Meet the Sullivans: Owen is One Year Old!

January 21, 2013

Owen is One Year Old!

Dear Sweet Baby Boy!

I guess I should get used to not calling you my "baby" anymore, but I just don't know if I can do that! It seems like it was just yesterday we brought you home from the hospital--how can you be one year old already? You have achieved so much, grown so much, and learned so much in your first year. We are so SO so proud of you.

Let's take a look back and see how you've grown!

While I love all these photos of him I do have a few favorites! How cute is the way he's holding his little hands in month 1? And his facial expression and hand placement in the month 4 photo reminds me of a little old man. How chunky was he at 5 months? And look at the mischief coming out in months 8 & 9! Can you tell I just can't get enough of this guy?!

-You still love being read to! I hope this last forever! When you want to be read to you'll grab a book and walk with it in both hands extended out in front of you and go right up to who you want to read to you. I think it is your favorite thing to do when we're inside.

-You love being outside! The weather has been warmer lately, so we've been exploring the front yard. You love picking up sticks and holding little rocks in your hands. We listen to the birds and watch the ants crawl. We've been going on walks in the stroller a lot too, but you fall asleep so quickly!

-Pointing is a new favorite skill of yours! You point in the direction you want to go when you're being held or when you're interested in something.

-Your Aunt Christina and Uncle Kevin gave you a basketball hoop for your birthday and you've been practicing your slam-dunks!

Stats for this month:

Weight: I weighed you last week on our scale by weighing us together, weighing myself (yikes!) and then subtracting my weight from ours. You supposedly weigh 25 lbs, but we'll find out your true weight at your 12 month well baby visit later this morning.

Health: You are just getting over another cold. That's three colds in about two months. I was so proud that you didn't get a single illness until you were over 10 months old, and now you've seemed to have back-to-back colds. Poor baby! You really hate having your nose wiped, but not as much as you hate when I use the nasal aspirator on you. We have a humidifier running in your room, which I think helps.

Diaper: Size 4 Huggies Snug & Dry and we just started using Huggies OverNights. The OverNights have been keeping you dry!

Clothes: 18-24 months mostly!

Food: You almost made it a full year being exclusively breast fed, but we've had to supplement with formula in the last month. Truth be told, I am probably to blame for this. I wanted to make sure you were getting enough and didn't want to play the breastfeeding guessing game of "Is He or Isn't He Getting Enough Milk", so I started giving you a little formula after each feeding to make sure you were full. 

You eat three meals a day and two snacks. Yesterday you had toast and Yo Baby Banana flavored yogurt for breakfast with a slice of watermelon. For lunch you had a peach, mayo, banana smoothie from Jamba Juice and a pizza swirl. Dinner was cheddar cheese, garbanzo beans (not a new fave), grilled chicken, and avocado.

Teeth: You have 4 top teeth + 3 on the bottom = 7 total! You're drooling a lot, so I'm sure you're working on another one or two teeth.

Sleep: I have to cut you some slack since you've been sick, so I won't blame you for the sleep regression we've been struggling through. You've been up 2-3 times each night and your naps were pretty short too. On Monday you finally got back on track with some great 1 hour + long naps. 

Oh, dear boy you are the light of our lives! There are so many times I've wondered how I got lucky enough to been your momma. I've had so much watching you grown, and discover new things. I look forward to each new day with you because it is so fun to watch you discover new things. 

xoxo, Mommy


Jen said...

Happy Birthday Owen!

A.T.G. said...

Happy Birthday to you little man! I saw you mentioned Owen has been getting colds... James least favorite thing in the WORLD is getting his nose wiped, plus the nasal aspirator is evil. You may have this, and I first thought it was weird, but it changed our lives when he was sick. Its the nosefrida... I even tried it on Jamie and it doesn't hurt at all! Super efficient and saves you from possibly getting snot in his lungs.{keyword}

- Amanda Greene

Emily said...

This makes me tear up, not gonna lie! I can't believe how fast it goes!!! Such a cutie pie, and loved seeing all the monthly pics together. Amazing how much they change and grow in a year. Happy Belated Birthday sweet boy!!