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Walking Nate

February 16, 2017
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Nate is 13 months old, weighing almost 26.5lbs. Here are his stats from the one year checkup: 25.6lbs (92nd percentile), 32 inches long (90th percentile) and 95th percentile  for his head size. (Eric and I surely make big brainy babies!)

We started Nate’s 1st birthday with a trip to the park, where Nate loves to crawl, climb, explore, and play with his big brother.

After nap, it’s more fun with a visit to a local Gymboree, another one of Nate’s favorite places. 

Then it’s time for a family party! 

Noah was the party planner, picking out the Paw Patrol theme and decorating the cake for the baby brother’s special day.

Nate is not a picky eater, but he found the icing to be too sticky so he mostly just played with his cake– smearing it all over the table. 

Noah, on the other hand, was a big fan of the cake!

The weekend of his birthday, Nate took his first real steps. He wobbled from the couch into my arms and then continued to practice– getting up to 9 steps! He is now walking from room to room. Some other developments:

  • Nate’s got 6 teeth: two center ones at the bottom and four at the top.
  • He’s consolidated his naps into one  ~2hr long nap after lunch.
  • He is very verbal already using words like “dada”, “mama”, “oah” for Noah, “clap”, “bye”, “hi”, “boo” for book, and my absolute favorite is “ball”
  • He waves hi and bye, often saying bye, and loves to clap any time you say ‘good job’
  • He loves to eat, especially feeding himself finger foods and pouches. He is also starting to use a fork. 
  • He still loves to nurse and shows no desire to wean off. He’s been waking up at night somewhere between 2-4 wanting mommy’s comfort. 
  • Besides the middle of the night nursing, Nate usually sleeps for 12 hours from 7pm to 7am. 
  • Nate loves going to his preschool. He gives smiles and hugs to all his teachers as soon as he gets in. He is always playful, happy and cheerful. He enjoys participating in all the projects, especially finger painting.
  • He adores playing with his big brother and quickly picks up playing techniques, like monster trucks jumps, car racing at the hot wheel garage, sticking foam letters to the bathroom walls and block tower building. Unlike Noah, Nate does not care to swing at the playground. After 5 minutes he asks to be taken out so he can explore on his own. But he loves to slide on his belly, often doing a little penguin jump bellyflop on to the slide, making mom and dad rush over to catch him at the end.

Nate is an incredibly sweet and happy baby and we are so lucky to have him!

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