Tuesday, September 3, 2013

A little bit about our one-year old

Time for another stats and facts blog. :)

1. Everett is one year old. I feel like his first year flew by so much quicker than her's did.

2. He weighs 22 pounds and is in the 65th percentile.

3. He's 30 inches tall and is in the 50th percentile. He started out in the higher percentiles, which had Scott super excited thinking he was going to be tall, but he's starting to slow down already.  I think he's the perfect size at the moment. :)

4. Everett loves playing with balls, hence the sports themed photo shoot. I don't feel like we pushed them on him or anything (other than the fact that most of his clothes and bedding have some sort of sport themed picture on them) but he has a few small ball toys and he loves throwing them or just holding them. He'll point to anything and everything round he sees. The other night he had a ping pong ball in his hand that he did not want to let go of, so I ended up letting him sleep with it and in the morning the ball was still tightly in his grasp. He really does love balls. :)

5. Another funny unique thing that Everett likes to do is blow raspberries. He does them all the time, on Daddy's tummy, on Mommy's arms or on Claire's legs (if she lets him). Any bare skin he sees, he likes to blow raspberries on it. It's pretty funny.

 6. Everett has been walking for the past month. He's getting really good at it, unless you put shoes on him and he can't seem to walk anymore. :) He's fearless too. We've taken him to the pool multiple times over the summer and he always wants to crawl or walk right into the deeper water. He gets water in his face, chokes a bit, we pull him back up and after he's done coughing he wants to do it again. He really does love playing in water.

7. He has 3 and a half teeth. He still wants to eat whatever we are eating more than anything we give him. Even if it's the same thing. He can't chew things very well so I cut things up for him, but then it looks different so he doesn't want it. I'm afraid I'm going to have another picky eater. When he finishes eating he starts throwing his food also, so our floor does not stay clean for very long.

8. Everett loves Claire. He wants whatever she has and wants to play with or do whatever she's doing. Unfortunately that means a lot more pushing, pulling, screaming, and crying that I get to hear every day as I figure out how to teach them to play together and share. Everett, even though he's the "little" brother, has learned to hold his own.

9. Everett says "mama" and "dada". We're not quite sure if he understands what they mean exactly but he says them a lot. He also says "ba" for ball. That's his first official word. He sometimes imitates the "uh oh" and "hi" words, but again I'm not quite certain he knows what they mean yet. He also waves goodnight or goodbye. :)

10. For some reason I always thought the second child was supposed to be more mellow than the first, but I've found that's not the case with Everett. Everett is really loud, especially at church when everyone else is so quiet. He likes to make noises and he has the funniest, cutest laugh ever. It's a very loud, throaty laugh. I love it. :)

We love our little buddy and his funny, playful personality. :)

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