11 Month Update | James

I CANNOT believe that my little boy will a year old next month. 

Here's what he's been up to this month:

11 Month Update
He got to hold his little cousin Charlotte! He didn't quite know what to think of it - he kept holding his breath the whole time.

11 Month Update
He LOVES his little cousins. If I tell him that Reina/Emily/Charlotte is here, he has to stop nursing and confirm. :D

11 Month Update | James
Sitting at the table like a big boy.

11 Month Update | James
Helping Daddy with a project.

11 Month Update | James
He is very interested in anything mechanical.

11 Month Update
I have a series on my Instagram stories: #ThePlacesIFindJim -- James is much more adventurous about climbing on things than Helen was. I find him is some pretty funny places...


  • He's signing! Early this month he finally figured it out. He uses sign language for "more" (see THIS video) and "milk" - it's nice that he can communicate his needs a little better now. 
  • He also shakes his head no to be silly. I'm not sure if he knows what it means, but he knows he'll get a smile from Mom... 
  • James has gotten SO cuddly. And I adore it. Helen was never a very cuddly kid, so I'm savoring this. Sometimes, after his early morning nursing session, he crawls over to Reuben to get his daddy cuddles. And sometimes he cuddles after I take him to task for something...already learning how to get out of trouble by being cute. ;)
  • He isn't walking yet! Reuben and I predicted that he'd walk by Christmas, but he's taking his good old country time. He stands briefly and balances. And he's pretty good at using a walker (see THIS video). But he's pretty resistant to walking on his own. 
  • He smacks his lips just before nursing or eating. It's so cute. 
  • Still in size 4 diapers. 
  • He's wearing 12 month clothes.
  • He weighs about 21 pounds. 
  • His sleeping schedule is basically the same as last month: he has 2 naps a day (one in the morning, one in the afternoon), and he usually goes to bed around 7 and wakes up around 6. Ew (I'm not a morning person).

So there's Jim's 11 month update! I can't believe that next month will be my final monthly update for him! :(


  1. I love your #placesifindjim!! So cute and funny. Ezekiel (1 on Feb 18) has been taking steps for a few weeks but doesn't like to show off. It's so shocking to us though, because my first two walked at 12 months and this is way earlier. Who knows when he'll decide to really take off though!

    1. So glad you enjoy my little series. :) Wow, Ezekiel and James are so close in age! That's so exciting that he's starting to walk.


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