Happy 1st birthday to my sweet Max! The fastest year ever, in my opinion.
Max got his pictures taken by my talented cousin Jodi. Find her site here.
A few things about Max at a year:
-He wakes up with a smile and greets everyone with a cheesy grin. I love walking into his room because of how excited he gets to see me.
-He is still nursing about 3-4 times a day.
-Loves food and likes to eat independently. Favorite foods are scrabbled eggs, raisins, cheese and fruit snacks.
-He has 8 teeth and 4 more on the way (his molars - poor swollen gums). They don't seem to bother him too much but has started waking up once a night because of them.
-He stands and has taken 1-2 steps at a time, but doesn't seem too interested yet.
-He weighs 21 lbs 7 oz (50%) and is 31 inches long (80%)
-He can climb stairs with ease, climb up on the couch, and open any cabinet or drawer. He LOVES getting in the bathroom and emptying my makeup, etc.
-He is very smart and tries to mimic everyone he sees. He is trying hard to talk and nods his head YES to every question I ask.
-As much as he likes to be independent, he is constantly on my heels wanting to be held. He gives the best kisses.
-He has the lowest baby voice I've ever heard, but screams like a banshee. He is starting to throw tantrums already and rolls around on the floor.
-He is impossible to change/dress. He hates holding still on his back. Singing songs to him sometimes works.
-His favorite toys are generally not toys (mommy's chapstick, toilet paper tube, anything he can find on the floor).
-He loves being in the stroller and taking walks. Loves to be outside in general and doesn't mind getting dirty. Definitely a boy.
-He pretty much wants to do anything big brother and sister are doing.
-Doesn't have much patience for books but we try!
-Ever since he's been born, people have commented on his calm nature. He really has been an angel his first year. I couldn't have asked for a better baby.
Love you Max! Happy Birthday baby!