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Charlie {month 11}

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Charlie is 11 months old!  How is it possible that he is nearly 1?!  It was quite a month for Charlie.  On his 10 month birthday, he got an ear infection and started antibiotics. And it just wouldn't go away, so he was literally on antibiotics for the entire month.  Fingers crossed we are finally over it. Despite the ear infection, it was another big month for Charlie.  He hit some new milestones, smiled and laughed at our antics and started exploring even more. Charlie is starting to try and climb on top of and under things.  Recently, he has been crawling under his bed and back out.  It's so funny, especially when he goes under and comes back out when he has to lay his head sideways and slide out. He is opening and closing cupboards in the kitchen.  He has learned to throw his paci out of his crib so we come back in his room at night or during naps.  When he is done playing and causing trouble, he is the sweetest boy.  He gives the biggest hugs.  The kind where he rests his…

Charlie {month 10}

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It's a big one, Charlie hit double digits - 10 months on the 22nd.  It was a really good month.

By far, the best part of this month is Sydney and Charlie's growing relationship.  It's been incredible.  Charlie follows Sydney around everywhere, and wants everything that Sydney is holding or playing with.  He just loves her.  And Sydney has been so patient and loving back.  She gives him hugs and kisses, laughs when he climbs on her, and is even tolerating the hair pulling.  She is the sweetest big sister.
There have been a few other big changes this month.  Charlie's personality is starting to shine through as he grows out of the baby phase and into the toddler phase (tear!).  He also started eating a lot.  One day when we were in Tahoe, all he wanted to do was sit in a highchair and eat, and he hasn't looked back since.  At his 9 month appointment he was 16lbs, 9oz (9th percentile) and at 10 months he was 18lbs 8oz (20th percentile).  He is a much pickier eater th…