Cooper you are 11 months old!
-Started to stand from a seated position without holding onto anything, just for a second or two, literally the day you turned 11 months
-Have eight teeth, but we can see 9 and 10 coming in (the canines)
-Got your first haircut at the Shaggy Monkey in South Pasadena
-Stopped taking your bottle and use a sippy cup now. Bottle, you were nice while you lasted!
-Don’t cry for an extended period of time in the middle of night often, but will when something is bothering you
-Want every single toy your brother has
-Keep getting faster at crawling and never want to sit still
-Are obsessed with eating bread, but throw some other types of food to the ground when you don’t want them
-Show more signs of separation anxiety when I leave for work
-Are looking more and more like me!
-Still sleep pretty well. You wake up very occasionally in the night and need me, and sometimes you cry before going to bed, but not often
-Still love that morning AND afternoon nap
-Am pretty obsessed with the time change and light in the evening
-Am swimming in the evenings somewhat often. It’s happening!
-Am still reading Brothers K. I love it, but it sure seems to be taking me a long time to read
-Am feeling so thankful for family and all the ways they love me
-Am thankful for overall positive news about a family members’ health—the unknown in health situations is a scary thing
-Am thankful that God is bigger than all the things I do not understand about this world. It all just seems so depressing sometimes.
-Am trying to be thankful for uncertainty and the ways I can grow from it, not always fun
-Am trying to improve my communication with loved ones. It’s harder than I think at times.
-Am thankful for nights out with friends