29 November 2007

Happy Birthday Carter

I can't believe my baby is one. I know it's really cliche that everyone says they grow up so fast but the time really does fly by. One year ago today I just kept saying "I can't believe I had a 9 lb baby."

At his checkup today he
Weighed 20 lbs = between the 25th and 50th percentile
30 inches tall = 60th percentile
19 inches around your head = 95th percentile.

I love you Carter. At one you...

...can say
nana (anna)
dawh (dog)
uh ah (instead of uh oh)
and your newest word just a few days ago: bawh (ball)

to take a bath
push anything around, including chairs, toys, the booster seat
put smaller toys inside bigger toys (sorting)
get into every cabinet that doesn't have a lock
to be on your mommy's hip
your binky
to hit things to make loud noises
the nightlight in the outlet in anna's room

...have six teeth, your top front four and your bottom front two. Plus I think you're getting more since you were up for two hours last night which is very unusual

...walk everywhere

...like to eat what everyone else is eating

...throw balls with your left hand - daddy is so excited that you might really turn out to be a left handed pitcher

...go to bed at 7:15 and sleep until about 7 am (except for last night)

...pull your shoes off right after I put them on you

...drool. More than any dog I've ever met. Your shirt is always soaked.

...won't hold still for 10 seconds so I can get a diaper on

...sleep on your tummy with your booty in the air and your hands tucked under your tummy

...pat your hand over your mouth to make indian noises

...won't hold still for me to dress you. It should be an olympic event

...like it when I
Blow raspberries on your tummy
Smell your toes and say PU! you have stinky feet
pretend to eat your toes
tickle your sides
play peak-a-boo around items
chase you and say I'm gonna get you
jump out in front of you and say booga-booga

And more...

You have the cutest giggle
When you smile really big you have dimples
You have peach fuzz for hair
You clap when I sing Patty Cake
You move your arms up and down when I sing Its Bitsy Spider
You like to hear Old MacDonald and sometimes this will make you hold still to get your diaper or clothes on

Random people always comment on your beautiful blue eyes

I miss that you won't fall asleep in my arms when I'm rocking you anymore

I love the way you smell after a bath

I feel like I should
Spend more one-on-one time with you
Read more books to you

Happy First Birthday my Handsome Snuggle Bug. I love you sweet precious baby.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

yeah, happy birthday and congrats to mommy too!