Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Mommy-cation/Work in COLORADO

Last month, I had the opportunity to do some contract work for the firm I used to work for in Birmingham.  They needed me to travel to Ft. Collins, CO and finish shopping for and install accessories/artwork in a student housing development near Colorado State.  Make some extra cash/take a Mommy-break = WIN:WIN!!  The cool part is that this is actually a project that I did before I left the company and so it felt good to see the finished product in place without having to sweat to put it there ;).  Also - my sweet Mother In Law flew up to take care of Nolan while I was away.

Here are some pics of the finished project - 

Nolan at 11 Months


Weight: 21 lbs (According to our home scale)

Height: 29.5 " (According to me trying to measure)

Clothes Size: 12-18 month

Diaper Size: 4 (Just switched to Huggies Snug & Dry)

Sleeping Patterns: Nolan is sleeping through the night (8:00PM - 6:00 or 6:30AM) consistently now... he still wakes up occasionally in the middle of the night due to teething.  He is taking consistent naps now too - one in the morning for about 1-1.5 hours and one in the afternoon for about 1.5-2 hours.  He just started teething again in the last week and so he is waking up again in the middle of the night... sigh.

Milestones: Teething: We still have only 8 teeth but I think #9 & 10 will show up any day now.  Lots of drooling and waking up at night. Nolan is crawling and pulling up and will even stand for a few seconds without holding on.  Still no interest in walking yet.  Eating has really changed a lot this month... He really wants to feed himself most of the time.  He likes to pick up cut up pieces of fruit, scrambled eggs, peas, carrots, pasta & has even tried blueberry muffins.  He usually eats a few bites of meat from our plates too.  Nolan still babbles a lot but has really reverted back and is not really saying many words - I think he is too busy trying to figure out how to get into everything.  His favorite thing to get into this month is Daddy's closet... he likes to rearrange Daddy's shoes.  He can really understand a lot of what we are telling him now.  ("Grape" - his favorite food, "Ball" - his current favorite toy and "No" - and most of the time he listens :).  He still waves "Hello" and gives kisses on the cheek. He has also learned to make noise with his hand over his mouth.

Favorite Memory this Month:  Playing ball with Nolan.  He has a big beach ball that we roll around the Den.  He will go find it if we ask him and roll it to us... he is actually really good at it.  :).  Becoming such a little boy... We love you, Nolan!  Can't believe we only have one more month until a year.