11 (and a half?) Months

These babies are 11 (and a half) months already! And they won’t sit still for group photos.

A Day in the Life of Henry, Jack, and Sophie

  • 5:00 to 6:00 am: The trio wakes up, one by one, always in a different order.
  • 5:45 to 6:25: They chat in their cribs while Will and I get ready for the day. Sometimes this takes too long and they fall back to sleep. Oops.
  • 6:30: “Good Morning!” We relocate to the baby jail. I mean, “play area.”
  • 6:30 to 7:00: Diapers changed, babies dressed for the day. Yes, this takes 30 minutes. These guys are wriggly little buggers!
  • 7:00: Morning bottle (7 oz)

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    This is everybody’s preferred bottle position. One-handed for Sophie, completely vertical for H, and laid-back and relaxed for J.

  • 7:15 to 8:15: Play time!
  • 8:15 to 8:45: Breakfast in the high chairs (usually waffles and yogurt)
  • 9:00 to 10/10:30: Morning nap. I use the word “nap” loosely here, since a good 30-45 minutes of this is more chatting in the cribs, banging their feet against the walls, or standing up and (sometimes) forgetting how to get back down.
  • 10:30: Play time!
  • 11:30: Lunch in high chairs (avocados, spinach pancakes, lentil soup, meatballs)
  • 12:00 to 1:00: More play time!
  • 1:00: Afternoon bottle (6-7 oz)
  • 1:30 to 3:00: Afternoon nap. Same routine as before. A little bit of napping, a little bit of chatting.
  • 3:00 to 4:50: Playing! Again!
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We love our Treetop Adventure! Good thing it has four sides! Too bad Henry’s already figured out how to knock it over…

  • 4:50: Dinner and milk in high chairs (pasta w/meat sauce, fish, turkey soup w/rice).
  • 5:30: Pajamas on (baths on bath day). This is particularly difficult. It works best in a sneak attack. Change one baby when he or she least expects it. Then, as soon as you think they’ve forgotten, change the next. Repeat.
  • 6:00: Bedtime begins, and it’s difficult to say exactly what it will look like, although it will almost certainly involve some (perhaps a lot) of crying, a song (or two or three), a good amount of whining, a lot of rocking on hands and knees in the crib, and one really fast bolt to the nursery door by two (sometimes one) not-so-stealthy parents.
  • 6:30 to 7:00: Eventually they fall asleep, one by one, and rarely in the same order (although you can probably count on Sophie to be last), and most nights, that’s it! Until it starts again the next morning 🙂

New This Month: 

  • STANDING. Everybody is standing. At their exersaucer, the door to the baby jail, in their cribs, hanging onto our shoulders. It’s pretty much their favorite thing to do. Until Sophie forgets how to get down. But she’s working on that too.
  • ROAMING. They are exploring other parts of the apartment. Time to baby proof!
  • SWINGING. 

 

  • NO MORE PREVACID! And, this is the best part, drum roll please….NO MORE REFLUX!
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One of the last times taking their medicine. For posterity 🙂

JACK

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Nicknames: Jack-o, J, Bubba

Weight: 16 lbs something. I forgot to remember at our last doctor’s visit.

Clothing size: We’re finally graduating to 6-9 months, although this little lad still rocks the 3-6 month size too.

New tricks: pulling up to stand, high-fiving with Dad, standing up in his crib, drinking from a straw, taking baths in the big tub

Favorite foods: puffs, pasta with meat sauce, fish sticks!

Least favorite food: raspberries

Favorite toys: Books, ladybug stuffed animal, Tree Top Adventure, snack cups, diapers!

Favorite Pastimes: tackling (hugging) sister Sophie, reading, eating, dancing, singing, climbing all over Mom and Dad.

Sounds: Ba-ba, ma-ma, da-da, ga-ga, and other assorted babbles.

Things we are working on: Jack is our master crawler. He’s also been the first to catch on to standing up one foot at a time. He’s working on using a snack cup (reaching in and pulling out a puff), drinking from a cup, and cruising.

Tooth count: two

Eating: Three meals a day, three bottles a day, and one snack

Sleeping: Two naps a day, and an eleven(ish) hour stretch overnight

HENRY

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Nicknames: H-Man, H, Magoo

Weight: 17 lbs something. We forgot his too.

Clothing size: Same as his brother. Are you surprised?

New tricks: crawling on his hands and knees, pulling up to stand, high-fiving Dad, drinking from a straw, taking baths in the big tub

Favorite foods: It’s hard to narrow down the list, but puffs, meat sauce, and waffles are high on the list. Oh, and broccoli or spinach pancakes. And fish sticks!

Least favorite food: Haven’t found it yet!

Favorite toys: blue peanut ball from Physical Therapy, Cloud B starlight turtle

Favorite Pastimes: eating, bouncing on his ball, taking a bath, climbing up our backs, and looking down our shirts!

Sounds: Ba-ba, ma-ma, da-da, ga-ga, and other assorted babbles.

Things we are working on: Creeping on his hands and knees. When he feels the need for speed, Henry prefers the army crawl. He also only seems to creep on padded surfaces. We are also working on drinking from a cup, using one foot to stand up, and cruising. It’d be nice if he stopped flipping over on the changing table too, but I think we’ll choose our battles.

Tooth Count: two

Eating: Three meals a day, three bottles a day, and one snack

Sleeping: Two naps a day, and an eleven(ish) hour stretch overnight

SOPHIE

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Nicknames: Noodle, Noods, Soph

Weight: 14 pounds, 6.7 ounces

Clothing size: this teeny peanut is still hanging out in her 3-month clothes from Carter’s, but she’s making her way into 3-6 month clothes more and more.

New Tricks: Pulling up to stand, playing Peek-a-Boo, drinking from a straw, taking baths in the big tub

Favorite foods: puffs, yogurt smoothies, waffles, turkey, FISH STICKS!

Favorite toys: foot finders, cell phones (real or fake, although she’d prefer real), mirrors, soccer ball

Favorite past times: standing, singing, dancing, looking in the mirror, playing Peek-a-Boo

Things we are working on: reciprocal crawling. Sophie prefers to reach with her right arm and pull with her left arm, dragging her right leg behind. She’s very efficient, if a bit awkward! We are also working on getting down from standing (I think short arms are a factor here!), eating more finger foods, drinking from a cup (we have a LONG way to go here), and clapping.

Sounds: Ba-ba, ma-ma, da-da, ga-ga, ya-ya, ay-yay and other assorted babbles.

Tooth count: zero! But we’re pretty sure she’s working on something.*

Eating: Three meals a day, three bottles a day, and one snack

Sleeping: Two naps a day, and an eleven(ish) hour stretch overnight

*By the time I posted this, Sophie had cut those two little teeth we were all anticipating. We’re hopeful her adult teeth know something her baby teeth don’t, because these two teeth are DEFINITELY not where they’re supposed to be! Braces times three? Ouch.

Mostly these days there’s a lot of standing up, chatting, laughing, crying, taking each other’s things, roaming around on the floor, chewing on things, and being adorable. Next up? Turning one!

2 thoughts on “11 (and a half?) Months

  1. We just went through braces x 3 and it was quite a big ouch (and needless to say- not a penny was covered by insurance)! Now we have 1 with a drivers license and we are working on the other 2. Sometimes it’s better and necessary to do one at a time!

  2. I noticed how Sophie’s started drumming on the table to the background music. Uncle Pete would be proud! Can not believe they will be turning one soon. Amazing how much they’ve changed in a year!

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