Monday, September 9, 2013

Dear Wes- 12 months

12 Months Old: August 25, 2013
 Length: 31 3/4 inches long
 Weight:  20 pounds, 7 ounces
Head Circumference:
Diapers: Size 3, about to start 4 when we run out of 3s 
Clothes:   Most onesies and rompers you are 12/18 months. PJ's are 12-18  months. 12 Month shorts
*being held by Mama.. you are going through a stage where you ALWAYS want me.
*walking behind any walking toy - this is all you do!
*Walking on your own-you only do it when we are on the floor ready to catch you, so far the most you have taken is about 12 steps at once.
*You love to point, and then make noises. It has made it easier to know what you want!

New Things:
*walking on own (only when we are on the floor with you)
*pointing at everything
*always wanting Mama...
*You are becoming such a snuggler. You will just crawl over for a snuggle from me or daddy and you always go over to Lucy and snuggle her.
*You are getting your molars, your gums have been very swollen on top and bottom.

You officially dropped your 2nd nap this month. You take one nap around 12:30 and usually sleep an hour and a half.  Occasionally you sleep 2 hours if you are very tired. You go to bed at 8:00 and wake up usually between 7:00-7:30 sometimes you wake up crying once a night and I think its from your molars.

Eating:  The week after your birthday we stopped giving you a bottle. I just started offering a sippy cup before your nap and you seemed a little confused but took it fine. The next night I started doing it at bedtime too. You are drinking whole milk and you took the switch just fine! I am trying to offer the milk to you with meals too because you don't drink much before your nap or bedtime, usually 3 ounces or so. But you are really into eating your snacks. I give you a morning snack and an afternoon snack in between meals and you love snack time!

Pictures from this month:
You really like riding in the car cart at HEB!

We have spent lots of time being lazy this month, I was so tired everyday and you are getting your molars.

We have visited several splash pads this month. The first time you were so adventurous and the past 2 times you have wanted me to be by your side the whole time.

You and Lucy, two peas in a pod! So cute.

I now have a toddler.. I cannot believe it.

This was taken one year ago (Aug.17, 2012) on your due date, and one year later. I still can't believe you were NINE days late. That is ok though buddy you were worth it! The funny part is I am also 9 weeks pregnant on the picture on the right :)

Spaghetti night.. you are SO messy at meal time. You love to put food in your HAIR.

Your new treehouse from Grammy and Pa.

Your birthday party- A "timeline" of all of your "firsts"

Cupcakes at your party

Eating your cake. You HATED the singing (even though I had everyone sing quietly you still did not like it) but you really enjoyed the cupcake, especially the icing :)

The first gift you opened- this is how we announced we are expecting!

I am SO sad that I have very few pictures from your party.. it was all just so crazy!

Checking out the icing

The next day, your actual birthday. We went to Pappasitoes before Grammy, Pa, Grandmaw, Chad, Sara, Rich and Bella left.

Then you had ANOTHER birthday celebration at the lake! Here you are with Aunt Kris

You are a monkey buddy!

One year old!

Wes Patrick,
Well Buddy, we survived the first year. In ways it seems so much longer then that and in other ways so much shorter.  It is so hard to imagine life before you in ways.  You have brought so many smiles to mine and your daddy's face in the past year! It is crazy to think about how much you have changed this year too. We are looking forward to watching you learn even more new things and and are so thankful you are a happy healthy toddler!  We love you Wes Patrick.
Mommy and Daddy

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