Happy birthday, baby boy! You have grown into the most adorable 1 year old. Look at all that hair.
I can't believe you started out like this. It is amazing how much change takes place in a year.
Colton Brooks you are 1 year old!! It seems like we have had you for much longer than a year and at the same time it has gone so fast. You have the cutest, sweetest smile and laugh. I love your scrunchy fuss face, your beaming proud face, your 2 little bottom teeth that are always showing, and every other thing about you. You make the cutest baby sounds. I am so glad we have a BOY!
Size: At your 1 year check up you weighed 20 lbs 1 oz (29%) and you were 30.25 in tall (65%). You wear mostly 12 month clothes. I still can't believe how slim you are considering you started out as a 9 pounder.
Eat: You still nurse quite often. Probably 5 times a day or more. You are very picky with foods. I think you are trying to compete against your sisters to see if you can take the pickiest eater award and so far you are winning. We always know that you are done eating when you start slamming the tray and slapping the spoon. You eat purees as long as they are not too cold and do not contain many veggies. Yogurt is still your favorite. We offer you small bites of whatever we are eating but usually you spit it out. In the past couple days however, you have started to try a few new things so maybe your taste buds are warming up. Just this week you tried cow's milk and you like if it is warm.
Sleep: You have been sleeping through the night more lately, but there are still nights you wake up. If I go in there and try to lay you back down without nursing you, you are ANGRY. If Greg goes in there to rock you then you are even angrier. Like, WHAT? YOU SENT HIM?! HE DOESN'T HAVE THE MILK! If you wake up in the 5's I nurse you and you go back to sleep. Otherwise you wake up around between 6:30 and 7am. You take 2 naps a day unless the first one is really late and long. You go to bed between 7:30 and 8.
Likes/Dislikes: You do not like getting dressed. Sometimes it is an all out wrestling match. You like to get into the dishwasher and pull out all the utensils. You love grabbing whatever Cambry and Lainey are playing with. You love drinking out of sippy cups, especially your sisters'. You like push toys and balls a lot. Tickling you or chasing you or making silly faces and noises makes you laugh so hard.
Skills: You have started taking steps!! It just happened a couple weeks ago when you took your first step. Now you can take 4 or 5 on your own. I know you will be full out walking soon. It is the cutest thing and it makes you feel so proud. You can say mama, dada, ball, more (sounds like ma), and ish (for gold fish). You like to try to copy us when we sneeze. We are already seeing some athletic skills with your ball throwing back and forth.
We did get your hair trimmed last week although I think we are the only people who can tell! I was not feeling very brave and the hair stylist threatened that all of the awesome fluffiness/texture would go away once the baby hair was cut off clean. So basically she just cleaned up the edges and thinned it out over the ears and on top and trimmed the swoops a little. Not really sure where we should go from here. When we picked you up from church nursery last Sunday you had a barrette holding back your bangs. Yikes.
Well, happy birthday Colton Brooks. It has been a joyful year with you. I can't wait to see how you grow this next year.