What He’s Been Up To
I don’t really see much of a difference in how he looks since last month and he seems about the same size (hasn’t changed out of his clothes at all). I haven’t weighed him this month but I suspect he is actually down a little since he is so busy and hasn’t really been into eating.
He did get his first tooth this month – bottom front – which was exciting!
Eating solids has been a battle. He still loves Cheerios but only when he can put them in his mouth himself. He will sometimes eat a massive amount for dinner and then go days without us being able to convince him to eat anything. Most of the time right now just getting him to sit at the dinner table with us is a battle. When he chooses to eat he likes things like avocado and lasagna. He is really into feeding himself but finding foods that he can feed himself and don’t require any teeth is proving tricky.
He still breastfeeds and takes a bottle – 3 bottles a day plus 3-5 breast feeding sessions.
Still not an awesome sleeper. He had this one amazing sleep at the hostel over the Family Day weekend and we think it was because he 1) ate a ton of lasagna so was full b) the room was super dark. While I haven’t been able to get him to eat like that again, I have tried to remove all sources of light from the room. It’s hard to say if it has made any difference because he also came down with a horrible cold that weekend and until recently was waking up at least twice a night and then struggling to go back to sleep. I don’t mind waking up to feed in the middle of the night but I don’t when it takes another hour to get him back to sleep. Luckily that seems to have passed for now an he is back to waking up to eat and falling asleep again right away.
He is one busy little guy. He has mastered the crawling and is working very hard at being able to walk on his own. He is able to walk holding onto things and just recently mastered walking behind his airplane push toy (with a little help from Mom and Dad).
He loves splashing in the water right now so we’ve got him a water bin (that we plan to build a stand for) and I know he gets lots of time at the water table at daycare. He really likes his Winnie the Pooh airplane, his moving knight and his huge assortment of bath toys. While he still likes to bang things together, he is really into opening things up (cupboards, boxes, etc) and will get quite angry if he can’t get something to open.
He loves to “talk” and has recently learned to wave goodbye and hello. He is starting to give hugs and now sometimes comes over to lie on the floor with me and just cuddle.
What We’ve Been Up To
Trying to get out as much as we can with winter, injured backs and busy jobs. We’ve been on a few bigger family adventures this month including a lovely day spent skiing, skating and playing at the park in Bowness and our weekend away near Jasper. We’ve also tried to get out as a family more for smaller adventures like going to the park. Now that it is light after work we’ve gone out as a family for a few walks in the evening.
What We’re Looking Forward To
Spring! While this winter has been pretty good overall, I think I’m ready for a new season. I know that March is typically the month where we go from freezing cold at the start to sometimes seeing crocuses so I’m hopeful that things will start to change. It has been harder to get out and do fun stuff with the little guy with all the snow so I’m looking forward to seeing him explore when it isn’t as cold out.
I’m also excited to take him to Seattle at the end of March. While I suspect that flying with a one year old is going to be less fun than flying with a little baby, it will be nice to go somewhere.