My 11 month son:
1) is manipulative to the CORE!!!
He has learnt to pretend to cry so that mummy will come rushing to his side to see what is wrong.
It happened at 2 am last night when all of a sudden he decided that this was a good time to play! So he pretended to cry to be taken out of his cot, while I tried to pretend to sleep.
Who won the battle? With that whinning and (pretend) cough during his pretend crying, who do you think?
And last weekend when I came back from servicing my car (which was a good few hours), as soon as he saw me, he stopped playing with his grandma and started to pretend cry. YOu bet my reaction was to attend to him since I reckon my mum was tired. But as soon as I went over, he stopped and his eyes were not one bit shiny and he didn't look one bit sad.
2) has 4 teeth with one more along the way
Time for mummy to discipline herself and start getting him used to the fnger toothbrush more.
3) has outgrown majority of his PJs
Most of them have too short a top and the bottom only reaches up to his mid calf! Poor kid!
4) loves to empty things
I mean he can take a whole box of toys and tip it over so that everything comes spilling out. Then he will 'play mahjong' with the scatter so that everything goes under the sofa or at least 2 metres away from him. He must think mummy needs the exercise!
5) can stand quite steadily by himself
He is more confident standing by himself now and does it quite often. Whenever he does so, I cheer for him but he seems to look at me and say "No biggie, mummy!!! No need to cheer all the time!" But he stands only after he has used something to support himself getting up. He cannot get up from sitting position by himself yet.
6) has a weird way of getting up
From a sitting position of having both legs (knee to toe) on the floor, his right leg will come up to a squatting position but his left leg will still remain in the sitting position. Thus he is unable to stand up by himself without support. But when he gets down from a standing position, he knows how to squat first then sit! Hai, this boy!
7) is still a thumb sucker
No words required. Still trying to wean him off it. Reckon it has become a habit now more than a necessity before sleeping.
8) still loves to eat
At Tony Romas, I ordered a baked potato and gave ALL of the inside of the potato (that had no contact with the butter and cream) to him. And before that, he had a few biscuits already. And after that, he still wanted his milk.