for two seconds! He crawls at lightning speeds these days, and is pulling up to stand and will stand just barely holding on with one hand. He's not cruising, not walking, and I think we're still a little ways away from those milestones. I don't mind one bit. :)
He loves to dance when music comes on! Especially if Riley is dancing! If we say "Jack Jack make your excited face!" he clenches his body and his face and gets, well, very excited! He gives kisses and loves to headbutt people. He is always trying to lick Riley's face when she is laying on the floor. Either that or bite her toes (with his two teeth, yup, still only 2!)
He loves computers and cell phones and anything with buttons. He loves opening and closing doors and drawers, and has just started becoming much more methodical in his play. As in, stand up, get a block, put it in a bucket, and repeat repeat repeat. He loves anything with wheels, especially Riley's Minnie Mouse scooter. He is like a magnet to the kitchen, which is unfortunate because he is no longer allowed to crawl in there due to his allergies! (Note the puff stuck to his pants in the photo below. Classic)
He still loves jumping, but not so much in the bouncer as just bouncing around while standing or while sitting on something soft like a bed or couch. He adores playing peek-a-boo. He plays with himself in the mirror, he will play with anyone that's around by ducking behind something and then popping up to see you.
He gets MAD when he can't do or have something that he wants, and he has started arching his back and acting like a floppy fish in protest. He will also just randomly throw himself backwards, with total disregard for what is behind him or what kind of surface he's on (i.e. tile...) luckily i have some darn good reflexes (or am good at predicting when he's about to do it) so we haven't had any major injuries!!
It's hard to say anything reliable about his sleeping habits, since this month has been pretty rough with all his food allergies. But the kid just does not sleep well at all. He's itchy, or he's got stomach issues, and he wakes up anywhere between 4-10 times a night. Every single night. He went through a week of screaming and fighting his naps like crazy, and I really had no idea what was going on, but clearly there was something! We're sill trying to figure it all out, I would be pretty unhappy too if my body was all flooded with toxins (well, they are toxic to his little body!).
He is still breastfeeding and at this rate, I see no end in sight. Ever. No, I mean with all his allergies, I just have no idea what's best anymore!! We will see what the allergist says, but for now I have basically cut everything out of my diet and we'll see what happens. We did try and give him some rice milk before all these allergies, which he likes, but it's not a good main milk source, so we will see!
I really want to write more details, more info, more fun facts, but this is already over a week late, AND this cutest little face does not give me more than 2 hours of sleep in a row and with Mark out of town I am STRUGGLING right now!
But man is he cute. And guess who ordered his birthday invitations today!!! Woohoo!