Friday, February 27, 2009

11 Months



It's still so hard to believe we've reached 11 months on this cold and snowy Friday, February 27th. Our baby boy is looking more and more like a little boy and less and less like an infant. :sniff, sniff: I'm sure I'll always be astonished by the overnight transformation.

Brighton Lee now has 6 teeth and it looks like 2 more may be coming in any day. We had our very first introduction to solids, but we don't care for "baby" food. We pretty much jumped right into finger foods--banana, carrots, crackers, etc.

If you missed the post earlier this month, was also our very first unassisted walking across the room. But I have to also say that we went straight to running. This kid is lightening fast and fearless, like his older brother. If you missed the first video of him walking, be sure to check out a very short video clip HERE. It's short, but you can at least see how excited he is about walking.

Brighton loves to race us up the stairs. If he ever catches us having forgotten to put the gate up, he makes a run for it. But since he can hardly contain his giggles, we figure it out quickly and the race is on with him squealing and laughing up each step.

He also loves to play with cars, bang pots and pans, and sing. Yes, I said SING. Just wait 'til I catch it on video. It's astonishing!

These days he mimics our every word, so it's hard to tell when he's actually talking to us or just repeating the phonemes he's heard and rehearsed. Either way, it's "talk" and he knows it. He can say just about any word if he hears us say it first. Amazing! The words he regularly says, though, are "daddy," "play," "yeah," and "Hey!" But I cannot count the number of other words he's said this month. He babbles on unbelievably. I'll try to catch it on video this month.

Brighton is a dancer, too. He loves to dance to music whenever it comes on, but he also just dances when he gets in the mood. He has amazing control of his leg muscles and if there's no music, again, he'll just sing. He's magnificent to watch!

We are oh so blessed by this little toot. It's wonderful to witness our three "babies" play together each and every day. Brandon and Brayla are both still fascinated by their little brother and they love that he's now learning how to play WITH them. And, of course, now Brayla is talking about me "pushing out another baby" just as soon as possible. :deep breath: ...don't know that we're ready for THAT yet! LOL

I'll put a "10 month" collage below that you can click on to see each image larger. I'll also upload a video clip below the collage of Brighton playing with a car this month. It's short, but so telling. :)

Thanks for visiting and be sure to leave a comment for Brighton's baby book!



And now for the car video clip:



3 ♥ thoughtful comments ♥:

Brittany said...

Wow, it seems like just last month he was born. Time sure does fly!

Momma Miller said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels that way!! It's all going by so quickly.

♥ bfs~"Mimi" ♥ said...

Oh, my. He is really growing fast, happy, sweet, loving being a little baby boy-toddler-baby-baby. My arms are empty! Sniff.

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