How can this be? How is it possible that I am planning a first birthday party? I cannot fathom how fast this year has flown by. It has been the best year of my life, thanks to this amazing gift from above! We are counting our blessings every minute of every day and are extremely thankful to have such a wonderful, happy, fun-loving son. Brody is 100% boy and in to EVERYTHING! I wouldn't have it any other way. We do not sit still for one nano-second with this little munchkin.
Here are some of the things about Brody at this point in his life:
*Loves to open doors - cabinet doors, pantry doors, doors to the bedroom, doggy door, etc.
*Loves to push things, even if it is an object that doesn't normally get pushed around - we had to hide his wagon because all he wanted to so was walk over to the wagon and start pushing it.
*Loves his wagon!
*Walking walking walking walking and some more walking!
*Just started wearing shoes and is doing great with them
*Loves to shake things such as water bottles, any toys that rattles in the slightest bit. He thinks it's hilarious
*Likes for daddy to lay him down for naps and for bed time. He fights with mommy, so we cry it out for most afternoon naps...about 1-2 minutes.
*Says dadda all the time. Occasionally says momma and yeah
*Babbles a lot! I think more than the average boy. Loves to hear himself talk
*He is not afraid of new people - a great thing, but could potentially be a bad thing too
*Happy all the time, loves to laugh and thinks the most random things are hysterical
*Likes to be tickled - laughs so hard he gets the hiccups every. single. time.
*Still in a size 3 diaper
*In between 9 months and 12 months clothes - he has such a long torso
*Wearing a size 4 shoe
*Has 5 teeth
*Takes 2 naps on weekdays and 2-3 on weekends
*Sleeps 12 hours on weekdays 6pm to 6am and 12-15 hours on weekends --LOVE this!
*Starting to get the sippy cup concept
*Eats anything and every thing and a lot of it! He always wants what we are eating, even if he has just finished his own meal
We love this child so much, more and more every day. They say each stage just gets better and better and is more and more fun and it is so true. Brody has a great personality and makes us laugh constantly. He loves to play and is good socially with other babies, for which we are thankful. It is truly amazing how much he has changed, grown, and developed in his short life. I cannot wait to see what the next 11 months have in store for us.