Sunday, August 29, 2010

11 months...and a big surprise!

Yes, you read the shirt correctly. Dexter (my now 11 month old baby!) is going to be a BIG BROTHER. It was a very big surprise to mommy and daddy! We have an appointment on Wednesday, Sept 1, to find out our due date. We are nervous and excited...we were planning to wait a little bit longer before trying to have another baby! =)
This weekend, we went to Clay County to take Dexter to stay with my parents and sisters...wearing the shirt that announced the big news. It didn't take any of our relatives very long to guess the meaning of the shirt. Needless to say, there were hugs and squeals and tears all around. This new baby is going to be very loved and spoiled by all.
My sweet little 11-month-old is such a happy and well-behaved baby! He wakes most mornings with a smile, bouncing up and down in his crib...and even throwing his cuddly stuffed animal friends overboard to entertain himself until mommy comes into the room to get him out of bed. He is taking 2 or 3 naps a day, and sleeping through the nights most nights. If he does wake up in the night, all I have to do is give him his pacifier back, and he will go right back to sleep. (I dread having to take that little lifesaver away...we only use it at bedtime, so I am not in a huge hurry, especially with the new little one on the way!) He has 8 teeth, and knows how to use them! He is eating more and more table foods and less baby food and bottles. We will be trying to wean him from the bottle in one month! Wish me luck! He loves to play with his truck and tractor that make noise, and he likes for mommy to build towers of blocks so that he can knock them over. He says "Mama" and "Dada", although I am not sure he has realized what that means just yet. He is wearing 18 month clothes and size 4 diapers...big boy! The "big brother" t-shirt is actually 2T, and I was sad to realize that it wasn't really all that much too big. He is growing up so fast...I am loving every second of it.

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