11 months sure snuck up on me! With Viv's birthday in November, then Christmas, and then Rowan's 1st birthday quickly approaching this winter seems like it's moving at lightning speed...which is fine by me! Rowan continues to be the happiest little guy. He's currently getting his top two teeth and has been battling his 100th cold it seems like. He's had a goopy nose for the last two weeks...but otherwise seems to be feeling fine...so it's hard to tell if it's his teeth causing the issues or he is in fact sick. He did develop a little cough so I did take him to the doctor to get tested for RSV. He came up negative thankfully, but we went home with a nebulizer anyway. Naturally, the day after his appointment he seemed to be on the mend....at least his nose doesn't seem to be running as much as before. He's well into 18 month clothes and we've been stocking up for our upcoming trip to Florida next month. He's still in size 4 diapers and weighed 22# 7 oz at the doctor's office last week. He's eating 4 containers of baby food a day in addition to three 4 oz bottles and various 'toddler' food like puffs, yogurt melts, and crackers. A new study was just released stating that it's better for babies to be exposed to nuts earlier than 1 year old (as opposed to previous recommendations). So I mixed in some powered peanut butter into his yogurt today and so far so good!
He is officially crawling and after he learned to crawl he immediately started pulling up on stuff. We frequently have to get after Viv to leave him alone as she knocks him over all the time. He's not cruising yet but loves to stand. I now have to pick up Wrigley's water bowl to keep him out of it. He loves to play with his bowls and makes a beeline for them whenever I put him on the floor. He's discovered a few new sounds, one being rolling his 'R's'. He sounds like a little motor boat and also uses this sound when he gets upset and fusses....but it's much more high pitched when he's upset. He takes one solid nap in the afternoon usually anywhere from 1 pm to 4 pm. Sometimes I will lay him down in the morning too but most of the time we are in the car running errands so he will take a short nap in the carseat.
He continues to be a joy!