Only a month and you will turn one my baby boy. I know I say this all the time by where did the time go, it feels like only yesterday you were a little peanut in mummy’s tummy.
A lot has changed this month; he seems to drink more bottles now than the past few months. Some days he wouldn’t be so interested in solids and we will be lucky if he eats half the portion he used to.
We introduced finger foods this month, I was scared of the whole idea and I was trying to delay it as much as possible. We also tried new foods that he liked such as strawberries, Egg York (we will introduce egg whites as soon as he turns one), bread and rice cakes
Weight and height:
We went earlier this month for a check, he also did the 10 months ages and stages quiz which he did wonderful at. We were so proud. He is 11.2 kgs (last month’s 11.5 estimation wasn’t accurate) and his height is 77cm.
He’s very active so he looks less chunky than he did a few months ago because of his height.
He wears size one (12-18months) clothes and it fits him comfortably; the 6-12 months clothes are snug on him now. He wears size 5 shoes.
He’s still very cheeky and loves people. This month there was a slight separation anxiety especially when I leave him. He is very curious and loves discovering things.
- Drinking from a regular cup- he prefers it over his Sippy cup
- Fully cruising on furniture
- Pulling himself up with ease on furniture
- Holding the wall and using to support himself to stand (which I found fascinating because it is a flat surface which means he is becoming more confident)
- His cot- after months of getting him used to his cot and transitioning him from our bed, now he hates to be in his cot even with toys to play with. The first thing he does when he wakes up is cry to be removed from it.
- Spending long time away from home- he slept over at his grandparents and he went on a hunger strike until we returned to him.
- Nappy & outfit change- this is new to me but 9 out 10 times we are changing him he fusses around and hates it.
- When mummy leaves the room- yes ladies and gentlemen he cries every time I leave the room, which makes it impossible to get anything done.
- Everything that mum is holding or eating
- His dummy- it seems to be the only thing that soothes him immediately
- High chairs at resturants
- Car rides
- Going out of the house
- Banging thing together, toys, remotes or him banging on the table like a drum when he is standing and using it as support.
- Cuddling at night and early mornings
Highlights of the month:
- He spent two sleepovers at his grandparents house
- met his cousins S and A for the first time when they came to Nairobi for a visit
- He had his first play date with baby I
- He went on his first slide and first swing
- Received lots of new gifts from his grandma and auntie in Australia
- Learning to use his push walker
- Attended his first wedding
Lowest points of this month:
- During his 10 months check he got a vaccine for meningococcal because in Kenya there is more than one kind. The Australian Immunization schedule only mentions type C however here he will receive 2 sets of vaccines for more than 4 types of meningococcal that are common in this region.
- He has some noisy breathing this month which we though was his laryngomalacia (which they outgrow in some cases) his doctor recommended that we wait until he’s one and a few months then if the noisy breathing continues he will be referred to ENT specialist.
- The second sleepover at his grandparents’ house because he refused to eat or drink. He had a serious case of separation anxiety.
Happy 11 months my angel, you bring so much joy and energy to our life. Mummy and daddy love you so much.