April 18, 2015

Fox | 11 Month Update

Weight: 
19.8 lbs (on home scale)


Height: 
29.5 inches (measured at home)


Health:
Healthy as can be!


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  
Social:
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 rides
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. 
Milestones:
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 it! 





April 17, 2015

Fox, Katie & Nadine in 2015: Week 15

 Day 99
Celebrating Rodney's Birthday!

Day 100
 
An afternoon at the Zoo with my friend Kristy and her son Jake. 

Day 101
 
Fox ate his way through Costco! He loved all the samples and tried more things than he would ever try at home!

 Day 102
 
Ashlie and Brad babysat Fox while Katie and I got pedicures. Apparently they had fun watching a baseball game together and having snacks...lol

Day 103
 
Babytime at the Library, Fox loved it!

Day 104
 
Playtime at Arizona Doll House with Matthias. I cracked up when he sent me this picture. He also sent me pictures of Fox playing with Princess Dolls and having a tea party...haha.

Day 105
First Time at the Splash Pad with his buddy Matthew!
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April 11, 2015

Fox | 47 Weeks

 47 weeks old!

He loves this little car. He gets in and out of it, opens and shuts the door constantly and tries to stand on the seat!
 

 

Uncle Robert
 

Family BBQ for Easter at our House!
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April 08, 2015

Fox, Katie & Nadine in 2015: Week 14

Day 92
 Ladies and Gentlemen...We have a walker!

Day 93
 
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!

Day 94
 
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!

Day 95
 
Easter Playdate with our favorite Moms and Babies!

Day 96
 
Fox is not having any fun with Matthias while we're at work...LOL.

Day 97
 
They went to a playgroup and Matthias said Fox loved walking around with this little truck. Miss him so much at work!

Day 98
 
Fox's grandparents gave him a bouncy house for Christmas and we finally blew it up over the weekend. So much fun! 
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April 05, 2015

Fox | 46 weeks

46 weeks old!

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! ;))!
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Love him!


 

 
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!
 

 

 

 

 

Dinner Time
 

Our little Easter Bunny! Another bittersweet milestone: Easter was his last "first" holiday. Please excuse me while I get some tissues...
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He's my favorite! 
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