Wednesday, April 4, 2012

11 Month Update

I could not wait 4 more days to update...


Once again another month has flown by and Kai is 11 months! Since the last update, he has been doing extremely well. He really hasn't had any doctors appointments surprisingly, besides when I took him in for his rash on his cheeks and hands which ended up being Slap Cheek or Fifth Disease. Not a huge deal, just ended up being really uncomfortable for Kai and all we can do is apply oils, ointments, creams, lotions etc. to relieve the itchiness and discomfort.



He has turned into quit the thumb-sucker as well! Its actually very cute, but takes a bit of a toll on his delicate skin on his hands with all that saliva! Speaking of saliva, he is off is Prilosec! It's definitely a good thing, however his saliva may be slightly acidic because he still has a bit of acid reflux, but not nearly as bad as before. He is still eating about the same amount of solid foods (3 times a day) and same amount of formula and seems to be growing well! He's around 19 pounds and not sure how many ounces and last time he measured in at 28 inches long!








With RSV season coming to an end, we've been taking Kai out more with us for simple errands and family activities! We recently went bowling and while it seemed loud and overwhelming for Kai, it was still nice to be out as a whole family and have a good time with each other. Here are a few shap shots...





There is no doubt Kai has been and will continue to develop as any other baby should. He's picked up clapping and will clap while you sing "If You're Happy and You Know It..." or just in random spurts. He loves to play the Bongo drum as well.


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Also, I am happy to say he can officially crawl! At 11 months nearly 8 months adjusted, he's crawling! We are truly so proud of Kai. He is such a strong little dude!

1st attempt...
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Almost there...
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Got it down...
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Here he is playing with his cousin Sadie...




 And Kirra...


And Bath Time...



That will be it for now! As you can see he has been super happy and progressing in so many ways! Thanks again everyone for all your love and support!



6 comments:

Angie said...

He is doimg so well!! Excited to hear he is crawling. All my three are still working on rolling anf will be 11 months soon. What bath seat is that?

Marcie said...

Crawling!?!?! Wow! That kid is amazing! So glad he is doing so well. I can't believe all of these babies will be turning one soon!

ashley sihler said...

Thanks Angie! Three has to be hard to juggle! I just peeked at your blog (now following) and I will go back and read on. I can't believe so many of us have preemies nearly the same age!
I got that bath thingy on Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Papillon-Baby-Bath-Ring-Pink/dp/B0047RX2DO/ref=sr_1_1?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1333664102&sr=1-1

I like it, but I know it's not for everyone!

ashley sihler said...

Thanks Marcie! I know...1...everything has gone by so fast yet seems like has gone on for years!

Angie said...

do they have to sit up alone to use it? I cant find something that works for us, so hard to bathe them. right now we have the inflatable tub to tough!

ashley sihler said...

Yes, Angie, he has to sit up on his own. Its difficult at times because I have to hold on to his arm when he gets really excited so he doesn't slip, but I feel like this will be better for him in the long run so he is comfortable and confident in the tub without using an actual seat.
But with 3...I'm not sure! :)