12 months {1 year}

Grayson is 12 months old today! I can't believe my baby is 1 year old. That is so hard for me to believe. He is looking so much like a little boy lately & less like a baby!

Look at how much G has grown! 
That is just plain crazy. Look how teeny he was! 

Here are the stats:
Weight: 20.3 lbs - 10th percentile
Height: 29 5/8 in - 50th percentile
Clothing: He is wearing all 12 month clothes right now. Most of his fall & winter longalls and pants are 18 months. He is long and skinny...we have a problem finding pants that fit around his waist that aren't too short!
Diaper: 4
Shoe Size: His toes are at the end of his size 3 sandals we bought in early August...moving on up to size 4! 
 I feel like this month Grayson grew and changed so much. Here are some of the milestones we hit:
  • Grayson is now running! He is SO fast and spends lots of time running circles around our downstairs. 
  • Grayson has gotten 6 new teeth this month. 2 are on the bottom front & then 4 molars. He now has 12 teeth!
  • He is such a talker! I can't wait until he can really talk so we know what he is telling us! He is saying mum mum (mama), dada, bu bu (bye), and he says ba & da all the time! I can't believe he can't say "dog" yet...he talks to them all day long!
  • He waves when you say hello & bye and he claps when he gets excited!
  • Grayson has started dancing to "The Hot Dog Song" on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. He will stop whatever he is doing when that song comes on the TV and will start bouncing around and clapping. It's so funny!
  • Grayson is also sleeping later! Hallelujah!!! He has been sleeping in until 6:30 and sometimes even 7:00 for the past few weeks. I hope that lasts!
 Grayson is still taking 3 bottles a day but I plan on stopping those this week. He will also be saying goodbye to formula! Grayson is the pickiest eater ever. The only substantial meal he will eat is chicken nuggets. It is so frustrating. I will keep trying to branch this boy out! Wish me luck! For breakfast he eats cinnamon raisin toast/waffle with fruit and yogurt. He will have chicken nuggets and fruit for lunch. I always give him what we eat for dinner but it usually ends up on the floor. He throws it if he is not interested! We introduced whole milk this month thinking he would drink it without a problem from his sippy cup. Well, he hates it. Shocking, right?! Right now his favorite foods are: veggie sticks, chicken nuggets, goldfish, yogurt covered raisins, grapes, and strawberries.
 This past month we traveled to Oxford for the 3rd time since Grayson was born. He had so much fun tailgating in the Grove! He loves going to see Matt & Whitney because they have a giant goldendoodle and Grayson loves him. He followed Ruger around the whole weekend!
 We have spent so much time playing with new friends this month! I joined a playgroup in early August & it has kept us busy. There are a quite a few little boys that are the same age as G and we've had fun getting them together to play! Grayson loves going to the park with his buddies Reed & Riley!
 The one downside to this age is the separation anxiety. We are battling that big time right now. Grayson has always done just fine in the church nursery until recently. He cries pretty much the whole time. He also did the same thing for 2 hours last week during my morning bible study! It is so hard for me to leave him when I know how upset he gets. I know it's just a phase and he won't be like this forever...but I wish it would just end! Makes me sad, too!
 Some of Grayson's favorite things right now are:
  • Jack's tiny tennis balls--he loves throwing them to the dogs!
  • opening and shutting cabinets/doors
  • any kind of ball
  • Hudson
  • His "Five Little Ladybugs" book
  • getting into everything.
  • Being outside! 
  • Drinking out of a straw
  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
 I can't believe that it has been 1 whole year since our lives were changed forever by this fun little boy!

Happy FIRST birthday, G!!


Anonymous said...

What a sweetheart! I can't believe it's been a year. Happy 1 Year, Grayson!

Lynsey said...

Happy Birthday Grayson!!!

The Anderson Family said...

I wish I had done pictures like this with Reed. They turned out so cute!

Unknown said...

He is so so cute! Happy birthday :-)

Sarah said...

he is sooo big!! i love hot dog, hot dog, hot diggity dog!! i know the whole song since the baby that came to florida with us is obsessed with it!

Shelli said...

I can't believe he is 1. I remember finding your blog when you were prego with him (I was prego too of course) and to think he is 1! I think the hot dog dance is baby crack! I can't wait to see how his birthday party turns out!!!

Anonymous said...

pretty sure he's the happiest kid in the world. love him - happy birthday G!!!

love, aunt carl

Natalie said...

Awww he is such a big boy now! How in the world did our babies become one year olds?!

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