I'm all about capturing the big, and not so big, events of my life with my camera. But sometimes I have things to say about random topics that don't have anything to do with photography. Follow me through my life and find out what makes me tick and click!
Monday, October 6, 2014
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.
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,