11 months old
Today my little guy is 11 months old!
This months stats:
Teeth: 6 (2 more on the way)
I say this every month but I really can’t believe Arthur is 11 months old!! This month has gone by so fast but there have been so many huge changes!
Arthur has had 6 teeth for a long time now but he is currently teething again, he has two more teeth coming at the bottom. I hope they cut through soon because teething really is just awful.
We’ve changed around Arthur’s nap routine a little bit this month to try and crack his early morning wakings, we’re having a bit of success although you know it’s bad if I’m considering 5:30 wake ups a ‘success’!! It’s still early days though so I’ll keep my fingers crossed!
Arthur is now standing all by himself and he has also been taking his first steps, I can’t believe I have a walking baby!! He’s taking up to around 10 steps in the house at a time. Outside he’s not as confident but he’s getting more and more brave as each day passes! I love how proud of himself he is every time he reaches somewhere new, he turns around and gives the biggest smile. If he’s walking to one of us when he gets there he smiles, gives a little squeal of delight (so do we!) buries his head into our chest and gives a giant cuddle. I think he loves how excited we get about it! I was always in denial that Arthur would walk before he was one but honestly I guess I’m not so surprised, with hard floors everywhere I would want to start walking quickly too to give my knees and hands a break!
We’ve noticed that Arthur is really starting to play with his stacking cups and his bricks and he’s also now taking a big interest in throwing!! At the moment the throwing has been restricted to a bouncy ball and toys in the shower, in the pool or in the sea but I’m sure it won’t be long till we have bricks, remotes, phones or whatever he can get his hands on thrown our way!!!
He’s started clapping this month too. It really is very cute, it must be such a fun thing to learn to do. He’s so happy every time he does it!!
Arthur is getting very chatty, still a lot of random sounds and no definite words yet but he really makes it clear what he wants (and doesn’t want!)
We had a bit of an incident with our TV…..Arthur pulled it down and broke the screen! My parents have now taken to calling him ‘wreck it ralph’. We were lucky that Arthur wasn’t hurt at all, but obviously buying a new TV was not ideal!!! We’ve moved things around a little in the front room so he can’t reach it any more. It’s something that I guess I should have thought about a lot more initially but I would never have imagined he would have been strong enough to pull it over….little monkey!
He is still eating really well, which is something I am really thankful for. This month Arthur has been enjoying home made fishcakes a lot as well as picking up peas, his favourite is still spag bol though!
This next month will be a busy one with sorting out Arthur’s birthday. We will be getting a babysitter for the first time ever as we have the school’s dinner dance to go to in a couple of weeks. I’m excited but nervous to be leaving Arthur with someone thats not family (the only time he ever slept without us was when he stayed with my parents). I think it will be really good for us, I hope Arthur is good!! I feel relatively comfortable with it knowing that Arthur sleeps through from bed time (even though he wakes up too early!)
I’ll be making sure to enjoy having my 11 month old as much as possible, only a month left until the big day!!