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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Twelve Months!

The last year has absolutely flown by. It has truly been amazing and we are so thankful we were blessed with such a fabulous little boy. I say little boy on purpose, because he is definitely not a baby anymore. He will of course always be my baby, but the toddler days are upon us! Wills has not taken any first steps yet. He has become quite good at cruising along furniture, people, his card board get the idea. He is always on the move.

We are pretty sure he said his first word this month. I can't give you an exact date for it though. The word he is saying is "ba" for ball. He absolutely loves his basketballs. He has three actual sized ones and two smaller ones. He prefers the big ones. They are a guaranteed mood elevator. You can also get him to follow you anywhere just by kicking one of his basketballs where you need to go.  It's a little hard on our self esteem as parents that his first word is an inanimate object and not "mama" or "dada". He is saying both of those words, but they have no meaning for him yet. 

Wills got three more teeth this month, all in one week and while we were on our family vacation in Florida. He now has four teeth on the bottom and three teeth on the top. His appetite is still very big. He eats three meals a day and one snack. I think I might need to make his snack larger because he always gets really cranky right before dinner. I am still really particular about his serving sizes, but I think I need to let this go. Surely he will stop eating if he isn't hungry anymore, right? We are trying to instill healthy eating habits, so I am really afraid of him eating just for the sake of eating. 

Twelve Month Stats:
Weight: 22 lbs 9 oz, 47%
Length: 31 inches, 84%
Clothing Size: 9 to 18 month tops, 12 to 18 month bottoms
Nicknames: Buddy, Buster, pumpkin, little man, big man
Must haves: Board books, basketball, puzzles, Fisher Price Laugh and Learn table, cardboard tunnel
June 30 First plane ride/vacation
July 1 Fifth tooth
July 3 Sixth tooth
July 4 First 4th of July, didn't get to stay up for fireworks
July 5 Seventh tooth
July 21 First pool party (our Godson's birthday)

So this is the end of the monthly updates. My plan is to continue to do updates with his pediatrician appointments. This means 15 months, 18 months, and 24 months. I am just so proud of myself for sticking with the weekly photos and monthly updates. I already feel sorry for our future children and the likely hood that I won't do this for them!

Best year ever!


  1. I love that you posted on Will's first year. It was great to read about this sweet boy from afar. I hope his first birthday is the best. Love you guys.

    1. We love you too Aunt Nicholete. Can't wait till you come visit again!