Life With a Baby – 11 Months Old!!!!

11 months old

How oh how is my baby almost 1 year old?! Where has the past 11 months went? I mean seriously, it has gone so fast! We are in the process of planning his first birthday and in high mode buying decorations, meal planning and all that beautiful jazz! 

Clay is officially 11 months old, wow! He has such a personality, it is for sure contagious! He is one shy little man but once he warms up he is all about laughing, hugs, kisses, and having fun! I think he is shy because his dad and I both are a little shy at first, so it comes naturally to him!

Clay 11 Months

SO What is NEW: 

Absolutely in love with his Pal Scout by LeapFrog – when you push a button and Scout starts talking he just smiles ear to ear.

I bought this Minky Chenille Blankee for Clay before he was born, he now uses it for his security blanket, at naps and such. I bought it from Bebe Bella Designs – you can buy it here.

Macaroni and Cheese is his most favorite food by far! Clay just goes to town eating it. He also loves anything with potatoes, cheese of all kinds, and crackers. He can be picky with his foods, but when we find something he loves it is a winner in our books!

He is really using his Vtech Sit to Stand walker. He isn’t walking on his own, but getting very close. He will push this walker around to get to where he wants to go!

Sleeping is getting a lot better finally! He isn’t eating at midnight, he can sleep through the nights now. He still tosses and turns and needs soothed a few times through the night but it is SO much better than before. You can really tell he is changing in his sleep. He might sleep 9-10 hours a night.

As for naps he normally takes 2 naps a day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. He does wake up around 5:30 or 6 am, we haven’t got him to sleep in yet. In time I hope we reach that!

He is really very needy lately, crying when you sit him down. He is going through a growth leap and that all those mixed emotions he is having are totally normal from what I read.

 

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Clay is 10 Months Old – What has he been up to?!

Our baby is almost 1 year old! Clay 10 months

My oh my what an amazing past 10 months this has been! Yes you could say their have been MANY sleepless nights, a few tears, lots of laughs, many kisses and hugs and tons of snuggling! I can’t believe our little prince is 10 months old! Where has the time really gone?! I do stay at home with him, so I get all the love and fun with him each day, which is nice! Some days he might be having a bad day, and I want to pull a few of my hairs out, but at the end of the day I wouldn’t want it any other way! 

What Has He Been Up To: 

Clay 10 months old Clay is crawling like crazy still, he is so fast! He is standing up on things and walking! Not quite able to walk alone, but I know it is in the near future!

Favorite foods are: Cheese, Mac n Cheese, Mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, graham crackers, and any kind of crackers. It is so funny cause when I was pregnant I craved mashed potatoes like crazy and ate cheese all the time!

 VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker LeapFrog My Pal Scout

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His favorite toy: is his Scout Dog by Leap Frog or the VTech Sit to Stand Learning Walker! He is using the walker to get around and play with all the fun buttons! He just loves it, and I am so happy!

Favorite Things to Do: He is a boy who loves to be outside! Whether it is taking a stroller ride, playing on his swing, or just walking around looking! He loves nature, it is one way to calm him down if he ever gets upset. Just step outside and it is like he is at peace!

Shy: Clay is a little shy to people, including family members! He is always open with Adam and I but everyone else it always takes a little time to warm up. He has a really good poker face to family members, it is pretty cute! After maybe 10 minutes or so he warms up and is ready to play!

Weight and Height: Last time he was at the doctor he weighed 21 lbs, he was at 75th percentile in height, and 90th in head. He is doing really well and meeting all the milestones like he should!

Thank you all for stopping by and reading and seeing what he has been up to!

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Update on Clay and His Salt Wasting CAH

ClayI thought it might be nice to do a little update on Clay and how he is doing with his diagnoses of Salt Wasting CAH (congenital adrenal hyperplasia). I don’t want to back log all that happened, you can read it by clicking the link above to see what originally happened at 1 week old.

CAH is a genetic disorder. A group of genetic conditions limiting hormone production in the adrenal glands. Congenital adrenal hyperplasia affects a child’s normal growth and development. Although it can be life-threatening, most people with it can lead normal lives with proper treatment.

Clay has been seeing his endocrinologist in Wichita every so often, and she is teamed up with his pediatrician, so they both are aware of his condition and work together. It is so nice to have doctors who are taking really good care of him to ensure he is growing properly and thriving! We know how serious his condition is, and it is imperative that he sees the doctors regularly to ensure he is doing good.

Salt Wasting CAH

Clay is doing amazing, he is growing good and responding well to his hydrocortisone and florinef, and is in the correct ranges of his potassium and sodium, and other levels. With salt wasting it is hard for them to maintain proper levels of potassium and sodium. The potassium is normally high and sodium is low, so with the help of the medication it helps level him where he should be! To check his levels he gets blood work to look over potassium, sodium, renin, and other important levels that are affected by the condition. 

He has been able to start tapering off his florinef which is amazing, and they up’d the dose of hydro as he has grown and it is based off his height and weight!Our specialist has said he is doing an outstanding job, and just keep doing what we are doing! He is growing and meeting milestones like he should, and all is looking well! That is such a huge relief for us, as we know it is life threatening and it is so important he stays in the correct level ranges!

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Now with Fall and Winter coming we just have to be careful with germs. If he gets sick his body doesn’t fight off things the way ours does, and he may have to go in to the hospital if he gets the stomach flu. We have not went through that yet, but we have his shot to give at home in case that happens and know the steps to take in a situation.

We are praying for healing everyday over Clay, and we know how strong God’s hands are upon him! He is one healthy strong little fighter, and we couldn’t have been blessed with a better guy!

I know a lot of you ask about Clay, so I wanted to do a quick update on what is going on! We don’t go back to the specialist till November, which will be nice! She loves seeing him, and we couldn’t ask for a better doctor than her!

 

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Clay is Officially 9 Months Old! Where Has the Time Gone?!

My Baby is Almost A Year Old! 

CLay 9 Months

Man oh man, our little Clay is growing up so quick! I can’t believe today he is 9 months old! The time sometimes feels to go slow and others at warp speed! He has brought us so much joy it isn’t even funny! He loves to laugh and do silly things to make us laugh, I think we will have a fun little guy on our hands!

So, as for his health, he is doing amazing. He was diagnosed with salt wasting congenital adrenal hyperplasia at one week old and we almost lost him. It is a genetic disorder that he was born with, and came as a shock to us. He has to be on medicine for the rest of his life and we have to be very careful if he gets sick. But, with God on our side Clay has been doing amazing. He is thriving, and that is so good to see! His sodium and potassium levels have been in the right range at the last few appointments. We are just keeping a close eye on him and making sure all is well. He doesn’t have to get blood work or see specialist for five months which is amazing!

Family Time

What Has He Been Up To These Days

  • Clay is loving meat, yogurt and cheese. Those are probably the three things he loves the most to eat! 
  • He is saying mommy, daddy, hi, bye, oh, and a few more words.
  • He will wave hi and bye at times when he feels like it! 
  • Loves to play peek-a-boo. 
  • Clay will get behind a chair and try to peek around to see daddy sitting in it, to scare him! It is so cute! 
  • Still working on walking, he stands up on things really well while holding on.

So that is all for now, make sure to stay tuned for the next update!

 

 

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Clay is 8 Months Old Today!

Clay 8 Months Old

Wow another month has come and gone, and Clay is officially 8 months old today! He is growing so fast but I love each day and watching him master new milestones! He is such a fun little guy and keeps us laughing and on our toes for sure!

Some New Milestones: 

  • He is sitting up by himself, he doesn’t need us helping him anymore with that! 
  • He is still crawling like crazy, and slowly acting like he wants to start standing while holding on to things. 
  • He said mom, momma the other day. It was so cute! 
  • Clay is mastering eating himself, he can feed himself a bit easier now. 
  • Drinking out of a sippy cup pretty well! 

8 months

Some things He is Enjoying: 

  • He loves to fake cough and then laugh about it. That is my favorite thing right now, he is so funny!! 
  • Scout is still his favorite toy, he loves hearing him say his name, it truly grabs his attention quick! 
  • Peek-a-boo is a fun game him and daddy play nightly together. 
  • When you make the roar sound to him he just loves it and giggles and smiles. 
  • His favorite snack is the sweet potato puffs, he just munches them right up. 
  • Still a bit shy when he first see’s someone, then after a bit he warms up and will smile and interact! 
  • He seems to love going to stores and shopping, he loves just looking around and seeing people and fun things! Hopefully that lasts as he gets older! 

 

We celebrated Adams first Father’s Day yesterday, it was so fun! He is such an amazing daddy and he deserves to know how much of an amazing dad he is! We went to the zoo on Saturday and then celebrated Father’s day with his dad on Sunday!

I hope you all enjoyed this update, and had a wonderful weekend! 

 

 

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