Eleven months old? No way!
In the past month Noah has changed a lot. He has two new teeth sticking out, he says the word "hi" with a bit more regularity and purpose, and on December 16th he took his first official steps. He is not walking by any means, but he can take one or two steps (usually towards me!) when he really wants to. He continues to be great at waving and clapping, loves music and dancing, and wants to be with the big kids when possible. I'm also happy that he is still a bit of a Mama's boy - still looking to cuddle with me pretty regularly!
Despite his sleep problems and the fact that he must be very tired, he remains so smiley and sweet. He is really a charming, happy boy. He is not strange with strangers but also has favorite people that he loves, including Grace, regardless of how she treats him. He increasingly tries to emulate exactly what he see her do, and his actions indicate that the wheels are turning fast inside that little head of his.
I can't believe our baby is almost one year. I hope to treasure this last official month of his babyhood, because I know that someday soon I will really miss these sweet baby days. Today's pictures feature Pops' old cell phone (which I put through the wash by accident so it no longer works) and the TV remote control. It still looks like he's going to be a gadget guy!
Scenes from his first week in America...
*Note: the sleep study went well. He had a terrible night so they should have gotten a lot of good data. And when it was all over, he was still smiling! We are really hoping his surgery gets scheduled for next week or ASAP.