Andrew is doing awesome. He has adjusted to his new class at school and is already the teacher’s pet! He must get that from his dad. At his check up on the 17th he weighed 21lbs (30% percentile) and was 29 inches long (70% percentile) and his head measured (10th percentile~ big jump from the previous 3rd percentile!) I think all the compliments are giving him a “big head” He has 6 teeth- 4 up top and 2 on the bottom. He is eating all sorts of REAL food now including ice cream, graham crackers, goldfish, ham, cheese, chicken, bananas, yogurt, grits, oatmeal…just to name a few of his favorites! He is walking all over the place now! I guess he really started right around his 1st birthday. He continues to amaze us with how fast he learns things. If I ask him to “go get the ball and bring it to mommy” he will do it! Every morning when he gets up, if he has his passy, we will ask him “What do you need to do with your passy?” and he will throw it in his crib (then clap or laugh with delight at how smart he is!) He knows sign language for "please" and "more" He can point to something or someone, but he uses the back of his wrist, not his finger. He can also blow kisses~so sweet! He is working on getting rid of the bottle, but there are only certain sippy cups that he will use, so we are continuing to experiment with which ones he likes. He still sleeps like a champ! He goes to bed around 7:30 or 8 and sleeps till 6:30 or 7. AND HE SLEEPS IN ON SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS!!! How does he know? I have no idea, but I LOVE it! We were late to church one Sunday because he didn’t get up until 8:00! His favorite toys are his blocks he got for Christmas and anything he can open and close (cabinet, drawers, doors etc.) He also LOVES to play “Where is Andrew?” He will hide and pop out and scream at how funny he is! It is too cute and makes me laugh out loud. He also likes balls- basketballs, footballs, big, little. He likes them all. He is putting all of his words together too. He can say: mama, dada, daddy, papa, chicken, ball, bye-bye, hi, hey, baba… and now he is saying things like pa-da ma-pa, hi-dee. It is so cute, he has his own little language and he talks all the time. I think about how much he has grown and developed over the last year and it amazes me! He is just the most wonderful little person! (I can say that, I am his mom!) Bo and I have had so much fun this year. Our house is usually a disaster and there is ALWAYS a mess somewhere (OK, OK, most of the time it is mine) but we lay down each night and thank God for all of our blessings and for a healthy (& happy) child. We look forward to 2010 and what we will encounter as a family. Thank you for keeping up with us through Andrew's 1st year on this blog.
This was shot on 12/14~last weekend. He has really started to walk a lot. Bo and I just watch in awe. I really can't believe he is walking. He is so proud of himself! I think about how much he has grown and developed in this year. It is amazing.
Here he is on his birthday this year. You may notice some red bumps on his face...
Take another look...
It was a vacuum and he LOVES it. (At least someone at our house will be using it)