Thursday, November 08, 2012

Happy 1st Birthday!

My little Mark, you are 1 year old! You are changing so fast that it's hard to keep up.  In the past few days, you've been doing something new each and every single day. You understand directions like,
"go get your shoes" or "put your clothes in the basket."  You are babbling, but no words yet.  Dr. Scott says that that is OK because you have good receptive speech, which basically means that you can understand speech.  There are so many things that you are doing now, but here are some highlights.

Things to Remember:

Weight - At your 1-year checkup, you are about 21lbs. and 5oz ( a little over 25th percentile)

Height - 19.5 inches, so I overestimated a little for your 11-month post (a little over 25th percentile)

Head - 19.25 inches (90th percentile) - so you're basically a bobble-head doll.

Teeth - Still 6!  There are 2 full bottom teeth and 4 on top, but you are super cranky at night for the past couple of weeks so I wouldn't be surprised if we don't see a another couple of teeth breaking through. You haven't added any more teeth

Food - You will eat anything we give you, but no more jarred baby food for you.  You won't open your mouth for this.  Dr. says it is OK to gradually give you whole milk to replace your formula. You Eating has been inconsistent lately, so I'm sure it will keep changing. We'll usually give you a snack in between lunch and dinner of either fruit or yogurt (which you started to love!). You want to eat whatever we are having.
  • Formula - You've cut down on formula since we've started giving you table food.  No more bottles during the day, but  still have 3 bottles at night though. Pretty sure it's comfort thing.
Sleep - You are napping 1-2 times a day anywhere from 1-2 hours. One morning nap and 1 afternoon naps. For the past week, I've been putting you down for your nap on the couch so I don't have to hold you while you are sleeping.  Your sleeping still sucks.  It's been up and down lately with more downs than up.  You're waking up every 2-3 hours for a bottle. 

Clothes size - You're wearing 12-18 months clothes.

Diaper size - Still size 4

You understand simple directions we give you.  You love being outside and you love walking your brothers to the bus stop. You also get SO excited to see your brothers get off the school bus.  Your mood changes immediately when you see them.  At night, you get so upset if they leave the room without you so Michael will take you everywhere they go.

You love it when I sing songs to you and you can actually do the little hand motions.  You LOVE to clap and you love it when we sing the "If you are happy and you know it" song.  When we laugh, you will throw your head back and laugh with us.  Just today, when Matthew coughed, you faked coughed with him.  It was the so funny!

You make me laugh everyday.  You amaze me everyday with your cleverness.  You always brighten my day and we all love you so very much.  You have brought so much joy to our lives!  You are my special little man, especially now that your brothers so such big boys!

We celebrated your birthday by going to lunch at PF Chang's and then coming home for cake!  You were sure about the cake at first, but then decided that it wasn't too bad.  You sure made a big mess eating it up though!

Smash cake!

Having the best time with the balloons

What's this?

Hmm, not bad...

 I'm going to try a bigger piece

This is delicious! Guys, have you had this stuff?!

Oh yeah, baby!

Please ignore the diaper box.

Love these boys!

Going to mow the lawn now that the fun is over.

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