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Wheels and Doors

on December 9, 2012

So, I wrote the post below about a month ago. I forgot to hit publish, whoops. Enjoy!

My soon to be 11 month old LOVES wheels and doors.  Stroller wheels, cart wheels,luggage wheels etc are all prime targets of his interest.  The only items that can hold his interest as well are doors: closet doors, front doors, etc. Swing forward, swing back, swing forward,swing back.  Needless to say, stuffed animals are of 0 interest at the moment.

AS you can also tell due to the length between posts, we’ve been extremely busy. We were hosting Claire’s friend and her family from England. They toured LA for a week and came to Vegas for another week of fun. The interesting part was seeing JJ interact with the 18month old and 4 year old for extended periods of time.

He’s had play dates with older children before, but it was always fairly short and pretty controlled. Spending extended periods of time with these kids taught him to be more creative…AKA be bad.  Instead of sitting and eating his meal without playing, he learned to start playing as well as how to throw his food.  No fun for us. Kids will be kids!

  • NEW SKILLS: playing with wheels by turning them continuously; using one thing, say a donut ring to hit another thing; paying attention to being read to; opening and closing doors; watching limited TV; feeding himself
  • FAVORITE ACTIVITIES: exploring and crawling still
  • DIAPER SIZE: 3-4s
  • CLOTHES SIZE: mostly 12 months now. He can fit 9 month bottoms, but he has to have 12 month and up tops. 
  • WORDS: Ma ma. Sometimes ba ba, but mostly mama now.
  • DROOL: None
  • DANGERS: Shutting the door on his fingers; getting accidentally stepped on (hasn’t happened yet)
  • SICKNESS/RASHES/ETC: None
  • SLEEP: Great. Planned nap at 1 PM – 3 PM and then sleep from 8 PM-8 AM.
  • FOOD: Claire is still pumping and will probably continue until at least 1 year old. His main meal consists of boiled frozen vegetables blenderized followed with a bottle of milk.  We also share our meals with him in bite sized nuggets to give him a taste of everything. He hasn’t really rejected anything and seems to like most all of it at the moment. He doesn’t seem to like sour/tart things.
  • TRAVEL: We just took our 2nd airplane trip with JJ.We flew to Oakland for a friend’s wedding. The flight there was easy as he was asleep. The flight back was tough as he kept climbing on the passenger next to us and wanted to be played with. The hotel situation was easy as he slept on schedule and slept in a hotel-provided crib.  The tough part about traveling with him is the amount of stuff it takes and his nap gets in the way sometimes. Other than that, he’s pretty travel-ready.
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