Nicknames: Big Honey, Baby Honey, Bubba, Schatzi, Bubbles, Mr. Fox,
Foxy, Pumpkin, Stinky Butts, Poodle, Big Huns, Baby Poodle
Eating: I nurse Fox first thing when he wakes up, he gets a 6oz
bottle of breastmilk with Matthias before his nap and then I nurse him before
bedtime. I noticed that he wasn’t too interested in nursing in the afternoon
anymore, he’s way too busy playing, so I just stopped doing it in the afternoon
and he’s been doing great. I also
stopped dream feeding since my last update and it hasn’t been a problem at all.
He eats three solid meals a day and is still a huge fan of
carbs. He loves blueberries, smoothies, sweet potatoes, pears, bread with
applesauce, hummus or cream cheese, puffs, yoghurt melts, yoghurt and waffles.
He often refuses new foods at first, but will eat them if I put them in a mesh
feeder, like kiwi and mango. A lot of time I stress out about what he eats and
that he isn’t completely on table food yet, but then I remember that it won’t
be like this forever and a few months ago I stressed that he would only eat
bananas and look at him now!
Teething: No new teeth this month, but Fox went to the dentist for the
first time and she said that his two top molars are coming in right now. I’m
not ready for that and I’m scared what it will do to his sleeping habits.
Sleeping: He is officially on one nap a day now, which usually lasts
2-3 hours. He wakes up earlier these days, any time between 6 and 6:30am and
goes to bed at 7pm. He still sleeps through the night without issues and barely
wakes up anymore, maybe once to twice a month (knock on wood).
Diapers: Size 3
Clothing: Mostly 12 month clothing
He has been so interactive this month. He talks all the time
(he says dog, cat, more and ball) and understands when we ask him “Where is
Zuma” or “Where is your cat (stuffed animal)”? He has learned what sharing
means, but will not always do it.
While I’m always sad that my baby is growing up, I do love
this age and he is so fun!
Likes: Music and dancing, being outside, riding in his stroller,
other babies and children, when we make loud sounds that surprise him (like
“boo”, sneezing, etc.), sleeping on his side and stomach, water bottles, our
dogs (especially Zuma), bath time (only when we allow him to stand up in the
bath tub), having his mommies attention, bracelets and necklaces, watching
videos of himself giggle, baby puffs, cream cheese, smoothies, yoghurt melts
and any kind of carbs, cell phones and remotes, walking with his push cart or
if someone holds his hand, playing peek-a-boo, Roomba (vacuum robot), his
stuffed animal Cat in the Hat, shaking his head (like he’s saying “no, no,
no”), opening cabinets and drawers, looking at pictures of Katie, me and
himself on our picture wall, pulling his books off the bookshelf, swinging and
going to the playground, his water table, the activity board Katie and I made
him, his lego table, riding and sitting in his cozy coupe
Dislikes: The Sun (he sneezes and it makes him mad when it shines in
his face), when we take something away from him, changing his diaper, long car
Mama: I’m officially starting to panic about him turning one!
Every morning and night we sit in the chair in his room and I nurse him, which
is the only time he lets me hold him real still. He just stares at me and is so
sweet and cuddly and it makes me so sad to think that these days are numbered.
Mommy: Katie has been teaching Fox all kinds of things this month
and is so proud of him. They have dance parties every day and she can make him
laugh like no one else. I love watching these two interact, it just makes my
heart burst with happiness and love.
Fun things we did: We went to the Zoo with friends a few times, had a Baby
Easter Party at Fox’s friend Cameron’s house, celebrated his first Easter with
both of Katie’s families, had a couple of playdates with his friends and went
to the Splash Pad for the very first time (he loved it). Matthias has also been
taking him to Storytime at the Library, Playtime at the “Arizona Doll House”
and to the Baby Gym every week and Fox loves doing all of these activities. I
like that he gets to interact with a lot of other babies and children, and gets
out of the house and experiences new things.
Fox took his first steps on April 2nd, at 10.5
months old. He has since taken many more and becomes more and more brave each
and every day. I’m predicting that he’ll be exclusively walking by his first birthday.
He also has learned a few words this month (dog, cat, more
and ball), but dog is his all time favorite and he will say it 145,698 times a
day. He is so cute!
What we’re looking forward to: His first birthday party and a few first birthday parties
for his friends. I’m also looking forward
to his Cake Smash Session with our photographer and hope he’ll dig into
Fox LOVED this jeep at the store, he cried when I took him out and threw a major fit! I don't blame him, it sure is a sweet ride!
We went to the "Ultimate Playdate" which was a free event that our library sets up each year. They had tons of stations for kids to play and Fox had so much fun! He wasn't too sure about all of the bubbles though!
Easter Playdate with our favorite Moms and Babies!
Fox is not having any fun with Matthias while we're at work...LOL.
They went to a playgroup and Matthias said Fox loved walking around with this little truck. Miss him so much at work!
Fox's grandparents gave him a bouncy house for Christmas and we finally blew it up over the weekend. So much fun!
I apologize for the picture overload this week, but I just can't get enough of this little guy and I want to make sure all of these pictures end up in my blog book! :)
Big Honey figured out how much fun it is to empty out the bookshelf in his playroom. He was so proud of himself when he was done and honestly, I was kind of proud of him too (I'm sure that'll pass when he continues to do this for the next year or two! ;))!
Big boy standing by himself! He also took his first steps this week and this Mama was proud and sad at the time. I just want him to stay little a little longer!
Fox's 1st Easter Basket
We got him some Yoghurt Melts, a new swim diaper, a few books, bath toys and a bunny sippy cup.
The following pictures document his reaction to Grandma's video, that she recorded for him a few months ago when he was sick. She is singing a special song for him and he has loved it from day 1. So whenever I can't get him to smile, I play the video and his reaction is always the same...so sweet! He loves Grandma Sandie!
Our little Easter Bunny! Another bittersweet milestone: Easter was his last "first" holiday. Please excuse me while I get some tissues...