Hudson William, you are ONE today!
(you've had a rough evening so we had to make adjustments to get a picture!)
Here is your life at 12 months old:
We have a doctor's appointment later this week, but I'm pretty sure you weigh about 22-23lbs.
I'm guessing your height is 30in or more.
You are still wearing mostly 6-12 month things, but are slowly transitioning into 12 month clothes.
You are almost in a size 4 shoe, but we don't put you in them very often.
You wear a size 3 diaper.
You are a great eater and are totally on table food. You hate to be fed with a spoon or fork and want to be an independent eater. We are glad that you like food so much so you get to try everything! Your favorite is bread! You are really not very picky and eat whatever we put in front of you.
You still take bottles at naptime and bedtime, but we are working on introducing milk. So far you are really unsure about the cold, white liquid in your sippy cup. You prefer water and occasionally like juice.
Your sleep habits are finally getting better! For the past two weeks you have been sleeping SO much better! The last few nights you have slept 8 straight hours or more! Mommy knows that this may not last forever, but she's thankful to have it when she can.
You have eight teeth and have had a low grade fever today that we think may be a result of teething. I hate that you don't feel well on your first birthday-thankfully it was only for the later part of the day. Poor guy :(
You are a talking machine-a lot of it is still babble though! Right now your spoken words are dada, mom or momma, hot, and no no. You are working on toes and dog too. You also have signs that you use-finished, more, hat, hi, bye and yes sir. My favorite thing that you say is hot-you say it when you're by the stove or the fireplace or mommy's straightner. You cracked me up the other night while we were eating out and you told all of the waiters that their plates were hot.
You are still crawling everywhere or you walk by holding onto to one thing and then grabbing another. You really don't like to push your toys around or hold walking our hands. You want to do it all on your own so you mostly just use furniture going from one to another when you walk to walk. You are still working on it and that's ok. You'll figure it out when you're ready.
You love to play patty cake and peek-a-boo and you love music! You stop when you hear music and you love your toys that make music the most-especially your piano.
You love to give us things and then take them back and do it over and over again! I'm sure there are lots of other things that you do too, but these are the most frequent and favorite ones!
You are a social bug and love to entertain. When we go anywhere you are always wanting to play with the other kids, even if you don't know them.
I cannot believe that it's been a whole year since you came into our world. You were the sweetest, most precious, blue eyed, brown headed baby I'd ever met and daddy and I loved you more than we knew we could. And that love has only grown. This has been the best year of our lives and we know that it will only get better! Daddy and I LOVE you Hudson and we think that you are the best thing that happened to us. We pray that God continues to guide us as we raise you and that you grow up to be the man He wants you to become!
HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY HUDSON!
Here you are one year ago today! You've grown & changed so much!