So let's start with November:
- Superman stayed with his first real babysitter so hubby and I could go to a movie. It was fabulous! Then a couple weeks later the babysitter came back and hubby and I went to the Blazer's game. It is so nice to have a babysitter that we can count on.
- I found out that I am pregnant with baby #2 and Superman is going to be a big brother!
- Superman started to teeth his molars this month. They wouldn't come in till the end of next month, but the pain lasted all month long.
- We ditched the bucket seat and Superman is now in a convertible seat. He is a growing boy!
- We headed to Kansas City for Thanksgiving. It was so much fun to see Superman play with his cousins. We also went and got family pictures taken...they turned out great! The only downside to the trip was having to fly with a little one that really just wanted to get down and play and not stay seated in our laps. Thank goodness for direct flights.
- Teething is driving me insane and causing Superman so.much.pain!
- We started two new traditions...going to the Oregon Zoo's Zoo Lights and Portland International Raceway lights. The Zoo Lights was super cold, but a whole lot of fun. Superman liked the lights more than I thought he would, thus making the experience that much more enjoyable for us. The lights at the raceway were also a lot of fun. We tried taking Superman out of his car seat so he could see them better, but he just wanted to play with the door. So I put him back in his car seat and angled his mirror so he could see them. It worked out great. Next year he will be big enough that I can flip his car seat around to be forward facing just for the trip around the track.
- Christmas time was so much fun! We went and cut down our own tree. It was so blistery cold, but it is a tradition that I love. Decorating the house confused Superman at first. He wasn't sure what to make of it all. Christmas day was also a lot of fun. He loved all the paper and the boxes....oh the boxes! He loves his new toys, but for a while he just wanted to play with the wrapping. We also went over to my husband's aunt and uncle's home for Christmas dinner and he got to play with his cousins. I find it fascinating how much he wants to play with the big kids (although he did have some love for his cousin that is 4 months younger).
- He has begun to throw everything! He throws things out of his crib, out of his play area, and food onto the floor. We are trying to ignore the behaviors that we don't like, but it is so hard when he throws food onto the floor with two hungry (they would say starving) dogs in the house. We started putting the dogs upstairs while he was eating, but that is a big pain. The thing that seems to work the best is just taking the rest of the food away and saying "all done". If he isn't done? He reaches for the food and we help him eat by giving him one piece at a time. Hopefully he will give this fun new game up soon!
- Superman has 2 new teeth! The two top molars have poked their way through...finally! The one on the right poked through on Christmas eve and the one of the left on Christmas day.
- Superman is SO.CLOSE to walking independently. Prior to Christmas he had taken a couple steps independently, but not without a lot of encouragement. On Christmas morning he was leaning on a box on blocks and all of a sudden just let go and stood on his own. He fell when I started to freak out, but since then has stood independently many, many times.
- S is beginning to feed himself with a spoon. We have to put the food on the spoon, but he takes over from there. Needless to say meals have gotten a bit more messy, but I love that he is becoming independent!
- He helped me put his toys away! Tuesday night my husband was about to bring him up for his bath and I asked him to help me put the blocks in the bucket. After watching me, he began to throw some of the blocks in too. Once we were done, he took a couple out and threw it back in, probably because we made such a big stink every time he threw one in.
Superman turns 1 on Sunday. I can't believe it! This year has gone by so quickly. I have changed so much in that time, I hardly feel like the same person. I am going to take some time this weekend and write Superman a letter for his first birthday. Check back on Sunday to see it!