Today I have an 11 month old son. CRAZY!
This time next month Jude will be 1 year old. It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year since we met this little man. It seems like only yesterday I was holding my soft gentle babe in my arms. But at the same time, I feel like we’ve know each other forever. I think I may cry when he turns one… but alas I have yet another month to mentally prepare for that.
So what does an 11 mo old babe like to do. Jude loves to GO! He’s always been very alert and desperately wanting to be mobile. Now that he’s a champion crawler there’s no stopping him. We’re on the brink of walking and I know it’s only a matter of time. However I don’t try to facilitate walking in any way in hopes he may never learn. Right now he can cruise around the room while holding on to furniture and on occasion stood without assistance. But only for a few seconds before he was overcome with excitement and hurled himself toward me. Over the weekend he discovered stairs and automatically knew how to climb them. Therefore, the safety gates have been put into action. He also loves to open and close things; books, cabinet doors,Cell Phones, Nintendo DS, the record player lid. He also loves all things music. Probably because he’s surrounded by it but we’re crossing our fingers for a musical prodigy! Jude also LOVES baths, being in water in general. He consistently crawls into the bathroom, stands by the tub and bangs on the side hoping we’ll give him a bath. I’ve taken him to the indoor pool a few times and of course he’s loves it. Maybe we’ll be luck and have a musical prodigy and an Olympic Swimmer on our hands! HAHA… we’re not living vicariously through our son already! He also loves going for walks. I think I’m already starting to wear down my stroller. We try to go for a walk everyday if the weather is some what compliant. We usually walk to the neighborhood park where Jude can swing and watch the other kids play. Finally, he loves to eat. According to the Dr. his weight is on the low end of the charts but anyone that’s seen him eat knows he can put it away. I think it’s a mix of high metabolism from his father and being super active. He still nurses 4-5 times a day, usually around sleeping. But when he’s not nursing he enjoys eating bananas, sweet potatoes, avocado, cheerios, peaches, yogurt and ice cream. Of course he eats other things but those are his favorites. No doubt he gets his love of ice cream from his father.
I’m starting to plan for his 1st birthday party. Nothing to elaborate just a bunch of people that love Jude coming together to celebrate my favorite little man in the world. So if you love Jude even 1/4 as much as we do… mark your calendar for June 27th… there’s going to be a PARTY!