There are lots of things I want to remember about you at one!
You weigh 20 lbs 13 oz (21%). You are 30 inches tall (60%). Your head is 18.75 cm (84%). Dr. Byrum noticed that you have an upper lip frenulum. It is under your top lip and attaches the lip to the upper gums. He said they used to clip these, but now (especially with boys), you will probably fall and bust your lip and it will tear and fix itself. Yes, awesome, I know. We did not check your platelets because I am not worried about them. I feel like everything is fine. I see no signs to make me think there is anything wrong.
You are wearing mostly size 12 months clothes, size 4 diapers, and about a 3-4 shoe. You have had 2 haircuts so far. I think your hair grows fast. Lots of people comment on how blonde you are and love that your hair sticks up in the back. I love this too! I don't usually try to make it stay down too much.
You are a very playful boy. You crawl and cruise all over the house. You have stood alone for a few seconds and have occasionally taken a few steps by yourself. You still are enjoying playing with balls and cars alot. Those are your favorites, but anything else you can find that you probably aren't supposed to have, you like as well. One of these things is the nightlight in your room. I am constantly pulling you away from it. Another thing is the toilet. Yes, you have found the toilet and you love it.
You still sleep great at night. You still take 2 naps, morning and afternoon. They last anywhere between 1-3 hours. You typically go to bed around 8:30 p.m. these days and wake up around 6:30 a.m. Kris usually brings you to me in bed and we will cuddle or play for a bit before I nurse you at 7.
I took lots of pictures of you in the kitchen this month. You love to be in there with me when I am cooking. You keep yourself very occupied. You open any doors you can and get out lots of stuff.
I love this picture of you standing on your tippy toes.
Here you are trying to eat the knob on the cabinet door.
You still are eating well. However, you definitely know how to tell me you don't want something. I notice you checking your food out more lately. You used to just stick it in your mouth without really looking at it.
You got two more teeth this month. The two teeth on either side of your top teeth. Now you have 6 total. You like to grind your teeth too and I can't stand the sound!
You can shake your head up and down and sound like you are saying "Uh Uh" for yes. You have started pointing at things that you want. You especially point to your sippy cup at meal times when you want it. You make the cutest little scrunchy face and blow.
Your favorite song is "The Itsy Bitsy Spider." You try to do some of the hand motions as well. I love to sing this with you.
As of your birthday, you are nursing 4 times a day still. But since, I have started weaning you and have dropped the afternoon feeding so far. You have had milk now and seem to like it pretty well. This is a good thing!!
I think you are going to be a little mess like your brother. You get into a lot of stuff and are just really exploring and wanting everything. You are getting a little bit hard to handle in church because you want to do things you can't do and don't like to be corrected. You are still throwing little fits when you don't get your way. One day you through a big fit and rolled around all over the floor when I took a screw driver away from you.
Layton - 12 months
I had to get the big kids to try to hold your hands to keep you still longer enough to get a good picture. You thought this whole picture taking thing was hilarious!
It took multiple tries, but I finally got this one.
Layton, I can't wait to see what you will be up to next month!
Next up, birthday party pictures!