Stats: Won’t find out for sure until his 12 month appointment in about a week and a half. I’m estimating 20ish pounds…maybe a little more – he’s feeling heavy lately!
Clothing size: Jackson definitely got a bit longer and jumped into all 12-month clothing this month – the pants actually fit now! Some are still a bit long, it just depends on the brand. He’s even wearing a few 12-18 month pieces from Old Navy. Can’t believe it!
Sleep: No change since last month – he’s still sleeping like a champ!
Eating: We’re giving him whole milk now – two glasses a day, and we’re still nursing twice a day. He currently eats three meals and two snacks a day, and we’re still grateful for how good of an eater he is! He’s picky about some vegetables, but he loves pretty much all fruit, meat, and cheese. Still a carb fiend, but what kid isn’t?
Milestones: Jackson had his first haircut this month! He looks SO much older with shorter hair! He has taken a couple of steps here and there with much persuasion from mom and dad, but has no interest in walking on his own yet. He’s very happy to crawl around (and he’s fast!) and loves to cruise. He can walk holding just one hand or our sleeves, and he’s started to get more confident with letting go and actually standing up every once in a while. We switched him over to a convertible carseat this month instead of his infant seat – he looks so much bigger in it! He’s still chatting up a storm and now will hold the phone up to his ear and say “hello? hello?”. Still loving books and will actually “read” them now – he’ll sit down with an open book and babble to himself for a while. It’s precious.
Things we want to remember: I love how he gets more and more communicative every day – it’s so fun to see him figure out ways to tell us what he wants. I want to remember how he points at everything with his middle finger and says “that! that! this! this” and I don’t ever want to forget the adorable little wiggle he gets when he’s excited to climb up the stairs for bath time.
Special outings or adventures: Jackson had his first New Year’s Eve – we had friends over and played games all day. He had a blast going to the hair salon for the first time and getting his hair cut. He kept stealing the comb from the stylist and trying to brush his hair. His biggest adventure this month was his first birthday party! He had a blast.
Favorites: I think his absolute favorite activity right now is reading. He doesn’t really want to sit still and listen to us read a book, but he loves to look at his books and read them to himself. He loves to flip through them and look at all the pictures, and looking at a book is just about the only time I see him sit still. He’s obsessed with the play kitchen he got for his birthday and can’t get enough of it. We love to watch him read books, and I think we both agree that hugs and kisses are still our favorite thing he does!
What we’ve learned: Well, we survived our first year as parents! We learned so much this year and we are completely different people than we were this time last year. And I think that’s a fabulous thing! We are continually learning new things and we are so excited to see what the next year has in store for us.