Baby Jack is one year old!
Okay, let's be real for a minute here. Baby Jack is almost 13 months old. But I want to have record of this, so I am posting it late!
Jack is 24 lbs and 31 1/4 inches. He wears some 12 month and some 18 month clothes. He wears size 3 diaper and size 3 (almost a 4) shoe.
Jack started walking mid move (mostly at Mike and Laura's). Once he started, he did not stop! He is wild man now...it's hard to slow him down!
Jack is fully on whole milk now. I started weaning a few weeks before he turned one. He nursed for the last time on his year birthday. My goal was to make it to a year, and I am glad we did it! I miss that time with him, but I am glad to be able to wear whatever I want to wear and to be able to be away from him during meal times.
Jack drinks a bottle of milk four times a day. I know...he is too old for a bottle. We have "tried" (not very hard!) a sippy cup. But I feel like he has a lot of transition in his life right now, so I don't want to push it. We will start getting off of the bottle next week. He eats solids three times a day (plus some snacks--Jack can EAT!).
Jack still loves his lovey and his pacifier. I try to keep both just to bedtimes and car time, but that is also hard to do while living in transition!
Jack has been doing fairly well with sleeping, considering he is in a pack and play every night. He goes to bed about 7:15 and wakes up around 6 or 6:30. He takes two naps a day, an hour in the morning, and an hour to an hour and a half in the afternoon. I think we will need to transition to one afternoon nap soon (for daycare), but he still gets pretty tired in the morning.
Jack has six teeth, four on top and two on bottom. No signs on any more coming any time soon.
Right before his birthday, he got roseola (I think from the church nursery). Bless his little heart! He was about the most pitiful thing!
He started talking this past month. He can say "dada," "mama," "ball," "dog," and "Doc." He also loves to growl at dogs. He can sign "more," "all done," "milk," and "please" (although he needs a lot of prompting on that last one!).
Likes: music and dancing, his lovey, getting tickled, eating
Dislikes: being told "no," getting his diaper changed
He is such a fun baby/toddler! He is still a delight to be around (even though we are starting to see a strong willed child!). I am sure the next few months and years (who am I kidding...decades!) will have many challenges ahead, but we are thankful to be Baby Jack's parents.