Friday, August 24, 2012

Graham || 12 months

Dear Graham,

You are 12've been with us an entire year.  How is that possible?!  I'm really having a hard time wrapping my head around that.  But it's been the best year and I can hardly remember our little family without you. 

You are such a sweet little guy.  Laid back and wild all at the same time.  You are into everything and you are a climber.  You always want whatever your big brother is playing with....much to his dismay!  And you guys can be so sweet one minute and fighting the next.  Who knew that would start so early?!  But you guys love each other, that's for sure.

You have 6 teeth, 4 on top and 2 on bottom.  You are pretty much done with baby food...and eating mostly everything we eat.  You have a healthy appetite and will eat just about anything.  You haven't had a bottle in 2 days and don't seem to miss it.  You use a sippy cup of whole milk and breastmilk mixed with your meals. Trying to use up the last of the frozen breastmilk so soon your sippy will just be whole milk. You eat 3 meals a day and a snack.  I'm still nursing you in the morning and at night.  I don't think either one of us are ready to give that up.  I know I'm not!  Although, I did stop pumping during the day this week since you can drink whole milk during the day.  Hoping my supply keeps up for morning and night nursing sessions.

You just moved up to size 4 diapers and are wearing mostly 12 months clothes but some 18 months too.  You wear a size 3 shoe.

You are a great sleeper.  Usually going to bed between 7:30-8:00 depending on your naps and you wake up around 7am.  You are still taking 2 naps a day, mid-morning and afternoon.  You usually take a longer morning nap and short afternoon nap.

You are pulling up on everything and cruising around.  You'll let go and stand for a couple of seconds but then you sit down.  You have mastered crawling and you are fast.  You knees are proof as you've practically worn calluses on them from all the crawling you do! 

We had your 12 month check up and below are your stats:
Weight - 21 lbs. 10 oz - 58%
Height - 30 inches - 61%
Head circumference - 18 inches - 51%

I also suspected your ears may have been bothering you because you were fussier than normal and tugging at one.  Sure enough...your third ear infection.  Praise the Lord for antibiotics. 

You have the cutest little giggle.  And I'm obsessed with your pretty dark hair and big blue eyes.  You are funny, sweet guy and I'm so glad you are ours!

I love you more than you'll ever know!

Here are some pictures of you at 12 months: 

Here are some pictures from your birthday. 
We spent the entire day together and it was some much needed mommy and Graham time!

We had your favorite for dinner...spaghetti.

And cupcakes....your very first one.

Such a fun day with my little 1 year old!


Amanda said...

Such a sweet baby! Can't believe he's already 1! I'm absolutely in love with his dark hair and blue eyes-they will def get the ladies one day, maybe even Hollis! :)

BeLLa said...

I can't believe it's been a year either. Graham is precious and I too love his dark hair and big blue eyes -- just like his precious Mommy. Aside from that I think he looks like his daddy.

Happy *1st* Birthday Gray! XoXo

BeLLa said...

oops, *Gra* =)