You are such a busy, busy boy these days. You aren’t quite walking yet, but you are so close! You pull up on everything and walk around everything you can. You love to climb, whether it’s out of the bathtub or up on your toys. You love to be tickled. You’re an easy audience and you laugh at almost anything daddy does to get a smile out of you. This past week you’ve started talking more and more. It sounds like you know a foreign language! You’ll wave you little hands in the air and point your little index finger and just talk and talk. I would love to know what you’re thinking and saying! You also are loving your sister more and more. You’ve always loved her, but lately you two are interacting more and more. When you wake up from your naps or in the morning, the two of you just sit and talk back and forth from your cribs. You’ll pass blankets and lovies back and forth between each other. It makes my heart explode to sit and watch you on the monitor. I love seeing your relationship grow, and I know you two are going to cherish each other in the years to come.
- from mama’s letter to you
What you weigh – 17 lbs. 4.5 ounces – You got a great report from Dr. Sigler at your one year appointment. For the first time ever you were on the chart for weight, coming in at 5%. While we know the percentage doesn’t really matter – daddy and I are still so proud of how much you’ve grown!
What you eat – You are only nursing 4 times a day now…I hardly know what to do with myself! Ha! You basically eat about every four hours on average now, usually around 8am, 12pm, 4pm and 7:30 before bed. You only nurse for about 5 minutes each time, though, so I feel like we barely spend anytime nursing now! I guess compared to how long you used to spend it is barely any time. You are also still eating your 3 meals of course. I’ve gotten a little more adventurous in what I make you, and you love pretty much every new meal. Your favorite now is a roasted red pepper and goat cheese puree. I also made you a mild Indian dish and you loved it too! It’s fun to see you try new things, especially when you end up liking them! We’ve made a lot of progress with finger foods in the last couple of weeks! Your favorite is toast with goat cheese spread on it. It’s the cutest thing ever to watch you feed yourself. While you don’t get them super often, you also love puffs and baby mum mum crackers. At your 1 year appointment, Dr. Sigler also asked us to start giving you milk with your meals. We’ve started with Almond milk, and so far you really like it! You’ve totally mastered the straw sippy cup, and you love to hold it yourself and drink out of it.
How you sleep – you have been sleeping even longer than usual as of late. You go to bed around 7:30 and don’t wake up until about 8 or 8:30. Your daddy and I are so lucky that you are such a great sleeper! You also take two naps, one from about 10:30 until 12 and another from about 2:30 to 4.
What you wear – You wear size 12 month clothes, although they’re a little bit big on you. And your new sandals are size 2.
Diaper – Bum Genius Freetime with 3 snaps left open in the middle. We put a Hemp insert in overnight and during your morning nap so that your diaper doesn’t leak. We also moved up a snap on the verticle fit of the diaper too now!
these pics taken at Laguna Beach, California on your actual birthday
Favorite activities – Pulling up and standing, cruising around the couch…or whatever you can get your hands on, playing peek-a-boo, bathtime, eating, being tickled, riding in your wagon, playing in the sand and water at the beach, swinging, walking with help from mama and daddy
Least favorite activities – having your face cleaned, sitting still
Big moments in your twelfth month of life – started drinking milk, first trip to the beach/ocean