Happy Birthday, Baby Boy!!!
I cannot believe you are 1 YEAR OLD!
We had a busy month! I feel like we’ve been going nonstop! And we still have your birthday party next weekend!
We celebrated your first Christmas this past month, and it was amazing and hectic! I think you had a blast, but only because you had no idea what was going on haha! Everyone loved seeing you and you were the center of attention everywhere we went, which was a LOT of places. We will be rethinking our Christmas plans for next year.
You celebrated your first New Year and you got all dressed up for the occasion:
You also had your first birthday! We aren’t having your party until the 18th, but you got to enjoy your very own cupcake at home, and you went at it face first!
You also had your last photo session in our Grow With Me package. Makes momma sad! You are growing so fast!
What are your stats and what does the doctor say?
We go for your 1 year checkup on Tuesday, but I think you are about 23lbs and 30in tall. I’m excited to talk to Dr. Chris about how/when to wean you off formula and move on to whole milk! Scary but exciting!
What are you eating?
EVERYTHING! Some days you seem like a bottomless pit. Haha. We’re trying to feed you more “real” food, but you occasionally still get a stage 3 baby food. You usually eat what we eat in some form. You LOVE toast! And carrots are a big hit, too! Shredded chicken is a new favorite, and you like to snack on graham crackers. You still get 4 bottles a day of Enfamil Infant.
When do you eat and sleep?
Most of the routine is still the same. Up anytime between 6:30 and 7:30. Breakfast at 7:30. Morning bottle at 9. Nap around 10 or 10:30. Lunch at 11:30 or 12. Bottle at 1:00. Afternoon snack and nap around 2-3. Bottle around 5. Dinner at 6. Bedtime bottle at 8.
What do your routines look like?
Eat, play sleep! No change here.
What size clothing and diapers are you wearing?
12 month clothes and we finally moved up to size 4 diapers. They are a little big in the waist, but we were having some leaks in the 3’s. No more leaks!
What are some things you love?
You love animals, doggies in particular! You call every dog you see “Jenny” because that’s what our dogs name is. It’s adorable! You love to be chased and tickled. You love story time with daddy everynight and you get so excited when he reads you Goldilocks and the Three Bears and makes the bears ROOOAAR! You love your mommy and daddy. We found out at your photo shoot you LOVE balloons!
What are some things you don’t love?
You still don’t like waiting…for anything. You got a new Rock n Roll Elmo doll for Christmas, and you loved it in the box but you are absolutely terrified of it since we took it out of the box. You still don’t like sleeping at night too much lol.
What are some things you can do?
So much! You took your first steps this month all by yourself! And a couple nights ago you took 9 steps in a row! You can wave hello and bye bye (two different kinds of waves haha), you can throw a ball, you can give kisses, clap, point. You can point to mommy’s nose when she asks you where her nose is. You can also FINALLY say momma! Along with daddy, Jenny (the dog) and yes. You are so smart and learning things everyday!
What are we looking forward to?
Oh my gosh. I can’t even imagine what this next year will have in store for us. This last one went by so fast, I still can’t believe I have a one year old. You have turned our world upside down and you’ve challenged me every single day to be a better mom and better me all together. It took so long to get you here, but I know now it’s because I was supposed to wait especially for you. You, my sweet boy, were made just for me. You were supposed to be mine all along. And you were worth every penny spent, every mile driven, every needle stick, every tear shed, every heartbreaking second spent waiting on that second line.
So I guess we are just looking forward to sitting back and watching you grow and seeing what places you take us next.
Happy birthday my precious boy. I wish for you to always know how much you are loved.
**So there we have it, our first year in the books. We all survived! I’m not sure how I will continue with the updates. Maybe every 3 months? Who knows?! Keep an eye out for the rest of our 1st Birthday photo session and our party pictures!**