Saturday, September 19, 2015

Gil at 12 Months

Baby Gil is 12 months old, a year!

Gil continues to be a little guy.  He went to the doctor at 11 1/2 months and he weighs 17 lbs, 9 1/2 ounces, is 28 inches long, and his head is 17 1/2 cm in circumference.  He is still wearing 12 month clothes very comfortably.  He wears size 3 shoes, but it's super hard to find shoes in that size for walkers.  Most babies have bigger feet when they begin walking.

Sleep has been so good this month!  He takes two great naps, a day, usually about 2 hours long each.  It is a rare night that Gil doesn't sleep through it.  He goes down at 7 or 7:30 and sleeps until 5 or 6.  He nurses on one side and then will go back to sleep until 7 or 7:30.  

We have started the weaning process.  By next week, we should be done nursing!  I am proud for having nursed both boys for a year.  I'm not trying to be hurtful--you have to do what works best for you and your family, and this is what has worked for us.  But that doesn't mean it hasn't been hard at times, and I am glad to have made it to my goal with both boys.  Gil now takes 3 bottles of whole milk a day and then nurses in the morning.

Gil is still loving food.  He eats a couple of pouches a week (usually if we are out and about), but he mostly eats table food with us.  

Gil does not slow down, ever!  He loves walking and is constantly on the move.  He learned to clap this past month and he is always showing off his new skill.  He's not much of a talker and doesn't say "Mama" or "Dada" that regularly.

He loves to play with toys.  His favorite is a little wooden car ramp that my brother gave Jack when he was little.  He has figured the toy out and he loves to push the cars down the ramp.

Gil is a funny little guy.  He loves to cuddle and sit on laps.  He loves to be held.  And he loves to laugh.  He has a very dramatic personality.  He is either VERY happy or VERY upset.

For his birthday, we went with a few friends to a local apple orchard.  I brought some pumpkin spice cupcakes and we sang to Gil before picking apples.  I don't think he really knew it was for him, but the rest of us had fun!

Likes: food, making a mess, Jack

Dislikes: not getting the toy he wants!

Happy 1st Birthday, our sweet little Baby Gil!  We love you so much!

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