11 Months

Jake is officially 11 months.  Well, technically he’s 11 months and a few days.  Which means he’s nearly one. ONE.  Can you believe it?

We’ve had some fun this month.  Mommy practiced her photography skills and Jakey got to dress up for Halloween.  We also (all three of us) got the stomach bug.  Ick.

Jake hasn’t changed a whole ton in the last month.  He is still getting four bottles a day:  at 6:30a when he wakes up, two at daycare, and one right before bed around 7:15p.  He usually goes to bed around 7:30ish and sleeps for about 11 hours.  Here’s a typical day in our life:

6:30a:  Jake wakes up, gets changed, gets a bottle
8:00a:  Breakfast
8:30a-9:30a:  Playtime
9:30a-11:30a:  Nap
11:30a:  Bottle #2
11:45a-1:00p:  Playtime
1:00p:  Lunch
2:00p-3:30p:  Nap
3:30p:  Bottle #3
3:45-6:00p:  Playtime
6:00p:  Dinner
6:30p:  BATH TIME
6:45p:  Changes into jammies and plays in his room
7:15p:  Bottle #4
7:30p:  Lights Out

Of course, this is on the weekends.  During the week, he goes to day care from 7:30a-5:00p.  Otherwise it’s the same.

Jake has a new favorite toy.  I broke out a huge box of Mega Bloks I bought super cheap at Walgreens last year and he has found a green square he carries with him everywhere.  He even took it to daycare and back one day last week!  It’s funny…I’ll throw the block in with the other blocks and he will pick that specific piece out!

The other day I bought him a fun little walker.  He’s still learning how to use it, how to not go too fast, etc.  He doesn’t know how to turn yet, but he’s pretty good at walking with it.

Speaking of walking…we have a walker in our house!  He got moved up to the next room at day care and they told us the babies don’t wait too long to start walking once they make the switch.  They see all the other babies walking and tend to figure it out pretty quickly after that.  He’s still not super confident at walking, but he will take a couple steps here and there.  I’m sure he’ll be flying by his birthday!

As I mentioned above, Jake’s birthday is right around the corner and, to be honest, I’m feeling a little overwhelmed.  I need to plan his party, order invitations, get a birthday shirt for him, and figure out what to get him.  On top of that, I’m in charge of Thanksgiving this year (which I’m actually really excited about as I’ve never cooked Thanksgiving before) AND will be switching to only being off one day a week during the month of December.  That’s how we do at Walgreens…

Anyhow…back to Jake.  I also mentioned above that we all got the stomach bug a few weeks ago.  Jake brought it home from daycare and Jeff and I got it a few days after he showed signs.  Luckily, it only lasted about 8 hours in each of the grown ups, which was good because it let us take care of Jake better.  Also luckily, I happened to be off work the days we were sick!  Good thing too…

They put Jake in the baby swing at day care when he first showed signs of the illness and he still liked it!  We had moved our swing down to the basement a while back, but after hearing he slept soundly in it when nothing else worked, we brought it back up from the basement to give it a try.  He is content in it for a while, but I don’t know if it was worth lugging the thing back upstairs.  I guess we will find out.

We have decided Jake’s favorite food is most likely cheese, though blueberries are a close second.  He will actually pick out the blueberries even when they are hidden in other things!  (FYI, I don’t usually give him this much cheese but I was at work that night!)

I mentioned Halloween earlier.  Well, Jake was sick over Halloween but I still managed to snap some pictures of him in his costume so we could remember it for years to come.  I love his little costume!

We had a great month.  You can see it in our faces:


We love this little boy.  He’s the best in the world!


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