Saturday, March 23, 2013

12 months with Brady

Brady- 12 months
It’s hard to believe we were blessed with the most wonderful little boy a year ago! This year sure went fast and Brady has changed so much. I’ve honestly enjoyed every day of his life. Of course, being a parent is the hardest job in the world, but it’s also the most rewarding and wonderful job in the whole world.
Here’s what Brady has been up to this past month:
*He weighs 22lbs. 4oz and is 28 ½ in long.
*He’s eating more table foods, his favorite table food is guacamole, rice, and beans (it makes my heart happy that he loves Mexican food). He still takes a bottle. We’re trying to get him comfortable with whole milk. I tried to do it cold turkey and that didn’t go so well, so now we’re doing 2oz of whole milk and 4 oz of formula. Next week I’ll change that to 3-to-3, and so on until I have him off formula.  
*He walks very well, claps & roll his hands. He loves to play Patty Cake. He waves and blows kisses. He climbs very well (which is very scary). He can open doors and go outside unassisted (again, very scary). He hasn’t bitten in a while, but he is capable of biting. He’s still very social and likes to go to different people. He loves his bathes. He’s still attached to his pacifier. He likes for mama to carry him around. He still loves to watch Wheel of Fortune. And he’s still very curious.
*He can say da-da and bye-bye.
*He loves to brush his teeth.
*He hits people in the face (I don’t think he’s trying to be mean, he just gets really excited, but I’m trying to get him to stop as soon as possible).
*Dressing him is still a challenge, but it’s a little easier than it has been.
* He has 7 teeth. (3 on bottom & 4 on top)
*He is sleeping well at night. And he’ll take some really long naps sometimes (up to 2-3 hours). You know when he’s tired because he’ll pull on his ears and rub his eyes. It’s nice, because I can go lay him in his crib and he’ll go to see on his own during the day. At night, he still wants to be rocked.
 * He wears 18 month clothing. He’s wearing a size 3 diaper.
*He enjoys riding in the car, especially since he’s facing forward now. He also likes it when we let him drive the car in the country (dirt roads). He likes riding tractors and four-wheelers too.
*His eyes are still blue. His hair is curly in the back and is blondish. He has the goofiest smile and expressions. It’ easy to make him laugh. He’s always happy.
*He has no problem at all with letting you know that he’s unhappy. He can throw some major fits.
*He loves books. He doesn’t sit too long while we read to him, but he picks books up and looks at them more than he plays with his other toys.
Here’s Brady this month.
This is his, 'I don't want to be still for a picture mom, so I'm going to scream and wrinkle my nose at you' look.

This is his, 'Life is Good' look.

This is his, 'Why did you lay me on the couch, mom? you know I'm' going roll off' look

This is his, 'quite running from me mama' look. I see this look a lot.

This is his, 'hold me mama' look. I see this look 95% of the time.

This is his, 'look at me mama' look. I love that sweet smile of his. It has a way of melting my heart.

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