PHANEROO \fan-er-o-oo\Greek: to manifest in word or deed.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Griffin is 11 Months

So much personality and independence! That's what this stage is all about for Griffin. He is pulling up to his feet. He crawls everywhere and right into the middle of the action. He grins from ear-to-ear when he captures our attention. He plays peek-a-boo and gives the biggest giggle when we say "Boo!" So much sweetness! He likes to give me big sloppy open mouth kisses right on my mouth (Mmmm!). He leans his cheek against mine to give and receive hugs. I'm lovin' every minute of that.

Griffin still has his moments with struggling with food, any food really. He is still gagging on textures. His favorite baby foods, or at least the ones that don't induce gagging and vomitting, are pears, sweet potatoes, and sometimes sweet peas. He still can't tolerate fruit puffs, crackers, goldfish, etc. And he gets choked up on juice from a sippy cup. I'm sure we will be working on all those things in speech therapy after his evaluation in late April (and still no words or babbling, but I know that'll come too with a little bit of help). I'm trying to enjoy the closeness of breastfeeding and trying not to rush through it or become too anxious about his feeding issues. I know those sweet bonding moments will be gone before too long and I will miss them.

Griffin is such a precious gift and a bundle of luv!


Staci said...

just because I KNOW you love this question....when is the next one comin'?
Or the one I get all the time - Are you all done? Or Are you having any more???
I just say "I don't know" and watch that look of shock on peoples faces!

Can't believe all that hair Griffin has! and love Lily's glasses!

Emily said...

Staci, my two all time favorite questions are "Don't you guys own a TV?!" and "Don't you know what causes that?" Yes, I love getting all those questions, especially from complete strangers. I usually say "We're leaving it up to God." That usually leaves people speechless because no way are they gonna argue with that one. LOL.