Eleven months

After ten months of all round gummy smiles, Alexander is finally sprouting teeth - two bottom front ones, to be exact. This little boy is such a tough cookie; he did not fuss once and I only found out after the teeth had cut through. Hooray! The boy has teeth! Can you see?
Mealtimes have become a truly messy affair now as he insists on feeding himself, and as you can imagine, most of the food ends up on the floor (much to Frankie's delight). While he is very uncoordinated with a spoon, he is great with finger foods and even manage to have a slice of toast all by himself in the mornings - which means I get to enjoy breakfasts with him.

He loves looking at other babies, and is especially curious about the ones who are younger than him. There are a couple of really wee babies at our local playgroup that he loves to touch. He doesn't have much finesse in his hands so he mostly ends up grabbing or poking them! Eeeks. 

We have been hanging out at the playground lately so he can watch the older kids. We go down on the slide together and he loves sitting in the baby bucket swing while I push. Stu and I bought him one so he can swing in our own backyard. He loves it so much, especially when Stu or I are swinging next to him.
Apart from that, not much else to report, except he is still a giggly, constantly squealing ball of energy who has completely captured my heart. And oh, isn't it crazy how he'll be one in a month?!

34 Responses to Eleven months

Ellie said...

Alexander is adorable, his little fingers and his eyes are too cute :3

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

What a cutie! This is an exciting time!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Anouka said...

You're so lucky to have this cute, healthy and happy little man in your life!

Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

He's so cute. Precious times!

Jane said...

oh my goodness. he is adorable. and i chuckled at the frankie comment re: food! i bet she knows just where to wait around when alexander is eating! :)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Cutie pootie. I love that he's just now getting them. My poor girl sprouted at 4 months.

lisacng @ expandng.com said...

What a cutie! They just get cuter and cuter! Love that he loves other babies. And it is so fast how they grow and are 1 already!

Tina Bradley said...

You have a beautiful son! Of course, I'm not telling you anything you don't already know. :) Hugs on your day! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Leanne Barnett said...

Gorgeous!!

Rose said...

Alexander is so cute! He looks mature for his age. ^^

My Jamie has 5 teeth now and love eating. It is the most fun time when they are experimenting with food and stuff. :)

orchid Miyako said...

Oh,ADORABLE Alexander is 11 months old; Yes, we can see his lovely little teeth♡♡♡ It is heartwarming to read the joy mother can have through raising baby, Trishie♪
Please Take Care not to have a cold both of you(*^_^*)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

MaysaAndSunshine said...

Look at that face and those chubby hands. Time sure flies by like a jet plane. How awesome you don't have to deal with teething and wake up 10 times per night. It was an exhausting experience for the whole family.

kidgranny said...

So cute! & what a tough little cookie! That's wonderful that he didn't get too fussy with his teeth growing in!

Sharon D said...

Oh, he's such a sweetie! I could hug him all day ^.^

Ananka said...

Wow not long until he's one! This year has flown in! He's so cute and has a lovely smile :-)

Kelsea Echo said...

It's so funny (and cute) how badly they want to try everything themselves - feeding, for instance! And great, of course. :) What a cutie! Bet you have something cool planned for his very first birthday!

Beauty Box said...

I love your updates about Alex...he's growing into a little boy eh? Sounds like he's a good eater too ;)

helen said...

SO CUTE!!! loved watching him grow up through your posts :) my daughter is turning 11 months soon too! she, too, is pretty late when it comes to sprouting teeth. still no signs of them over here! i hope she'll take it as well as your little man did :)

burntfeather said...

This is lovely especially all your little descriptions of him, he sounds like a super lovely soul! and how lucky to have a baby you didn't even realised was teething :) :) What a champ!

azurachan said...

Cutie!!! Toothing can bring so much drama for babies. Luckily your boy didn't get involved with toothing drama. Lol!

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

How adorable is he. Look at those cheeky smile and curious pair of hands. This is an exciting time for you and your baby, enjoy it as much as you can, as they grow up so fast. Hope you are enjoying the rain today Trishie.

Blessings,
Aida

My Garden Diaries said...

OH my goodness!!! HE is a doll friend!!!! He just gets cuter every time I see him! I can not believe he will be one!!! Happy weekend lady! Nicole xoxo

Meg Kernaghan said...

What a gorgeous little one!

d i ▲ n n e said...

He is sooo cute!!!

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jo said...

He's so adorable! This is the best time, Trishie!

xo Jo

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Hi! I am LiLi! said...

Such a cutie.

Motherhood is love.

rooth said...

Oh teeefs! And he's such a smiley little one

Midnight Cowgirl said...

So adorable, and how exciting his teeth are coming in :)

monique said...

How cute! He looks very happy and so sweet!

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

So adorable! x

Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

Aw, what a trooper! And such an adorable one at that. Very cute pictures:)

Enara Girl said...

Very sweet!

Amy @ Elephant Eats said...

I can't believe he's already almost a year old! Seems like you just had him :) What a cutie.

Mandy Webb said...

Oh gosh. Time flies!! He's such gorgeous little boy x