Tuesday, October 1, 2013

NOLAN at 1 YEAR!!!


Weight: 21 lbs, 10 oz (Measured at Dr. Appt. 10/15/13)

Height: 31.8" (Measured at Dr. Appt. 10/15/13)

Clothes Size: 12-18 month

Diaper Size: 4 (Huggies Snug & Dry)

Sleeping Patterns: Nolan is sleeping through the night (8:00PM - 6:00 or 6:30AM) consistently now... he still wakes up occasionally in the middle of the night due to teething.  He is taking consistent naps now too - one in the morning for about 1-1.5 hours and one in the afternoon for about 1.5-2 hours.

Milestones: Teething: We still have only 8 teeth - That last teething spell did not produce anything yet...  Nolan is WALKING!!!  He took his first steps at 11 months & 1 week.  Over the past few weeks, he has really started to walk quite a bit and I would now say he walks about 70% of the time and crawls 30%.  Eating and feeding himself is still going well... He loves most fruits & veggies that we give him and and really likes chicken and cheese. This month we have gradually dropped all of the bottles and as of this weekend, he is drinking out of a sippy cup only.  Nolan has also transitioned from formula to whole milk and I think he likes it a lot better.  Nolan still babbles a lot and has really learned to call us when he wants something... he will say "Momma" or "Dadda" and then when we answer him, he starts babbling like he is talking to us... it is too funny.  He is really into EVERYTHING now... He has learned to take everything out of the media cabinet in the den and loves to hide the coasters all over the room... His favorite hiding place is under the rug - I found 5 under there last night! When Nolan is playing, he is really learning to use his toys the way they are made for - He now rolls the car toys on the ground into of just throwing them or chewing on them... This may seem small, but for some reason it make me realize how quickly he is moving from a baby to a little boy :).

Favorite Memory this Month:  Watching Nolan learn to walk.  The first steps he took were on Sunday, September 7.  He took 4 steps toward the phone that I was holding while talking to Josh.  Grammy was there and she started screaming "He's walking!!"  We were all so excited and Nolan did not even realize he had done anything :).  Over the next week he took little baby steps and continued to get braver until now where he is walking all over the place!  He even tried to run a couple of days ago... I am not ready for that!!

This past year has been the most life-changing, challenging and rewarding year of our lives.  I never dreamed how much I could love our little boy.  Nolan is truly a joy and a precious gift from God for Josh and I.  We are so blessed to be his parents and can't wait to see what this next year has in store.

We love you, Noly.  - Mommy & Daddy