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Eleven Months

October 26, 2011

Jasper is eleven months old now (two days ago)

-His favorite things are his pointer finger (which he unholsters at every opportunity ) and a sort of floppy elliptical hello/goodbye wave which he reserves for objects both animate and not. He’s a real friendly sort.

-He is perfectly happy to be abandoned with strangers. This is weird because his brother is fairly certain that all strangers belong to a secret club called “Get James”.

-He is working on his communication skills. When he is well napped he says “up”, “that”,  “more”, and  “all done” (often while doing the sign for “more”) to communicate his needs. When he is not well napped, he bellow-screeches and you better hurry up and guess.

-He is learning to hold his own in the siblings arena. When he gets up in James’ business, James will scream and swat at Jasper and Jasper will then bellow-screech and go for the eyes.

-Jasper sleeps through the night. Sorry, I just had to write that down to see what it would look like if it were true. Let’s try that again. Jasper sleeps no more than two or three hours at a time, and for most of that time, he is slung across my rib cage. It’s like I’m pregnant again except the fetus is twenty six pounds and CAN actually kick me in the face.

But complaints aside, his nature is pretty much summed up in the above photo.


6 Comments leave one →
  1. October 26, 2011 9:28 pm

    Great photo, Claire Bear. What a little chucklebelly!

  2. Jean permalink
    October 26, 2011 9:55 pm

    Hope that finger is unloaded. What a pal.

  3. MomC permalink
    October 26, 2011 11:14 pm

    Look at those chompers! And what a grin. Wishing you . and Jasper . . . a long and uninterrupted sleep . . . . (is he walking along furniture now, or just standing in that picture?)

  4. tom permalink
    October 26, 2011 11:19 pm

    hey – happy 0.917 years big guy!
    re: the short sleep periods though, i dont know what the big guy’s diet is like, but our bigger lil’ monkey’s sleeping periods lengthened considerably once we added formula into her diet, especially in the evening. might be totally inapplicable to yous, but since i dont know and it might help – here it is 🙂

  5. bakerjac permalink
    October 27, 2011 4:17 am

    So my baby isn’t the only one not STTN? I’ve got it better in that Elena prefers to sleep snuggled up in my armpit, instead of on top of me. On the other hand, she nurses every 45-75 minutes all. night. long. Good thing they’re cute, eh? 🙂

  6. judy permalink
    October 27, 2011 8:54 pm

    He is so adorable and his looks have changed since the wedding! I love reading your posts Claire.

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