April 22, 2024


Built General Tough



We’re formally 1 month out from Cam turning 1. I are unable to believe it. 11 months with the sweetest minimal soul. It’s been anything and much more. As a new-ish mom of 2 from time to time I have to remind myself that I’m a mom of 2 and that I have a son now. When you’re in the thick of it, the working day-to-working day grind, you can completely overlook that this is your lifetime. 

New at 11 Months

The moment 10 months hit, almost everything accelerated. He’s climbing up the stairs (climbing every thing I should say), babbling more, pulling up on anything and something, going for walks with us holding just one particular of his fingers, and he’s even taken up to 6 measures by itself. I can see him walking for his birthday. I feel we had been in the thick of a 10 thirty day period rest regression and just key leaps for the reason that he was a crabfest for a superior 3 weeks. He woke up a person working day as the happiest, silliest boy and we had been like, “there’s our content boy.” Now that I assume about it, I try to remember Harper going through anything identical at the very same age. Cam’s also consuming something and every thing. His urge for food has developed greatly. We did not expertise this with Harper, so it is all very new to us. Not going to lie, we’re loving it, lol. 


Naps are acquiring better, but even now not excellent. He truly took a 75 minute nap yesterday, but that is unusual. I’m not stressed about it way too much due to the fact his routine allows for it and he ends up heading to bed earlier, which is great for us mothers and fathers. He’ll do any where from 30-60 mins, 2 times a day. 


If you follow me on Stories, you noticed me mention Cam likely on a nursing strike. Gentleman, that was an emotional roller coaster. I feel it lasted 3 times. He would nurse fine in the morning and then boycott it for the rest of the feedings. I was stressed and produced certain to pump to support with my provide (which was such an inconvenience, particularly when you haven’t done it due to the fact the early times). I however don’t know what the result in was, but a few points popped out to me. He could have been below the temperature (while it wasn’t everything significant), he could have been heading by a leap and was much more interested in solids, my breast milk taste could have changed given that I was ovulating and then at some point received my interval for the initially time considering that receiving pregnant.  I looked this up and it’s really a lot a point. In scenario any other mamas are reading through this and perhaps heading by some thing identical, cling in there. Toddler is aware of what he/she is undertaking and will let you know how to go ahead. We are however nursing 4x day, but feedings are a great deal shorter after his nursing strike. He’s also feeding on a lot a lot more solids, which is what he prefers, so we’re jogging with it.   

Awake Time

We’re accomplishing a set time of 9am for his initial nap and then accomplishing 3.5-3.75 of awake time in advance of his 2nd nap. Then he’ll go to bed concerning 6-6:30pm. The male is all above the location these times. We essentially experienced to get him a playpen, so we have a harmless house for him if only a single mum or dad is residence, we’re cooking, or if we require to use the restroom. He did not enjoy it at initially, but he’s acquiring applied to it day-to-day. He’ll whine, but then we’ll refocus his consideration on a thing else to obtain additional time. We’re obtaining more time stretches day to day. We did not go via a massive crawling section with Harper, so this is all new to us. He legit is almost everywhere and the next you acquire your eyes off him, he’s obtaining into one thing else or making an attempt to stand and stroll on his possess, lol.


Cam experienced a several rough nights falling asleep while he was heading through his 10 thirty day period sleep regression, but we’re back again on track. It requires him about 10 minutes to tumble asleep and then he’ll snooze via the night time until eventually about 6am. We just lately switched his slumber sack from this a single to the Dreamland weighted rest sack. I was hoping it would enable him nap for a longer time, but I don’t feel we have observed a ton of adjust. It is warm adequate for wintertime, so that was a further reason we switched. 

Eczema Update

Cam not long ago experienced some eczema flare ups. I assume it has to do with the temperature change – we went from 80 degrees to 40 right away. He’s also been eating unique food items, so possibly that’s contributing to this breakout. We are however employing our 3 element concoction from Dr. Aron (a lot more on that right here). We haven’t stopped it completely simply because Cam carries on to get eczema appropriate beneath his ears on his encounter. We really don’t usually use it everywhere else unless he has a flare up. Extended expression we may see a naturopath and get him tested for food allergy symptoms to see if we can get to the root trigger. 

Favorites at 11 Months

Playpen – Tried out my best to discover anything small. It’s large, but they do have scaled-down kinds. We’re employing a foam play mat beneath. Has a small doorway. Cam is slowly but surely getting utilized to it and it aids that Harper enjoys getting in there, lol.

Mary Ruth’s Toddler Vitamin D Drops – Been utilizing this considering that Cam was an toddler and maintain forgetting to share. Flavorless and I just put it in his meals.

Jenni Kayne Slippers – Pricey, but Cam wears these daily. Simple to get on and off and uncomplicated for him to stroll in.

Dreamland Slumber Sack – We just switched over to this. Really like that it is for winter season and the extra bodyweight is tremendous cozy.

11 Thirty day period Routine

6:30am – wakes and plays in crib
7:00am – seize him, modify his outfits/diaper, and nurse
7:30am – awake time
8:00am – solids
9:00am – Nap 1

10:00am – wake and nurse
10:15am – enjoy/awake time
12:00pm  – solids/lunch
1:30pm – Nap 2

2:15pm – wake and nurse
2:45pm – participate in/awake time
4:00pm – solids/supper
5:30pm – nurse
6:00pm – bedtime