Thursday, October 5, 2017

1 Year Old

*Wrote this post a couple days after Emmett's 1st birthday*

This is Emmett's last update and I didn't realize I would be emotional about it. But I totally am. He has grown so much this past year and it's easy to see since we have a newborn in the house. I can't believe he was ever that little, just 1 year ago. The other night he woke up in the middle of the night, something he hasn't done since he was a newborn and I just rocked him in our recliner and cried like a baby because I can't believe how my love just grows and grows for him. He looked up at me because my tears were getting on his head (lol) and rubbed my face. I just about died. We are so blessed to have his sweet spirit. He is the busiest boy I've ever met. It definitely wears me out but I wouldn't have him any other way. He wakes up for the party! I guess this is what makes boys so fun, their business. He is a routine baby for sure. He knows when it's time to eat, play, and sleep. I love just watching him play. He is definitely ALL boy. He's obsessed with balls, cars, trains, and trucks. He loves to run around and lets us tickle attack him whenever we want. He's still so friendly and will play with anyone. It's been a crazy couple months getting adjusted to our family of 4, but we are so grateful for this little boy!

Sleep: Still sleeping like an angel! He's seriously been sleeping like an angel since was 2 months old. He basically tells me when he's ready for a nap and bedtime now which is AMAZING! We never had any sleep regression or anything and I'm going to give all the cred to sleep training.

Eating: He is officially on real milk now. No more formula. Thank the maker because I hate formula haha. But honestly the kid has been mostly drinking my oversupply. He gets a little territorial when he sees baby sister with a bottle of my milk... Like he will refuse to drink his milk over hers... Not a fun situation. He loves chicken, sunflower butter (allergic to peanut better) & jelly sandwiches, grapes, all berries, yogurt, cucumbers, green juice, and bananas.

-Really understands "no"
-Understands phrases such as: "Will you hand me ____?" and "Where are your toes?" <<< he shows us where Ruby's toes are all the time ;)
-It's finally gotten a lot easier to change him because he'll put his arms and leg through the holes
-Shakes his head yes & no
-He says: mama, dadda, sister (sounds like "tister", cutest thing ever), ball, book, banana, and car. And lots of blabber.
-When he's ready for a nap/sleep he will come up to us with his blankey, binky, and a book.
-He'll give us anything if we say "thank you" haha!
-Has 10 teeth
-Is getting better at using utensils
-Gets nervous around strangers but warms up really quick. Still the friendliest baby we know.

We have had so much fun with you this year and love you so stinking much! <3

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