Somehow, over the course of just one measly year, a little person has nestled his way deep into my heart. I barely even remember how life was before Logan came along, but I do remember it was nowhere near as fulfilled. Sure, we had more time to do leisurely things and our schedule wasn’t nearly as tight as it is now, but the love and joy this little person has shown us is worth so much more than all the free time in the world. This is how one year has changed Logan:
Whoa. Still blows my mind. My baby is no longer a baby… I’m glad I more or less chronicled his first year in pictures, and hope to continue to be able to do so in his future. It’s important to me, and I think he might find his early life interesting in the future, too.
Anyway, what is Logan up to these days? While he’s not yet walking, he stands and cruises (a little reluctantly). He crawls, he dashes and he climbs stairs (up, not down). He’s very mobile, and while it might still be months until he walks, he’s doing everything but. I’m thinking about getting him a walker soon.
We’re down to 2-3 bottles a day and I intend to have him weaned and on whole (or 2%) milk within a month. He eats 3 regular meals and has 1-2 snacks in between. His favorites are yogurt, cheese, fruit, tomatoes and eggs. He’s not terribly fond of meats or breads yet. He feeds himself, but I don’t let him self-feed yogurt yet. He still eats that from the spoon without complaint.
Sleep has improved. *knocks on wood* For over a week now, we’ve had pretty consistent 10-11 hours of sleep a night, with few and short to no wake-ups. In fact, the night we returned from Germany, he slept 14 hours! I’m sure jet lag had a hand in it, but since I was working on correcting my own sleep schedule at the same time, this was amazing. He either has two short naps or one long nap per day. I’d say it’s about a 50/50 chance at either scenario. If he sleeps particularly well at night, a 1-nap day is more likely.
He’s having a blast trying to figure out the world. He hates most toys, though ones that make sound or flash will hold his interest for a few minutes. Much more interesting is everything around the house, especially the things mama doesn’t want him to get into.
It’s really fun to watch him figure out concepts, though. He’s a huge fan of open-close, and everything that is in his reach and can be opened and closed has been opened and closed by him at some point in time now. I’m not sure when it happened exactly, but he understands object permanence. If daddy disappears up the stairs, he’ll crawl over to the stairs and attempt to climb them (provided the gate is open) in search of daddy. He also understands a lot of buttons and what they do.
While he isn’t talking other than “mama” and “dada” yet, he’s been babbling up a storm featuring many different vowels and consonants. He understands a lot of words, too. New words he gets are “down”, “no”, “ok”, “come here”, “diaper”, “nose”, “bedtime” and I -think- “bath”.
He’s still overall very joyful, but a little clingy. He only clings to me and not so much his dad, though. It’s cute but exhausting. He loves most people, though he’s not sure about some (mostly males) and takes a little to warm up to them. But once he warms up, he’s the life of the party.
Sometimes, Logan throws tantrums. I thought they didn’t come until later, but perhaps it’s the frustration about not being able to properly communicate his needs. Whatever it is, sometimes he’ll throw himself on the floor and bawl theatrically. As soon as he’s picked up, it’s as if it never happened. We’re starting to just let him cry it out when we’re certain nothing is wrong with him. Much as I love him, I can’t have him attached to me 24/7. After crying for a little while, he’ll crawl off and do his own thing. The sheer drama he can command is pretty comical.
We’re not sure about his weight and height, since his one year check-up is not til the 5th, but I can’t wait to find out how much he’s grown! He’s in 18-24 month clothing, though, that’s for sure.
I can’t wait to see how much he’s going to change this coming year!