Twelve Months

Holy moly. Well, here we are, a year later. The first three months, I didn’t think this day would ever get here, and then I blinked, and I have a toddler.

Gus, to me, still seems like a little baby, but when I look at pictures from his birthday last year and those first few weeks at home, I cannot believe how much he’s grown.

He is so sweet, and so funny. I know toddlers aren’t known for their sunny dispositions, but I’m genuinely looking forward to the next year of changes and developments.

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Height: 30 inches (was 19.25 inches at birth)

Weight: 19 pounds and 9 ounces (5.5 pounds at birth)

Likes: Cruising, laughing, stacking blocks and rings, and climbing on top of ev.er.y.thing.

Dislikes: Being corralled. When he sees the exercauser coming, he retracts his legs so it’s almost impossible to get him in there. It’s reminiscent of trying to get one of the dogs into the bathtub.

Sleep: Oh sleep. Most nights he’s out for a solid 11 hours (usually 9:30 to 8:30), but every so often he’ll wake up and want to play for two hours in the middle of the night. Or he’ll avoid bedtime all together, and stays up until 2am. No crying. No whining. Never rubs his eyes. Just wants to play. And then after a few days of torture, he’s right back to 11 hours a night. He keeps us on our toes.

Eating: Three solid meals a day, and nursing four times a day. Currently cannot get enough peas, freeze dried fruits, and, YAY!! he’s eaten REAL yogurt several times with no noticeable tummy issues!

Clothes: 12m or 12-18m fits him like a dream.

New Tricks: Climbing. On. Everything. It’s like America Ninja Baby up in here. He’s great at getting up, and mostly terrible at getting down.

Teeth: He has four top teeth, just sitting there, not breaking through. Big old tooth tease. Tooth tally: 2.

Nicknames: Birthday Boy! Baby ninja.

Mommy & Daddy: The big b-day celebration is this weekend, so we’re (and by we, I mean mostly me) have been in full planning mode. And I’m reminding all dairy products who’s the boss around here (and will require either a diet, or bigger pants, as soon as I get some cake and ice cream this weekend.)

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