Thursday, June 14, 2012

Noah is 11 Months Old!

Noah turned eleven months old today. I can't believe that the next time I do this he will be one year old already!! First up, his stats. He weighed in this month at 19 lbs, 6 oz (still in the 10th to 25th percentile), up 4 ounces from last month. He is measuring up at 29.5 inches (up to the 50th to 75th percentile now), up 1.5 inches from last month! His head remains quite large, with a measured circumference of 48 cm (up to the 90th to 97th percentile now).

We went in for his weight check a couple weeks ago and at that point, he weighed 19 lbs, 2 oz, the same as I had measured him at at 10 months. At that point, he had grown to 29.5 inches already. So, even with the weight gain from his nine-month check-up, his doctor was still concerned because he was dropping on the percentile chart. He wanted to run a bunch of blood tests to see if they could find anything that might be wrong. They also wanted to do a urinalysis and a feeding study to see how much milk he was consuming at a feeding. All of the test results came back normal, but the weight study revealed that he only took in about 2 ounces. Not good because the lactation consultant said he really needs to be getting at least 4 ounces per feeding. :( They suggested supplementing with some soy formula at mealtimes, with the thought that we might have better luck with him accepting the soy variety since it is sweeter. No such luck. They also suggested sneaking some avocados into his yogurt to up some of his fat intake. This has been working pretty well so far. Does anyone have any other ideas for fattening my baby up?? haha!

Below is the pic of Noah at eleven months, wearing the 12-month onesie. He was not a fan of getting his pic taken this month. Cranky boy did not want to smile for me. :( But look...his hair is growing! See that little curl over his left ear?? Aww. Though there isn't much on top, it's getting kind of long in the back and quickly approaching mullet status like his big brother's did around a year. We may need to get him set up for a haircut soon! He continues to be our super sweet baby boy. I swear he is the best hugger in the entire world. He squeezes tight, lays his head on my shoulder and holds on for the longest time. I love it. Ethan was never big on cuddling, but Noah is for sure!

Noah is still doing well in the sleeping department, snoozing for 10.5 to 12 hours straight every night. He has also continued with the same two-nap (1-2 hours each) routine this past month.

New foods tried this month:
  • Fish
  • Cake and ice cream!
Noah can seriously eat his weight in food! He also continues to nurse every 3-4 hours throughout the day. For breakfast, he normally eats a banana, some blueberries and some Multigrain Cheerios. For lunch, he has some peas and corn, a slice of cheese, a few slices of turkey breast, a slice of whole wheat bread, and a container of yogurt. I have started letting him drink some diluted white grape juice to help with constipation. For dinner he eats whatever the rest of us are having and normally packs away more than his big brother! He has been great about trying anything we put in front of him...except the formula. Sigh. Any specific suggestions for some higher fat foods for him? Most of what I prepare for Josh and me is low fat, low calorie food, so the kids are getting that too.

New accomplishments this month:
  • Walking with ease!
  • Waved to Daddy
  • Whining "mama!" when he needs/wants something
  • Cutting his top two front teeth
Over the past couple of weeks, he has been walking more and more and crawling less and less. He can cross the entire room with ease, handle turns and pretty much has it down now. He sometimes crawls when he is in a hurry because he is still faster on all fours. It still cracks me up watching such a tiny little man walking all over the place!

A few days ago he waved for the first time at Daddy! Josh had just arrived home from work and was waving at Noah and he waved back! Too cute. He loves greeting Josh at the end of the work day and always makes his way to the door when he hears those keys rattling.

It is definitely "maaaaaamaaaaa" that comes out of his mouth when he is in his highchair, wanting more food shoveled onto his tray. Haha!

Poor guy has been cranky for a reason lately. We noticed his top front teeth were cutting through the surface a few days ago. Oh the joys of teething!

Here is the pic of both Ethan and Noah at 11 months. They actually look pretty similar in this month's pic! I think it's the eyes...

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