Here's his 12 month stats: Here's his birthday stats:
Weight- 28 pounds Weight- 9lbs 1 oz
Length- 31 inches? (He was moving) Length- 20.5 inches
Head Circumference- 19ish inches Head Circumference- 14 inches
*Jack now has 16 teeth and I believe is starting to work on his 2nd year molars.
*Can throw AND catch a ball
*Loves the water again (we went through a solid month or so of him being terrified of it)
*Loves to "give a pound" to anyone (knuckles)
*Blows kisses to anyone when we leave
*This kid is tough. He'll fall and hit his head on the ground and only cry for a second. Tough as nails!
*Enjoys cuddling again! Yahoo!!
*Will let me trim his nails
*Loves playing with other kids
*Is a great helper! Especially loves to throw things away, help in with groceries, and water the garden
*Is starting to talk, and it is so awesome. He can say ball, baseball, football, banana (pronounces it like "lalalaba), baby, duck, dog, kitty, apple, yeah!, no, water, etc.
*On the words he can't quite pronounce, he'll at least get the correct amount of syllables
*He can also understand pretty much anything when we are talking to him
*Sleeps from 730pm to 8 or 830am. Boo yah!!!
*Loves to feed himself using a fork or spoon and is getting the hang of it!
*He's also getting pretty good at drinking from a cup
Less than favorites:
*Throws a pretty good fit
*Pretty shy with adults within the last month or so. I mean, pretty darn shy. He hides his face when unfamiliar people talk to him
*Lives on air and water. Jack is so so so picky now!
*Can be pretty stubborn... a trait I wish he didn't get from me
I've recently decided to stop coaching at the gym on a consistent basis. I'll go in and sub, but I feel really strongly that I should be spending that time with my family. They mean everything to me and I want to be the absolute best mom possible. I feel good about my decision, though I will really miss the gym. I'm thankful for all the experience I've had there- it was a very hard decision, but a decision that had to be made. With the time I have now, we are able to go on more "adventures", which is my favorite thing to do with my little best friend. We love exploring, going to throw rocks in the river, the splash parks, pools, parks, the science center, and walks. It's amazing to watch Jack grow and learn, and is the most rewarding thing I've experienced. I absolutely adore being Jack's Mama. I know I was meant to be his Mama and take pride in who he is becoming.