Saturday, October 20, 2012

Joey at One-Year

Last weekend, our little man celebrated his first birthday!  He is a busy little guy.

Last week I weighed him and he was just about 28 pounds.  We go in Monday for his well-visit so I will get his "official" stats then.

He wears mostly 18-month clothes with some 24-month/2T.  A few 12-month things still fit.

Ten months

He is still in a size 4 diaper but I am thinking we will be going up to 5 soon!

He almost has 6 teeth.  That sixth one is taking it's sweet time to cut all the way through!

Ten Months

At ten-months he switched to formula.  I am thankful for almost making it to one-year nursing him!

He loves his wormy.  He goes to sleep with it and when he gets tired he grabs it from his crib and drags it around.

He sleeps amazingly.  He goes to bed around 7:30 or 8 and sleeps about 10-12 hours a night!

A few days before his first birthday he said his first, true word!  The neighbor was over and was putting her shoes on to leave and he started waving and, very loudly, said, "bye bye!"  It was clear as day and not prompted.

The day after talking he started taking his first steps!  Usually he only can do about 6-8 steps before he falls but last night he walked from one end of the living room to the other without falling!

He loves music.  Whenever there is music on he starts rocking, bobbing his head or bouncing!  Amelia got him a neat dog guitar for his birthday and everyone in the house loves to play with it - including daddy.

He is a monkey.  He is up on everything.  One night I asked Amelia to stop flicking the lights on and off but she said, "mama, it not me!"  I turned around and saw that Joe had scaled the Poang chair we have and was halfway up the back, playing with the lights.

He knows no.  Whenever he is into something he is not supposed to be into and you say, "Joe, no" he will turn and look at you and shake his head no.  

He can open the front door.  One day I was doing the dishes, heard the front door open and I looked into the living room to see him sitting there.  I told him "no" and he smiled at me over his shoulder and went right out the front door giggling.  We keep it locked at all times now.

He self-feeds almost exclusively.  We still feed him things like yogurt or applesauce but otherwise he does it himself!  He is to the point he wants big pieces of stuff.  He gets frustrated at little, bite-size pieces.  Yesterday I ripped up a breadstick for him and he protested and kept reaching for a whole one.  I gave him half of one and he ate the whole thing happily.

He can't really figure out sippy-cups yet so we are still working with that.  He has several varieties but so far nothing has "clicked" with him.

He is not a fan of cow's milk.  We have tried it cold and warmed up but he just doesn't want it.  He prefers his formula.

He still takes two naps but the morning one is getting shorter and shorter I'm told.  I don't think it will be long until we are down to just one, long afternoon nap.

He loves to play.  It is a lot of fun watching him figure things out.  It is not as much fun to see the wake of mess he leaves behind him but I am learning to just embrace it and enjoy the playing and learning he is doing!

We love our little Joe-Joe!  He is a happy little guy and is a joy!  I still can't believe that he is one already.  Time really does go way too fast when you have little ones.  


  1. Happy Birthday! Girl! He is beating my 21 month old in size and weight! WOW! What a chunk of cuteness!!! Hope that y'all are well! Saw the "Quarantine" post. Yikes! We are cycling through a cold here. They grow sugarcane is Louisiana and once it is harvested they burn the fields...soot everywhere! It just brings on colds.
    And CONGRATULATIONS on 10 months of breastfeeding!!! That is amazing! What a beautiful gift you have given to your little guy. Love those teeth. Too cute! Have an awesome week!

    1. He is a hefty little guy - that is for sure! Good luck getting through your colds!