Monday, October 04, 2010

11 Months and counting

While we we enjoying our week away, Josh passed the 11 month mark. The last month has (AGAIN) been a month of change for Baby J. And for the 3rd month in a row, Josh's month milestone coincided with a nasty illness. (Not a fun way to finish his days with Nana and Papa.) Thankfully, he's healthy and happy now. Here's a quick look at the last month.

In September, Josh went from angry, frustrated army crawler... confident crawler and sneaky wall walker...

This new movement has opened a new world for Josh. He has started finding all sorts of new nooks and crannies in our house. He seems to really be embracing his new independence... unless mom is in the room. If I'm in eyesight, Josh wants to be on my hip or is using my legs to pull himself into the action. I'm now cooking while wiggling my legs away from his gripping hands and if Josh isn't on my hip, this is the view at my feet...

Josh still loves balls, watching the animals, giggling with Owen, testing new sounds with his voice

He's also found a new love this month... mallets! Anything hammer or stick shaped quickly becomes a prized possession. He spent a whole week carrying around a kitchen spatula and loves holding spoons, banging drumsticks, etc. Josh has even mastered the art of crawling while carrying a tubular object, as he's demonstrating with his new Mexican maraca shakers.

It looks like we are still a ways away from some of the other milestones like walking, forming real words, signing, and, of course, a haircut. But Josh does have four teeth and has transitioned fully to table foods.

The 11 month milestone also means we are just weeks away from a first birthday. We can't wait to celebrate our first year with Baby J!


Peg said...

He may not be the best sleeper, but in all these photos (I know - selective) he is just so smiley! Such a happy guy.

Katie said...

Hard to believe that Josh will celebrate his first birthday soon! He looks like a sweetheart! Doesn't that smile just melt your heart?