Thursday, March 10, 2016

Month 11

I don't know if I should feel sad or excited or melancholic about Benjamin turning 11 months today. These months have gone by so fast, yet some days were never ending... enough of that, let's talk about what he is up to!

He has figured out how to stick his finger up his nose. And in the last week or so he has become quite independent at dinner, he wants to hold the spoon which translates to: we end up with food all over ourselves. Yes, yours truly included.

His little temperament has erupted over these last few days. If gets a hold of something he shouldn't have (like the TV remote or the saline solution bottle, which by the way he has figured out how to unscrew the cap off it) and you take it away from him (even if you give him something in return), he throws a mini temper tantrum. He turns red and yells and everything. He also gets impatient, like if you are changing his diaper and don't pull the dirty one out fast enough, he starts pulling at it and screaming at you. Same with the bib after dinner. Same if you take too long to get him out of the car seat. Oh, the car seat... he has decided that he doesn't like it again. When you try to buckle him up he arches his back and starts to crawl out of it... we have to allow about 10 additional minutes (maybe more like 3) when we head out to fight the car seat battle.

His appetite is ever growing, he has started eating waffles and french toast and salmon patties as well as freeze dried strawberries and a sprinkle of masala seasoning in his purees. We are about to start eating more whole foods...

He has mastered crawling, he gets on all fours and takes off, depending what he is after, you can hear those little hands on the floor and his voice full of excitement. He also is slowly starting to clap more consistently and said "chau chau" regularly. When we pick him up from school, he gets in his car seat, looks at his teachers and waves at them! He is learning how to blow, so maybe, just maybe, he will be able to blow his first candle!

He says "Cali" which sounds more like "adi". Everyone else pretty much is "tata"... He throws the ball for Pellet and gets such a kick out of it - even though the ball only moves 4 inches. Pellet, who is the fetch king, grabs the ball and brings it back to Benjamin to throw again. They keep each other entertained for two or three minutes.

Of course all his pants continue to be short, some of them need the cuff rolled twice! He likes to take off his shoes and socks and apparently pants too.

He loves his Vamos Bebe videos from Disney en Espanol - he dances with the baby on the screen and waves to it and laughs along with it. It is probably one of the most adorable things to watch!

In one month we will celebrate his first birthday... it is crazy to think back that one year ago I was incredibly pregnant eagerly and nervously awaiting this little guy and how he is here with us and fills our lives with so much crazies, which we love!




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