Monday, September 17, 2018

Tatum Beau: Eleven Months

We go back next month at one year for a checkup!


I've officially packed up his 6-9 month outfits (and a couple of the 6-12 onesies from gap and such that run small) and switched his closet over to 9-12 months, 6-12 months and even for some smaller items 12-18 months.  I've been working on getting him a few new things for fall when the weather changes.

He's also made the swap to size 4 diapers after squeezing into a few more size 3 that we had to use them up.


We were very late with getting on a schedule - we had Tatum follow our schedule and just let his fall into place - I'd say this is the most we've ever been to and stuck to the schedule - especially since summer is over we've been working on it more.

7-7:45am: Wakeup (if up early, cuddles with Mom and Dad)
8am: Breakfast (started the month with fruit baby food and puffs now usually fruit baby food and cheerios) then bottle on the couch
8:30am: Play time 
10-10:15am: Morning nap
Noon: Lunch (started the month with yogurt and puffs and now it can range from yogurt, a pouch, leftover noodles, fruit slices, ritz cracker, etc.)
*Afternoon Varies* Depending if we're home, at the office, running errands, etc.
2-3pm: Bottle and down for afternoon nap somewhere between here 
*play time once he wakes up*
6pm: Dinner (started the month with a veggie pouch and puffs now it can range from anything I listed for lunch as well as some of a vegetable pouch.
*playing, etc.*
7:30: Head upstairs for bath time, getting ready for bed, bottle
8pm: Bedtime

He still loves his bottles!  We've definitely noticed a cut back this month though - he always has one after breakfast, before morning nap, before afternoon nap, sometime in the afternoon/evening and then before bed.

Within the past week or so he's really showing interest in wanting more table food - favorites are mac n cheese, ritz crackers, mandarin oranges and cheerios (a recent discovery!)  We still just give him one piece at a time to pickup because if not he'd stuff every piece into his mouth - he did this with puffs too so I know he'll learn soon!

This week I tried to make some meals that we could give him too including a ravioli casserole, little pieces of pasta and some of a potato side dish.

Tried plain pasta, french fries mac n cheese, cheese from the deli counter, homemade mac n cheese.  He's tried all of these in the tiniest, smallest pieces imaginable, ha!


He's been sleeping good this month!  After struggling with naps we pushed his morning nap back to 2 1/2 to 3 hours after waking up and that works much better!  Afternoon nap is only about a half hour or so after he used to do.

He's really hit his stride with sleeping at night and making it about 12 hours (with the occasional quick cry but not as much).  He's usually asleep right around 8 if we're at home - sometimes later if we're out.  He's almost always up between 7:15 and 7:45 each morning.

Running around in his walker (and stopping, turning directions, etc. - he's a pro)
Playing hard - in his playpen, in the playroom, etc.
Picking grass when we're at the pool
Riding in the cart at the grocery store (a real favorite!)


Ducks! He has a Ducky stuffed animal that's his favorite (I think the long arms/legs on it to hold onto) and he loves playing with his rubber duckies.
Smiles huge for his pacifier.
Flipping the pages of books (won't sit still long enough to be read to yet).
Paw Patrol - he's starting to watch 10-20 minutes of TV per day some days (usually 5-10 minutes before or after each nap).
He loves real TV remotes, cell phones and car keys - his baby toy ones don't seem to do the trick!
Loves to watch the bigger kids play and see what they're doing.

He loves bath time!  We're trying to make this more routine and fun - he's out of his bath seat and I let him splash around at the end now and play before getting out of the tub.


We struggled with his naps for a little bit right around 10.5 months or so and he really fought them. He realized to try doing his morning nap three hours after he woke up instead of two and then his afternoon nap about three hours after he woke up from morning nap and that worked much better.

He had a little phase of doing his nap half in his crib and then wanted to be held for the rest of it.

Cries if you take away a toy that he's really into playing with.


His first boat ride at the lake.

Went to a practice round at the BMW Championship and met/got autographs from Justin Thomas, Bubba Watson and Rickie Fowler - was even held by Rickie!

Stood for about 8 seconds unassisted for the first time by the pool at around 10 1/2 months old. Within the past week we're noticing more standing just for a few seconds on his own.

He's started waving sometimes - usually a big full arm wave or holds his had up to his mouth but he knows what he's trying to do.

Went to his first football game at Beaver Stadium to see Penn State get a big win.


Spent an overnight at his grandparents with his Daddy while Mommy had a bachelorette party.

Survived his second power outage (about 7 hours) - spent at the neighborhood club house with some friends.

His final stays at the lake for the season.

Spent an overnight with Mommy at Lovie and Poppy's while Daddy was away for a bachelor party.

His first blowout bad enough to ruin his and mommy's clothes - luckily we were at home and I was in gym clothes!  He also had another accident of being way over full and threw up (all over himself, Lovie and the floor).

Sometime when we're out to dinner if he's good we get him some vanilla ice cream - he usually only wants a few bites but it keeps him occupied and happy.  We've recently started ordering him mac n cheese sometimes too - his favorite!

Mommy started to plan his first birthday party!

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