Eek! My baby is almost a year old! We’ll soon be done with our little monthly photo shoots. I’ll still update of course, but not so strictly on the month. I wanted to be sure I properly documented his first year, and I’m so glad I did! Thanks for following along 🙂
So – what is little dude up to this month? Well, the biggest news is that he is finally NOT sick! Oh man. He was sick for 17 days with a cold/flu, and then it developed into Hand Foot and Mouth, a common childhood virus. Common or not, it was a nightmare. He had sores in his mouth, a constant fever of 100-103, and at the end broke out in a rash all over his body. Between the sores in his mouth and stuffy nose, he would barely eat and couldn’t sleep. Poor little guy. But now, finally, he is himself! He’s smiling and goofing off, teasing me and getting me to chase him, playing games, hugging his stuffed animals, crawling everywhere and working on standing and walking. He has his appetite back, so his growth should get back on track too. He’s overdue for a growth spurt, still wearing the clothes he wore at Christmastime! He’s a little peanut, still under 20 pounds. He’ll catch up!
He loves to hug and snuggle with me, and smile and laugh with Jamie. He’s been very chatty – he babbles and sings all the time. He says a few actual words too! He says Daddy, Mama, Hi, Yeah, Dog, and That. He’s great with “that” as he extends his little pointer finger as far as he can reach to let us know he wants THAT! Often accompanied with an excited eyebrows-up expression and an enthusiastic “Eeeeeeeeeeeeee!”
Playwise, he loves to explore how things work and move. He likes to bat and chase toys or my big balance ball around the house, is figuring out the shape-sorter, and likes to stack blocks. He loves flipping the thick pages of his books, and ripping pages out of my magazines 😉
He has 8 teeth, and is ready for his first haircut! I did a tiny trim on his bangs to get them out of his eyes, but he’s ready for the real deal. Although I might cry to see those wispy little curls on the back of his head go!
Good morning babes-babes 🙂
I love this excited face when he discovers something 🙂
He loves his walker! He was running around the house yesterday. He loves when I chase him, or let him chase me 🙂
Ooooh… Lexi! Get her! (ignore the random towel on the chair – Lexi had just gotten a bath after romping in the mud) (and um… ignore the other random objects on the floor. I have an energetic 11-month old 🙂 )
This is the “Eeeeeee! I neeeeed that!” face!
Gah! I love him! Almost birthday time, baby!