A turned 12 months/1 year old over two weeks ago and I’ve just gotten up the courage to finish this post. Thanks for following along this past year. I still can’t believe it’s over! :O Where does the time go? (I have a feeling I’ll be saying this for the better part of the next 20+ years!)
Baby’s Weight: We measured him on our regular scale, by holding him, and he was 23 lbs 4 oz around the time of his birthday. He was around 22 lbs and 14 oz at the doctor’s yesterday (there was lots of wiggling and screaming.)
Baby’s Height: He’ is 31 inches as of yesterday (again, there was lots of wiggling and screaming!)
What size of clothing does baby wear?: He’s in all 18 months, and 12-18 months clothes, and size 4 dipes.
Any milestones baby reached during the month: A turned 1! O M G. He also weaned from breastfeeding and made a great transition to almond milk. He walks/runs like a champ and earlier in the month learned how to push himself up to standing to walk around too. He is starting to verbalize a lot more. (Or at least trying to) and he is already great at listening and doing lil things that we ask him to do, like “give your toy to daddy,” “go play the piano,” “dannnnnncing,” LOL
Special outings baby had during the month: We took our first family portraits on A’s 11 month birthday (another post, another day). We also took our annual trip up to Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland (A’s first time!) to pick up our keepsake ornaments! A was out and about with me a lot running errands and shopping for his first birthday party. He also got to spend lots of QT with his fave (& only blood) uncle, my younger bro, who was in town for A’s party + holidays.
What was baby’s routine: Sleep 730-8, breakfast, play time, snack, nap 1030/11, lunch, play time, snack, nap 230/3, playtime, dinner, bath, bedtime.
Did any big changes occur: He’s definitely turned into a toddler (and it feels like it was overnight for me!). He’s his own lil man, walking around, telling us yes/no on what he wants to do next with gestures/motions/words/babble. I still have many moments where I wonder when I was pregnant and how I now have a 1 year old son! :O
What are baby’s favorites: He loves all of his toys that he received at his birthday party. Lots of ride on toys and shopping cart! He also loves his wooden puzzles (has favorite pieces), golf set, mega blocks, zany zoo, and little people playsets! He loves going shopping and loves being outside, even when it’s cold! His favorite time of day is after his second nap….I think I have a future night owl on my hands! Oh yea, and he LOVES LOVES “hugging” that’s how he says “i love you.” Bailey is his favorite
What are your thoughts about the past month: This past year has been an amazing one for all of us. Mr.Dubs and my hearts have grown infinitely beyond our comprehension. A fills our hearts with joy every day and we are so blessed to have him. We are so grateful for all of you who sent us birthday wishes, gifts, calls, texts. It is so, so humbling and honoring to know how much he is loved by each and every one of you. Thank you for being a part of our lives.