I have now loved and cared for this little guy for 365 days...52.143 weeks...12 months...ONE WHOLE YEAR. I just can't believe it. It has been the best and most full year. A year of breastfeeding (I'm so proud!), a year of changing diapers, a year of washing tiny clothes, a year of baby hugs and kisses, a year of figuring out just how the heck to be a Mom.
I'm proud that I've actually been able to document each month. It wasn't always easy, but it was something I'm so glad I did. I've already had fun going back and
being sappy remembering all the fun things Aiden has done at each new month. I say it every time, but this month is my new favorite.
This month Aiden's personality has come out in full force. He loves to talk and he LOVES people. My Aunt said he's like a politician...always waving, smiling and saying hi to everyone he sees. He absolutely loves running errands mainly because of all the people he sees.
His vocabulary continues to blow my mind. Right now his favorite things to say are Mama (I love being his favorite), Dada, Apple, Ba(nana), Choo Choo, Uh-oh, Peek (ABOO!). He also loves making animal noises and knows even the most bizarre ones like rooster, donkey and turkey. What?! I'm trying to get a video of him doing all the sounds, but so far no luck. He is also pointing to and saying body parts (Eye, Nose, Hair). He is one smart cookie. It's like his parents are teachers or something. (Haha. As if that had anything to do with it.)
Another exciting thing about this month...or maybe not so exciting for my drooly baby...Aiden has finally popped out a tooth and is working on popping 5 more at a time. It seems like they are all coming at once poor guy. I already miss that gummy smile of his, but I'm excited to see him with a mouth full of teeth too!
Aiden is such a B-O-Y. He is fascinated with any kind of vehicle and loves making Vroooooom noises. He still loves Thomas the train (Choo Choo) and is always carrying around a little car or train with him. He continues to love being outside and has recently decided to begin "collecting" nature items on our walks. He will be pushing his wagon and all of the sudden he's on the ground picking up bark or leaves and throwing them in his wagon. All boy I tell ya.
Weight: 19.9 pounds...aww our little peanut. He is still in the 5-10th percentile for weight and height.
Height: 28 inches
Size Clothes: He is finally starting to fill out his 12 month outfits and he is wearing size 3 diapers.
Sleeping: Aiden is a rock star sleeper and napper. He is taking a morning nap around 9:30 and an afternoon nap around 3:00 then goes to bed at 7. The only thing messing this up lately are those darn teeth.
Eating: Drinking whole milk like a champ! No slow transitioning for this kid, he gulped down his first cup and yummmed the whole time. I am so proud that I was able to nurse him for an entire year and I plan to continue nursing him in the morning and at night for a while. But the big news is, I am officially done pumping! Praise Jesus. Besides milk, Aiden is eating pretty much everything we eat. Except peanut butter. That makes me nervous, but we will be testing that out very soon.
Random stuff only parents want to know:
Nicknames: Boo, Hunny, Pumpkin, Beebo, Peach, Love bug.
Likes: Making animal sounds, walking behind his push toy, drinking milk out of a big boy cup (with a straw!), saying HI to every one in sight!
Dislikes: Not eating what we're eating. He is starting to be a little more picky when it comes to his food and will push away his spoon or spit out any food he doesn't like. Uh-oh.
My favorite moments from this month: Celebrating Aiden's first birthday, trick or treating, Aiden's first taste of cake.