Feb 27, 2017

Connor James: 1 Year


Dear Connor::

Happy birthday my handsome boy! It's hard to believe that you are actually one! This last year has completely flown by. It feels like you were just born then I blinked and now you are one.

You are such an amazing little boy. You have so much life to you and you have completely changed our lives. I hardly remember what life was like before you because you are such an awesome little boy. You were definitely worth the heartaches and hardships to finally have you.

You are into everything. It's like you can't get enough of the world around you and you want to figure everything out. You hate to hear no and probably hear it more than anything else since you are always getting yourself into trouble. I think you know what you are doing too because when I tell you no, you move faster or because I can't move well you get yourself into a spot that's difficult to pull you out of. You are definitely a stinker. You are pretty much just curious about the world but you are definitely keeping me on my toes.

You love food, although you are a bit pickier than your sister at the same age. You don't like things that are too bland and you seem really unsure about pasta. But what you do eat, you love to eat and get all over. And you can really put food away when you want to. You have definitely weaned off the bottles having only three a day, but now that you are a year we can switch to milk which I think we are all looking forward to.

You are still a great sleeper, although you don't always want to sleep in the mornings. You are definitely a bit more of an early raiser. Or at least you get up earlier than I want you to. Usually you are up between 7:30-8:00 which is normally fine but sometimes on the weekend I would love if you slept in a bit more. You are down to just one nap, although I'm not completely convinced that you shouldn't still be having a morning nap. But your afternoon nap is usually about 2-3 hours, sometimes even 4 hours.

You are definitely a fan of Mickey. TV and movies don't keep your attention but if music comes on you are ready to dance. When you are having a bad day though, I will sometimes turn on Mickey and you settle right down. You mostly just love to play catch. It doesn't have to be with a ball, but really anything you can throw back and forth. You do like to look through books, although I'm more convinced you are figuring out the weakness in the book in order to rip it apart.You have destroyed about four board books already and I'm sure it would be a little more if you had your way.

You love the outdoors. You don't really care what you do outside, but you just want to be outside. You definitely love swinging and going for walks. But mostly you just want to keep up with your sister. You aren't quite walking yet but I figure it won't be long. You are pretty fast crawling and scooting around furniture. You have even attempted standing on your own a few times but you aren't doing too much more than that yet. You are walking behind push toys and cruising right along. You are just ready to go and when finally do get going, you are going to be even harder to keep up with.

You are so happy and so easy-going. You just go with whatever is happening and I love that about you. You are quick to smile and love your big sister. Life got even better when you were born and is getting better everyday. You are just so awesome and I am so lucky to be your mom. I love you so much goon.

Happy birthday.

Love, Mama

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