These pictures aren't the best, but they show how happy Cohen was with his first birthday gift, which was a thoughtful toy from his sitter, Paula. She took him to the store, and he kept playing with this toy. He loves it! My heart feels so full when I think about how much people care for our little guy. He has been showered with love (and gifts) from friends and family since he was born. We are so lucky. And now he is one!
- He is still not walking by himself, but he crawls really fast, and can walk really fast around our ottoman and coach.
- He is pretty much only saying 'dad.' He babbles on and on, but I can't pick out any words.
- He eats everything. We just give him whatever we are having. Today for supper he had black beans, multigrain bread with avocado on it, chunks of havarti cheese, strawberries, and banana bread.
- We are completely done nursing. He is drinking full fat milk from a sippy cup, and he drinks a ton of water.
- He thinks it is really funny to get chased by his dad, and to pull his mom's hair.
- He sleeps from 7:30 pm to 6:30 am straight.
- Although he has my eyes, for sure, I find him looking more and more like his dad.
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- The other night I made brownies, and gave him two after dinner. He just seemed to like them so much, and I figured it was no big deal. Wrong. He was up all night. Seriously, he maybe slept for 5 hours that night. He wasn't upset, he just was totally awake. Jon and I went in and played quietly with him in shifts from midnight until 4:30 am. In the morning we were so tired, but we talked about how we secretly loved spending time with him in the middle of the night. Cohen was in such a great mood, and he was really cuddly. He is growing so fast, so those middle-of-the-night wake-ups will look so different in a few years. He really has us wrapped around his finger :)
- On that note, Cohen's new favorite thing is to act like he is pushing his own stroller. Of course, he is wayyy too short to actually push, so we have to hold him at the appropriate height so he can hold tight to the handles and push the stroller. It is so awkward. But we found ourselves at our town fair holding him while he pushed an empty stroller. Awesome. Now it's a thing.