Tuesday, December 25, 2012

It only took 2.5 weeks

But I'm finally getting around to posting that Aidan is ONE!

Yes.  One.

You'll have to forgive me.  It's been a crazy time!  Between the holidays, new job, multiple birthdays and trips north to see family, it seems like I have not had ONE moment to myself.  Not entirely true but I swear it seems that way.

So.  This guy.

Is a stinker.  He's a gorgeous stinker, but he's still a stinker.  And he is ALL mama's.

He weighed 25 lbs and was 31.75 inches tall.  Forgive me,  I don't remember the percentiles (and I don't feel like walking into his room where he is sleeping to grab the sheet) but he was somewhere in the 90% for height and 75% for weight.  It was the first time in his life I left an appointment disappointed by his weight, but that's only because he didn't weigh more than his sister.  Sad, I know, but I truly thought he would pass her up by his first birthday.  He is, however, within 1.5 lbs of her.

He has two words in his vocabulary.  "Mama" and "No."  I guess I'll take it.  Unusual that a baby would pick mama before dada, but this just goes back to the whole mama's boy thing.  Seriously this kid follows me around the house crawling and yelling "mama!"

And after months and months and months of army crawling, he finally decided to start crawling up on all 4's.  And not long after, decided that walking was ok.  He is still preferring crawling over everything but he will take the occasional hesitant steps out to you.

That's another thing I've noticed about him.  He is in someways a lot more cautious than his sister.  He doesn't just "dive" in as much as she does but hesitates first before deciding to go.  He also gives up very easily.  If he doesn't get it his first try, he simply yells in frustration and then moves on and it's awhile before he tries again.

He is also attempting to eat with forks and spoons.  It is quite a mess and quite fun to watch him try to figure it out.  He's quite stubborn with it too and refuses to let you "help" him in any way.  That fiery temper he's had since the day he was born comes out in droves if you do.

That's another thing I'm at a loss with.  His temper and his fits.  Because he will literally just crawl around screaming and you have NO idea what he's mad about.  Sometimes it's because you've denied him something he wants (i.e. to crawl down the stairs when you aren't around to help him.  Or the knife in the drawer.) or because his sister took something from him.  Or the normal he's hungry, tired, bored, etc.  He could do this all day and no matter how much you try to figure out what the problem you just can't.  And I know he doesn't get enough sleep but absolutely refuses to sleep past 6:45.  Earlier bedtime, later bedtime, more naps, less naps, big meal before bed, no meal before bed, letting him yell, giving him a toy, NOTHING will get this kid past 6:45.

And I didn't realize until after I edited these photos that he has drool hanging from his mouth in this last one.  Dratted molar #4 is working it's way in.  Yes.  Molar #4.  He now has 12 teeth filling out that mouth of his.  Hoping for a break from this teething for a bit because it's been a doozy.

Oh well.  We are so glad to have him in our lives.  We love you baby boy.  Happy belated first birthday.  (And photo shoot.  But now that I have a lot of fun photography items, including editing software, I sure hope to be able to take a lot more pictures!)

And by the way...Merry Christmas from us to you!

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