Lincoln: 11 Months

Our little man is 11 months old. We are officially on the final countdown to one year old, and my heart can barely handle it. I swear he was just born yesterday, and really cannot wrap my head around how time can go as quickly as it does. Lincoln is so darn sweet you could just eat him up. And two seconds later, he will be knocking over a table or chewing on the cord of a lamp in the corner. He has us on our toes every second of every day, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Okay, maybe I wouldn’t mind if he didn’t knock over furniture, but then I guess he wouldn’t be the Linky that we all know and love!
Age: 11 months

Height: Somewhere between 31-32 inches. Pretty much impossible to measure him because did you know having someone try to gauge your height is the equivalent of cruel and unusual punishment? Just ask Lincoln 😉 So this puts him anywhere between the 95th-99th percentile. His growth seems to have slowed a bit, but he is still huge! Wearing mostly size 18-24 month clothing, size 4 diapers, and size 4 shoes.
Weight: 26ish pounds? To be honest this one is a total guess. Our scale died and I haven’t gotten around to replacing the batteries, but with how he eats I would venture to guess 26 is a pretty accurate number!
Milestones: He can walk behind his push and go puppy, but only if he wants to. Just this week I kind of put him behind and pushed him off, and he walked clear across the room, hit the wall, dropped to the floor and then crawled away like nothing had happened. He also has been waving ‘buh bye’ and gets so excited when he does it! Sometimes it requires both arms 🙂 Not much for talking quite yet, but we are working with him on mama and dada, and are pretty positive he has said buh bye.

Sleep: He is still our good sleeper. He goes down pretty much like clockwork at 7pm every night. He will often wake up crying around 9pm or so, which usually just requires us giving him his nuk and he goes right back down. He is still an early riser, up between 5-6am typically. Overall though, we still can’t complain about our nights. He also still naps twice per day, usually a 2-3 hour nap in the morning, and another 1-2 hour nap in the afternoon.
Best Moments: He is just a little ball of sweetness lately. He has a smile that immediately turns me into a puddle, and his giggle is so sweet and innocent that it almost makes me sad. Maybe it is because I know he will grow so quickly, and I am recognizing how fleeting these days really are. We have gotten to spend good amounts of time outside, and it is good not only for Lincoln, but for mom and dad, too. He would sit outside on someone’s lap all day just soaking in the sun and feeling the wind on his chubby little cheeks. We spend a good amount of time just daydreaming about this summer and how fun it will be watching Lincoln really start to discover the world around him and being outdoors. 
Worst Moments: The general act of keeping him out of trouble has been a source of frustration lately. He knows how to open the cabinets and drawers now, so he is constantly trying to pull out glass bowls, grabbing and pizza pans and cookie sheets, and trying to pull out makeup in the morning. He manages to get across the entire house and to the toilet to flush it in a matter of seconds, so fast it is scary. He is constantly trying to climb around everything meaning sharp edges. He has knocked over our end table numerous times, because he just can’t crawl around the thing when it is so much more fun to crawl through it. Sigh, I know these phases are short lived, but he really is so dangerous right now!

Eating: Food is his love language. It is still a little early to tell, but I have a feeling he is going to be my better eater. He loves any and all things sugary, and will pick up any scrap he can find on the floor. He loves fruit, lately we have been eating lots of blueberries, grapes, and strawberries. He will eat pasta until he is about to burst, and tried sloppy joes recently and seemed to eat quite a bit. Pizza is a favorite, which is no surprise considering that is a staple food group in our household. He does have a few things he does not like. Cheerios are just the worst, and he won’t touch them. He is somewhat picky with vegetables, however he loves steamed cauliflower! He isn’t the biggest fan of deli meats, and if it is offered he will take a few bites but then will leave it alone. 
Teeth: Six teeth! He did finally cut his front two teeth. His side top teeth are still much more grown in, but I am thinking in the next few weeks his silly little teeth will finally be balanced out a bit.
Likes: Food. Getting into all sorts of trouble. His favorite things to do are climbing over and under things (rather than around, which is the practical option), flushing the toilet, splashing in the toilet, climbing the stairs when mom and dad look away for two seconds, and carrying around the new plastic golf clubs that we bought for Jackson. He is really starting to enjoy playing in the toy room, and it is so nice to be able to put him in there and know he can keep himself entertained, even if it is only for a minute or two because he always gets distracted by things he SHOULDN’T be doing.
He is much more aware of what is on the television lately, and just like his big brother, he loves Wallykazam. Mickey Mouse clubhouse has become a big deal in our house lately too, both for Lincoln and for Jackson. It really never piqued much interest with his older brother, but lately that darn hot dog dance will cause Lincoln to stop dead in his tracks.

Dislikes: Diaper changes are his least favorite thing in the entire world, followed closely by getting dressed. We have started pinning his legs down during the process, which infuriates him, but it is literally the only way to get his diapers on. He isn’t a huge fan of being touched by his brother. Lately Jackson loves to give him hugs, insists Lincoln sit by him on the couch, and tries to hold his hand when we go on walks. And Lincoln wants none of it. Maybe it is his way of getting payback for all of the times Jackson pushed and hit him when Lincoln was little and defenseless?
Overall, this little guy really does not have many dislikes.

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    Sarah Shaneyfelt
    April 10, 2017 at 10:41 am

    He's getting so big!!! Cannot believe you'll have a one year old soon!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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    Emily: Three boys and a girl blog
    April 10, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Big boy!!! From 11-18 months has been the toughest for us. I hear you on getting into everything! Can't believe he will be one next month! It really goes too fast. I was much sadder when graham turned 1 than when jack did. Maybe Bc I don't know if he will be my last or not.

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    Life as the Mrs.
    April 10, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    Why does he look SO big sitting in that chair?! I can't believe our boys are about to be 1. He and Knox seem to be the same with food; that boys cries EVERY TIME I take any food away from him (AKA: He needs to stop eating.) Haha!

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    A Gal Named Al
    April 10, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Wow! He looks so much older than 11 months! And I feel him on the not wanting to be touched by brothers! I'm in my 30s and still don't want people touching me! Ha! Happy almost birthday to Lincoln!

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    The Girl who Loved to Write
    April 10, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    He is SO CUTE. And food is also my love language, so I feel like we'd be bffs.

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