Twelve Months

Friday, January 24, 2014
We officially have a one year old.  My little baby is now a toddler.  Excuse me a moment while I wipe away a few tears.  OK.  I'm better now, so let's talk about this ball of personality living with us.

 Cullen took his very first step the Saturday before Christmas.  It was only one step though.  a couple of days later he started taking two and three steps throughout the day.  By the first of the year, he was taking five or six steps at a time, but was still a little unsure of himself.  By his first birthday, walking was his default mode.  He is still a little unsteady and falls a good bit, but he almost always starts off walking. He is now chasing Macey in circles around the kitchen table.

Mealtime has become a little more difficult lately.  Cullen loves yogurt, grapes, quinoa, and snacks.  Everything else has become a struggle.  We are trying mostly finger foods, and at dinner are giving Cullen what we eat.  Most of the time he will try what we give him once and then play with it, but he usually eats well at breakfast and lunch and he does well at dinner on occasion.  I'm hoping that if we just keep offering, he will eventually eat better.  But I hear most little ones are picky eaters at this age.  Plus, Cullen seems to be growing right on track.  He is in the 58% for weight (21 pounds, 12.5 ounces) and the 93% for height (31.25 inches.)  Not sure where that height is coming from!

Cullen now has eight teeth.  And he shows them off with the best cheesy grin I have ever seen.  His whole face wrinkles up so much that his eyes close.  It is my absolute favorite!

For the past month, at least, Cullen has been saying 'dis' (this.)  He points at everything and says 'dis.'  It could be something he wants, something he is just noticing, or something he has seen a hundred times and just wants to point at.  It is super cute!

Cullen's favorite things to do these days are playing peek-a-boo behind the curtains, chasing Macey around (I'm glad she is so good with him!), clicking pens (not sure how he learned that, but it's so cute!), getting chased by adults, and reading books by himself. He loves to sit with a pile of books and flip through page by page; seriously the sweetest thing ever!  We are having so much fun with this little boy!

Side note: this kid can throw a temper tantrum.  Every single time he doesn't get his way.  Have the terrible twos started super early?  (But most of the time he is awesome!)

1 comment:

  1. He is the most awesome lil guy I have ever seen! I love him so much and live for Tuesday & Thursdays! Of course those are the days I get to hang out and play with him all day! I feel so privileged his parents let me ! He is one very special lilman, so smart and makes me laugh so much! Cant think of life without him!

    Love, meme


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