Friday, May 19, 2017

Lucas William {Twelve Months}

Dear Lucas,

Today you are a whole year old!!! 365 days!!! HOW?!?!?!
I'm not going to lie, this day was not quite as hard for me as I thought it would be. Mostly because I remember your first 12 days, with you laying under your bili lights in the NICU....and I SO don't wish those days back for anything! You have come such a long way since then, and I will never stop being eternally thankful that you had a "temporary inconvenience" (as our pediatrician called it), rather than a long-term health problem. We are so blessed to have you in our lives, sweet boy!

{Your well visit is next week, so I'll update these then!}

Clothes: Pretty solidly in the 12 month section of your closet right now. Some of your summer clothes are 18 months, and since it's been so hot lately, I've been putting you in those as well. Still size 3 diapers, but I think we will move up to 4s soon.

Nicknames: Lou-Lou/Lulu, Lou-Ba-Lou, Baby brother, LUUUUU-cus, Joy Boy, Hiiiiiiii guy/little guy, crazy crazy, crawly crawler, crazy character, Mr. Crazy, Mr. Smiley

Milestones: You're up to 5 teeth, with your 6th one coming in as we speak (you've been super drooly lately)! Still no standing or walking...but man, are you the quickest little crawler I've ever seen! You get from point A to point B in no time flat and we definitely need to watch you at ALL TIMES. You have figured out that our bathroom and kitchen cabinets open, and you just loooove to explore those! You've definitely been pulling up and cruising more and more, and as long as you feel something touching you, you are pretty confident. It's when we let go, or move something away, that you totally freak out and squat down like you have absolutely no clue how to stand by yourself! Oh well. If there's one thing I've learned about you in the past 12 months, it's that you will do things when you are ready! 😊

Sleep: I'd give you an A-/B+ for your sleep this month. You were up ready to party today at 5:15 AM (must've known it was your birthday!), but most days you wake up closer to 6:30 or so. Your naps have gotten a bit shorter...I know, I should NOT be complaining, but I'm lucky if you sleep longer than an hour each for both your morning and afternoon naps. I'm wondering when you'll drop that morning nap. Ella dropped hers right around now, but you still act crazy fussy if we skip it, so we'll hold on to it a little bit longer! 

Best Moment: Your cake smash photo shoot was super fun, as well as having you around for Mother's Day (your last first holiday!). And frankly, I just love any time you're chatty and giggling...those sounds warm my heart!

Worst Moment: If I had to pick one thing....I'd say maybe when you're getting into something you're not supposed to be?! You definitely keep us on our toes, all. of. the. time. I don't think it's bad though....just a little exhausting, but fun! And maybe a little scary at times, when you decided to flip off of your sister's bed head-first. 😬

Likes: Ella, putting everything in your mouth, eating, "If You're Happy and You Know It" song, the ABC song, pulling up on everything, opening cabinets and drawers, eating books (silly boy, they are for reading!), your octopus and fruit teethers, musical instruments (especially shakers), people's shoes, bath time, balls, PUFFS.

Dislikes: You still hate being freaking HATE the Ergo! You also hate diaper changes, because you can't move around. You also really dislike going #2 in your diaper!!

Health: Another very healthy month! 👍

Eating: Well, we still have yet to find a food that you don't like. Daddy made you an avocado omelet the other day and you ate it all in about 2 minutes flat. Eggs are definitely a favorite, as are strawberries and of course puffs! But really, you pretty much eat anything and everything! You have started to throw food on the floor when you're done though. I am not a fan, so we've been working on the "all done" baby sign. I am thinking of weaning you soon, but seeing as you don't take bottles, I'm not really sure how to navigate this! We'll ask the pediatrician next week and go from there. I am happy to report that you have taken a few sips of water from a straw (very few sips...maybe a tablespoon total; but hey, baby steps!)! Daddy tried to give you cow's milk though the other day and you flat out pushed the cup away. So yeah. We'll work on it. 

Lucas, I can't believe it's been a whole year since I saw you for the first time! You have most certainly filled a place in our hearts that we didn't even know was there, and I am so glad you joined our family. We cannot imagine life without you, nor would we want to! You are our joy boy, our crazy character and a bright light of happiness on gloomy days. We love you move than you will ever know! Thanks for being born and allowing me to be your mommy! We can't wait to see what your second year of life will bring! 

{And, just for fun...Ella at 12 months}

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