The month of January was great. We started a mommy and me swim class, we visited Amanda and Bennett, we watched the Giants win every Sunday and eventually win the Superbowl (what a great first Superbowl for Ryan haha), and we celebrated Gigi's 60th birthday. As I have already mentioned, Mason was born on January 22. I have been working a lot, so Ryan gets to spend lots of time with Gigi, Pops, Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt Linda, Emma, Jameson and anyone else who has volunteered to babysit.
Here are some highlights from 10-11 months.
-Ryan has his top 2 teeth
-We are in total cranky man, teething hell...
-I am making another appointment for the Dermatologist because his Eczema is very bad again. Spots and rashes all over his cheeks, back, arms, ankles and knees. I feel so bad for my little man.
-He is very good at pushing buttons and turning nobs. He loves turned our fan on and off, turning the volume on the speakers up and down, playing with the buttons on our phone, etc. Not only is he using his fingers to do these things, he is doing it on purpose and is very aware of what will happen when he pushes the button.
-He also loves opening and closing things... doors, hamper lid, toilet seat, toy box
-He loves finger foods and is good at feeding himself. So far he loves puffs, steamed carrots, ground beef, little bits of cheese, cooked apples, pieces of meatballs, sweet potatoes, and bananas
-He is babbling much more, still no official words but we here mama, dada, yea, hi in his babbling
-He is starting to actually use his shape sorter toys... I caught him putting the circle in the circle spot a few times.
-He is much better at self play. He can entertain himself for longer periods of time.
-His level of comprehension has changed drastically this month. He knows why he is waving goodbye, and know how to chase a ball, can go get his favorite book when I ask, and he is well aware of when he is doing something he should not be doing. Its amazing to watch him figure things out and make decisions.
-He LOVES his bath time. I waited a long time for this, but he is at the point where bath time is play time... not torture.
-In addition to bath time, he LOVES swimming in the pool at the YMCA. Of all the babies, he is by far the most excited to be splashing in the pool. Its pretty funny to watch.
- And last but not least, he has taken his first steps... lots of them! I can't say he is walking just yet. But he is frequently walking from one toy to the next or taking a few steps to get to what he wants. I think he will be officially walking at any time.
I will continue to describe Ryan as a VERY active boy with a HUGE personality. He is always on the move and always getting into something. The more I spend time with other babies, I realize how active he really is. Most other babies seem so quiet and relaxed in comparison. He can also through a major temper tantrum, screaming, crying, throwing his body on the floor for what appears to be no reason at all. Meltdowns happen a few times a day. Night time is cranky time again... the hour of 5:30-6:30 is pretty rough. But mornings and mid day are great... lots of smiles and laughs and cuddle bug moments. We have lots of fun every day, this stage is the best because you can actually play with them!
That's about it for this month. I need to go and start planning this 1st birthday party!
11 Month Photo Shoot
Mommy and Me photo shoot with Noah and Kelli