I have to kind of combo this blog with his developments of the last month and also plenty of pics of birthday stuff :)
He is so much better at napping. It feels like we actually have a routine now...after one year. Haha. Sheesh. Sleeping at night is still great and life in this department is finally a stress free zone! Love it. I even think we are about done with nursing. I've been just giving him bottles before naps and nursing him at night. But I work the next few days so I think he's gonna be all bottle soon. And he's taking half whole milk and half breast milk like a champ. I am sad about this but I think I'm also ready. I am pretty tired of pumping. I think if I was home all the time it would be different, but work is crazy busy all the time and it's hard to step away to do that. I am so so grateful though that nursing was easy and successful for me, and that pumping was productive and relatively fast. I was very very blessed in that department. I really loved breastfeeding and I'll miss those moments with my baby who practically is hardly a baby anymore...
Some of his loves are cars, books, swimming, balls, putting lids on things (tupperware or twisting them on and off water bottles...like he LOVES that). He also loves steering wheels and pens and anything that shakes. His favorite foods right now I'd have to say are dried fruit (blueberries, raisins, figs and dates so far), those freeze dried yogurt bites, bread and pasta. His fruit and veggie eating has not been as stellar as I would like. Tanner introduced him to oreo's recently and he LOVED those!
|He has been pretty good with oatmeal and dates|
He's starting to show a lot of interest in his stuffed animals. He has two dogs that we keep in his crib that actually look just like Gus and Rozzi (it was Samson before it was Gus) and he loves the Gus one. He gives all manner of "loves" and hugs. Anything soft he comes up to he lays down on - which I think I made mention of in the Las Vegas blog. It's sweet.
He loves climbing on stuff. And we are getting really really close to officially walking. He's taking probably 4-5 steps pretty easily. Today he went a little farther. I don't know when you officially say he's walking but he doesn't stand up on his own and doesn't walk unless it's in between people. We visited Tanner at work yesterday and we were trying to do it between Tanner and I but he kept turning and going to some of Tanner's work friends. It was pretty impressive. He gets REALLY excited about doing it so usually he's really off balance because he starts spazzing out. I need to get a video of it!
Here's some random pics...
|He was pretty sick here a couple weeks ago. Usually his colds don't keep him down but he did NOT feel to good with this one. Poor thing.|
|Watchin' golf with dad|
|Sweetest little hands ever|
|From floor to box to ottomon.|
|Everyone wants attention.|
|One of his favorite places to play lately. He was in there for almost an hour just doing whatever the other day. Sweet...until he starts dumping dog food all over the floor.|
Our friend's the McBride's have a little Yorkie and Harv loves kennels, big or small. When we went to do his one year old photo shoot he got stuck in it. It was actually pretty funny. I was impressed he even got in there. And he really couldn't move once he was all tucked in.
This morning we did his presents before Tanner went to work. I'd say they were a success. Hopefully they keep him entertained for awhile!
I think I've finally figured out how to get videos to post here. Maybe. There have been a lot so maybe it's a good thing I haven't known till now. I just have to post this one because it's so adorable to me. Hopefully it works.After presents we all enjoyed some tasty breakfast waffles. (so many pics of Harvey eating - so many cute and funny things happen in that spot!)
We got out of the house and went to the gym. He played all over the playground and was loving it. And he got in his stair stepping workout.