Monday, October 6, 2014

One Year!

It’s hard to believe that Ben is one year old already.  The year has gone so quickly, yet it feels like just yesterday we brought him home.  It’s also easy to say that the tough times felt like they lingered on while the good times zoomed by. 

Ben has started to become his own little person with a distinct personality.  He’s funny and goofy and likes to laugh (and we like to hear him laugh).  He knows how to test his boundries and will often look back to see if mom or dad notice that he’s getting into mischief.  He can be a drama queen (king?) especially when he gets hurt in the slightest or you take away a cord or other strangulation hazard he so loves to play with!  He hates taking medicine or getting his nose wiped.  Occasionally he will hold still long enough to get his diaper changed.  He doesn’t like to hold still for longer than 20 seconds.  He will not quietly sit in anyone’s lap.  Instead, he climbs in and out of it 15 times before he decides he’d rather do something else; like play with Gilbert’s toys instead of his own.  He loves to eat and makes ‘happy food noises’ the whole time.  He's definitely more daddy's sidekick than a momma's boy.  I think it's because daddy can juggle and has a bigger lap.  But, I'm fine with that.

One Year Stats:

Height: 32.25" (99th percentile)
Weight: 23lb 8.5oz (80th percentile)
Head Circumference: 18" (35th percentile)
Shoe size: 5.5
Words we think he says: Daddy, doggy, hello
Teeth: Six.  Four upper, two lower
Growing out of size 12 month clothes, but 18 month pants are still quite long.
Favorite Foods: peas, raspberries, cheese, chicken, scrambled eggs
Weaned off of all bottles/formula during the day.  This went surprisingly well.   We will soon be eliminating the bedtime formula bottle.
Not walking on his own but loves zooming around with the walker and crawling like a mad man. 
Favorite Toys: walker, fishy, trucks
Security item: thumb, burp cloth
Sleeps: very well; usually 11 hours at night and two 1.5-2 hour naps during the day
Illnesses to date: a few minor colds, Hand, Foot, Mouth, and pink eye last week.
Daycare friends: Henry 1, Henry 2, Vivian, AJ, Devica, Gaby, Jaxson (they go on opposite days but I always find them together when I pick Ben up on a day when one of them is there on an 'off day').
Enjoys going for walks/runs, swinging and sliding at the park, sitting in and getting pulled around in a laundry basket, eating, throwing food to Gilbert, ‘talking’/screaming, throwing toys.

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