We’re formally 1 month out from Cam turning 1. I can not imagine it. 11 months with the sweetest little soul. It’s been all the pieces and extra. As a new-ish mother of two generally I’ve to remind myself that I’m a mother of two and that I’ve a son now. If you’re within the thick of it, the day-to-day grind, you possibly can completely neglect that that is your life.
New at 11 Months
As soon as 10 months hit, all the pieces accelerated. He’s climbing up the steps (climbing all the pieces I ought to say), babbling extra, pulling up on all the pieces and something, strolling with us holding simply one among his arms, and he’s even taken as much as 6 steps alone. I can see him strolling for his birthday. I feel we have been within the thick of a ten month sleep regression and simply main leaps as a result of he was a crabfest for a great 3 weeks. He awakened in the future because the happiest, silliest boy and we have been like, “there’s our pleased boy.” Now that I give it some thought, I keep in mind Harper going by one thing comparable on the identical age. Cam’s additionally consuming something and all the pieces. His urge for food has grown tremendously. We didn’t expertise this with Harper, so it’s all very new to us. Not going to lie, we’re loving it, lol.
Naps are getting higher, however nonetheless not nice. He really took a 75 minute nap yesterday, however that’s uncommon. I’m not careworn about it an excessive amount of since his schedule permits for it and he finally ends up going to mattress earlier, which is nice for us dad and mom. He’ll do wherever from 30-60 minutes, twice a day.
If you happen to comply with me on Tales, you noticed me point out Cam happening a nursing strike. Man, that was an emotional curler coaster. I feel it lasted 3 days. He would nurse wonderful within the morning after which boycott it for the remainder of the feedings. I used to be careworn and made positive to pump to assist with my provide (which was such an inconvenience, particularly if you haven’t carried out it for the reason that early days). I nonetheless don’t know what the trigger was, however a pair issues popped out to me. He could have been below the climate (though it wasn’t something extreme), he may have been going by a leap and was extra considering solids, my breast milk style may have modified since I used to be ovulating after which finally obtained my interval for the primary time since getting pregnant. I appeared this up and it’s very a lot a factor. In case every other mamas are studying this and perhaps going by one thing comparable, grasp in there. Child is aware of what he/she is doing and can let you know the way to maneuver ahead. We’re nonetheless nursing 4x day, however feedings are quite a bit shorter after his nursing strike. He’s additionally consuming much more solids, which is what he prefers, so we’re operating with it.
We’re doing a set time of 9am for his first nap after which doing 3.5-3.75 of awake time earlier than his 2nd nap. Then he’ll go to mattress between 6-6:30pm. The person is everywhere as of late. We really needed to get him a playpen, so now we have a protected house for him if just one mum or dad is residence, we’re cooking, or if we have to use the restroom. He didn’t like it at first, however he’s getting used to it on a regular basis. He’ll whine, however then we’ll refocus his consideration on one thing else to purchase extra time. We’re getting longer stretches on a regular basis. We didn’t undergo a giant crawling part with Harper, so that is all new to us. He legit is all over the place and the second you’re taking your eyes off him, he’s entering into one thing else or attempting to face and stroll on his personal, lol.
Cam had a number of tough nights falling asleep whereas he was going by his 10 month sleep regression, however we’re again on monitor. It takes him about 10 minutes to go to sleep after which he’ll sleep by the evening till about 6am. We just lately switched his sleep sack from this one to the Dreamland weighted sleep sack. I hoped it could assist him nap longer, however I don’t suppose we’ve seen a ton of change. It’s heat sufficient for winter, in order that was another excuse we switched.
Cam just lately had some eczema flare ups. I feel it has to do with the temperature change – we went from 80 levels to 40 in a single day. He’s additionally been consuming totally different meals, so perhaps that’s contributing to this breakout. We’re nonetheless utilizing our 3 half concoction from Dr. Aron (extra on that right here). We haven’t stopped it fully as a result of Cam continues to get eczema proper below his ears on his face. We don’t sometimes use it wherever else until he has a flare up. Long run we may even see a naturopath and get him examined for meals allergy symptoms to see if we are able to get to the basis trigger.
Favorites at 11 Months
Playpen – Tried my greatest to seek out one thing minimal. It’s giant, however they do have smaller ones. We’re utilizing a foam play mat beneath. Has just a little door. Cam is slowly getting used to it and it helps that Harper loves being in there, lol.
Mary Ruth’s Toddler Vitamin D Drops – Been utilizing this since Cam was an toddler and preserve forgetting to share. Flavorless and I simply put it in his meals.
Jenni Kayne Slippers – Expensive, however Cam wears these on a regular basis. Simple to get on and off and simple for him to stroll in.
Dreamland Sleep Sack – We simply converted to this. Love that it’s for winter and the additional weight is tremendous cozy.
11 Month Schedule
6:30am – wakes and performs in crib
7:00am – seize him, change his garments/diaper, and nurse
7:30am – awake time
8:00am – solids
9:00am – Nap 1
10:00am – wake and nurse
10:15am – play/awake time
12:00pm – solids/lunch
1:30pm – Nap 2
2:15pm – wake and nurse
2:45pm – play/awake time
4:00pm – solids/dinner
5:30pm – nurse
6:00pm – bedtime