You are really happy. You're still a pretty calm and cool baby. You love to cuddle. You give the best hugs and kisses. You don't really cry. Well, unless you hit your head. I'd cry too if I was you. You've taken some nasty falls. Luckily none of them have cracked your head open or really even left a bump. Your head might be made of steal ;) You really only fuss when you're hungry or just want to cuddle. I feel so lucky that I have such a cuddle bug. For as long as you live you can always sit in my lap and hug on me whenever your little heart desires.
You're quite the tank. You weigh about 25lbs and wear 18month clothes. You're in a size 5 shoe and very close to being in a 6- like probably by the end of the month. Your feet are Flintstones feet! They're so wide and thick. Finding shoes for you is so much work. Seriously, I had at least 10 pairs of shoes in size 0 to 5 that you couldn't wear. At all. None of them. Grrrrr. So I'm thinking you might spend the next few years of your life in crocs :) Or just socks. Lol.
You love your big sister. You've started trying to pull her down and tackle her. Haha! If she's sitting in your chair you crawl up on her and sit on her. You cuddle up to her when you guys nap. And you think she's one of the funniest people ever (next to me ;) She loves making you laugh and you love laughing at her!
You're still taking 3 naps a day. Sometimes if we're out and about you'll do fine with just 2, but you prefer 3 :) And you almost always catch a little cat nap in the car- even if you've had 3 naps. Lol. You LOVE your sleep. The last few weeks you've been waking up when Gentry's getting ready for work, which is way early for me. Haha. For awhile you were waking up at 7:30 or 8, but now its more like 6:45-7. You sleep through the night...well until 4:30. You WILL NOT give up your morning bottle. Seriously, you're clearly starving after your 8 hours of sleep. So around 4:30 you wake up for your bottle and then go back to sleep until about 7.
I've started you on milk. I think we're at 50% formula 50% milk. So far its going fine. You eat any and every time I give you food. My little snacker :) You love string cheese and cheese puffs. You've also been liking bananas and crackers. Oh, your favorite food is gold fishes. Except I have to bite the tails off of all the ones I give you because you still gag on them too much if I don't, so that's kinda annoying. Don't they have mini gold fish? I need to find those...
You say "Mama" and "Dadda" and wave Bye. You say "Mama" just about all day. Its sweet! I'm trying to teach you to give high fives or fist bumps. I can't remember how old Raya was when she started but it was around this time. You throw a ball great and you can walk behind a ball and kick it all the way down the hall way. Remember, No football! Ok? I mean I guess you can be a kicker, but that's it. Lets stick to something with less head injuries...like basketball, or soccer, or water polo. I'm open :)
All in all you're a very easy baby. You're happy, cute and such a love bug. I could sell babies like you for so much money. Hehe. You're turning into a bit of a flirt. And you're also bashful at times. You give the cutest bashful smile. And you also laugh out loud when you try and get someones attention. Or if we're all talking and laughing with Raya you start laughing too like "Hey guys, don't forget I'm over here!"
I love you sweet boy! Thank you for the being the best baby boy I could ever ask for. I can't believe you're almost 1!!! This has been the best year of my life. Thank you!