One year ago today I gave birth to my sweet baby boy. This last year has changed my life. It's amazing how much your focus changes when you have something so small depending on you to get things done. Wow.
On his first day my son weighed in at 8bls 11oz. 21.5 inches long.
Today his is almost 30 pounds and 32 inches tall.* (These are merely estimates b/c he hasn't had his 12 month appointment yet)
Things we are looking forward to now that he's 1:
1. Turning the car seat around. The poor kid outgrew his infant seat before he was 6 months old. I had the SafeKids people install his new car seat, but as his birthday approached this rear seat was running out of room for his poor poor legs. He has been sitting like a frog for over a month, and I am so excited for him to face forward and finally see what's going on!!
2. Drinking cows milk. Due to the fact I was unable to nurse, Anthony's been on formula for most all of his life. This didn't seem like a huge deal at first, but BOY can this kid eat!! We learned quickly that he would need more than formula to keep him full. Even with the introduction of "solids" at 3 months, we go through roughly $75/week in formula. Now that we can ween him off of formula and on to milk we are excited for the savings that await us :)
3. Daycare premiums drop. Once my sweet angel can drink from a sippy cup exclusively he will get promoted into his new class at daycare. This new class will save us $60/month :) He's always been one of the youngest kids in his class (due to his early crawling), so they are anxious to move him up again. He's been walking for a couple of months and is doing a great job so they want to see what he can do next.
There are a million reasons why it was exciting to see our son turn one. Those are a few of the superficial ones. It's always nice to save money, but one of the main reasons I was so excited was the utter satisfaction. I did it. I survived. He survived. We're doing good!!
I look forward to seeing what another year does in our little family. He learns so quickly and has developed a fun attitude. I couldn't have asked for a better baby. Thanks Anthony, and Happy Birthday :) Mommy loves you!!