We have eight teeth now. Two came through, just after the 10 month update. He is dribbling away again (Boo calls it dripping) so I imagine some more are making themselves felt.
This month we bought Baby G his first pair of shoes. I feel this is such a big event, I will be writing a post just on that but he is cruising around furniture and can stand unaided-usually with a remote control in each hand.
The babbling is at an all time high. We went to church on Christmas Day and he basically chattered through the whole Mass. Even the priest mentioned him in the Homily which I found both hilarious and embarrassing.
Baby G loves rough play on the floor. I usually am the one to come off worse from these episodes as he likes to playfully nip bite at the end of a kiss. I continually have little round wet patches on my legs and shoulders where he has left his little mark.
You can’t leave him for a moment. I nipped downstairs briefly and forgot to close the baby gate to go upstairs (not down). He was playing with Boo so I thought it was safe for a minute.
It was not safe.
He had climbed three stairs when I got back-obviously zoom-crawling when I left the room. There was a heart-in-mouth moment when he turned around to laugh at me and I did a slide across the room which I can only compare to a goal keeper stopping a ball. I rose triumphant though having got there in time. Only for G to turn around climb the stairs again and then turn around and laugh. I have learnt my lesson. The gate will be closed all the time now.
The main event this month though has to be his first, ever Christmas and what a lovely time it has been.
Both children have enjoyed playing with each others new toys and really liked having different family members around for meals and celebrations.
At Christmas time and, approaching the New Year, I can’t help but think of myself last Christmas. Heavily pregnant and daring to hope for a new bundle of joy in January.
Well he is here and. He and his sister really are the best presents I could ever hope for.
My boy is 11 months old.