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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Happy Birthday, Landon!

Landon is ONE today!

photo courtesy of Allison Jean Photo (see the rest of Landon's photo shoot here)

This kid is so precious to us, and this past year has been a FUN one. We've loved seeing Landon go from just being a big baby {who "weighed HOW much"?!?} to a little boy with a lovable personality. And on top of that, he's just so stinking cute!

photo courtesy of Allison Jean Photo

So sweet boy, here's what you're up to at the one year mark:

You had a head start in the size department at birth (all 10 lbs 6 oz of you!), but now you're 31.5" tall (90%) and 21 lbs (30%). You eat like a champ, so you are apparently super active to be so skinny! You still have a massive head (off the charts at 19.25") though! You wear 12-18 month clothes and a size 3 diaper. 

You haven't had baby food in about two months, and you use your six teeth to eat whatever we're eating. Your favorites are bananas, applesauce peas, cheerios, cheese, and breads, but you're pretty good about eating whatever we give you. You love water and have also had some whole milk in your sippy cup. 

We made our (well, "my") breastfeeding goal, and you still nurse 3-4 times a day (when you wake up and then before both naps and bedtime). I love that snuggle time with you and am actually getting a little sad that it will be coming to an end soon.  

You sleep pretty well, taking two naps (9ish and 1ish) and sleeping at night from 7:30 at night to 7:00 in the morning. You love to sleep on your tummy in a quiet room after nursing/rocking to sleep. 

You're very observant! You watch everything your big sister does and just take it all in. You say "mama" and "dada" and know who each title belongs to. You also say "hi" but communicate mostly through the intonation of your squeals. Although you don't talk as much as Avery did when she was this age, what you lack in verbal communication, you make up for in your adventurous spirit! 

You climb on everything! I always have to watch you because you're always trying to climb in the bathtub if the bathroom door is left open. Speaking of bathtubs, you like to stand up in yours. It's a constant battle. You LOVE slides (both climbing up and whooshing down). You use furniture and hold our hands to cruise wherever you want to go, but you're afraid to take those steps all on your own just yet. 

You love playing with your big sister and laughing and wrestling with your daddy, but you're most content in your mommy's arms. The second I pick you up, your thumb goes straight in your mouth and your head goes on my shoulder. I will soak up every second of having a snuggly Mama's Boy because I know that you will soon be way too active and interested in other things to want me to hold you all the time.

Here's a look at Landon this year!

Thanks for bringing so many smiles and so much laughter to our family. We think you're pretty great and love you very much!


Melissa said...

I'm not sure what is wrong with me, but I was THIS CLOSE to crying when I was reading this post. They are just so sweet, and grow up entirely too fast.

So, ready for baby #3??

Kati said...

Heather, he is such a cute little man!!! I loved reading this post. It's been so fun to watch him grow through your blog and he makes me want to have a little boy. :) Happy 1st year!