You might have already heard, but Maxwell turned 12 months old this week! He’s just so much fun these days. He’s thhiiiiiis close to walking…all he needs is one small finger to hold on to. I think he’s just going to take off on his own any day now. He sprouted 4 teeth in the past 3 weeks alone. wow! He now has 2 teeth on the bottom and 2 teeth on the top. He took them like a champ too with only 2 slightly cranky afternoons. He talks all the time and is starting to associate sounds with things. He definitely knows that Robert is Da Da and will do his own little grunting version of “Woof” every time he sees or hears a dog. Although Ma Ma is in his vocabulary, I don’t hear it often. But, last night I looked right at him and said “Ma Ma” and he said it right back to me. Clear as a bell. It made this Ma Ma very happy!
Food is challenging these days – we’re somewhere in between baby food and real food. We’re trying all sorts of things…some are a hit and lots of things end up on the floor. On the menu these days: yogurt, waffles, all kinds of fruit, puffs, yogurt melts, crackers, avocado, Laughing Cow cheese, jars of baby food mixed with cereal, and, as of yesterday, grilled cheese! I’ve also experimented with pureeing whatever we eat for dinner if possible and he’s loved spaghetti and lasagna. Of course, as you saw, he loves CAKE! 🙂 He’s also still taking 3 bottles of formula a day.
Maxwell is still a great sleeper – 7pm to 6:30 am. We’re starting to push that bedtime back just a little and think he’ll start staying up until 7:30 or 8:00 soon. He’s still taking 2 naps most days – around 9:00 and 2:00. I think that morning nap will drop soon too, especially when he starts going to “school” 2 mornings a week next week.
He still loves Nanner and trucks are still tops. Sesame Street is a new major favorite. Maxwell is a happy, funny, social little thing and I love that he’s mine!
Here we go with the last monthly photo shoot…
My perfect little angel…
Silly face 1…
Silly face 2…
I then told Maxwell a very funny joke…about a chicken crossing the road or something like that…and at first he didn’t quite get it…
But after I explained it he thought it was HILARIOUS…
Mouth open, eyes closed HILARIOUS….
Knee slapping, belly laughing HILARIOUS…
I am pretty funny. 🙂
We then took our picture with our bud, Little Al…
Little Al was a little tired that day and just couldn’t sit up straight. We forgave him though. He’s been a good sport these 12 months!
We then got in one more good giggle…
and called it a day. We had a birthday to celebrate after all!!
Happy 12 months Maxwell!
Want to see all the monthly photos in one place? Here you go.
Want to see the months individually?
11 month photos here: 11 months
10 month photos here: 10 months
9 months photos here: 9 months
8 month photos here: 8 months
7 month photos here: 7 months
6 months photos here: 6 months
5 month photos here: 5 months
4 month photos here: 4 months
3 months photos here: 3 months
2 month photos here: 2 months
1 month photos here: 1 month