And here we are. Just one month away from Dash’s first birthday.
Eleven months looks good on him. Here’s what is going on with the little sprout in the last month:
~He got his four top front teeth all at once. Now he is working on two more on the bottom. His mug has changed quite a bit from the gummy grin he had only a few months ago.
~He can use a spoon and a fork fairly well. I spear or scoop the food for him and then he eats using the utensil. We are not sure what hand dominance he is exhibiting because usually what he does is hold the fork in his left hand and pull off the bite of food with his right hand to eat it.
~He is growing quite the baby mullet. His hair is long enough to recreate another hilarious hairstyle – the Donald. And, just like his handedness, his exact hair color is still hard to identify. He looks a lot like a blondie, but there are days when he seems to have strawberry highlights in those blonde tresses.
~He still nurses four times a day, but it is about time for me to start the weaning process. This has been weighing on my heart the last month or so because being able to nurse him at all was such a journey and I can’t believe we are almost to the end. If you have had the pleasure of watching Dash
nurse do gymnastics while attached to me lately you would agree that it is just about time for us to move on to sippy cups of milk.
~He started saying “mama.” Yesssssss, is all I have to say about that.
~He loves reading books and will often pull some books off the shelf for us to read first thing in the morning or after he gets up from his afternoon nap.
~He has started to point to things he would like and if I guess the right thing he makes a happy sound and smiles.
~He stands and has taken a shaky step, but even just standing makes him nervous.
~He spends more time babbling when he wakes up in the morning or after a nap. Usually in the morning he babbles a bit, gets up and turns on his lights mobile, and then lays back down to enjoy some time in his crib.
I am enjoying the summer months with this growing boy, but will be glad when it cools down. It was hot last summer when Dash and I were sharing one body, but it seems much hotter this summer. I feel for all the preggos out there this summer.