Thursday, June 19, 2014

Almost 1...

I can't believe I am writing this post. 8 more days and my baby will be 1 year old! Where did the time go?

Over the last year, I have learned so much. Not just about taking care of a baby, but also about myself. I never knew that I could love a person SO much! He is becoming this amazing little person, with a personality all his own. I can see so much of myself and my husband in him. It's just a heart-bursting feeling of unconditional love.

My little boy is growing up. So fast! He is 23 lbs, 29" tall and has 8 teeth. He crawls (VERY fast!), pulls up to standing, climbs on stuff, and knows no danger. He's still working on eating more solids, but so far loves pickles, mashed potatoes, oranges, crackers and yogurt. His sleep is very regulated now, thank goodness. I thought I'd never sleep again for a while there. He goes to bed at 8pm and wakes up between 6 and 7am. He's still on two naps a day, typically one in the morning for 1.5 hours, and one in the afternoon for 1.5 hours. He loves to watch Family Feud and Wheel of Fortune. Enjoys laughing, the outdoors, strolling, playing in his "kitchen," petting his doggies (even though they usually run away), and adores all his grandparents!

We are making final preparations for his party this Saturday. We have a pavilion in the park rented, a photographer booked. I made all the centerpieces, banners and signs. We are having hot dogs, hamburgers, salads and cake. Mickey Mouse theme. I'm so excited...but it's all so bittersweet. I never imagined time could go by so quickly!

I will post tons of pics from the party next week. In the meantime, here are some from the past few months:

First trip to Big Boy

Children's Museum in Traverse City

Brady and his cousin Caleb in Brady's new wagon :)

I made this for Brady's party

Brady and his cousin Julia (Ju Ju)

Brady and his cousin Alex

Oooh, cute baby!

Playing with the dog toys

Farmer Brady

Ready for his first hair cut

Napping with Grandpa Charlie

At Caleb's 1st birthday with Grandpa D

Up north with Grandpa Dave

Look mommy! It's that cute baby again!

Hair cut

Still cutting...

1st haircut all done!

Swinging!

Brady and Ju Ju

Brady showing Ju Ju who is boss! (She's 10 days older)

Brady in his kitchen

Mommy in the kitchen

At Knoxville Zoo

At the zoo

Brady and Ju Ju

In jail...let me out :)

Zoo

Mmmm Pickle!