12 month – update.

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STATS –

weight: 29lbs

height: 32.5”

loves: walking around the house, kicking his soccer ball, playing basketball, snacking & fruit!

dislikes: walking in the grass barefoot, all vegetables at the moment, being away from mommy even for a minute

new achievements: says “mmmm” after every bite of food, walking very steady on his feet, pointing to his favorite body parts on command, new words: snack “nack, bunny “bun”, ball, mouse,  juice “juuu” & luke “luuuuu”

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B IS WALKING!!!

He took his first steps just a few days before his birthday and has been on the move since. In just a few weeks he is now sprinting, chasing Luke, kicking his soccer ball around (he’s actually really good too!).

We have been embracing the summer heat this year and trying to keep this very active boy busy. He is enjoying the water much more lately, probably because its warmer. He even stripped down at the Sperrings and decided to go in himself!

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Daddy was gone on a lot of business trips this month, so we had a lot of Mommy & Brennan time. He has become my little buddy, running errands with me, having coffee/pretzel dates, trips to the park. We’ve even joined the neighborhood mom’s group and have met a great new group of friends to play with on the weekdays.

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(afternoon nap before Daddy headed to the airport)

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 We celebrated our first Easter this year, and B was the cutest little bunny I ever did see! We had a great morning opening our baskets, went to church and then ended the day with a lovely dinner and Grandma & Grandpa’s house. I cherish each holiday that much more with Baby B around.

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Our sleeping schedule has been fantastic this month. Bedtime around 6:30, waking up around 6. Two naps a day, about 1-2 hours each. This is a schedule mom loves! I know it wont last forever, but I’m getting a lot accomplished lately. He has had a huge appetite too, so I’m expecting a growth spurt. B wants to eat everything in sight – “nack!” as he says everytime someone walks into the kitchen. Everything is “mmmm” after the first bite too, its adorable.

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Teething has subsided a bit this month, which has been great. Brennan now has 7 teeth, 4 on top, 3 on the bottom!

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Yaya flew in from Chile to see us and is staying for a few months! It has been so wonderful having her here, and B picked up right where he left off with her which was so great. We had a lot of fun adventures together and made up for lost time.

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(Cindo De Mayo lunch. He loves limes!)

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The night before Brennan’s 1st birthday I was a teary eyed Mommy, thinking of all the amazing moments we had together this past year. The fact that he wasn’t a little baby anymore is so bitter sweet… but I’ll write more about that in the next post… It makes me too sad thinking about it now.

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(B’s last night as a “baby”, although he’ll always be my baby!)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY BIG ONE YEAR OLD!

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We had a really fun day, spent the morning at Starbucks getting him a cheese pretzel and ice water (his favorite treat!), then popped into the Children’s museum and had a big family BBQ to wrap up the day. He got spoiled with lots and lots of presents… basketball hoop, mickey mouse car, trucks, books and lots of outfits!

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What a year its been… We’ve all come so far, growing together, learning from each other. I can’t wait to see what this next year has in store. My monthly updates will probably turn into quartly updates – but none the less I’ll keep updating the milestones and what B’s future has in store. Until next time…

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