Our little Lando is 11 months old now, just a month away from a full year of life. Kinda hard to believe. We had his checkup right before we left for the DR and he was about 27 1/4 inches long and 20 lbs 14 oz. He is walking using one hand for balance and cruises all over furniture. He doesn't seem to be interested yet in trying to walk by himself but I'm sure it is in his near future. He says "ma ma" and "da da" pretty consistently but "da da" is definitely his favorite to say. He also this week started to say "pa pa" which could be his interpretation of Papi (the dominican name for a dad). He drinks out of a sippie cup but its not his favorite yet and we have switched his "bobo" (pacifier) and blanky time to only when he is getting ready to sleep. We hope to have him weined of his bobo by a year or a little after and his bottle by 15 months. We'll see how that goes.
He is such an incredible baby and we enjoy him so much everyday. This summer will be a little weird as we will see him less throughout the day because we'll be working with teams...but my best friend Yajaira will be watching him 8-5pm Monday-Friday and that's just as good, in my eyes, as us being with him. She's an incredible woman.
Anyway, enjoy the photos of our growing little man.
Chillin' on our balcony
Lando and his "cheesy" smile
Doin' his new trick, feeding himself (thanks to Grandma Braisted)