Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Life With My Nearly 12 Month Old

It's been a while since I've written about Samuel.  Ok, that's not quite right.  I only write about Samuel since this is HIS blog after all.....what I meant to say was that I haven't written about what Samuel is like at this age.  His personality.  His likes, dislikes, and so on....

Weight: 17lbs 1oz
Diapers: size 3
Onesies, shirts, and pjs: 12 month
Pants: 3-6 month (haha...short little legs!)
Favorite activity: walking around in his walker
Newly learned activity: drops things then looks to see where they go
Sounds:  'd' 'g' ....and on very rare occasions 'b'  He's very adept at blowing raspberries, squealing, yelling, clicking his tongue, and so on....
Sleep Schedule:  Bed at 8:00pm and sleeps until about 7:00am  (takes a bottle in the early morning hours.)
Feeding Schedule: Bottle at 4am, 10am, 2pm, food in between.
Favorite food: LOVES veggies - especially peas and green beans.  He's not a big fan of fruit.  He is eating cereal puffs like they are going out of style, but will sometimes get one in the wrong position and gag.

He can finally grab his own feet although he never tries to bring them to his mouth.  He has been able to roll front to back for months (but only rolls to the left) and back to front for the last couple of weeks (but only when he's really reaching for a toy.)  He plays on his belly a lot better recently.  He does a great job of bearing weight on his knees.

It's not difficult to make him smile but it IS to make him laugh.  Occasionally he will laugh with a good game of peek-a-boo.  He cries less frequently now....when he's tired, when he wants a change, when a toy makes him mad, or when he hears a loud noise.  This afternoon Michael and I were singing 'Happy Birthday' to him (just for practice) and he BAWLED.  I can't imagine what he's going to do at his party when 40+ people sing it to him!

He's gotten to be such a good cuddler.....he holds on tight and gives big hugs when we carry him around.  He *kind of* reaches for us when we hold out our hands to pick him up.  He loves to sit in his dad's lap when he gets home from work.

He has two teeth - bottom center - that are becoming more noticeable by the day.  They look a bit yellowish and I'm wondering if all of the antibiotics he had in the NICU caused some staining.  If so, not a big deal....teeth can be fixed.

As a whole, Samuel is a sweet, stubborn, beautiful little boy.....did I mention BEAUTIFUL?  Oh, I did?  Well....he is!


  1. He's beautiful, strong and blessed!!! God has His hands all over your family. Love you all so very much...Samuel always makes me smile!!!

  2. I always enjoy one of your posts and a chance to see your beautiful son! Thank you for sharing him!


  3. OH SO CUTE!!! I just want to squeeze him! :)

  4. Samuel is so cute. I love his big eyes!