Tuesday, March 29, 2011

eleven months.

don't worry, i'm not gonna get all mushy on ya & go on & on about how crazy it is that there is less than a month left until my baby turns one.  i'm actually beyond excited.  is that weird?  parker gets more & more fun everyday & even though when i find stray newborn diapers in the back of his dresser i do have to stop a minute to say "aaaaaaaaaah" i honestly don't miss the newborn days.  i loved them, i enjoyed them, but i wouldn't for a second want to go back.

eleven month old parker is the best parker yet.


this little boy is so silly.  he is so playful & funny & does things just to make you laugh.  his favorite game at the moment is "where's parker?" in which he covers his tightly closed eyes with his fists, whisks them away, & then giggles when you say "there he is!"  yeah, it's peek-a-boo, & it's adorable.  a few of the shots above back me up on this.

he self-entertains like a champ & will just go from toy to toy to activity to activity all day long.  but, of course, he prefers you to play with him & i don't mind a bit.  his favorite thing to do is to work on his walking thing... you know, the thing babies push down the hall when they're learning to walk.  and i say "work on" because he kinda looks like a little mechanic, opening & closing the lid, putting in & taking out toys, pushing the buttons & then rechecking everything again.  he takes it very seriously.  he is getting really good at assisted walking, but it's hard to tell how close he is to taking off.

he is down to one nursing session a day {early morning time} & usually takes about four bottles of formula a day.  he usually eats three meals of solids & will eat just about anything.  if he hasn't made some growth improvement at his next check-up then i don't know what else to do.  we are packing this kid full of food 24/7.  but i think he has grown.

here he is all growed up to eleven months.
{compare previous monthly pics here.}


parker loves music & bounces up & down to dance.  his favorite word is "mama" but he frequently says "dada" & "baby" too.  he throws the occasional tantrum when he doesn't get what he wants, but then again, who doesn't?  he is super attached to his blanket & loves snuggling with it & sticking it in his mouth.  he initiates wrestling & loves to crawl & climb all over you.  he went on his longest road trip this month & was a champ while he rode fourteen hours each way to utah & back.  while on this trip, he cut his sixth tooth but it was no big deal.  he had his first overnight slumber party away from mom & dad this month when he stayed with grandma & grandpa & was absolutely perfect.  he is so loving & affectionate & gives great hugs & snuggles & will come crawl to you just to sit in your lap.  he is super funny & will repeatedly do things if they get a laugh.  he still freaks out when sam comes home & becomes his little shadow for the rest of the evening.  he loves his baths & would stay in the warm water all night if we let him.

he is sleeping from about 8:30 pm to 8:30 am & wakes up once around 5:30 to nurse.  he seems to be transitioning to the one nap a day schedule but i am still fighting for that second nap.  he is still wearing size four diapers, eighteen month onsies, & 6-12 month clothes.

and he is still so darn cute.


love this kid.

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30 comments:

  1. What a cutie pie! How exciting! My baby is almost 3, so I do miss those days, even though I enjoy him now. Anyways, again adorable baby.

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  2. I'm working right now, but just pop-up to see you. Then saw those cuties photos, p-ray's facial expression is one of a kind, love it. Well, gonna read it tonight (my time), now gonna get back to work... ciao!!

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  3. Such a handsome little guy! His hair looks dark in his eleven month shot, was it wet or is it that dark?

    Are you planning his party yet?

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  4. Such a handsome boy, and great photos! I love how you do your layout! Do you do it in Photoshop? Happy 11 months!!!

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  5. i really feel like i've been watching him grow up. it's so cute. :)

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  6. Adorable! He has gorgeous eyes.

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  7. Wow! That last pic is stunning! He's a beautiful child! I was like you as well: I cherished the newborn months, but was super excited about that one year mark (and beyond)!

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  8. Happy 11 months! What a cutie!

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  9. Aw, so cute! I know Brayden is going to be one before I know it.

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  10. Oh he is such a cute little guy! Love his eyes and love those pictures of him playing peek-a-boo! TOO CUTE!!! Seriously...too cute!

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  11. He looks bigger!!! Go Parker.

    You just wait till he walks... sigh.

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  12. Happy 11 months gorgeous! Oh those rolls are so good!!

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  13. I love the one where he looks like he's eating something...because that's exactly what the dudes look like! :) Happy 11 mos friend!

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  14. What a cutie, I love his eyes!

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  15. I love watching Parker grow and to hear how happy you are about him getting older because it makes me excited for what's down the road (but not too excited...trying to enjoy each stage). :)

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  16. Hi Amy!! I have a question, I love all your images on your blog, it obviously has a lot to do with you being an awesome photographer but I was also wondering, which version of photoshop do you use. I am wanting to buy it and on their website there are SO many different versions its overwhelming!

    Thanks! :)

    p.s. Happy 11 months Parker!

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  17. Love these photos!! The one with the sock monkey is SO cute!! :) He'll be walking soon enough...and you'll never slow down!

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  18. I'm one of those moms who hate the newborn stage, and yup....now is when it gets FUN! 11 Month Parker is to die for CAAA-UTE!

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  19. Yay for 11 months!! He is such a cutie. Do you plan on having a little party for his 1st birthday?

    The Sweetest Life&hearts.

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  20. 11 months is very exciting - love his little montage but the last photo is the cutest!!

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  21. Cutie! One month to go!! I love how you do those monthly photos with the sock monkey, I'll have to remember that!

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  22. P-Ray is looking more and more like (Asian) you! He is so adorable. I love reading these updates :)

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  23. He is so adorable!! Love these photos. Getting sooo big!

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  24. he is so adorable! i love that he plays peek a boo and entertains himself. finn never does anything like that...i'm a bit envious!!

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  25. All the pics are great but that last one is amazing!

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  26. 9 months to 18 months are my FAV, every minute is so cute!! Enjoy it and take lots of videos and pics. They grow way too fast!

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  27. He is SO cute!!! And ftr, the second year is a lot more fun. :)

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  28. my fav parts of this post: his chubby thighs in pic 1, his raised eyebrows in pic 2

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