Playing Catch Up-Davis Eleven Months and One Year!
I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by friends, family and loved ones. I’ve clearly been away from here for quite some time. Davis is now thirteen months and I missed not only his eleven month update but his one year post. So, here I am playing catch up.
Davis continues to be our happy and easy-going little guy. We celebrated his first birthday on his actual birthday-October 21st. We had lots of friends and family gather at our house for a donut themed brunch birthday celebration. Davis didn’t take a good morning nap, so by the time we gathered around for his birthday cake smash, he was not happy. He was in a new high chair and there were lots of people staring at him and singing Happy Birthday and our usually happy boy was crying and screaming. We finally put his cake down on the floor, but the crying wasn’t remedied until he was given his own donut. The photographer who has taken family photos for us since the girls were born came to our house and like always, worked her magic and captured some wonderful family photos and photos of Davis’ special day!
By his birthday Davis was taking a few steps, and now at thirteen months he is practically running! The girls didn’t walk until around fifteen months, so he is on the move much sooner.
Davis has eight teeth, his top and bottom four incisors, the lack of teeth isn’t hindering his eating one bit. This boy loves his food and pretty much eats everything we give him. He especially loves pears, cheese, raspberries and eggs. The girls were also very good eaters until they hit two years old and now prefer typical kid foods-grilled cheese, quesadillas, chicken tenders, peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, and mac n’ cheese.
Davis drinks about 20 ounces of whole milk a day, we add DHA and probiotics to his milk. At this point we are trying to transition him to one bottle first thing in the morning and one right before bed and to use a sippy cup when he has milk with meals. He also drinks a fair amount of water and likes drinking out of a water bottle with a built-in straw.
Davis had his one year check on November 10th and had his flu shot booster and four vaccines, he did great and his sisters comforted him when he had some tears.
Weight: 21 pounds 5 ounces (45th percentile)
Height: 30.3 inches (55th percentile)
Head Circumference: 47 cm (72nd percentile-big head like sister Jemma and Mommy)
Hubby gave Davis his first haircut last week, he sat on my lap while Hubby used the clippers to cut his hair. We thought he was going to be afraid of the clippers, but he did great and now looks like a little boy much more than a baby.
Davis still takes two naps a day, both are usually only 45 minutes to 1.5 hours. He usually sleeps around ten hours a night, he sleeps quite a bit less than his sisters, Hubby thinks he takes after me more in the fact that I require less sleep than him. The girls sleep twelve hours a night and usually take one 2-3 hour nap.
The first year of my son’s life has been the fastest year yet. I’m still wrapping my head around the fact that he is over a year old and isn’t a baby any longer. It’s bittersweet-I love the little boy that he is developing into, but feel a little sad that he will be my last baby. If I were five years younger than maybe a fourth child would have been a consideration, but we are happy and content with three. Five years ago we were in the throes of infertility and weren’t sure if even one biological child was a possibility for us, so to be blessed not only once but three times is more than we ever could have prayed and wished for.
This year I am so thankful for my beautiful, happy and healthy family. My children are my greatest blessing and on the days when I feel overwhelmed and frustrated that I have three children three years old and younger, I have to remember how much of a miracle each one of them truly are.
As 2017 draws to a close, there is much to reflect upon. Life in our household has changed a lot this year, but one thing remains constant, how blessed and fortunate we are for all that we have and the love and support of our family and friends.