Sunday, June 17, 2012

12 Months

We made it!  We all survived a whole year!  Drew is 12 months old (1 year) and is on the go.  People ask if it has just flown by and my answer is yes and no.  I am excited for the new adventures ahead of us and can't wait to see what's to come in the next few months.  

What's New: Well the biggest thing this month was WALKING!  He has been standing on his own and kind of looking at the ground and to me I think he was thinking about it.  So, last Friday I held his hand and had him walk to me 3 or 4 times.  The next time I didn't hold his hand and he just did it.  That was the beginning of many steps for Drew.  This Thursday he actually stood up on his own with out holding on to any toy or something to keep his balance.  He knows he can't conquer the step up to our kitchen or down to the living room yet and just drops and starts crawling.  He is also completely done with bottles.  Last month I would give him one if he was really tired and pushed away the sippy cup but this month he didn't fight the sippy cup so no need to pull out his bottle. 

Interests:  Jason put in french doors over Memorial Day weekend and Drew loves watching Sutton through the window.  He will crawl over to the window, I will raise the blinds, and Drew just knocks on the glass until he sees Sutton.  He will just laugh and talk to him.  He's even tried to kiss him, which left wonderful markings on my glass windows.  We still play peek a boo a lot and chase each other around the pool table.  He also loves opening the cabinet doors.  We have one in the corner that he goes after every day.  He will pull out all the Tupperware and play with every piece.  He knows he's not suppose to be in the cabinet so he will look around to see if anybody is looking and if we "look away"  he then pulls things out. 

Food:  Besides fighting the allergies every now and then he is loving eating what we eat.  There are a few things he gets excited for when we get them out to eat...bananas, sweet potatoes, blueberries, corn, peas, and green beans.  He has had a few bites of ice cream and loves it.  We are cautious and don't give him much.  One because it's not good for him and the other is because of his allergies. 

Sleep:  Since the summer has started he has been sleeping from 7:30pm until 8am most days. I am loving this!  He takes two naps, a morning nap (usually 2 hours long) and an afternoon nap (usually 1 hour long). 

Sizes:  The kid can still fit into some 6-9 month clothes.  He does wear mostly 12 months.

What I Love:  I love how he still loves to give kisses.  I love how excited he gets when we walk into the room.  I love how he will go to anybody that wants to hold him and be content.  I think he would rather be down and moving around doing his own thing!  I love how the simplest things make him so happy.  I love his happy faces and even when he's sad, he's so stinkin' cute!  I love how I get to spend every day with him and make memories that will last a lifetime.  I love how God chose him for us. 

We love you Drew boy!  Happy 1st Birthday!

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