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Happy First Birthday!!!

May 10, 2018

Our sweet little Baby S turned one this week!  I know I say this on almost every birthday for every child, but I can hardly believe how time flies!  It seems like just a few months ago that we were in the NICU with our little 5-pound, five weeks early baby.  And now he is losing his baby looks and turning into a little boy.

Standing at the front door was the only way I could get him to hold still long enough for a decent picture!  Just in the past week he has started to let go of furniture and try walking four or five steps on his own.  He is constantly on the move and keeps us all on the move as well!  He hates to be gated in somewhere when everyone else is coming and going.  He wants to be a part of everything we do.  He’s still hesitant around stairs and really has no interest in learning to climb up or down them.  He loves to be outside as long as he’s sitting on a blanket.  Grass freaks him out although he’s getting more used to it.

He has four teeth and probably several more about to pop through; the drooling has been uncontrollable lately!  He loves just about any food you put in front of him, but chocolate cake may be the new favorite!

On Wednesday we went for the 12-month well-child checkup.  He’s 28 inches tall (2nd percentile) and weighs 18 lb. 7 oz. (10th percentile), but his head is in the 59th percentile!  He’s hit every physical milestone and the doctor is thrilled that she doesn’t have to adjust at all for prematurity any more.  We have a happy, healthy boy.

We had a low-key birthday for him.  We had our regular Tuesday night date together (DH, me, and S) driving me to orchestra rehearsal right after dinner, so we had our celebration on Monday instead.  He still wasn’t quite sure what the unwrapping was all about, but was happy to get a ball, some new clothes, some books, and a puzzle.

The chocolate cake was a huge hit!  He had no problems digging in with his fingers and ended up covered in chocolate from head to toe by the end of it.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Nana permalink
    May 10, 2018 6:52 pm

    Congratulations to Sam! Love to all.

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