So I’m so late in posting Sawyers 10 month update, that he will be 11 months this week so we’re just going to call this Sawyer’s 10/11 month update cause mama can’t get it together.
You guys, this child is a different baby than he was a month ago! I don’t even know if I can call him a baby anymore. He is mister independent getting into absolutely everything and keeping his daddy and I on our toes 24/7. Sawyer has always been a very snuggly little guy, but not anymore. The only way he will even sit on our lap these days is if we’re bribing him with puffs ;) He did start giving nice wet open mouth kisses this month, though, and nothing melts me quite like that. It’s so funny, if you ask for a kiss, he starts with his lips puckered, but the closer he gets to your face it turns into a nice open mouth drool fest and I can’t get enough.
He crawls so darn fast and pulls up on everything. He will stand independently and has taken one step solo on a few occasions, but I still think we’ve got some time before he’s walking! (at least I’m hoping…crawling is exhausting enough!)
I don’t even know where to begin with all of his little quirks. He loves to dance, or as we call it, the tummy thrust. If a song comes on that he likes he does this thrust & bob with his tummy and it is absolutely HYSTERICAL! Sawyer loves to share everything. He will hand a toy to me, then take it back, then give it to daddy, and the cycle continues over and over and over. It cracks us up. But don’t ask him to share his food. He will pretend he is going to give it to you, but as soon as you get close to the bite he puts it in his mouth so fast you’d never even know it was there!
He is eating everything. We call him our little moo-moo because if there is any food around he wants it. We can’t eat anything without him looking at us, mouth wide open, waiting for a bite. His favorites are cheese, yogurt, black beans, and strawberry chickpea pouches from Target. He downs those in a blink of an eye.
We’re still breastfeeding but the days are numbered. I’m nursing him in the morning and before bed, and he has transitioned down to 2 bottles during the day with my mom. I’m going to keep pumping twice a day this week, and next week I’ll go to once a day and then I’m officially breaking up with my pump! Lord almighty I can’t wait to be done pumping. My supply is basically nothing, and I’ll only pump 4 ounces a day now, so he gets a bottle mixed with half breast milk and half organic whole milk. We called our pediatrician to ask if it was okay to give him whole milk in his bottles and since he is only about a week from 11 months, and eating a very full diet she saw no problem with it as long as he isn’t sensitive to dairy, which we knew he wasn’t based on his incredible consumption of cheese and yogurt J
I would definitely talk to your doctor and get the okay before starting any whole milk, because the general guideline is “not until after one year” but Sawyer is eating breakfast, lunch, dinner and 2 snacks as well as nursing a few times a day, so she said there really was no need for a milk substitute as long as he was drinking his sippies of water and taking in 700-1000 calories a day. However, our child is addicted to the bottle so he still get a little milk with his meals.
We don’t have any real words yet, you can ask him where mama is and he will look, and where daddy is and he will look but he has yet to call either of us by name. He does say “mamamamama” and “dadadadada” but we’re pretty certain it’s just baby babble.
Our little guy had 2 more teeth break through up top, and I think he has another one up top coming in. Teething is the pits. He has been such a great sleeper since we sleep trained him at 6 months, but when teeth are breaking he doesn’t sleep well at all and it’s like The Walking Dead up in our house.
I say it each month, but this sweet baby is my entire life. I didn’t know I could love so hard and deep until I met him and it’s both heartbreaking and incredible that he is going to be ONE in just a months time. I am biased as hell, but just look at this cutie, HE IS THE SWEETEST MOST ADORABLE BABY I’VE EVER SEEN! And I’m pretty sure I’d think that even if he wasn’t mine J
As a bonus- I have to share the difference between football seasons...it makes me tear up inside!!
Raider Game at 8 weeks
Raider game at 10.5 months. Next step, college. :(
Thank you all so much for following along our first 11 months of parenthood. xo
Until Next Time,