|Last night as a 10 month old.|
Our baby turned 11 months only yesterday and it's pretty hard to believe that almost a year has passed already! To think that he'll be running around soon - and in a new house, no less, is pretty exciting. Guess I need to ramp up my exercise routine or our little ball of energy is going to leave me in the dust!
This month, Chester welcomed a few new guests to his mouth. He seems to have a little family of teeth now. In fact, our dentist checked him out when Tim and I went for our appointments on Monday. (For the last few years, Tim and I usually book our checkups together, but this time we did them back to back so one of us could hold the monster.)
|Sitting pretty on Toy Mountain. (Formerly known as the couch)|
|I am the master of this remote. MINE!|
|Fastest draw in the West.|
|Why do you PVR Jersey Shore? PHHBBBTTH!!!|
Chester is up to three squares a day. We've introduced a bunch of different new foods including basmati rice and lentils. And it's always a big, crying mess when the food runs out.
|With that face? Try taking this jar away...|
|Broccoli and lentils. Who knew he'd LOVE such yucky sounding food?|
|Hooray for Fish!|
Speaking of stories, he's finally really digging them. I've been reading to him for months and I might as well be talking to myself for all the interest he's shown. Nowadays he gets super stoked when it's time for a story. He'll hyperventilate and give us the biggest smiles. It truly makes my heart melt.
Other things of note - his head control is definitely improving. There's a lot less gonking in the crib and we've actually seen him catch himself when he's starting to fall, so that's a bit of a relief. He's still doing it on occasion but I suspect that's more for dramatic effect to get out of taking a nap.
|Winding Chester up before bed.|
|Definitely not mom sanctioned.|
Speaking of naps, I've already mentioned this in previous posts but the most exciting thing EVER?
Chester is finally taking regular naps in his crib in the day! I would call that a LANDMARK achievement! I can't tell you what amazing freedom it is to be able to have the run of the house! I get to actually answer the door, make a phone call, even have a meal, without tiptoeing around. (Not that I'd even DARE to try to make something to eat before.) I was seriously worried about what we were going to do when we moved, but I think the crib napping bodes well for a positive outcome in our new place. (Crossing fingers!)