Monday, June 4, 2012

One Year Old and SO Busy

Our busy, busy one year old is so much fun!  And so exhausting!  But the good kind of exhausting where you know what you've been running around and doing all day is important.  Here's what our little guy is up to these days:

-Weight: 19 lbs, 4 oz (10th percentile)
-Height: 29 1/2 in (50th percentile) - his height and weight percentiles have been the same since he was about 2 months old.
-We are in the process of weaning.  He is loving his whole milk!  He's a little fussier and clingier since starting to wean, but he's taking the milk really well.  He's eating 3 main solid food meals a day with at least 2 snacks.
-He is VERY mobile!  He cruises on everything.  He can go back and forth between the couch and coffee table easily.  He loves to hold onto our hands and walk around.  He has a walking toy that he takes all over this big cottage!  He has let go and stood on his own a couple of times, so walking on his own isn't far off.
-He says "dada" and "mama" but so far that is it on his words.  We have worked on sign language for "more," "all done," "milk," and "please."  He occasionally uses the first three, but hasn't learned to use "please" yet.  However, he recognizes all of them, so if I sign them I can tell by his reaction if I'm understanding what he wants.
-He babbles ALL THE TIME!  It's obvious that he knows what he is saying, so we have many conversations.  Apparently, he also likes to tell jokes, cause he will talk and talk and then burst out laughing.  It is precious!
-He typically sleeps 11 to 12 hours at night though he's had a little trouble with this recently.  I think my milk quality has decreased, so as he gets more whole milk we are seeing better sleep patterns!
-He needs two naps a day: morning and afternoon.  But, that doesn't always happen.  His nap schedule has just been off recently.  I'm hoping as we finish weaning and settle into a different eating plan that he will develop a really good nap schedule too.
-He LOVES to read!  He has favorite books and prefers to only read those most of the time.  He will turn the pages for us.  He also will sit by himself with his books and "read" them to himself!
-He is such a happy boy 95% of the time!  He LOVES Bible class at church.  He likes to wave at everyone he sees when we are out in public.  He is definitely our child!

What a fun phase this is!  He keeps us on our toes, that's for sure.  But, we love watching his personality emerge more and more everyday!