Monday, February 13, 2012

11 months

I've been thinking about Cooper's 1st birthday for a couple of months now, but it really hit me yesterday that in one short month, Cooper will not just be a 12 month old, but he'll be a big one year old!  At times, it seems like Cooper has been in our lives forever, but at other times, it seems like he was just born. 

Cooper facts at 11 months:
  • Weight= 22.4 lbs.
  • Height= 30 1/2 in.
  • Started to really walk a lot more this week (without hs walker).  He can stand up from sitting on the floor and just take off!  I would definitely consider him a walker now.
  • Still eats like a champ!  For the past couple of weeks he hasn't been as interested in his baby food because he would rather have regular people food.  We are still giving him baby food to make sure he's getting his fruits and veggies, but he is also eating PLENTY of regular food.  I don't think he has any "favorites" but he does really seem to like grilled cheese (he ate a whole one last night minus the crust), peanut butter sandwiches, any kind of pasta (ravioli, spaghetti, lasagna), bananas, cheerios, vegetable soup, mac and cheese, peas, carrots, and green beans (when they have a little bit of flavor), chicken....if he sees you eating it, he wants it too! :)  It's much easier to feed him real food instead of all baby food, and I'm looking forward to when I don't have to buy anymore formula or baby food.  We're thinking about trying to start mixing whole milk in with his formula for a couple of bottles during the day.  The goal is to get him off of the bottle by his 1st birthday.
  • still LOVES Mickey Mouse Clubhouse!  He gets so excited when it first comes on, and he loves the Hot Dog Dance at the end.  I'm danced with him so much during the song, he now puts his arms up by himself when it gets to that point in the song. 

  • He's been going to bed about 8:30 every night and getting up around 6:30 or 6:45 in the morning.
  • Still has 3 teeth (2 on the bottom and 1 on the top)
  • Loves to play with balls.  He likes to roll around on the big ones and he loves Bailey's ball with bells inside. 
  • One of his favorite things to do right now is to torture Bailey.  He loves to chase her around the house, either crawling or running with his walker.  I think she likes the attention, but she's still not too sure about him. 

  • Cooper's pretty much wearing all 12 month or 12-18 month clothes and size 4 diapers.
  • Likes to chase us around the house!
  • Cooper has also become a pro at waving and saying "bye".  The kid LOVES to talk.  Sometimes he says da-da, ma-ma, ball, bite...but most of the time he loves to just jabber and see how loud he can get.  In the past week or two, he's started acting like he's yelling for one of us when we're in another room, and when he wakes up in the morning or from a nap, he will usually yell "BA" (not sure what it's supposed to mean).  It's so cute because he really seems like he's thinking about where one of us disappeared to.  He's also started saying what sounds like "Abby" a lot.  He must like the way it sounds because he says it ALL time time!