Happy 12 months, sweet baby Kade!! (I’m going to throw in some 13 & 14 month stuff too since I’m behind.)
You are the happiest, smiliest, sweetest little thing. I can seriously count on one hand the number of times you’ve ever cried. You are SO charismatic and people are just DRAWN to you! (FYI, I started typing this right after your first birthday. The next month you started cutting the two teeth on each side of your top two teeth and you literally cried almost every time I put you down… for about a month straight till those teeth came in. I think my biceps grew an inch! We didn’t even know what that sound coming out of you was, but apparently it was you crying, and apparently ONLY Mama would do! Poor guy…teething is for the birds. And that’s what I get for saying you never cry!)
You weighed 21 lbs and were 30” long at your 12 month checkup. (You are 22.8 lbs now and back up to 30% on weight. At your 1 year checkup you hadn’t gained anything since your 9 month visit, so we had to go back for a weight check a month later. You eat really well, but don’t drink tons of milk. They want you drinking 15-20 oz but that just isn’t going to happen. You are also wide open and love to play/crawl so I think you’re going to have a high metabolism. Still, we were happy to see you level back out and even jump some on the growth chart.)
You have 4 teeth….the four cutest little teeth ever! Your smile and sweet dimples…melt my heart! (6 teeth now as of 14 months. Praise the Lord they’ve finally broken through)
You have a hilarious laugh! When we laugh, you laugh. When you laugh, we laugh. Lots of laughter goin on over here.
You can wave hey (SO cute!), give high fives, clap (yay!), love to play peek-a-boo, turn the pages of books, & shake your head “no.”
You crawl SO fast! I mean, lightning fast! People comment on it all the time. You tuck your little head and you are OFF.
You can crawl up the stairs. Yikes! And off & on furniture. The coffee table. You name it…
You can stand unassisted for several seconds. You CAN walk, but you don’t. You’ve only taken 1-2 steps at a time solo, but you can seriously scoot while you’re holding on to furniture or pushing a toy.
You are a drool machine with those new teeth coming in.
First haircut in the books! Sweet little fuzzy head. It looks so cute on you & you did great.
Your eyes are very blue. Love them!
You’re a really great sleeper. Solid 12 at night and a good 2-3 hour nap in the afternoon. Sometimes you’ll still take 2 naps (the second one is much shorter) if you need it, but you’re fine with one if we’re on the go. Still take a paci, love your little blankie, and we do ocean sounds on sound machine + box fan for white noise. You like it dark and you go RIGHT down. You love to sleep in your room but adjust pretty well when we are traveling or on the go.
I finally remembered to start brushing your teeth (I know, mom of the year award!) and you love it! Anytime you find a toothbrush you know exactly what to do with it.
You have excellent motor mechanics & fine motor skills.
Current words/sounds: Dada, Dad, Daddy (yes, I’m chop liver), Jase (my fave!), whoa, wow, hey
You’re just a little bit of a Mama’s boy…
You love to eat and get super excited about food. Your fave is peanut butter toast, strawberries, green beans, sweet potatoes, roasted chicken, oatmeal, eggs, spaghetti, and Sprout pouches. We also buy some organic version of Nutrigrain bars and you tear em up. You drink some milk and water, but for now we are still nursing 2-3 times a day (for really short intervals, usually only a couple minutes before you wake up and before bed). You will fuss for a drink while you’re eating if I forget to make you one.
You are tough as nails. Maybe that comes from having a big bro? I swear we watch you really well, but you’ve taken a few tumbles and you just keep rollin like nothing even happened. You have callluses on your knees from crawling everywhere.
You know exactly what you want. Shew!
You love your grandparents & aunts.
You think you’re a big boy. You wanna hang with all the big boys when they’re playing. You’re pretty fearless & that scares your dad and me a little.
You think Jase is hilarious and he is very sweet to you most of the time. He’s definitely nicer to you when no one else is around. When I’m changing your diaper, he always brings you a toy and says “Here buddy” really sweetly and tries to entertain you for me. He is pretty good about sharing with you and says “Here you go brudder.”
You are such a water baby! You LOVE the water.
You have started throwing things & you’re in to everything. You love to play catch & roll/throw the ball back and forth. You also really like to turn the Roomba on & ride/chase it around. (We LOVE having a Roomba, by the way, so if you’re considering one…do it!)
Did I mention your smile lights up a room?
And this is my ALL TIME FAVORITE picture…ever!!
Love watching you grow, sweet boy!