Mark A. Carlson

We’re officially 1 month out from Cam turning 1. I are unable to imagine it. 11 months with the sweetest small soul. It is been anything and far more. As a new-ish mother of 2 sometimes I have to remind myself that I’m a mother of 2 and that I have a son now. When you are in the thick of it, the working day-to-day grind, you can completely ignore that this is your life. 

New at 11 Months

After 10 months strike, almost everything accelerated. He’s climbing up the stairs (climbing every little thing I must say), babbling far more, pulling up on almost everything and just about anything, walking with us keeping just one of his arms, and he’s even taken up to 6 measures by yourself. I can see him going for walks for his birthday. I assume we were in the thick of a 10 thirty day period rest regression and just significant leaps simply because he was a crabfest for a superior 3 weeks. He woke up a single working day as the happiest, silliest boy and we had been like, “there’s our satisfied boy.” Now that I feel about it, I don’t forget Harper likely by way of a thing similar at the very same age. Cam’s also consuming anything and anything. His urge for food has grown greatly. We did not working experience this with Harper, so it is all pretty new to us. Not likely to lie, we’re loving it, lol. 


Naps are obtaining superior, but still not excellent. He essentially took a 75 moment nap yesterday, but that’s scarce. I’m not stressed about it far too considerably considering the fact that his agenda makes it possible for for it and he finishes up likely to mattress earlier, which is wonderful for us mothers and fathers. He’ll do everywhere from 30-60 mins, two times a working day. 


If you adhere to me on Tales, you noticed me point out Cam going on a nursing strike. Guy, that was an emotional roller coaster. I think it lasted 3 times. He would nurse high-quality in the early morning and then boycott it for the relaxation of the feedings. I was pressured and manufactured guaranteed to pump to enable with my offer (which was this sort of an inconvenience, specially when you haven’t carried out it because the early days). I nonetheless really don’t know what the lead to was, but a few points popped out to me. He might have been underneath the temperature (though it wasn’t anything at all severe), he could have been going via a leap and was additional fascinated in solids, my breast milk style could have improved because I was ovulating and then ultimately got my time period for the 1st time given that receiving pregnant.  I seemed this up and it’s pretty substantially a factor. In situation any other mamas are reading through this and possibly likely by means of something identical, cling in there. Infant is familiar with what he/she is carrying out and will allow you know how to transfer forward. We are however nursing 4x day, but feedings are a whole lot shorter following his nursing strike. He’s also eating a ton additional solids, which is what he prefers, so we’re jogging with it.   

Awake Time

We’re doing a established time of 9am for his 1st nap and then doing 3.5-3.75 of awake time before his 2nd nap. Then he’ll go to mattress concerning 6-6:30pm. The male is all about the position these days. We truly had to get him a playpen, so we have a harmless house for him if only one particular dad or mum is house, we’re cooking, or if we will need to use the restroom. He did not really like it at to start with, but he’s finding utilized to it daily. He’ll whine, but then we’ll refocus his interest on something else to invest in far more time. We’re having extended stretches daily. We did not go as a result of a significant crawling stage with Harper, so this is all new to us. He legit is in all places and the 2nd you take your eyes off him, he’s finding into some thing else or making an attempt to stand and wander on his own, lol.


Cam experienced a number of tough evenings slipping asleep although he was likely through his 10 thirty day period slumber regression, but we’re back again on observe. It can take him about 10 minutes to fall asleep and then he’ll slumber via the evening until eventually about 6am. We just lately switched his snooze sack from this a single to the Dreamland weighted sleep sack. I was hoping it would assistance him nap longer, but I never assume we’ve seen a ton of alter. It is heat more than enough for winter season, so that was yet another explanation we switched. 

Eczema Update

Cam lately had some eczema flare ups. I feel it has to do with the temperature alter – we went from 80 degrees to 40 right away. He’s also been eating diverse meals, so probably that’s contributing to this breakout. We are nonetheless applying our 3 component concoction from Dr. Aron (extra on that in this article). We haven’t stopped it totally simply because Cam proceeds to get eczema right beneath his ears on his encounter. We do not typically use it wherever else until he has a flare up. Long time period we might see a naturopath and get him examined for food allergic reactions to see if we can get to the root cause. 

Favorites at 11 Months

Playpen – Tried out my best to obtain something small. It is huge, but they do have smaller ones. We’re making use of a foam engage in mat beneath. Has a tiny doorway. Cam is slowly acquiring used to it and it aids that Harper enjoys being in there, lol.

Mary Ruth’s Infant Vitamin D Drops – Been working with this considering the fact that Cam was an infant and keep forgetting to share. Flavorless and I just place it in his food.

Jenni Kayne Slippers – Dear, but Cam wears these daily. Quick to get on and off and easy for him to stroll in.

Dreamland Rest Sack – We just switched about to this. Really like that it is for winter season and the further excess weight is super cozy.

11 Thirty day period Schedule

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

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

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

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