Friday, January 6, 2012

11 Months

The countdown begins...

Asher turned 11 months on January 1st and I had to catch my breath.  Eleven months means we're 31 days away for having a one year old.  Thirty one days away from celebrating his birth, a year ago.  Oh.My.Goodness.  Time flies when you're having fun.

I'm going to save the mushiness for the next post.  This one will be the facts, straight-up. Enjoy!

11 Month Stats: - No doctor visit

Weight: Near if not over 20lbs
Length: Growing
Overall Report: Look out world, we're on the move!

Eleven months is full of sounds and activity.

Movement: He's crawling at the speed of light and walking with the help of his riding/pushing truck and furniture (I learned this is called furniture surfing.)  We even call him "Spiderman" because we'll catch him walking along the walls.

Sounds: Asher is starting to form words, real words and his little voice is adorable! He'll say things like light, all done, dog, on and off, nana (banana), hat and that.  He even mimics the "ouch", "stop", and "eh, eh, eh!" commands that Austin and I use for dangerous situations or things that are off-limits.

Boundaries: Little man continues to test his limits, all the while looking to see what we will say and do.  He knows that certain things are off-limits and will sometimes respect the boundaries and other times, blow right past them.

Our Favorites: At this stage some of our Asher favorites include he knows how to give kisses and is learning hugs, he LOVES his bath time, he's developed a little man quality about him where he becomes very serious about his play and learning, zeroing in on the task at hand.  He also has taken a liking to music.  He even has a few dance moves!  Let's just hope he got his daddy's rhythm.

Our Challenge: We've decided to begin our discipline routine with Asher, setting boundaries with him based on certain things and behaviors.  I'm not referring to spanking or timeouts but more so commands and intentional conversations.  Yes - we realize he's only 11 months.  We noticed at a very young age that Asher was very aware of his surroundings so we thought we would try this out.  It works well for him.  As mentioned above he's aware of certain boundaries we've set and he's already pointing to things and saying "eh, eh!" or "oT!" (hot!/ouch!)  So everyday is filled with commands and learning but we're hoping that this sets a foundation for years to come...ha ha, I'll let you know how that works out!

Most of all, we adore this precious face.  His smile melts our heart every time.  And man, this picture reminds me he's becoming less of a baby and more of a BOY!