I can’t believe we have a one year old. I still have flashbacks to the day he was born, and I’m in awe of how far he’s come this past year. Look how teeny he was 365 days ago!
I haven’t updated in a while, so here are the monthly updates since my last post!
8 months: He’s crawling FAST, standing on his own, and finally sleeping through the night with just one waking/feeding! His favorite thing to say is “dada” and his newest thing is banging stuff together and smacking stuff out of your hand. He’d rather play all day than eat or sleep, and he’ll let you know exactly how he feels when you take something away from him.
9 months: He has 4 teeth and is officially weaned off the boob. Lots of firsts this past month – first time to Disneyland, first swim class, first steps! He loves opening/closing things, pushing toys across the floor, and knocking things down. Such a boy. He hates bedtime and laying still (diaper changes are becoming impossible). Fun fact: he likes to make a beeline for the dog’s bowl and crawls real fast when he hears me coming after him.
10 months: Lately he’s been reaching his hand out to the sky and saying “ba” a lot (not sure what that’s about). He’s walking like a pro, eating table food, and is curious about everything! He loves when the wind blows in his face and gets overly excited when you put a burp cloth/blanket over his head or pour water down his face during baths. We’ve got a thrill-seeker on our hands.
11 months: He is so curious and observant, and while it takes him a while to warm up to people, his personality makes everyone laugh. He has 7 teeth, and he loves being chased, squeezing into small spaces, and dancing by himself. There’s only DAYS left until he turns 1, which seems impossible since I literally just gave birth to a tiny loaf of bread yesterday!
12 months: Happy birthday Milo! By God’s grace, we made it – alive, healthy, and happy. He gets a kick out of mimicking everything we say; his favorite phrase right now is “uh oh!” He will spin in circles to music, and he loves loves loves books – he’ll bring one over and climb into your lap asking you to read it to him. Raising a child truly opens your eyes and makes you wonder what you did to deserve such a privilege.
We celebrated with friends and family at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Our little sailor received so much love! Thank you!
Happy 1st birthday, Milo! We love you so much. Here’s to year two!