Saturday, September 7, 2013

Guess who turned a year old?

My sweet baby turned a year old on June 12th. (This post is late!)  Oh, my heart!  He is growing up so fast it makes me wish I could slow down time.

On his birthday, Malachi's grandparents (my parents) came down and we all went to IKEA to celebrate.  He had fun, but didn't nap during the day so he was exhausted by the time we got back home.  He opened his presents then he had a mini cake.  He wasn't sure what to think of the cake at first- I had to put some frosting to his lips...then he bent his head down and got frosting all over his face!  It was so funny.  Photos coming soon....

Now at 14 months, Malachi...
::  Has 8 teeth- 4 top and 4 bottom.
::  He has an infectious laugh.  He is such a happy baby toddler.
::  He loves to give hugs and kisses.  Any time I ask for either he willingly obliges!
::  One of his favorite times of the day is when Jesse comes home from work.
::  Is weaned, but still periodically asks to nurse.  It makes my heart break to tell him he has to drink cow's milk now.
::  Loves to climb on and off the couch.  I've taught him how to climb down safely (feet first) but it still makes my heart jump when he's on the couch.
::  Sometimes takes only one nap during the day.
::  Does really good at taking bites of food and chewing.
::  His favorite foods are cheese (which he could eat all day if I let him), tomatoes, yogurt, cucumbers, and all fruits, especially berries and bananas.
::  He is a walking pro!  He started walking about a week before he turned 14 months and he is doing so well!  I love the happy look on his face when he's toddling around!
::  He still sleeps with his hands behind his head and his elbows sticking out.  I hope he sleeps this way until he's 10.
::  He drinks out of a regular (adult) cup.  I tried a cup with a spout (i.e. sippy cup) and he just preferred a regular cup, so that's what we've stuck with.
::  He knows a few words:  "ma ma", "da da", "dig", "tickle" (which he says together like, tickletickletickle!), "up" and "yum".
::  He also knows some baby signs:  "food/eat", "more", "milk" and "all done".  I'm working on a few others with him.
::  He's learned the fun of talking into a fan and hearing his voice get all choppy!  It is so cute to watch him.
::  He loves bath time!  We're still working on him sitting during baths though.
::  He got his first haircut from Jesse on his 14 month birthday.  There was lots of movement (on his part) and bribing (on our part) involved, but it got done.  I saved pretty much all his hair...
::  I'm pretty sure he gets tired of me giving his cheeks kisses almost all day long.  I just can't help it!  They will only be baby cheeks for a little while so I have to get the kisses in while I can.

He is growing up so fast and there is nothing I can do except enjoy every minute!  I love my sweet baby!

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