My sweet, sweet boy is a year old. I have no idea where this past year has gone, but I know I was sleep deprived for most of it. Being a mama is nothing and everything from what I expected – but mostly the best and single most important title I hold. I am so excited for this boys party, which is this weekend and I can’t wait to share all of the details, but this post is all about Natey boys milestones and exciting moments over the past year.
Nathan is a legit pro at walking, he really won’t crawl for more than a few seconds before he gets up to walk again. I can’t believe how fast the walking came, one second he was taking a few steps and never looked back again.
Loves | giving open mouth kisses, and really hard hugs around the neck. Playing with his cousins, he thinks they are the coolest. He is obsessed with books, he forces me to read his favorite books over and over. He’d be completely content if we could read books together all day. His favorite show is Little Baby Bum and it’s literally the only show he’s shown interest in so far. Let’s just say these damn songs are constantly in my head.
He says mama, dada, pup, bye bye and he loves to wave at people.
Sleep | still a sore subject and he is not sleeping through the night, we were getting better but then an ear infection and I’m thinking some separation anxiety hit and we’re back to multiple wake ups a night.
Stats| Nate is 25 pounds, 30 inches tall, wearing size 18 months, and has six teeth (and has at least one more trying to break through)!
Eating | He is still nursing frequently and I’m not in a hurry to wean him. I will however start to incorporate almond milk once a day in the afternoon and see how he likes it! I am still dairy free and so is he, but pretty soon I want to start slowly and see if he has outgrown his dairy intolerance. He is a MAJOR foodie and loves trying any and all things. His favorites are Chick-Fil-A grilled nuggets, spaghetti, strawberries, peanut butter roll ups, Cheerios, Veggie Straws, the list could go on and on!
I swear, Joe and I still look at each other on a daily basis just amazed that he is ours. Words cannot describe the joy and happiness he brings us. Watching him learn new things makes me tear up because i just feel so proud that he is mine. God definitely knew I needed a son, even when I didn’t understand what in the world I’d do with a boy – it’s beyond true what they say about a mom and her son. Totally the best thing I could ever imagine. I love you forever, my angel baby.