Today, Ethan turns 13 months!
I've decided I will track his monthly progress from here on out. Things don't seem to change as rapidly as they did his first year, but of course, every day is a new adventure! Here's what our little man has been up to this past month:
Well, something that is not new is that E is still not walking. I'm not too concerned but I did envision him walking this summer. Now I'm not so sure! In many ways, it's been a blessing in disguise. Between his Aunt Lauren's wedding on June 29th and all the traveling we've been doing, it's been nice that he's not running around like a wild child. While he may not be walking, he's basically doing everything else from cruising to climbing to crawling like crazy. So getting around is definitely not a problem!
We've also officially transitioned to a toddler carseat. Oh what a difference it makes!
I was surprised to learn that he weighed just a little over 20 pounds at his one year appointment, which is right on track with his weight gain, but still! He is 30 inches tall though...lean and mean!
Ethan wears 12-18 month clothes...and some 9 month shorts. But he's almost starting to outgrow his 12 month jammies! He wears size 3 diapers.
Ethan still eats a lot of purees, purely because it's convenient. He likes the meat blends which is good and also loves finger foods. He eats everything from cheese-it crackers, cheerios, rice cakes, chips, any and all types of berries, hummus, shredded chicken, guacamole, cheese, animal crackers...the list goes on. We need to start getting more creative with his meals, but of course, we're away from him during the day five days a week, so 'easy' usually wins out.
As for his bottle...welp, we have started to add cow's milk to his formula, but his diaper rash has been flairing up. Who knows if it's related or not, but we're being cautious right now. I also know that we need to transition to a sippy cup sooner than later. Any advice on making the transition is welcome!
This past week, Ethan also got his first bite of ice cream and let's just say he was very concerned as to why this was the first time he was getting a taste. He loved it...naturally!
We've got four of them and the two tops ones are coming in large and in charge!
Lots of babble and he finally said "Dada"! Yay! Now of course, he's lost the ability to say "Mama". Wah wahhhh! But he's a little chatterbox, even if most of it doesn't make sense!
Ethan loves animal...both real and in books. He loves giving "loves" to animals that he sees in books by butting his head into the book. So cute! He loves getting into everything...the drawers, the cabinets, the list goes on. He opens and shuts all doors. He loves cords and wires...naturally, the things he's not allowed to be around. He also loves cars and trucks...all boy this one. Last, he loves giving kisses, which I love of course! Oh and water...he loves water!
He hates getting his diaper changed or being put in his carseat. He also HATES having anything taken away from him and being told no. We are in so much trouble.
We traveled down south for my girlfriend's bridal shower and I have to say that traveling has definitely become more of a challenge. But he did great overall. We've been on the go a lot this past month, so we're all looking forward to having some down time in August. That is, until we travel to Chicago and Michigan at the end of next month. We'll need lots of good thoughts for that plane ride!
Until next month!