Noah – eleven months

Little man is eleven months old. This is actually a happy squeal.

Noah 11 months

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I recognize the words dog, up, elephant, duck, horse, open, close, spin. When the big people say those words, I know to look for those things or do those things.
I usually will give out a High Five if you ask nicely.
I have four teeth. The one to the left of my top left tooth came in earlier this week. My right front tooth is coming in as we speak, so I’m a little lopsided.
I weigh about 20 pounds.
I sleep from about 7:30 p.m. to about 4 or 5 a.m., have a little feed and go back to sleep until 7 or 7:30 a.m.
I started dropping my afternoon milk feed a couple weeks ago, so now I feed around 7:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 7 p.m. and 4 or 5 a.m. I eat solid food for breakfast, lunch, an afternoon snack and dinner. I’ll drop the mid-morning feed pretty soon.
I do love to eat. Some of my new favorite things are those little oranges. My typical breakfast is two or three egg yolks and a banana or some type of fruit (I know that sounds like a lot, but I’m a growing boy!). For other meals, I love chicken, sweet potatoes, peas, carrots and really any fruit. I get salmon, venison or duck every now and then depending on what mommy and daddy have left over from their meals.
I’m still allergic to cow’s milk, so I can’t do yogurt, cheese or anything like that. I hope I grow out of that soon.
Some of my favorite activities are walking all around (still with help), but I am getting better and better each day. I recently started walking pretty well with only one hand being held by the big people.
I love to kick my mini soccer ball all around the house. I still do not love crawling.
I love dogs… any kind of dog.
I love to read books, “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” by Eric Carle is one of my new favorites. It has sliding flaps that I have now mastered opening and closing.

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Noah – ten months

Little man is ten months old. That officially sounds very close to twelve months, which equals one year. Wow.

Noah 10 months

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I started crawling this month… Christmas morning, that is. Well, it’s actually an army crawl only used when I really want to get something, like my wooden toy car or those neat outlet covers that mommy and daddy use now.
I still would much rather walk with the help of the big people. I like to hold onto their fingers and walk all around the house checking out the rooms, opening cabinets, looking outside, walking outside and trying to keep up with Jax.
I did get my top left tooth (finally), and now, I have three teeth.
I have started eating a lot more solid foods at each meal, and I’ve tried a lot of new foods this month. Every day, I have breakfast, lunch and dinner with milk feeds first thing in the morning, mid-morning, afternoon, bedtime and once around 3 or 4 a.m.
Now that my tooth is in, I happily sleep from about 7 or 7:30 to about 4 a.m., have a little milk and go back to sleep until about 7 or 7:30 a.m.
Sneezing is still one of the funniest things I have ever heard.
I make a lot of different sounds and noises. My new word is “Duckle”. It’s a combination of “duck” and “tickle”. I also say “oooooo” to everything while making a “Blue Steel face”.
I have started to associate words that I hear with actual objects, which the people say is really cool. When mommy says “elephant”, I always look to find those colorful elephants that hang from my bedroom fan.
I love to turn the pages of books, and I especially love any book with flaps that I can peek under.
My other activity this month is kicking balls while walking. I’m practicing my soccer skills, which makes Daddy proud.

Noah – nine months

Little man is nine months old. The photos are a tad blurry because, well, that’s life with a nine-month old little boy.
He’s a busy one!

Noah 9 months

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I have started saying lots of new things this month; I am constantly babbling away. No one seems to understand me, but I sure know what I’m talking about.
I’ve started saying the letters “m” and “n”, in addition to lots of others. I even throw out a “Ma-Ma” every now and then.
I am still sporting just my two bottom teeth. Teething is not fun. That’s all I have to say about that.
I am getting really stable when standing up with help, and I love to walk around the coffee table. I think that crawling is kids’ stuff, so I’m just going to work on walking. I really don’t like sitting much, unless I’m eating. I’d rather stand.
I weighed 18 lbs 15 oz. at my nine-month checkup and measured 27 3/4″ tall. It’s also been confirmed that I have a huge head.
Some of my favorite activities now are opening and closing doors and turning the pages of books.
My two favorite books are “Moo, Baa, La La La” by Sandra Boynton, because it’s just silly, and “Where’s Spot” by Eric Hill. “Where’s Spot” has flaps to lift up and look under. I love the flaps so much that I ripped one off. Oops. Daddy said he would glue it back.

Noah – eight months

Little man is eight months old.

Noah 8 months

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My biggest news for my readers is that I got my two bottom teeth a few weeks ago. That week was really rough! One came in on a Sunday, and the other on the following Friday. I had a nice, quiet, happy week following, and now I am working on the top teeth, which means I am up at night a lot, and my naps are short.
I have mastered sitting up on my own without any help. I haven’t figured out crawling yet, but I am getting more and more interested in stretching to reach my toys when I am on my tummy.
I weigh a little over 18 pounds.
This past month, I have really started eating solid foods instead of just playing. I love to feed myself. More and more of it is getting in my mouth, and boy, is it delicious. Mommy cooks apples on the stove with a little cinnamon and that is my absolute favorite. It’s like my very own apple pie filling, without added sugar, of course!
Other things I love to eat (with cooked apples as my number one) are: roasted sweet potato sticks, bananas, venison, chicken, butternut squash, scrambled egg yolks, asparagus, green beans.
I love to belly laugh, squeal and screech very loudly.
The funniest thing is when people and dogs sneeze. It gets me every time!
I am starting to make noises that sound like: “Da-Da”, “Hi”, “Hey”, “Yaya” …
I love to watch people’s mouths move, and I have fun mimicking others’ mouth movements.

Baylor Homecoming

Baylor Homecoming is an annual tradition for us. We get to catch up with close friends, spend time with family and sport our green and gold. N got in the spirit, too-he even wore some vintage BU gear that Daddy wore to Homecoming (back in the day)! We had fun watching the parade and cheering at the football game.

Noah – seven months

Little man is seven months old. I still am amazed at his expressive and big personality that keeps coming through. He may not be the shy little boy that I was sure we’d have.

Noah 7 months

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I’m still a rolling over machine. I’m pushing up on my hands and tummy, but no big signs of crawling. Mommy says she’s OK with me not crawling yet. Something to do with “not rushing things” or “it’s better if you just stay in one place”.
I am sitting up even better now but am not totally stable.
I weigh 17 and a half pounds.
I still wake up at least once in the middle of the night for a little snack and sometimes one other time just because.
Still no teeth. I’ve had some really painful days/nights, but it’s OK, I am still a really happy li’l guy.
I am having fun playing with food. I really love green beans and asparagus. Apples, bananas, watermelon and cantaloupe are my favorite fruits.  I also love avocado, butternut squash and sweet potatoes. I’ve had fish and chicken and that was delicious!
Mommy, Gigi and I went to New Orleans in early October. It was a lot of fun. Mommy was working at a conference, so I wore out my Gigi walking all over the city. We went to the Aquarium, the French Market, Cafe Du Monde, the Insectarium and Butterfly Garden and other places. I got to live the high life and stay at a fancy hotel with fancy pillows and a fancy bed. Just call me a cultured U.S. traveler.
I love to laugh and squeal. Just in the last few weeks, I’m making lots more noises and sounds. I am a very passionate “talker”–trying to convince everyone of what I am saying, and I’m very expressive.
I love to read (and eat) my books.

Lake Tahoe Turned San Francisco

Our family trip to Lake Tahoe mid-August lasted two days until it became too smokey in Tahoe from surrounding forest fires. We quickly left and ended up in San Francisco. We saw a lot in that week! It was fun, and little man did great on the airplane and throughout the trip with all of our traveling. Great memories!

Noah – six months

Little man is six months old. We love his happy, content and joyful personality.

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Rolling over is now my primary mode of transportation.
I can sit up pretty well… still a little wobbly, and as soon as I see something I want, I topple over.
I am a very busy little boy. I’m always moving, wiggling and grabbing at things (the best are ears and big clumps of hair!).
I love being outside.
At my sixth month check-up I weighed 16 lbs. 15.5 oz. and measured 26.5 in. long.
This past month was still a little off in my sleep… maybe it has to do with these teeth people keep talking about. Still no sign of my first tooth.
I started eating “food” the last couple of days. It’s interesting. I’ve had apples, butternut squash, carrots, frozen bananas and avocado so far. Most of it ends up on the floor. I am having fun playing, though!
My first trip on an airplane was fun! It wasn’t uncomfortable at all-in fact the airplane is like one big white noise machine, so I took a few snoozes.
On my trip, we spent a couple of days in Lake Tahoe, but it got real smokey there because of fires, so we high-tailed it outta there. We ended up in San Francisco, and that was a lot of fun. We saw sea lions, the Golden Gate Bridge and beautiful coastlines. Mommy ate some yummy seafood.