Thursday, February 5, 2015

Milo | 11 Months

"Are you telling me it's that time of month again??"

Yep, sorry bud. Time to frantically snap away on my camera while shoving you full of cookies in an attempt to get a non-blurry picture before you crawl away.  Believe me when I say that it's absolutely as fun as it sounds. 

(these faces of his kill me, such a goof)

 A Day in The Life of 11 Month Old Milo: Milo wakes up every morning around 7, sometimes 8 if I'm lucky. I make him a bottle and he drinks it in bed while I attempt to get a few more minutes of sleep. Verrrry rarely he will fall back asleep after drinking his bottle and sleep for another hour or so. Those are the best days. But most days he is up and ready to play by 7:30. We go out to the living room and watch a show or two while I get ready, eat breakfast, or snooze on the couch (let's be honest, that's usually what happens) He goes back down for a nap around 9 or 9:30, depending on when he wakes up. At that point it's usually time for me to get ready for school, so I pack up all my stuff and his diaper bag and whatever else he might need while I'm gone. Then I get him up from his nap, change him, buckle him into his stroller, and wheel him off to the babysitters. 

Three-ish hours later I pick him up and bring him home. By this point he's ready for another nap so I give him a bottle and stick him in his crib. He usually falls asleep without a fuss. Then I've got about an hour and a half to myself, wherein I sleep, do homework, clean, eat, shower, read, write, or some combination of them all. Nap time is never long enough. 

Milo wakes up around 3:30 and then we play in the living room basically the rest of the night. haha Sometimes we go outside and watch the cars. Usually we'll watch some more TV (he loves Daniel Tiger, Teletubbies, Baby Genius, and Kitten Party) I'll feed him (bananas, cookies, yogurt, scrambled eggs, crackers, applesauce, squash), which usually then requires bathing him and we basically just hang out until Andrew gets home. Milo's super independent so he just crawls around and plays with whatever random object he's obsessed with that day and I keep an eye on him and intervene when he inevitably puts tiny objects in his mouth (like every 5 minutes). 

I usually try to get Milo out of the house once a day, whether it's driving Andrew to school or going grocery shopping or going to visit a friend. Sometimes we'll just drive around and listen to music. Our house is super tiny and he gets suuuuper stir crazy, especially in the evening when it's getting close to bedtime. So I'll load him up, give him his frog pacifier, turn up the car jams and drive around for 15 or 20 minutes. It does wonders for us both. :) 

He goes to bed between 8 and 8:30, depending on how cranky he is, and then he's out for the night and Andrew and I have a party.


As far as new additions to this month go: Milo is definitely waving and I swear I've heard him say "bye-bye" a couple times. He's still got two teeth on bottom and his vampire teeth on top his top middle teeth are going to pop through any day now... 

He got his first cold last month and it was the saddest thing ever. Babies with stuffy noses are no joke. Luckily it went away after 3 or 4 days and we're all back to our healthy selves now!

Milo is about 24 lbs. and 31 inches. He's in 12-18 month clothes now and size 4 diapers (although pretty sure he's gonna need to upgrade in the next couple weeks). His hair has started to get really long and thick in the back but he's still super bald on top, except for one stripe right down the center of his head. His baby mohawk, if you will. 

He hasn't really showed much interest in walking yet. He'll walk if we hold his hands and walk with him, but otherwise he hasn't made much of an effort. He just recently has started standing for a few seconds without holding on to anything, but usually he chickens out and sits down as soon as he lets go of something. He says "mama" and "dada" still and a whole lot of other babble in-between. He's gotten to a point where he'll start crying if we take something away from him or if one of us leaves the room and he's all alone. He thinks it's hilarious when Andrew and I laugh, and when I pretend to eat his fingers. (he's always shoving his fingers in my mouth) He still loves animal noises, playing his cat keyboard, and his guitar. He's learned how to look under things and behind things and basically preposition any object he thinks might be hiding something. 

He has such a sweet and hilarious personality and he is endlessly smart. Andrew and I can't believe how smart he is and how quickly he catches on to things. 

Brace yourselves for extreme amounts of emotion on my end. Lots of throwback pictures, guaranteed.

1 comment:

  1. I love my Milo!!!! You're doing a very good job being his mama and all. xoxo!