Saturday, February 07, 2015

nash {12 months}

Dear Sweet Nash-
Where, oh where did my little 6lb 10oz baby go?  This year has absolutely flown by.  While it's probably been the hardest year of my life, it's also been the most rewarding and filled with so much joy.     I refuse to call you a toddler just because you are one.  You will always be my baby boy.  
Once again, we had another month of inconsistent sleep.  It's been a year and we still can't seem to figure your sleeping  out.  One thing I know, you go to bed so easily at 7pm on the dot and when you are ready for a nap you fall right asleep.  You are still a tummy sleeper and at night you sleep in your sleep sack.  As for how long you sleep at night and how long your naps are, we can never tell.  Most nights you sleep about 10 hrs and thankfully I don't think you woke up at all during the night this month.  You wake up anywhere from 5:30-7:00am.  There is absolutely no rhyme or reason as to when you wake up, but when you are awake, you are awake.  There is no falling back asleep after I nurse you.  Naps are anywhere from 30 minutes to and hour and half.  Rarely do you sleep longer than that……except for right now while I am typing this.  I'm starting to wonder what's wrong!!
We officially dropped your mid-morning nursing.  You take a 4-6oz bottle of formula instead.  You get so excited when you see your bottle! Since you don't get bottle often, it's taken you a long time to finally feed yourself your bottle.  You will happily sit in my lap and let me feed you, but you really like to hold it yourself now.  You eat three meals a day and have a couple snacks throughout the day.  If we put food in front of you, you will always eat.  We still haven't found a thing that you don't like.  Most meals I have to cut you off.  You would eat all day long if I let you.  
New Tricks/Activities/Accomplishments: 
You started cruising around furniture this month.  You aren't very fast but you can definitely get around.  You are kind of getting brave enough to transfer from the couch to the coffee table.  Just today you have taken more interest in your walk.  You can walk pretty good with it. Before today, your little legs where like lead.  You would barely even pick them up.  You love to repeat after us and try to say what we say especially things Pearson says.  If Pearson starts to make noises in the car, it gets really loud because they just start going back and forth  You can say "da-da", "ma-ma", "buh-buh", "bye-bye" and "hiiiiii".  You can wave too.  Sometimes I think you know what they mean but sometimes I think you just say them not knowing.  You started playing peek-a boo, with us but you usually put your hands over your ears.  If we ask you where your eyes are, sometimes you will blink.  You love moving to music and dancing to the beat.   
Opening and closing doors, remotes, phones, iPad, baby goldfish, playing with cars in the hall, spashing in the tub, praise baby videos, playing with tupperware, playing with Pearson's toys, digging in the trashcan, trying to get into the toilet, walking to us with your walker, playing catch.
Diaper changes, pulling clothes over your head, hats, hoods or anything on your head, when you run out of food, getting your nose wiped, getting in the carseat, when brother pushes you, when we take things away from you that you shouldn't have. 
Other Random Facts:

  • You hate getting in your carseat all the sudden.  You throw a big fit and we have to push you down in there, but once you are in, you are completely fine.  
  • Every single time I pick you up from the nursery, the ladies always comment on what a sweet and happy baby you are.  You always have the biggest smile and are so happy to see us when we pick you up.  
  • You have discovered the potties this month so we have to always keep them closed and even keep the doors closed because you are figuring out how to open the potty.  
  • You have the cutest little wave when we say bye or hi.  
  • You can sign more when you want more food.  
  • We have gone to Golden Grip Gymnastics a couple of times and you love to crawl around a play there.  
  • Everywhere we go you always smile at strangers and they always comment on how cute you are.  We think you are pretty cute too!!
  • Still now new teeth, but I am beginning to wonder if some are coming in because of your sleep being so inconsistent.  
  • You continue to have a very sensitive bottom.  I have to put the purple desitin on your bottom after every poopy to keep it from breaking out.
  • We have had some issues with your cheeks lately.  They will break out and turn red but we can't figure out what causes it.  Your exema cream that we used on your scalp when you were a baby seems to clear it up best.  
  • You hair cracks us up because it's growing in like a skunk.  You have lots of hair straight down the middle and it won't part to either side so it just comes down to a point.  You also have hair in the back that always sticks up because your two little cowlicks collide.  
Happy 12 months baby boy!!

Your Mommy

{12 month Stats}

Weight:    24 pounds 10 ounces
Length:  30.5 inches
Eating: nursing 3 times a day (around 6:00am, 2:30pm, & 7:00pm) along with 3 meals a day (around 8:00, noon, & 5:30) 
Bedtime: around 7:00pm
Awake: around 5:30-7:00am
Naps: usually 2 45 minute-1 hr 30 minute naps around 9am and 2pm
Diapers: size 4's
Clothes: mostly 18 months and 18-24 month hand-me-downs, 18 months pants and even a few 2T shirts
Teeth: No new teeth (4 total: two bottom & 2 top)

Here is Pearson at 12 months and Nash at 12 months.
Look how you've changed.