Saturday, December 7, 2013

13 Months - Giving Thanks, Picking a Tree, and Meeting Santa

13 Months

Love this expression!
Size:  At Alex's 12-month well visit he weighed 21 pounds, 14 ounces and was still 28 3/4 inches long.  I have a hard time believing he hasn't grown in length in the past three months.  He gave the nurse a tough time with that measuring device, however, and kept curling his body into a letter "C" shape!  He is still wearing 12-month clothes.

Likes:  Baths are a good time again!  Thank goodness.  He loves giving hugs, and stopping to lay his head in your lap when he needs a quick break.

Dislikes:  Having his diaper changed, being wiped, getting dressed...basically anything that requires us to hold him still!

Sleeping:  Still occasionally skipping his morning nap, but he gets almost 12 hours of sleep every night so at least one nap will probably go soon.

Eating:  Alex is still super into carbs and cheese.  He tried graham crackers on Thanksgiving and will now attack any red box he sees (like the Cream of Wheat box, the Aunt Jemima box, etc.) because he thinks it's the graham cracker box.  I made him macaroni and cheese (remember when I said he loved carbs and cheese?) and, shocker, he's completely obsessed with it.  :)  He still eats his veggies too though!  Not too excited about meat, ever.

So excited our little peanut is 13 months old!  Life is awfully busy when you're one.  Over the past few weeks Al had his first bout of roseola (with a 104.1 fever) and only wanted Daddy.

He celebrated his 2nd Thanksgiving at home with just mom and dad.  He enjoyed cheesecake and sweet potatoes, but did not care for turkey or dressing.  We tried explaining to him that dressing is really just a lot of bread (yum, carbs!) but he didn't buy it.

Alex got to pick out his first Christmas tree!  We go to Paproski's Farm every year, but last year we bought a pre-cut, since he was so tiny and it was cold and rainy that day.  This year was his first time to walk around and pick the perfect tree.  As you can see from the second, third, and fourth photos, it was a less than stellar experience for him.  I can't blame him for being grumpy- it was really cold that day!

And last, but certainly not least, Alex got to meet Santa.  Much like the cut-your-own tree experience, it was not the jolly meeting I thought it would be.  In fact, he cried so hard and grabbed Chris' arm so tightly we couldn't even hand him over to Santa!  We'll try again in 2014.  :)