This year has gone by so fast! It seems like yesterday I was bringing home this little guy
and in a blink of an eye I have this little guy
This is the one cabinet he is allowed to open and play in, literally.
12 month stats
Eating: For the most part he will eat whatever you put in front of him. He's starting to dislike some foods he originally liked, for example green beans. We already transitioned him onto whole milk, and it was nothing. He is down to 2 or 3 6-8 ounce bottles a day. He usually only takes a bottle right before nap time, before bed time, and in the morning. We tried putting the milk in a sippy cup but he's not a big fan of that yet. He does, however, drink his juice from his sippy cup like he's been wandering the desert for a week.
Sleeping: We've had our ups and downs, but right now we are in a definite up. He is taking one 2-3 hour nap in the afternoon. We lay him down with a bottle which isn't the best routine, but we do what works for us. Between 7:30 and 8:00 pm. we lay him down for bed. He almost never cries anymore. For a while after starting the cry it out method, he was still waking up at around 2 am for another bottle, but for the past week he's been making it all night. He's even started playing in his bed when he wakes up, rather than crying right away. We are crossing our fingers that this continues, as I start back to work this week.
***He's been walking since 10 months, but now he is an old pro at it. He is walking so fast sometimes, it's like he's running. He is in to everything. He climbs, and digs, and has quite a temper when he can't have his way. He loves playing with his big sister and brother. He still LOVES to dance.
***One of his newest big developments: We ask him where his nose is and he points to it. He is getting smart. He seems to understand a whole lot more than just one month ago.
***Just this week he has started saying Mama a lot. He says da da at the drop of a hat. Most of the words he says consistently start with a b.
bata = bottle
boo = book
bi = bite
baa = bath
***He is starting to understand where things belong. He tries to put his sippy cup in the whole on his tray, or on the table. If I start picking up toys and putting them in the toy box he will do it as well. If someone spills crackers or goldfish, he will help pick them up and put them back in the bowl. It's the cutest!!
***If he gets hold of a TV or Wii remote, he points it at the TV and starts pushing buttons. This doesn't reflect all that well on us, but it's still cute. He has absolutely no interest in watching TV. Abigail and Austin were both watching shows like Dora and Backyardigans by 1 year old, but he could care less.
|Handsome Birthday Boy|
|This is his famous cheesy smile!|
|Audrie, Jack, Abigail, Austin|
|We shouldn't have opened this one first. He wasn't really interested in opening any of the other presents. Thank goodness he has two older siblings that were more than willing to open the rest for him.|
|Papa showing him how to ride.|
|Checking out the new choo choo track.|
|The funnest part was tearing it apart.|
|He didn't really like the icing on his fingers.|
|But he got over it.|
|Who needs a fork? This works just fine!|
His party was crazy chaotic, but really fun!