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Paul Thomas: Things to Remember, Month Eleven

First things first, you may recall that at our last check-up with the pediatrician at month 9 the doctor was concerned that LP's head was growing too quickly.  A few weeks ago we headed back to their office to have Paul's head measured (6 times by 3 people- can we say overkill???) and everything is fine.  Apparently they "must have underestimated his head circumference at an earlier appointment."  Dr. C said to me several times, "I hope you weren't too worried about this all month," to which I replied "not really, no- I'm not a big worrier."  Which is, strangely, and all of a sudden, true.  All of my life I've been a worrier and have the insomnia to prove it, but about LP I don't worry so much- I've been trusting my instincts and it turns out that they generally lead me in the right direction....

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So on to month eleven.  Paul and I have always loved the fall, in fact 3 years ago tomorrow we got married, 2 years ago we bought our house, and almost one year ago we had LP- seems like big things happen to us in the fall.  This year we've been spending lots of time enjoying our little family. 

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1. At 11 months LP still isn't quite walking but he IS climbing stairs and starting to try to stand without holding onto anything.

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2.  He loves animals- all kinds.  When we went apple picking he was fascinated by the goats and the chickens and at home he's obsessed with the dogs.

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3.  He also loves food.  There's nothing that he won't eat or attempt to eat.  He's figured out that he can use his front teeth to bite and loves to chew on crackers and other things.

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4.  He's into everything- quite literally. A  new favorite game is "pull all the books off the shelf."  He also loves to stand next to his toy box and pull each toy out one at a time.  He inspects each one and then throws it on the floor before picking up the next toy.

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5.  LP is learning to give kisses and to wave bye-bye.  If you ask him for a kiss he'll lean his head up against you- melts my heart every time!

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6.  He's also learning to open and close things.  He's realized that doors can be opened, and that boxes have lids and might have things hidden inside.

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7.  He's also learned to clap and thinks it's hysterical when we clap with him.

8.  Little Paul is going from being a baby to being a little boy- the cutest little boy ever, of course!


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