Today you turn 1 year old!
I know it's cliche to ask, but where has the time gone??? One year ago today, 5:06pm to be exact, you were delivered by emergency c-section. An event I both want to erase from my memory and never forget. We took some time getting used to each other, you would scowl at me all throughout your feedings and hold a fist to your cheek, and in return, I might have waited a little too long to rouse when you cried for milk at 3am. Now I feel like we have a nice rhythm going. You cooperate with everything I put you through, whether it be placing you in your pack and play so I can get 5 more minutes of sleep in the morning or experimenting with the texture and taste of your homemade baby food.We marked your twelve month with a visit from Aunt Katie. You adore her! She is a great aunt because she treats you like a dude, not a fragile flower. She spoiled you with clothes and lots of play time. Katie was on our flight when we traveled to Utah. You slept the majority of the flight, half of the time in my arms and half of the time in hers.While in Utah, Katie and the Sanos threw you a fabulous faux birthday party. You got wonderful clothes, toys and treats. We tried to get you to eat a cupcake, but it was to no avail. I ended up smearing frosting on your face just to get a good picture.
Utah post to follow. You had the best time getting to know all of your Utah family! You are particulary fond of the men in your life, namely Bubba, Grandpa Frank and Papa Gaga (Dave) and Roger. You came around to the Grandmas and other girls too! You loved the commotion that the kids cause, but you didn't really care to have any of them hold you!Other tidbits for this month:
-Not sure how to interact with other kids, you like to knock on their heads
-Actually, you like to knock on everything
-Rips baby wipes to shreds the second you get them
-Learned the motion for "up" and "all done"
-Try to "woof woof" when I ask you what a dog says
-Sat in a car cart for the first time
-Moved car seat to forward facing, you're so proud!
-You LOVE commercials, advertising really works on you!
-You are still in love with "Wheel of Fortune," you clap whenever the audience claps
-You are bravely taking as many steps as you can
-You are not sleeping through the night right now, you wake up anywhere from 1 to 7 times
-You love the song "If you're happy and you know it"
-The dogs are beginning to tolerate you more
-At this point, you still only have two teeth
We continue to be amazed by your sweet personality and your good sense of humor. A day without much laughter is rare, especially when daddy is around! You are a great sport when we travel on long car rides or skip the occasional nap. We LOVE you!