Thursday, July 31, 2014

12 Months! Happy 1st Birthday Truman Jay!

A celebratory powdered donut for breakfast!

Age: 12 months (1 YEAR OLD!)

Birthday: July 31, 2013

Weight: No new stats. His 12 month appointment is on August 8th.   

Length: Unknown!

Sleep: Truman still sleeps like a champ!  He sleeps every night from around 7:15pm- anywhere between 6-7:15 the next morning.  He rarely wakes up during that time.  He is doing better with naps as well, if we are home, he will take a good 1- 1 1/2 hour nap in the morning and again in the afternoon.  Sometimes longer.  He will only sleep like that if he is in his crib in his room with the sound machine going.  Because I miss holding him for his naps, sometimes I try to hold him through his nap but usually end up regretting it because he will only sleep for 20 minutes or so, and wake up cranky because he will still be tired. 

My Bedtime: Truman goes to bed consistently at 7-7:15 pm every night.  We give him a bath every other night unless he has been hot or dirty that day.  It helps to not dry his skin out so much.  He really enjoys bath time!  He loves playing with his ducks and other bath toys.  After bath time, we give him a little massage with lavender lotion and on to clean diaper and pj's.  Then it's time to brush his hair, which he knows what the comb is for now and tries to brush it himself.  Adorable!  Then he has his bottle while we cuddle.  Sometimes he will be in the mood for cuddling after his bottle, but most of the time he is ready for his bed.  With the sound machine going, he knows it's time to go to sleep and he is always so happy to get in bed, that he giggles every single night when we lay him down and cover him up with his blankets!  It is seriously the sweetest thing ever.  We just started allowing him to sleep with a blanket in the last month.  He is always awake when we lay him down.  He usually rolls right over to his belly and is off to sleep.  Sometimes he will "sing" and "talk" and roll around with his blankets for a few minutes before he goes to sleep.  Either way, he is precious.  

Favorite Toy:  Since we had his 1st Birthday Party on Sunday, we are covered up with new toys!  I have yet to go through them all and unpack to determine what will go where.  He is very lucky :) He got some truly awesome toys, a tricycle, balls, books, and some outfits which will be a big help!  Chris and I got him some alphabet/ number blocks, and a little red wagon.  Chris also built him a swing set a couple of weeks ago and that boy LOVES to swing!  Some of our good friends also went together and got him a sandbox!  He still hasn't seen it!  It's been a crazy week but I'm hoping one night next week we will have them over and he can try out his new sandbox. 

Clothes Size: He wears 12 months pretty consistently right now.  We usually have to move on the the next size because of his length.  I think he will be tall!

Diaper Size: Size 4 in Pampers Swaddlers.  Also using a size 4 in the night time diapers. 

Milestones Reached: Truman can crawl SO fast!  He motors around from one room to the next and loves it when you chase him!  He isn't walking yet, but he is pulling up on everything and I don't think it will be too much longer before he's all over the place.  Chris and I bought him a walker this past month and he loves it.  It's one that he pushes and walks behind it.  It gives him just enough balance and confidence that he can fly in it!  He also has his 2 bottom teeth now!  They are soo cute!  no sign of any others yet but I'm sure they will come soon.  His 2 bottom ones came in at the same time.  He didn't seem bothered by it at all, we only knew he was teething because we could finally feel and see them! 

Firsts: I think his whole life is nothing but "firsts" right now :) We just celebrated his last first holiday!  For the 4th of July we went camping with friends to Big Bear Lake in Ohio.  It was an awesome weekend.  We made memories that will last and I'm sure we will go back.  That was Truman's first time seeing a sparkler, his first time playing in the sand, and his first time in a lake!  Chris and I also left him for the first time this month.  We went to Las Vegas together to celebrate my 30th birthday.  We were gone for 4 nights, and my sister kept him for us.  He had a great time playing with his cousins and Aunt!  I know they were so sad to see him go when we got back, but we were sure happy to see him!  We had a great time on our trip, but I was SO ready to get home and see his little face!

And of course, the biggest first is TODAY!  His first birthday :) Hard to believe it is already here, everyone tells you don't blink.  And it really is true.  I look forward to each birthday we celebrate with him, but kind of wish I could freeze time right now.  Love that baby boy and want to keep him a baby :) 

Best Mood:  Always!  Happy in the morning, during the day!  Almost all the time!  The only time he fusses is when it's getting close to bedtime and he's tired.  I can't blame him though!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Truman's first Spaghetti!

Don't the pictures just say it all!?  Truman had spaghetti for the first time and as you can see he loved it :)  I swear this kid is more and more fun every day!!