Thursday, March 29, 2012

11 months

 
Joel now has a total of seven teeth {four on top & three on the bottom}.  As a result, he pretty much gave up having anything to do with baby food this month, with yogurt as the one exception.  He will eat anything.  His favorites are cheese, bread, rice, peas, corn, puffs, goldfish crackers, and cheerios.  When his current can of formula runs out, we're going to try 2% milk and see how he does.

Joel's first St. Patrick's Day...celebrating our Irish heritage...
Cocoa puffs for breakfast in the high chair that belonged to my sister & I when we were babies :)...
 Wearing Daniel's old cowboy pj's...
We love to play outside in this nice spring weather :)...
We rearranged some furniture this month, moving my office space out of the nursery and into Dan's office, a couch from Dan's office into Daniel's bedroom, and Daniel's old kitchen set into Joel's room.  Three words...He loves it.  Every time we put him down in his room, he crawls as fast as he can to the kitchen and starts banging pots and pans and "cooking" with fruits and veggies.  Too cute!!
As you can see from that picture, we moved up to a size 4 diaper this month...another sign he's growing up  :(  Another favorite past time is closing doors.  If we leave a bedroom or bathroom door open, Joel thinks it's his job to close it.  It's so funny to watch him learn and grow!  Joel will be moving out of his baby tub into the big boy one soon.  We could have probably made the transition already, but that is one step closer to him not being a baby, and I'm not quite ready for that yet.

Joel was baptized this month back home in the church where I grew up, we were married, and Daniel was baptized.  It was a special time as he shared his special day with his cousin, Griffin {six weeks younger}.   We celebrated with all of our families at church and then lunch afterwards with individual mini cakes decorated with crosses {Thanks, Mom & Dad}!  This picture doesn't do them justice, but they were so sweet and delicious :)
We also celebrated my mom's birthday.  I wish I had pictures to share, but she's not much for being on the other side of the camera. It was nice to spend the weekend with family to celebrate the best mom and grandma anyone could ask for...even though we're so many miles apart!  However, these boys don't mind taking pictures...this is by far, my favorite one from that weekend :)
We started this week with a trip to the pediatrician for a fever, coughing, and runny nose.  He's had the cough for a while, but when the fever came on over the weekend, we felt it was something more.  Long story short, he has an upper respiratory infection and needs breathing treatments through a nebulizer until the wheezing and fever are gone.  I am glad we got him to the doctor before it got worse...we didn't pick up on the wheezing at home...so thankful for doctors with the knowledge to treat sick babies and make them better.  We are praying for a speedy recovery and that this isn't the onset of asthma, following in the footsteps of his dad and brother!!

We decorated for Easter last week, and Joel loves the plastic eggs.  I gave him his own little basket to play with, and he sits for long periods of time dumping them out and putting them back in.  I'm hoping to take some spring/Easter pictures this weekend if weather & health permits :)

I am awestruck...the next time I update, Joel will be One. Year. Old.  Where has the time gone!?!?  Happy 11 months to our sweet baby boy :)

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