So here we are almost 11 months after Xavier made his presence and it’s time for another comparison. Xavier has met some new milestones and is doing much better!
Here are the milestones that have been met before each boy reached 11 months of age.
Slept through the night: Thaddeus was 2 months old, Xavier was 9 months old.
Held own bottle: Thaddeus was 5 months old, Xavier was 9 months old, but still refuses to do it!
Smiled: Thaddeus was less than a month old, Xavier 3 months old.
Laughed out loud: Thaddeus was 3 months old, Xavier was 5 months old.
Rolled over: Thaddeus was 3 months old when he rolled from stomach to back and 4 months old when he rolled from back to stomach, Xavier was 7 months old when he rolled from stomach to back and 8 months old when he rolled from back to stomach.
Crawled: Thaddeus was 8 months old, Xavier hasn’t crawled yet but he’s getting close!
Sat unsupported: Thaddeus was 6 months old, Xavier hasn’t done this yet.
Spoke first word: Thaddeus was 10 months old and said DaDa, Xavier hasn’t really done this yet….he’s still doing the bababababababa type stuff.
Clapped own hands: Thaddeus did this at 8 months old, Xavier still doesn’t do it.
Ate baby food: Thaddeus was 3 months old, Xavier was 9 months old.
Walking: Thaddeus was walking by 10 months.
All in all, Xavier is behind (not doing) a couple of things that Thaddeus was already doing by 11 months. But he’s not really that far behind. We know that all kids develop differently and at different times, so we aren’t worried because we know it will happen in Xavier’s own time.
One thing that Xavier has over Thaddeus is that he’s getting his 8th tooth in right now and Thaddeus was only getting his 5th tooth by 10 months! Our joke in the house right now is that Xavier is going to get all of his teeth in before Thaddeus loses his first tooth because he’s too afraid to pull his loose tooth out! :teehee
As for size, at 9-months, Thaddeus was 28 1/2″ long and weighed 19lbs 6oz. Xavier was 25″ long and weighed 12lbs 13oz. So, Xavier is still a bit small but he’s growing!