I can’t even believe it’s Cooper’s First Birthday today! In a way the year has flown by but looking back it’s also been a long year. Those first three months were intense! All I remember looking back is that I have never been so tired in my entire life.
There hasn’t been a day that has gone by this year that I haven’t thanked my lucky stars and God for bringing this ray of sunshine into my life. I love how much joy he brings to our family and I love watching his personality develop!
He’s such a neat baby, he makes you work for his smiles but is easily ticklish, he still loves to snuggle but can be stingy with his smooches. He can be quiet but he also loves to hear himself talk. He loves our dog Lilly and loves Sloan probably more than anyone else.
I’m not quite sure how much he weighs but he is wearing 12 months old clothing and a size 3.5 shoe. He has 6 teeth now, with 4 of them all coming in at one time. He eats anything and everything and I don’t think he has a favorite. Is everything a favorite?? He’s still nursing but I think I’m going to start weaning him soon, it might be harder for me to give up those morning and evening times then it will for him. He loves anything with wheels and loves balls and still loves to play in his jumper.
He is standing and bending down to pick things up and can walk if he’s holding onto something but he’s still not standing or walking on his own yet. He is fast as lighting and we just finished up baby proofing the house. Changing his diapers can cause anyone to work up a sweat because he doesn’t like to sit still for too long. He also likes to take off all his clothes except his diapers once I put him down for a nap or bedtime. He also doesn’t care for shoes and he hates anything touching his head so there are no more hats in his future for a very long time.
I hope Cooper knows how loved he is and how happy and complete he has made our family. I’m so happy to be his mama and I can’t wait to continue to watch him grow and learn.
We’ll be celebrating his birthday with family and friends this coming weekend and he also has a big photo shoot today and a doctor’s visit this week. I’ll for sure post photos of the party! It’s going to be a fun one!
Happy Birthday to my #1 little man! I love you more than you’ll ever know!!! xo
If you like to see his monthly photos you can click here!