Mr. Cutie Pie –
On Wednesday you turned 11 months! And with that, you also had your first ear infection. I am just glad we were able to figure out what was wrong, as you never were really overly fussy, just not yourself. We all attributed it to teething, but now I know not to do that. Popo asked me why you didn’t cry more to let us know something was really wrong. I told her I didn’t know, but that I wish you would! Auntie Yarbs says you are a stoic little baby. Just very brave and not very fussy!
Anyway, your top teeth are coming in well! You love to use your tongue to feel all your teeth. So you end up making lot of funny faces, which your dad and I both love! Dad loves to imitate your funny faces back to you!
You really love your push wagon and other Radio Flyer items (wagon, tricycle, fire engine) – you like to push them all, and then ride on them all! You balance is really great and I suspect you will be toddling along on your own in no time.
Dad loves to spend as much time with you as possible! And you love it too – when he is around, I am like chopped liver! You guys are definitely best friends!
Dad really likes when the weather is nice and you guys can wrestle outside! It has been quite hot, but may be cooling down again, thank goodness.
Bathtime continues to be a fav of yours. Unfortunately, you are outgrowing your little duckie tub and we’ll have to bathe you just in the regular tub. I am not sure if I am ready for that. But you take up all the room in the duckie tub – so all the water spills over. and you like to stand up and explore around the tub, which makes actually cleaning you difficult.
We still go to the park a few times a week, even when it is really hot. I wanted to try the front to back sharing of the baby swing, but you were not down with it. I guess you like your space! This is a newer friend, Abs, whom Dad mistook for a dude in a photo, so now that is an on-going joke between Ab’s mom, Amy, and me.
You have so many friends! Here is a sneak peek of our photoshoot with mommies and babies at the park. So fun!
You love it when Auntie Yarbs comes over to visit, which she usually does 2-3 times a week. You always like to play with her fun jewelery and ruffly tops! And when she leaves, you love to follow her to the door and wave bye-bye.
We visit the Children’s Museum once a week, and you favorite activity is climbing up the slide! Everyone is always so impressed with your spidey skillz! The Tot Spot really is a great place for little ones – you get to see some friends and explore, and have lots of fun!
Popo came to visit for about a week and you loved having her around. Every morning she would take you out back for some fresh air and to see the birdies! You get so excited to see the birds! She really loves you so so much. Whenever she calls, the first question out of her mouth is, how is JJ? and the last thing she says is, give JJ a kiss from me! She’ll be back soon for your birthday party, which we will celebrate early in just a couple weeks!
You really are a little person. I love it when we play games and you giggle and look at me all mischievously! We’ve been having so much fun – I love getting to hang out with you everyday! You are becoming more vocal, and say, mamama, and sometimes I think you know that that refers to me! You are becoming a pro at giving kisses – mainly to your teddy bears and Raider, your stuffed dog, but sometimes you will give Dad or me or Popo or Auntie Yarbs a big wet open mouth kiss and we all love it!
I love you, Bubby, more than you will ever know! I actually started to cry last night as we were watching a TV show and the kid was heading off to college. I was all, Boom, I don’t want JJ to leave us for college! And he was all, (you are cra-cra) Don’t worry, where ever he goes, we can get a little apartment there so we can go visit. Which is a great idea! I just told him it would have to be a 2 bedroom, as Popo will likely be visiting as much as me!
Thanks for being the best little boy ever. I can’t wait to see what next month and next year brings! and just remember, I will always be here for you. No matter how big you get, you will always be my #1 baby.