Saturday, February 5, 2011

Happy (late) 13 months Ben!!

Ben at 13 months:

Its been a little bit of a rough month buddy--I'm not gonna lie. This 1 yr old thing is rough for a little guy:) At one time or another you have been struggling with not sleeping, OR not eating, OR not walking, OR phantom teeth that I'm certain are the source of your eating, sleeping drama, etc. or all of the above at once. You seriously NEVER cry and are the sweetest baby EVER but you have whined more than we are used to this month:) Its a good thing that the MAJORITY of the time, you are sweet and silly and SO MUCH of fun!

• You are social, you love people and love to play with your friends. Sometimes you sit back and are observant and other times you play and are silly.

• You had your 1st bloody nose, fat lip, bloody/bitten tongue, black eye, etc.--not all at once (You are BUSY and ready to move:)) poor guy!

• You do NOT love whole milk, or chocolate milk , or strawberry milk, or Pediasure, or any kind of Juice, or anything other than WATER which is a HUGE stressor for your mom because water doesn’t have any calories or fat or protein, etc.

• You also are not hungry anymore. You have ALWAYS eaten ANYTHING & EVERYTHING! But not any more! You go up and down, devouring something one day than refusing it the next, loving Lakai’s PB&J but not even thinking about eating one at home, and seriously eating 1-2 bites of next to nothing!! Another HUGE stressor for your dear mom—but I forgive you after every meal and every snack because I LOVE YOU and at least you are happy! :)

• You say mum & mama, da-dad & dad, ball(sign & say), cheese, more (sign & say), no-no-no, oh-wow, please (sign), moo (that’s all I can think of right now)

• You are just barely recovering from your stinky sleeping patterns at your 12 mo. mark and now you sleep 10-11 hours a night and take two 1 ½ hour naps (on average)

• You wave hello/goodbye and blow VERY juicy kisses

• You QUICKLY climb up stairs and safely come down the stairs backwards—responding quickly and sweetly to “feet first” or “knees please” prompts going down stairs and getting off couch, bed, etc.

• You attempt to blow on hot food—more like sniffing though--its super cute:)

• You have lately started this “stink eye” dirty look that you make FREQUENTLY—its hilarious. You make it when looking at other people, strange things, when you are concentrating, or bugged with m&d. I have yet to get it on camera…stay tuned, Im determined!

• You love to drive your cars, tractors, & trains around making “vroom” sounds

•You still willingly match mom DAILY--sometimes we coordinate and other times we could go to a tolo :). Annoying to your dad, and silly to others, but you are my FAVORITE accessory and we are ALWAYS ready for a picture:)

•You are a great helper/cleaner. You love to wipe your tray down after I wash your hands and face. You often pull washcloths/dish towels out of the drawer in the kitchen and "mop" the floor for mom. My little Mr. Cinderella:)

• You do like suckers--they are a mess but have proven to be an excellent "reverent" snacks during the 2nd & 3rd hour of church because you just cuddle up in my lap and suck on it quietly untill its gone, rarely even taking it out of your mouth--well its worked 2x--knock on wood:).

i LOVE you! Heres to full tummy's during month 14:) and less long nights & gray hairs for your mama!

You gain weight and Ill lose it k?!


BMSHAW said...

this made my night! love you and miss you! send more daily pics!

tarat said...

He is so cute! Kiley is that kind of eater still, some days she eats more than me, (like whenever we have pancakes.) Other days I am afraid she might waste away. But she hasn't yet. Kinsey doesn't like whole milk either. She is my first kid to not like it. But she will drink chocolate milk. Thanks for the cute post.

Rebecca Parker said...

Another fun update with cute pics accompanying it:) Sorry re: injuries (as I ice luke's goose egg from dive bombing the couch cushions with his older bro), lack o' sleep & appetite though...he's got 2 mos to get it together then hope that hi trip doesn't screw it up again-ugh! so worth it though:) sorry i cursed you with the mother-son wardrobe coordination:/

Tabitha said...

so cute.