Luke: 1 Year Old!

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I can’t believe a whole year has gone by with this little man! He was such a calm and sweet baby and is now looking more like a kid every day (and turning into a crazy kid).  I feel like I am going to have my hands full with this one.

Stats: 21.5 pounds (50th percentile); 2 ft 5.5 inches (50th percentile)

Favorites: His Mickey Mouse blanket (he lights up every time I give it to him and snuggles it), anything with wheels, sliding across the house on any object that will move on the floor, getting into things he shouldn’t (and when you move him to another spot to redirect him, he is determined to go back to where he was), he loves FOOD a lot, leaning and standing against things, and definitely has become a mama’s boy.

Lifesavers for Mom and Dad: playpen to keep him out of trouble, his high chair to keep him restrained, his hippo stroller, and all of his toys that keep him occupied for hours (he is pretty good about playing by himself.

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Dislikes: when mom leaves him behind, changing diapers (it’s like a wrestling match with him), and putting his shirts on (I swear I have to pin him down every time).

Facts: He just started going to gym day care and cries the whole time, he can walk assisted (like moving along furniture and walls) but refuses to walk on his own even though we know he could do it, says “Mama”and “Dada” and really means it when he says “Mama”, loves to be wrestled with, is super ticklish on his hips and neck, loves anything with buttons, loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.

Sleep Habits: He is a great night sleeper, but doesn’t do too great with naps. He takes one to two naps a day depending on what is going on.  He sleeps from 8 at night until about 7 in the morning.

Doctors Visits: His one year check up and also when he had these weird bumps all over this body, which we concluded were bug bites. I was so nervous that he had chicken pox! He did pretty well with his shots.

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Eating Habits: This boy loves to eat! He eats toast, muffins, cereal, yogurt bites, and fruit for breakfast. Usually for lunch he will have some meat and carrots (or other veggies) and a squeeze.  For dinner, he loves mac and cheese or mashed potatoes with a side of fruit. He is officially off formula and drinking milk, which is so awesome!!

Milestones: Super clingy! No more formula, walking assisted, actually meaning “Mama” when he says it, mocking noises we make, showing a little interest in books, loves to push things with wheels. He loves songs and music! Twinkle, Twinkle is his favorite song.

Looking Forward To:  Even though I will regret saying this, it will be a little nicer when he walks (even though he gets into everything now). I definitely look forward to him talking!

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