Dean Axel – Eleven Month Update

We officially have less than one month until Dean reaches toddler status! Woohoo – He is ready for his par-tayyyy! But really, where have the past 11 months gone?! 

Here’s what Dean’s been up to the past month.

You can find his previous updates here:

Physical Stats:

  • Weight: 19 pounds 6 ounces (at his last check-up)
  • Length: Somewhere around 30 inches
  • Head Circumference: No clue… #momoftheyear


  • Chattering! I don’t think he’s said any “real” words yet but he is definitely talking.
  • Opening cupboards and drawers. This is a new one and I just ordered safety closures!
  • Crawling like he’s in a race.
  • Water – Bathtime, the pool, the beach… He LOVES water!
  • Turning book pages. Future bookworm!
  • Peek-a-boo.
  • Tickle fights.
  • When Dad comes home! Best time of the day.
  • Yogurt, Cheerios, Cheddar Bunnies/Goldfish crackers, broccoli
  • Smiling/flirting with everyone in public.
  • Toy balls – He loves tossing them, bouncing them, chasing after them!
  • TV Remotes
  • Stroller rides.


  • Diaper changes – Giving him a toy to distract him helps A LOT.
  • Not having the full attention of Mom/Dad when he wants it.
  • Having his nails trimmed.

Places I’ve been:

  • Sanibel Island
  • Captiva Island
  • Naples Zoo


  • Alllll of Dad’s side of the family for the wedding in Captiva.
  • Aunt Laura


  • Deany Beany
  • Deany Bopper

At eleven months, Dean officially has THREE teeth. He’s been slow to get those babies in so each one is a celebration ;) He now has his two bottom front teeth and his top right front tooth. The last one seemed to hurt more than the previous ones so I can’t wait for the molars to make their appearance in a few months. #sarcasm 

Dean is still Mr. Social. He is super laid back around new people and lovesssss smiling, talking to, and making friends with family and friends and everyone at Publix. He typically doesn’t get upset being passed from person to person as long as mom and dad are somewhere nearby and he did really well this past weekend meeting new family for the first time. He also loves the other babies in his daycare room. He’ll play (or take toys from them… we’re working on it!) with them and crawl right up to them and “talk” – It is really cute!

He is slowly but surely getting better at eating real food. Some days he loves it, some days he hates it. He tends to eat better at home than at daycare and he loves yogurt, Cheerios,  cheesy crackers, broccoli, rice, bananas, spinach… Pretty much any carb!

Dean has just started to stand without help from us/furniture. He is still wobbly but can stand up for a few seconds at a time. I’m a-okay with him taking his sweet time to walk, his crawling is fast enough for me right now!

He still doesn’t really love his crib so I’m toying with the idea of converting it to a toddler bed once he turns one. I figure it can’t hurt! We have the model of crib that “easily” changes to a bed so it may be something we try here shortly.

Fingers crossed he keeps his laid back personality into the teen years ;) A mom can hope!

At my next update, I’ll have a TODDLER! Here’s to the last few weeks of being a little baby.


  1. Oh man I feel like we’ve been on this journey together and it’s so funny to read your updates because I just nod along being like yup yup yup! I hear you on the love of remotes and carbs ! I keep saying food is fun until one buuut one is coming up fast ! Oh and the crawling ! My doc at our 9 month check up was like ‘ can he take a few steps ?! I’m like he can but I’m good with him not walking for a while ! Lol and don’t you love how excited they get when dads home ( noooottt) I’m like yo mom has been here all day! Get excited for me ! Lol

  2. Can’t get enough of him! Poor guy still doesn’t like his crib?! :( Still rough nights for you? I would guess a toddler bed wouldn’t hurt, with the side thing so he doesn’t fall out. If it is worse, you can make it a crib again! By the pictures you post, I wouldn’t even guess he’d ever cry though ;) Annabelle loves remotes, water, peek a boo too! It’s hilarious seeing her face after peek a boo, lol. Such a simple thing! Enjoy your little baby before he turns into a toddler!
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  3. I can’t believe they’re basically toddlers! Diaper changes are the worst right now. It’s basically like a wrestling match every time. Deany Bopper is such a cute nickname!
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  4. ahhhh he is the absolute sweetest! I can’t wait to see how his 1st birthday party goes!
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  5. I can’t believe he’s already almost 1! But I feel like he’s been here forever, and then I also feel like it was just yesterday that he was just a little baby bean! I love reading about him!
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  6. Woohoo 11 months, that’s so exciting!
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  7. I love that he’s so happy and chill! That’s the best! :)
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  8. Eleven months already?! He’s growing so fast!!! <3

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