Friday, October 1, 2010

Little Man turns ONE

What mixed emotions you get when your little baby turns one. Is this a first time mom thing, or does it happen with every kid? I love that he is getting so big, and learning new things everyday. However, there is this part of my heart that aches for that brand new little bundle that would sleep on my chest for hours. It was a bittersweet day for me. We had a little party for him. My sister, Katie, flew out and helped me with it (THANKS Kiki!). It was a great day! We went to Gardner's Village after lunch and walked around. I was able to get a few cute pictures. At night is when we had his party. I'm so thankful for my family. That so many of them took time out of there busy day to help us celebrate. For me it was one of those days I will never forget!

Here is what Mr. C is up to at 12 months:

*Will kiss and/or blow kisses to anything and anyone. This boy loves to share the love.
*Is saying a few words. MaMa, DaDa, Ball, Book, Dog, Car and Dirt (I know very random).
*When asked where his stinky feet are, he will hold his foot up for you to smell it. Then if you say Ooooo that's so stinky, he will give you a big laugh. I know, another random thing, but hey, he loves it!
*Loves to dance.
*Makes this funny face when you ask him to "make your face".
*Walking only when holding on to things.
*Climbing up stairs
*Holds up one finger when asked "Are you One?".
*Eating more table food. He has big issues when it comes to textures, so this had been one of our struggling areas.
*Gives the BEST hugs! He lays his head on my shoulder with his arms around my neck. Pretty sure that's his way of wrapping me around that little chubby finger of his, but I love it!
*HATES to be held down. This really is only an issue at the doctors.
*His height is 27 1/2 inches, Weight 17 lbs 5 ozs, HC 48 cm

Yes, he wore that hat the whole time

Yesterday Colin had his first (and hopefully his last) surgery. He had to have a GAP procedure on his "little friend". It's called Hypospadias. He had a mild condition, but still needed to have it fixed. The doctor had to end up cutting more skin then he thought, so it required more stitches then we expected. He will also have a catheter in place for a few days. I have a HUGE respect for mothers who have to watch their children go through more serious procedures. I felt helpless as it was and stressed for weeks over this. I was a mess! He, however, handled it like a champ. The doctor told us to expect a couple of really long nights of him waking up in pain. He was given lortab to help with it. He slept most of the afternoon and we put him down for the night at 9:15. I woke up several times during the night expecting him to be up crying, but I never heard him. He didn't wake up until 8:45 this morning and was such a happy guy. He's a brave little boy and has made this a lot less stressful then I was anticipating.


Amanda said...

He is just so adorable Libby!! And you look so happy - such a cute family.

Maricia said...

What a sweet little guy! How exciting he turned one so fun and it looks like you got some super cute pics of him. I am with ya on it being a bitter sweet moment. So sad that they're not your little baby anymore but so fun to see them grow and learn new things.
I am so sorry to hear that he had to have surgery! I think anytime you hand your sweet baby over to an anesthesiologist for surgery it's so hard. Sounds like he did such a good job. I agree what a little champ!
Miss you- wished we lived closer!

Rachel Hagen said...

Oh he's SO cute!!! I hope he's feeling better. What a trooper. Wish I cold have seen you one last time. Next time!!

Jamie said...

i love his 1 year old pics. they are so darling! and i'm so glad you have family around to help you celebrate special times like that. i'm sorry he had to get surgery. poor little guy! and poor mama! i remember when how helpless i felt when sadie had to get surgery to remove a cyst in her nose when she was a newborn. it was tough! you are such a good mama libby!!!