Friday, June 28, 2013

Eleven Months

Today, Grayson turns 11 months old and I turn 30 years old. Wowza.

Milestones and Firsts...

  • He is waving hi and bye now. He understands how to use that wave instead of randomly waving. He was able to practice it a lot last week while we were on vacation and meeting lots of new people.
  • He points at things a lot. If he's not waving at it, he's pointing at it. Or just staring, but that is mostly at people. I sometimes think it makes people uncomfortable because he stares for so long, waiting for them to look at him, talk to him, anything.
  • He has four teeth, two on top and two on the bottom. He also has two more coming in, one on each side of his top front teeth. The drool just pours out.
  • He can crawl up our staircase at lightning speed. It only took one quick trip to grab something out of my car and come back to find him halfway up, to put up a baby gate at the bottom.
  • He loves to dance. If we turn on the music or dance for him, he dances along with us.
  • Not walking yet, but he will stand unassisted for quite a while. He also can stand up on his own without holding onto anything. He was standing in the river on our vacation to Utah. In the water, of all places!
  • He had his first real play "injury" :( He was bouncing around in a box and tipped over. He hit his lip or maybe bit his lip. It swelled and bled a bit, but two minutes after that he was playing and laughing and totally fine. I am sure it's the first of many for this active boy.
  • He is still a fabulous eater and feeding himself everything. If we sit down to eat separately from his meal, he comes straight over to one of us expecting us to share with him :) He hasn't refused anything we have given him. I hope that lasts! His favorites right now: chicken, raspberries and broccoli. He also had his first taste of ice cream and chocolate cake {we have been eating pretty strict Primal, so these were big treats!}
  • I started giving him whole cow's milk in his sippy cup. He seems to like it so that is good. I am going to continue transitioning this next month off of his formula.
  • He still says "mama" all the time. And "baba" when he wants his bottle, I think. It's hard to tell sometimes. His vocabulary hasn't expanded much from last month.
  • He went camping for the first time. My Mom and I took my Grandpa's truck and camper to the Grand Canyon and Zion National Park. We slept in the camper some nights, a cabin one night and a hotel for a few nights. SO MUCH FUN and Grayson was wonderful.
  • The only way he will go shopping with us.... if he can walk and push the cart around the store! He gets pissed if we don't let him or when it's time to go. My little determined kiddo :)

Other tidbits about being 11 months old...

  • He is a great sleeper. 11-12 hours every night. He is down to one or two naps a day. 
  • He is wearing 12 month and 12-18 month clothes.
  • He is still wearing size 3 diapers.
  • No idea on his weight or height. We go back to the doctor next month for his one year check up. 


  1. Such a cutie! :) I can't believe he is almost a year old! Where did that time go??

  2. Ahhhhh! I can't believe our babies are almost a year old! G is such a character - I love following him on vine. Looks like your vacation was amazing. :)