Beck is one year in just a few days and I cannot believe it. Let’s go over a few of the things that he is up to these days:
*He loves to growl especially when he thinks I’m hugging him for too long.
*Getting Beck dressed is a workout. I have never tried to clothe a more wiggly baby in my life. There are so many times that I am sweating by the end of it and sometimes changing his diaper requires two adults ha!
*He was not happy with me leaving him for a few days to go to NYC and it felt bizarre to not be holding him 10 hours each day. It’s crazy how much I felt like I needed a break before I left but then how quickly I missed the business/fatigue from this stage of life.
*He still has no fear trying to jump off of the couch or bed and crawls as fast as he can over to unattended stairs.
*Beck currently hates the car which means I stick to short drives or drive when he is napping as much as possible because my heart can’t take the crying.
*He crawls around after the kids anytime they are all home.
*He just wants to get in the cupboards all day long.
*His current favorite foods are oatmeal, yogurt, bacon, spaghetti, fig bars and cheese.
*He refuses to wear hats which drives Andrew crazy because he wants them to be twins.
*He says mom, dad and waves. He is also extremely good at shaking his head NO.
*Beck has sped up our kids’ reflexes because he is constantly trying to pull hair or grab things he shouldn’t be grabbing.
*The girls are obsessed with trying to get Beck to walk.
*I’m pretty sure that Beck thinks Brooke is also his mom. She is constantly teaching him, playing with him and wanting to give him his bath etc.
*I love the notes that Brooke leaves for him.
*He hasn’t taken any steps yet but he is so proud of himself each time that he stands.
*Who do you think he is looking like these days? I still see my sister’s youngest in him!
*Beck usually sleeps for about 9 hours at night and then I feed him and he will then go down for another 2 hours. During the day he will usually take one nap if we are out and about all day or take two naps if we are home that day. Every 6ish nights though he will do a thing where he wants to wake us up every 2-3 hours for fun.
*He loves to come out and put his feet in the hot tub with me and gets so mad if anyone tries to take him away from me.
*We are reaching the end of a chapter that I have really loved. For the last few weeks, Beck only wants to nurse in the morning and sometimes right before bed. He has no desire (or he bites!) the rest of the day. I’ll keep doing our morning/night sessions together as long as he’ll let me. This transition is a lot harder on me than I thought it would be. I have loved this experience we’ve had together and I’m sad to see it go… I’ve cried many tears saying goodbye to our old schedule.
It’s a good thing I love the toddler/big kid stage too:).
Parents reading—> give me an update on your kid(s)? Any seasons that were extra hard for you to say goodbye to?