Monday, April 30, 2012


Levi got his first haircut last week! We brought him to the salon uptown on Thursday. I was nervous about how he would do, so I told Paul I really wanted him along. Plus, I needed someone to take pictures! :)

He was NOT a fan. He was suspicious as soon as we walked in. I thought maybe if we gave him a sucker he would concentrate on that, but of course he wanted nothing to do with it. As soon as Annette got close to his head with the scissors, he would pull away. It was a team effort to keep him still...I held his arms and body, while Paul held his head, so Annette could cut. She did a good job for how difficult he was. Poor thing was just red by the time we were tears whatsoever, he was just MAD. Hopefully he's not too traumatized, and the next time will go better! Time will tell!

After some snuggles with momma and his blankie when we got home, he was fine, as you can see! He looks like such a big boy now! So handsome! :) Love my little man!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

12 months

Has it really been 12 months? They have flown by! My ONE YEAR OLD little peanut is doing great! He has his moments, but what toddler doesn't?

A little update on his tubes... Levi had a post-op check-up yesterday, and Dr. P said his tubes look great! We have to go back in another 6 months for another check-up.

Getting his picture this month was quite a challenge! It's turned in a fun game to see how fast he can lunge forward as soon as I set him down. Little stinker. :) But I did get 2 decent ones, and this was my fave of those. You can tell by how grainy it is that I had my ISO set high.

At 12 months::

Levi weighs 23 lbs 14 oz.

Is 32 inches tall.

Just switched to size 5 dipes.

In size 18 month tops and 12 months on bottom.

Size 4 shoes, and even those have plenty of room. He has small feet for how big he is!

Walking! Getting more sure every day. He gets up from sitting to standing on his own in the middle of the floor too. I have a feeling it won't be long until he's can already tell he wants to go faster! Sometimes he starts going so fast that his feet can't keep up yet and then he usually takes a spill.

Still a picky eater.

Just switched to whole milk from formula. We mixed half and half for a couple weeks. He wasn't such a fan of that, but has been doing good with straight milk.

Drinks his milk from a sippy cup during the day, still having a bottle in the morning and at nighttime.

Sleeps through the night, for the most part. Some nights he wakes up yet, I'm guessing from teething or growing pains or something, but most nights he sleeps all night. Until his normal wake time of 4:00-4:30 a.m. for a bottle. Then he'll lay by me and go back to sleep for an hour or two. That is a habit that we are going to have to work on breaking soon, because Dr. M said he should be able to sleep until 5:30 or 6:00, and both Paul and I are sick of waking up that early! Although I do like cuddling with him, but don't tell Paul that!! :)

Still has quite the little temper. He is a stubborn little thing. He knows what he wants, and is not easily distracted from it most of the time. He still bangs his head on he floor sometimes when he is mad too. I asked Dr. M about this also, and she said it is a stage he will hopefully grow out of soon, and to just ignore it unless he is hurting himself.

Just started giving me kisses! Open mouth, sloppy ones, and only when he feels like it, but he will do it! :)

Still attached to his pacifier.

Loves his blankie! He doesn't drag it around yet, but if it's laying on the floor and he notices it, he'll go over and lay his head on it. So cute! And if I put him in his crib while I pick out his clothes or something, the first thing he does is dives at his blankie and cuddles with it with a big grin on his face.

Pushes his tractor or anything with wheels around and makes a brrr noise. He is most definitely all boy!

Love love LOVES being outside! He's happy just walking around with a stick. Loves going on walks and checking out the neighborhood. Also likes to carry around rocks.

Has 8 teeth now. And he knows how to use them!

Likes the phone, and will put it up to his ear and tilt his head. He does that with various other things too, like the remote.

 Goofy kid...he can fit the ball in his mouth, he likes to put it in there and spit it out repeatedly.

 Favorite pastime...taking all the wipes out of the container..
 LOVES ketchup...can't imagine where he got that.....

I haven't decided if I am going to continue with monthly updates, or if I will do every 3 months when he goes to the dr. We'll see how it goes! :)

Saturday, April 14, 2012

One Year Old!!!

My baby boy is a year old today! WHERE has the time gone? Seriously....POOF. It has been an amazing year. We love him so, so much and more every day. It's the best feeling to watch him learn and grow, and explore the world around him. He is curious and very observant. He is just the biggest joy in our lives. We are so very blessed that God gave him to us, and we thank Him every day for our sweet, mischievous Levi Ben.

His birthday party was today, and it went great. Lots of family, food, and presents! I will post more details on that later, along with his 12 month post after his check-up on Friday. More to come!