Somehow, time has flown by. My teeny, tiny, sweet little baby boy turned ONE YEAR OLD on July 25th.
The weeks leading up to that day were very emotional for me. It was saying goodbye to my life as a mommy to a BABY. Never again will I have that experience. From the moment he first held my hand to the moment he put his birthday cake in my mouth.... I have discovered an amazing, true, love that can only be felt when you become a mommy.
We were lucky enough to be surrounded by friends and family at his birthday party, which my mom helped me throw. It was a Little Man theme with mustaches and ties! He won't remember, but this momma sure will. He was spoiled of course and received so many lovely gifts.
12 Month Stats:
20 pounds, 8 oz
31 inches tall
Taking a few steps (probably up to 10 on his own)
Shortly after his birthday, we got his hair cut!! I cried when they removed all of that hair! We did bring him to a barber shop that is predominately African American men and they decided taking most of his hair off with the clippers was the best thing to do. They told me it will grow back in with his natural curl pattern. It still broke my heart a little!
Now at 13 months, the kid is walking like it's his job. He is also CLIMBING a lot! I find him standing on chairs, trying to go up the stairs by himself, standing on boxes, etc. He even started trying to climb INTO his crib. He definitely has a mind of his own and is trying to figure out how he can get what he wants. He screams, he throws fits, and tests the limits. He also giggles like crazy, has the best smile, and gives lots of snuggles and hugs. And his hair is growing back and is actually pretty cute now :-)
|Mommy and T (with oldest Brother in the corner) while camping in August|