Wednesday, September 1, 2010

12 Months Old Alternatively Titled Josh is 1!

As hard as it is to believe (primarily for me), the little guy who made his appearance two weeks before his due date weighing in at 6 lbs 11.5 oz and 18.5 inches is length on August 28th, 2009 is now one year old and weighs a whopping 24 lbs 8 oz and is 30 1/4 inches long. He is now in the 70th percentile for both weight and height according to his doctor so his height is definitely getting more proportional to the weight but don't let these stats fool you, he still has quite the little belly, some chunky little things and some fat little baby feet (love them!). It was so funny at the doctor the other day because he was standing at the toy box in just his diaper when he noticed his belly; he backed away and put both hands under his belly and started shaking it like he had never seen it before. The doctor was cracking up. Anyhow, here is a brief synopsis of what the little man is doing at a year old.
  • Cruises everything and would prefer to be upright but not quite confident to walk alone
  • Josh has taken several steps by himself and is gaining said confidence (see point1) every day; the most steps he has taken at one time is 7 and it was into his sister's loving arms
  • We have heard a few words here and there including cow, duck, mama, Emma, and dada
  • Mama is starting to be used in a more directed fashion (An unbiased "Hip, hip, hooray!" interjected here from the mama)
  • He may not use a lot of words that we understand yet but the little guy loves to talk
  • Josh is developing quite the personality and is a little ham
  • Speaking of ham (How is that for a transition?), he is seriously the messiest eater I have ever see; this boy can dirty himself up with just plain cheerios
  • We've started to move strictly towards the use of the sippy cup and it seems like he is not going to miss the bottle
  • Josh has started waving to everybody whether they are paying attention to him or not
  • In addition to waving and clapping, Josh learned how to blow kisses the other day but it seems to be uncool to do this in front of Daddy as he has yet to see it
  • Josh gives the best, biggest, sloppiest open-mouth kisses when asked
  • Thankfully Josh has been sleeping through the night since around 9 months old and is so easy to put down
  • Still six teeth and there doesn't seem to be any on the horizon at the moment

It has definitely been a great first year with our little man and even though we saw Emma go through all the same development, it is still absolutely amazing and exciting the second time around. We certainly do love this little guy and are so thankful to have him in our family.

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