December Baby – 13 months

Happy 13 months, sweet boy! The last month has just flown by with the holidays! We celebrated three Christmases (one with each side of the extended family, and our own on Christmas day).

You have 7 teeth (4 on top, 3 on bottom), and can now feed yourself with your hands. You hate to be spoon-fed ANYTHING! You’re also no longer drinking formula or using bottles!

You can point to what you want, and shake your head “no”. You’re still a huge fan of toys with wheels, as well as containers you can take stuff in and out of.

It’s so much fun watching you grow up! I love you!

13 month milestones (from Baby Center):

Mastered Skills (most kids can do)

  • Uses two words skillfully (e.g., “hi” and “bye”) – He says “go” and points.
  • Bends over and picks up an object – Yep

Emerging Skills (half of kids can do)

  • Enjoys gazing at his reflection – Not that I’ve noticed
  • Holds out arm or leg to help you dress him – On rare occasion

Advanced Skills (a few kids can do)

  • Combines words and gestures to make needs known – Just “go”, like I mentioned above.
  • Rolls a ball back and forth – Yep

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December Baby – 12 months

Sweet Boy –

I can’t believe how fast this year went by. The saying, “The days are long, but the years are short.”, is so very true! You have grown so much this year…from a tiny 6 lbs newborn to a walking and babbling 12 month old with a little belly! You love to laugh and play with your big brother. Your favorite toys are anything with wheels.

You’re so much fun, and I’m so blessed that you are part of our family! I’m looking forward to year two!

Love,
Mommy

Current stats:

weight: 25 lb.
height: 30.25 in.

Pants: 12 months
Shirts/Onesies: 12-18 months
Shoes: Size 4
Diapers: Size 4
Teeth: 4 (2 on top, 2 on bottom)

Foods:
Likes – Turkey, bread, sweet potatoes, blueberries, strawberries
Dislikes – green peas

 

12 month milestones (from Baby Center):

Mastered Skills (most kids can do)

  • Imitates others’ activities – A little
  • Indicates wants with gestures – Not yet

Emerging Skills (half of kids can do)

  • Takes a few steps – More than a few…lol
  • Says one word besides “mama” or “dada” – “Uh Oh”

Advanced Skills (a few kids can do)

  • Walks alone – Yep
  • Scribbles with a crayon – We haven’t tried this yet.
  • Says two words besides “mama” or “dada” – He just makes sounds. Nothing that really sounds like words to me.

 

See all of his first year:

Birth / One Month / Two Months / Three Months / Four Months / Five Months / Six Months / Seven Months / Eight Months / Nine Months / Ten Months / Eleven Months

December Baby – 11 months

Happy 11 months, big boy!

Less than one month until you turn ONE! I can’t even believe it!

It’s been a big month for physical development. You can stand on your own, and you took your first step a couple of weeks ago!

You now say “Uh oh”, “dada”, and “mama” (though not actually TO us yet). And you have 3 (going on 4) teeth.

Planning for your Winter ONEderland party has started! So excited to celebrate your big day (and eat some cake!)

I love you!

11 month milestones (from Baby Center):

Mastered Skills (most kids can do)

  • Says “mama” or “dada” to the correct parent – Nope
  • Plays patty-cake and peek-a-boo
  • Stands alone for a couple of seconds
  • Cruises – Been there, done that.

Emerging Skills (half of kids can do)

  • Understands “no” and simple instructions
  • Puts objects into a container

Advanced Skills (a few kids can do)

  • Says one word besides “mama” or “dada”
  • Stoops from standing position

5th Birthday Interview

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When my son was three, I decided that it would be fun to do an interview with him every year to see how his likes change as he grows. 🙂  (Links to the previous years at the bottom of this post.)

His answers are in bold, my comments are in parentheses/italics.

  • How old are you?: five
  • What makes you happy?: What makes me happy is when you let me go crazy.
  • What is your favorite animal?: Tigers, dogs, and lions.
  • What is your favorite color?: green
  • What is your favorite thing to eat?: yogurt
  • What is your least favorite thing to eat?: mustard
  • What is your favorite thing to do?: play Minecraft
  • What is your favorite TV show?: Pokémon and PJ Masks
  • What is your favorite movie?: Zootopia
  • What are you really good at?: drawing Pokémon
  • What is your favorite song?: the Pokémon song
  • What do you and Mom do together?: play games
  • What do you and Dad do together?: We do Pokémon battles.
  • What is your favorite book?: Pokémon XY
  • What do you want to be when you grow up?: Be the most goodest Pokémon drawer in the whole world!

Previous interviews: four / three

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    December Baby – 10 months

    Happy 10 months, sweet boy!

    You are constantly on the move! You’ve been cruising for a while. Now you are very briefly standing on your own, and you can walk if you are holding someone’s hand. 

    You finally have your two bottom teeth, and are a great eater. You love chicken, mashed potatoes, and mac & cheese. 

    You’re really good at jabbering things that don’t sound like actual words, but that’s it. I’m not surprised, though. As much as your brother talks, you won’t be able to get a word in edgewise!  Haha

    I can’t believe how close you are to being one!  I guess it’s time to get to work on your first birthday party!

    I love you so much, little guy!

    ~ Mommy

    10 month milestones (from Baby Center):

    Mastered Skills (most kids can do)

    • Waves goodbye – Nope
    • Picks things up with pincer grasp
    • Crawls well, with belly off the ground

    Emerging Skills (half of kids can do)

    • Says “mama” or “dada” to the correct parent – He doesn’t even say “mama” or “dada”, much less to the correct person…haha
    • Indicates wants with gestures – Not yet

    Advanced Skills (a few kids can do)

    • Stands alone for a couple of seconds – Yep
    • Puts objects into a container – Yep, over and over. Lol 

    December Baby – 9 Months

    Sweet boy –

    You’ve become a lot more confident in your mobility this month. You prefer standing to sitting now, but you still have to hold on to something for balance (at least with one hand). You can also lower yourself from standing to sitting without falling down!

    You’ve also found your voice. You do lots of jabbering, can say “baba” and something that sounds like “yes”, but not “mama”or “dada” yet.

    You still don’t have any teeth, but I keep thinking that one’s going to pop through any day now.

    I love you!

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    Stats
    Height: 29.5 in
    Weight: 23 lbs. 4 oz.

    9 month milestones (from Baby Center):

    Mastered Skills (most kids can do)

    • Stands while holding onto something
    • Jabbers or combines syllables
    • Understands object permanence

    Emerging Skills (half of kids can do)

    • Cruises while holding onto furniture
    • Drinks from a sippy cup
    • Eats with fingers – Still working on this
    • Bangs objects together

    Advanced Skills (a few kids can do)

    • Plays patty-cake and peek-a-boo – Peek-a-boo, yes.  Not patty-cake
    • Says “mama” or “dada” to the correct parent – Nope
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