Archive | July, 2017

Raynor Turns 1

25 Jul

I’ve been gone. It’s been a while. I just can’t ever find the time to write anymore as a full time, stay at home, mommy. But I want to get some thoughts out about our first year with Raynor and his milestones so here we go!

Last week, July 20th, Raynor turned 1 year old! I seriously can’t even believe it’s been that long! While it feels like yesterday and also a lifetime ago that our sweet boy entered our lives. He has accomplished SO MUCH in the first 12 months of life and I know every month that passes he will become an even more amazing and independent little boy!

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1 year milestones:

  • Sleeps through the night, approximately 9-11 hours, I broke my own rules and nurse him before bed but he sleeps so I don’t even care 🙂
  • He’s only taking 1 nap a day (around lunch time) but he stays asleep for between 1.5 and 2.5 hours
  • He eats almost anything I put in front of him (hates avocado) and still does a mix of pureed fruits and vegetables as well as finger foods. I love that he will still eat puree so I can hide more nutritious foods in there.

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  • He has 6 teeth and is always chewing on his hands.
  • He is in mostly 9-12 month clothes but can still fit into 6-9 month rompers and even has a swimsuit he wears thats 3-6! He’s still nice and tiny!
  • He loves the water! We did 2 sessions of swim classes before coming ot the beach for the month and we practice his skills almost every day in preparation for his 3rd session of swim classes in September. He kicks like the 2 year olds in his class and is learning to “dig” his hands to the wall as well. Surprisngly, he LOVES to go under water and doesn’t fight us at all when we do it!

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  • It’s amazing to me how little fear he has around strangers. He loves all our friends and will go them with little hesitation.
  • He LOVES to play with balls. He will throw the ball and put it in a basket if theres one close by. He lights up when he sees his favorite ball
  • Raynor loves music. He will dance to the music when his musical toys are on. We sing bedtime stories to him everynight and when he’s upset in the car we know just what albums to play to help him calm down.

  • After some trial and error we are back in our cloth diapers. We had some issues with properly washing them which turned me off cloth for about a month while we figured it out but I’ve decided to be less strict about diapering and will switch between cloth and Seventh Generation diapers.
  • He isn’t saying any words yet but loves to babble. His favorite is “dadadadadada” or “bubububububu”
  • Raynor is always laughing and he really is the happiest baby I’ve ever met!
  • We reached a major milestone just in the last week when he began to walk! I know that within the next week his walk will be a run and I can’t wait to chase him EVERYWHERE!

We love you sweet boy and can’t wait to see what new adventures you bring in the next 12 months!

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