Arrow 11 Months

I’m coming in only a few weeks late but here it is! My baby is 11 months.

What we have learned…you are quite the climber! You aren’t walking all the time yet (just taking a few steps) but you can climb onto the table and chairs. You can climb onto beds and all the things. You love to explore!

What we are enjoying…your smile and sweet nature. I love snuggling with you and how you lay your head on my chest still.

We are struggling with…slowing down time! I keep wanting to soak up all the time with you and your siblings.

Most exciting milestones…you are standing some and taking steps! You know how to go down backward from things but still need to be reminded.

Arrow seems to like…eating everything, standing, climbing, cars and toys, being held, music, and being included.

Dislikes seem to include…toys being taken from him, getting stuck in the high chair, being “sat on” by his siblings, and being left alone.

Sleep looks like…getting up usually once in the night to eat around 4-5 but then back to sleep. Usually waking up around 7-8. Still rocking a morning nap around 9/10ish and an afternoon one around 1-2ish. Totally rolling with all our flexibility.

He’s eating…all the things! He likes Annie’s bunnies, pancakes, pizza, and he eats whatever we are eating. He’s still nursing 4-5 times—working our way toward weaning. Still takes him about 10-15 minutes to eat.

At the last doctors appointment…he weighed 18 lb 13.5oz and was 29.25 inches long. His head circumference was 46cm.

Asher is 7!

  • Favorite Foods: Bananas foster pancakes
  • Favorite Color: Blue
  • Favorite Book: Books about war
  • Favorite Song: The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything by Veggie Tales
  • Favorite Movie/show: Octonauts and Paw Patrol
  • Favorite Animal: Dragon and a dog
  • Favorite sports: Basketball and tennis
  • Favorite toy: Model boats
  • Favorite thing to play: Legos
  • Favorite place to go: A cave
  • Job he wants: Officer in the Navy or a Captain
  • Place he wants to visit: Yellowstone or New York City
  • Favorite Bible story: David
  • Friends: Josiah and Jacob

What a year it has been! I’m happy to say that about a month after his birthday he got to visit Yellowstone! We filled that part out around his birthday and I’m just now getting around to finally posting this. I can hardly believe I have a seven year old who is going into first grade!

Asher, I see you as fun, adventurous, full of ideas, a great negotiator, constantly asking us to read you books, and you live up to your name as you bring such joy and happiness to people around you. I see you feeling all the big emotions and caring deeply. When we are out on hikes, in campgrounds, and out and about, I will often find you striking up conversations with all sorts of people. There are so many people I would not have met if you hadn’t said, “Hi! I’m Asher!” I’m so grateful for the ways you help around the house and see me when I’m sad. You bring such joy (and a few challenges ha!) to my life. I’m so curious to continue to see all the ideas you come up with and all the things you will do in life. Thanks for hiking with me in Yellowstone and going on an adventure together. You’re my favorite Asher.