Happy 1st birthday!! You are now 1 year old! This past year seems to have flown by. We love watching you learn, grow, and explore. You are such a happy and sweet baby and very active! You love to crawl, climb, sing, babble, and want to try to fit in the smallest places. We had a wonderful birthday party at our house for you last weekend. We kept it pretty small and invited family and a few friends from church who have kids in your cradle roll class. In all we had 13 adults and 12 kids. 8 kids were 2 and under. We decided to have a brunch. We served fruit, yogurt, lots of breads, muffins, veggies, sandwiches, coffees, juices, dips, and chips. We bought an indoor Jumping Gym as his big present from us that the kids 2 and under enjoyed. We set-up Caden's big water slide for him and the older kids who came. It was a fun party. We really like home parties the best and loved having some of our friends and family over to celebrate our cute and sweet boy!
|One of your best friends being held by his dad|
Your 12 month well baby appointment was yesterday. You're an active and healthy baby/toddler. Here are your stats:
23 lbs, 7 oz (80% weight)
47 cm head (75%)
They now do a new eye screening test and it showed up that you could have a potential eye problem. They recommended we see a pediatric ophthalmologist. Your vision seems fine and I'm not sure what they could detect at this point but we'll check it out. We're praying your vision is okay.
You typically take one nap per day, in the afternoon from around 1-3. You wear size 18-24 month clothing. You're in size 4 diapers, still. You sleep from around 7:30pm-7am. You like a wide variety of foods but love fruit the best. You still prefer crawling over walking. One cute thing you've done for months is that you like crawling with a ball or car in your hand. You still nurse 5-6 times per day and we'll eventual introduce you to whole cow's milk, although the World Health Organization recommends breastmilk until 2 years. So we'll mostly stick with that unless you decide to wean on your own before then.
We love you so much, son! It's been a great 1st year! Happy birthday!
|Some of the older kids|
|Attempt at getting all of the little kids in the bounce house for a picture|
|Eating pancakes and blueberries for breakfast|
|Such a cutie!|
|Eating lunch. You ate grilled chicken and fruit.|
|Opa loves you!|
|Daddy loves you!|
|Mommy loves you!|
|You climbed into your sisters chair and started eating your brother's watermelon and carrots|
|You and your sister had so much fun!|