Cy: Eleven Months

My little boy, This month, you have really started to seem like a little boy. But you'll always be my baby. You are so eager to explore everything. You love to open and close doors-the linen closet, the play kitchen, the bathroom door, the kitchen cabinets. You love to stand at the kitchen cabinet and try to dump out all my Nespresso coffee pods. You are so good at figuring out how things work. You watch me do something, then you try to do the same. After I cleaned your ears, you … [Read more...]

Cy: Ten Months

Sweet little man, This morning, you were pretty fussy. So we took your pictures with your Lovie-a soft square of giraffe print fabric that the Allen Birthing Center sent home with you when you were born. You've always loved to feel soft fabric; even as a tiny newborn giving you an edge of blanket to hold would help you calm down and relax. Now whenever you get your Lovie, you put your thumb in your mouth right away and hold Lovie in your other hand. As you're falling asleep for a nap or … [Read more...]

Cy: Nine Months

Cyguy, The name of your game this month is move--go, go, go! I could not get one picture where you were laying still looking at the camera. You love to move. Getting your diaper changed is your least favorite thing ever because you have to lay still (and my least favorite because it's SO hard to get you to lay still!) You are crawling faster and faster, and getting your knees underneath you more often. You are pulling up and standing always and everywhere. You are starting to occasionally … [Read more...]

Cy: Eight Months

My little Cy guy, You are on the move. Crawling everywhere faster than I think you can. You mostly still have an army-style tummy crawl, but sometimes I see you thinking about getting your knees up underneath you. You are so determined with your crawling--if I take something you shouldn't have away from you and set it on the other side of me, you just crawl up and over my legs to try to get it. You are not deterred by a barrier. You have also started to pull up on anything you can. You love … [Read more...]

Cy: Seven Months

Dear Cy, Each month gets more and more fun. You have such a sweet personality. We love you so much. This month was the dreaded sleep-training month.¬†After you turned 6 months old, we started teaching you to sleep in your own crib. We chose a Wednesday night to start. The first night you did great. The second night was the hardest, you were awake and fussing/crying off and on in the middle of the night for an hour and a half. Then you fell asleep, but only for a bit before you woke up … [Read more...]