Aug 18, 2012

Thomas at One!

My sweet angel, at 7:30 pm one year ago today you came into this world. I have never loved anyone as much as I love you (though your dad is a close second). You are my best guy, and I will love you until the end of time. 

Here are some tid bits about you at one year:

Weight
Birth - 8 lbs, 7 ozs (74th percentile)
One Year - 22 lbs, 11 ozs (67th percentile)

Height
Birth - 21 inches (89th percentile)
One Year - 31.75 inches (91st percentile)

Communication
You are such a chatter box. Even though you don't speak clearly in English (or any discernible language) yet, you clearly tell us when you're happy, sad, hungry, tired and excited. You say Mama  (mostly when tired) and Dada (when you want to play or are excited to see him), and Neh Neh when you want to nurse. When you're playing, you constantly chat to your toys, and when we're at the grocery store you insist on roaring like a lion (I think you like the big echo). You're an excitable child, and love to scream and express joy.

Likes
You love puppies and music. When you hear a tune, you clap your hands, flap your arms and kick your legs. You're even starting to bop up and down in a little dance like way when your favourite songs come on. Daddy loves sharing music with you! When you see a dog, you get very excited!

Dislikes
You hate being in your crib and having your bum changed, and you dislike people feeding you. Aside from that, you're the happiest camper.

Sleep
You're just not a sleeper. You are so cuddly and we love sleeping with you between us, but you insist on waking up to nurse at night. If we refuse to nurse, you scream until we cave in. You're most certainly a reverse cycled child, but you won't have it any other way. 

Physical Activity
You love doing "activities'. You crawl, cruise and climb. You're not walking yet, but you're so adept at crawling that we're not surprised. As soon as you wake up in the am or from a nap, you climb off the bed and head into the hall to start your day. If mom gets up in the middle of the night, or dad is awake before you in the morning, you've been known to climb off the bed and crawl to meet us in the bathroom. You're a funny critter.

We love you Thomas, and are so happy that you chose us as your family.

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