January 28, 2016

11 Months

Well, Brandon is now eleven months old!

We've had a couple of big milestones this month so it's pretty exciting!

Brandon had his first Christmas!  Obviously he didn't really understand what was going on, but he loved having his Brayley grandparents, two sets of aunts & uncles, and some older cousins to hang out with.  He even spent his first night away from his parents since he and Andrew went with my parents to their house the night before Aaron and I joined them for the holiday week.  And on Boxing Day, his first two teeth finally broke through the gums.  It seemed a little on the late side for them to arrive but I seem to be blessed with good teethers so I can't complain too much!  And then of course Brandon had his first New Year as well.  That was a big week for this little guy!

I'm writing this a little late, but as of his eleven month birthday, Brandon had taken up to four steps in a row.  Well on his way to real walking.  He is so proud of himself every time, and always has a big smile on his face as he falls into our waiting arms.  He's also mastered the ability to crouch for a toy and stand back up without help.

Brandon is in kind of a weird place with his naps right now.  He sometimes sleeps in until 7:30 or 8:00 in the morning (yay!) which means he's not ready for his morning nap until around 11:00.  On a good day he sleeps for two hours, and then he's not ready for his second nap until close to 5:00 pm.  And sometimes he just decides he doesn't want that one at all.  And whether he takes that (short) afternoon nap or not, he's ready for bedtime at 6:30.  I think we're nearing the end of the two-nap era.  Now if only the boys would nap at the SAME time...

We're looking forward to celebrating ONE YEAR with this amazing boy in less than a month!

New things for Brandon this month:
First night away from mom and dad
New Year
First Steps

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