Monday, September 28, 2015

Baby H: Twelve Months of Mark


[+] weighs 22#3oz (57%) and is 30in long (38%) with a head of 47cm (69%). I looked back on his stats over the past year and it's shocking how different they were in the beginning. We struggled so bad with nursing with him dipping to the 5th% for weight so needless to say I'm thrilled to be at this place now.

[+] is wearing 12-18mo clothes, size 4 diapers and size 4.5 shoes. He wears a size 4 overnight diaper through the night and none of his hats fit his noggin anymore.

[+] is just trucking along right now and the consistency of it feels great. He still sleeps 7:30-7:30 at night, takes two naps (95% of the time) and wears a sleep sac whenever he's in his crib. He eats basically everything we do which makes things so, so easy. He hasn't gotten any new teeth since last month and really isn't doing anything else new.

[+] The one thing that's different this month is the transition away from formula and towards whole milk. We've kept his morning and evening bottles the same giving him 6 & 7oz of formula, respectively. But during the day we've made the switch to milk. He definitely didn't take to it right away and we think it has to do with the temperature. Sure we could warm it up for him but that's not something we want to get in the habit of so we are just giving it to him cold. We kept his original "bottle feeds" after his naps just replacing what was inside and will start transitioning more towards emphasis on meals with a sippy of milk soon.

[+] celebrated his first birthday! On his actual birthday we went to Chick Fil A for free breakfast for birthday kids, cleaned the house for his party, ate pizza and vanilla ice cream for dinner and ended the night in his favorite place, the bathtub. We threw him an awesome first birthday party the following day and boy was this boy spoiled. So many of our best friends and all our family came to celebrate our boy and he happily wandered around in the yard and dominated his blue cake. It was a fantastic weekend with our one year old!

[+] nicknames: Marky, My Mark, Boo

[+] likes: shrimp, the dinosaur at the park, waving hi to strangers, being the center of attention

[+] dislikes: being put down for naps, sitting in his high-chair, being told "no"


[+] am in disbelief that we have a one year old. Time is such a strange thing, isn't it? Sometimes I feel like I don't even remember being pregnant. Sometimes it feels as if Mark has always been here with us. Sometimes it seems impossible that 365 days have gone by since I was anxiously awaiting his arrival late that night. This year has contained every emotion, everywhere between the highest of highs and the lowest of lows and in the end, it's been magical. Motherhood is magical.

[+] spent the last month helping bring babies into the world and can I just say how amazing birth really is. There is nothing like that 2 seconds of in between worlds that babies go through, not quite born yet but making their appearance. One moment they didn't exist in this world and then the next they do! It's pretty dang neat.

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