Friday, March 23, 2012

One Year Old!

I can't believe that a year has gone by. It has been the best year. Matthew has grown and become such a fun, smart little boy. He has learned so much. I love watching him do, eat, and ,I know it sounds creepy, but I love watching him sleep too.
He loves playing. He has so many toys and loves them all. I watch his big cousin Ryan two days a week and it is amazing. Not only do I get to spend time with Ryan, but Matthew is learning so fast from watching him too. They don't really play together but they fight over the same toys. They will eventually and hopefully become best buddies!
He still loves to eat everything! He is such a good eater. I love making him meals and seeing how much he likes them. He still lets me know if there is something he doesn't like, but that doesn't happen too often.
All in all, he is a good sleeper. He gets very cuddly when he is ready for bed. We have the same bedtime routine and he loves it. He has an elephant lovey that stays in his crib. He cuddles with it and goes right to sleep.
We are working on weaning him and starting whole milk. It is a lot harder than people think. I give him milk once during the day, nurse him in the morning and night, and every drink in between is water with a little bit of apple juice. When he drinks the milk, if he does, he lets it drip out of his mouth and onto his shirt. I hope that he starts to like it soon. Otherwise, I will be wasting a lot of milk.
We had one of his birthday parties last weekend and it was a blast! He had so much fun. We have two more! I put some pictures up after all three. We had pictures taken and they turned out so well! He loves the camera. He's our little ham!
I really don't know what I would do without him. He is teaching me so much about myself, from little things like fruit isn't so bad to bigger things like having more patience. I can't imagine life without him.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

11 Months!

Holy smokes! In one short month, our baby will be 1! He is the sweetest boy ever! The only time he gets fussy is if he is tired or he is teething. He has a tooth coming in now (which will make 7!) and he wakes up a bit earlier and is a little more of a Momma's boy. We give him some Baby Advil and some cuddles and he is all better! They come in fast too which helps.
He loves to walk while holding our hands. He will walk holding onto furniture too but he is limited so he would rather crawl. He loves to play with the dogs' cages. He holds onto the sides and does a little dance. Everything he does is so cute.
He is a terrific sleeper at night. We have a bedtime routine. He eats dinner and gets a bath. We put his pjs on and he gets to play for a while. When he is sleepy, around 8pm, I take him upstairs. I read him his bedtime story while I nurse him. I give him a kiss and say "night, night, i love you". He rolls and wiggles for a bit until he is comfortable and goes to sleep. He is not good at taking naps. I try to put him in the crib and he just screams until his face is red and he is sweaty. The only way he will sleep during the day is if he is riding in the car or in my arms. I don't get to do very much during his naps.
He loves to eat. He would probably eat all day if we let him. He will eat almost anything. He is starting to get a little picky. If he doesn't want something, he will just throw it off the highchair tray. I(the dogs love this!) His favorites are still pancakes, blueberry waffles, chicken nuggets, bananas, applesauce, and sweet potatoes. He loves cookies too. It's sad but he knows what the Nilla Wafers box looks like and crawls as fast as he can to you if you have it.
I can't believe we are planning his birthday parties (yes, parties...he's having 3!).
We love this little boy so much! I can't wait to see what he is doing next month!!