How is it possible that you're a year old already? It's so hard to believe that a whole year has gone by. But then I look at pictures of you when you were new, all covered with bruises and teeny tiny, and I look at pictures of you now, and I think, "How did he grow so much in one short year?"
|December 15, 2011|
You are such a sweet little boy, and everyone loves you. We have a record number of people coming to your birthday party tomorrow. I'm honestly not sure where we're going to put everyone. It's going to be so much fun!
It seems like no matter how bad you feel, you always have a smile to share. We got your one-year shots yesterday, and you slept for a record number of hours last night (you went to bed at 8 pm, then woke up at 9 something, and then slept until 6 am!), and even though you must have felt poorly, to do that, you were still cheerful yesterday for the whole day. You're a tough little guy! When your reflux is bothering you or you get plowed over by a sister or the puppy, you might fuss about it for a minute but you go right back to your usual sunny self really quickly.
Your favorite toy for playing is: Mommy's rainbow mixing bowls - you push them around the kitchen and make a lot of wonderful noise
Your favorite toy for snuggling is: the puppy crib toy who sings and whose nose lights up
Your favorite food is: banana
Your favorite book is: SMILE! A book we got for keeping your sister's well-baby appointments. It's just a bunch of baby faces smiling, but you smile right back at them.
Your favorite activity is: crawling
Your favorite place to go is: anywhere with lots of people
Your best friend is: your "Rah Rahs" (sisters)
Something new that you're doing: standing up on your own
Something you've mastered: flirting
Something people say about you: "Look at that curly hair!"
Something that you're saying is: shaking your head "no no no," the sign for "more," waving hello and goodbye, "Mama," "Dada," "Rah rah."
Something Dad and I are proud of you for: you are working really hard at being a better sleeper
Something surprising about you: you LOVE music, especially your magic song, "Magic," by Ben Folds
We love you so much, Jack! It's hard to believe that my baby, my last baby, is already a whole year old. Please don't grow up too fast. But you can keep sleeping all night, if you want to, that was pretty nice.