Friday, November 16, 2012

Happy 1st Birthday

You are 1 year old today.
You weigh about 21 lbs

This has been the hardest, but the most fun year.  We can't believe that you're 1!  Time was really slow at certain times, but overall has really flown by.  There were a couple major life threatening complications with your birth and you had to be emergency delivered and I remember praying for God to save us both and He did.  I'm so thankful for the team of doctors and nurses that God had ready to step in and help us.  It was no accident that I had the best doctor in the state.  You came into the world like a little firecracker and you haven't slowed down since.

Here you are hugging your teddy bear.
Once again, I really feel like you just kind of exploded this past month on things you learned.  You know to point to your nose when we say, "Where's your nose?" and poke yourself in your eye when we say, "Where are your eyes?".  You like to brush your own hair.  You like to throw a ball back and forth. .  You have started signing the word, "please."  You know what to do when we say, "Sit down" or "Stand up".  You love pointing to all the lights in the house. You love pointing at your tummy and lifting up our shirts to look at our stomachs.  You love dogs!  You play patty cake and shake your head back and forth (you're not saying "no", it's more of a dance move).  You love the itsy bitsy spider song and do all the motions.

You are still saying da da da da da da,  na na na na, mum mum mum, ba, ba, ba, ro, ro, ro, no, no, no, and drg, drg, drg (You're trying to say dog).  You make several other sounds that I'm not sure how to describe.  We love hearing you jabber. You still yell out in excitement.

One of our favorite times of the day is going in your room and waking you up and getting to rock and cuddle you and sing to you.  You usually lay your head on our chests and just sit and enjoy (rare to have you sit).  We also love giving you your bottle at night and rocking you.  We love watching you wave and dance - so...cute!  You love dancing and anytime you hear music you bust out your moves.   You love waving.  You wave really easily and at everyone.  

 You are wearing 12 month onesies, 9 month sweaters and shirts, and 6-9 month jeans.  You are wearing a size 4 diaper.

You are mad in this picture because I won't let  you go in the office.

You are giving the sweetest hugs and kisses lately.

You are still eating a lot!  I've decreased your bottle to only twice a day -6 oz in the morning and 6 oz at night.   You are eating oatmeal in the am, and a fruit and a vegetable,yogurt, and cottage cheese at lunch, and a fruit and a vegetable, macaroni or pasta, and a meat  in the evening.   I am still preparing everything.   You are eating avocados, sweet potatoes, bananas, carrots, peas, green beans, peaches, apples, pears, spinach, broccoli, pasta, macaroni, ground turkey, chicken, salmon, mashed potatoes, and puffs.  You love your sippy cup.

Some of the toys you played with this past month was a scooter type toy, balls, a car that you push around, opening and closing everything, and Elmo.  You love our pots and pans and the dishwasher.   I'm not ready to officially say you're walking, but you have taken 5-7 steps several times and then I was able to record you take about 15 steps yesterday. 
You're not actually touching Peyton in this picture, she just happened to walk by and interrupt our photo session.

You are still experiencing some separation anxiety in the nursery, but once we're gone, you calm down.  

Your eyes look a little darker this month - dark grey/blue.
Your hair is blonde.

You keep getting more and more fun.

You are sleeping about 11 1/2 hours per night.   You go to sleep pretty easily, thankfully.  You stay awake 2 1/2-4 hours at a time now. You have been sleeping about an hour for your 1st nap, but only 20-30 min for your second nap. 
You have 6 teeth now and two more are about to pop out on top.

You are usually a pretty happy baby.  You are quite the ham - you love having everyone's attention and you smile at everyone.   Everyone comments how happy you are and how long your eye lashes  are.

You are definitely more interested in playing these days
Our biggest prayer for you is that you come to know and love Jesus.  Here are a few verses I pray over you:  I pray that you will trust in the Lord with all your heart.  Proverbs 3:5;   I pray that you will rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances;  for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.  1 Thes 5:16-18;  I pray that you will be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. James 1:19;  I pray that you know that God has plans for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremeiah 29:11 and I pray that you will love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind and love your neighbor as yourself.  Luke 10:27. 
You are our sweet, precious gift from God.
We love you!  Happy 1st Birthday!


  1. Such a big boy!!! Happy 1st Birthday Hudson!

  2. Awww, it goes so fast! I LOVE this post! He is so freaking cute~


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