"No! Try not. Do or do not. There is no try."

- Yoda
Deacon: 11 Month Update



Weight:
Around 20 lbs

Height:
Around 29 in

Clothing Size:
He's still in 12 month clothes for the most part. There are a couple of 9 month items I'm still squeezing him into as well, but those days are coming to an end!

Nicknames:
Bubba and buster seem to be the two he gets the most often.

Sleep:
Right now he's sleeping 11-12 hours a night and getting two 2ish hour naps a day. He's still waking up for at least one feeding at night though, so I plan to do some kind of sleep training this month to get him sleeping all the way through before his first birthday... say a prayer for us!

Diet:
He's still a pretty good eater! He really likes his veggies and his snacks (Plum Organic Teething Crackers are a gift from the Lord!) He's not a fan of bananas or any berry. So unfortunate! I keep trying to sneak him blueberries or strawberries and he keeps spitting them right back out! Ha. He loves feeding himself too, so any small item that he can pick up is usually an easy sell.

Loves:
Crawling, standing, eating, being tickled, playing with Dada, "catching and throwing" a ball and playing with his socks/shoes.

Dislikes:
Having his face wiped. If it were up to him he'd be crusty all day, everyday!

Milestones:
He's currently cutting his two front teeth, bringing the grand total to 5! He's also starting to imitate us, play more independently and he tries to catch and throw the ball (usually).

Best Moment:
This month has been full of sweet, everyday moments. I don't know if I'd be able to pick just one, but I'm savoring all of the big smiles, belly laughs and mama-cuddles. He is quite possibly one of the happiest, most fun babies in existence.

Worst Moment:
We've still had a couple of hard nights since he's teething, but overall it hasn't been too bad.

Other Tidbits:
- I know this probably won't last forever, but I really love grocery shopping with Deacon. He generally just sits there and talks to me, tries to "get" me and smiles at the other people we pass. I usually have at least one person stop me and tell me how sweet/cute/good he is when we're out and about :-)
- He has started to show a little more of his mischievous side this month. It's funny for now, but it's a reminder that the days of discipline aren't far away either!
- He is ticklish EVERYWHERE. Some favorites are his ribs, collarbones, belly, thighs and feet.
- Right now he thinks I am HILARIOUS. Like, all I have to do is look at him and say "BOO!" and he starts cracking up. And if I decide to pop out from behind a doorway or the couch, forgettaboutit. Dada gets plenty of laughs too, but at the moment Mama seems to be the funniest/silliest one in this house :wink: