Monday, August 15, 2011

12 Months Old! The big ONE!!

Nate is officially one year old.  A toddler...well, sorta.  He's not walking yet, so I can still get away with calling him an infant occasionally.  Makes me feel better.  We had a great birthday party for our little man, which I will detail in upcoming posts.  In the meantime, here is what our little bugger has been up to.

Weighs 20 lbs 9 oz (20%), and is 29.5 inches long (60%).  His head size is still about 15%.   Long and lean like his daddy!

Wears size 3 diapers (we’ve moved to the “cruisers”), 6-12 month, and 12 month clothing.

We’ve cut down on his milk intake and are working on weaning from the bottle.  He now takes whole milk only and probably has 15-20oz a day.

He eats some solids 3 times a day, plus a couple of snacks. He still enjoys fruit and veggies, all bread products, and crunchies.  His tastes are very similar to his daddy’s!  We’ve discovered that chicken nuggets and popsicles are delicious!

Sleeps from approx. 7pm-6am, but may wake up once during the night.  We had a terrible time with constipation while transitioning to whole milk, which caused some night waking.  Poor little guy!

Is still cruising away.  No real interest in walking yet and we aren’t pushing him on it.

Has 4 teeth!  His top two teeth came in this month.

Still chatting away.  He makes “words” for several things.  He consistently says mama, dada, dat (that), ball, dog.  He’s also said mum mum and booger.  Those are him just repeating things, but every now and then, something comes out clearly!  So much fun.

Loves to laugh and thinks everything is hilarious.  He is just a silly and sweet baby.

He loves the dogs.  He will pet them (which is indistinguishable from hitting them, but we’ll go with pet!), and has figured out how to drop food for them.  He also has realized that if he holds his hand out, they will lick it.

His favorite toys right now are his Tool Bench, Music Table, fire truck ride on toy, wagon walker, and pretty much anything that isn’t his.

He adores Ms. Amy, and loves his GB, Abuelo, Nana and Grandpa.  Aunt Mandy also makes him laugh!

He loves outside, and water activities.

It is absolutely amazing how much he’s changed in one year.  As a friend said, the days are long, but the months/years are fast.  So true.  We can’t wait to see what next year brings.

Happy 1st Birthday Nate!!  We love you to the moon and back!


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