12 months! Whaaaaat?!

Where does the time go? No seriously, where'd it go? I feel like life has been in fast forward but I also can't remember life PD (pre-Decs). 

This last month I've realized toddler-hood is right around the corner!
*Decs walks everywhere without falling too much. He's still a toe walker. Any tips on helping him overcome this goofy habit?? I don't want him to be "that guy" in high school still toe walking (you know you know someone who was!)
*He's so interactive...he loves to play hide n seek and understands games like "I'm going to get you" (i.e. chasing him). 
*Decs is blabbing like crazy. The only words I understand are mama, dada, and nana. I swear he's started to repeat "night, night" but the jury is still out on that.

This next stage in life intimidates me a bit. I'm pretty sure Declan is still milk protein intolerant. I gave him a yogurt today (his first real dose of anything dairy) and his butt got the worst rash I've ever seen on him. Not sure what we do but our 1 year appointment is Friday and I'm anticipating trying soy products. What I'm definitely NOT looking forward to is getting rid of the bottle, weaning off the paci and trying to figure out 2 naps to 1. So many changes! 

Speaking of changes, here's my nugget as a 10 day old:

...and at nearly 1 year old:

Here's to another amazing year with an outrageously fabulous little man. We can't wait to see what's next in your ever-changing world.


Melba said...

Oh look at him...I love those two pictures together.

A lot of changes indeed...but you'll excel at being a toddler mommy, much as you have this past year!!

I can't believe it's already been a year since I cried and rejoiced with you all about this little man...WOW! And I know you must be feeling that a thousand fold!



Christy said...

What a handsome little man! A year goes by so fast, doesn't it? Those are all big changes coming up, but they'll fall into place pretty naturally, especially the naps. Toddlerhood is even more fun than the first year!

Anonymous said...

About the walking on tiptoes, I know a few babies who do/did that, including my mom, my "sister" and my godson. I talked to my mom about my godson and she told me it's a matter of the length of a tendon in the back of the leg that will stretch out over time and eventually he'll walk normally without any problem, and until then he's just fine. Unfortunately, my mom said she wasn't walking normally until she was 7 years old, and same with my "sister." My godson is 20 months and still walking tiptoe as well. Ask your pediatrician, but I think he'll probably say the same. Nothing to worry about! :) Just a cute quirk to tell his girlfriends about someday.

jesshustad said...

happy birthday deckers! we love you!

-aunt jess & uncle erik

Rebekah said...

I love your story and cannot believe Declan is a year old!!!!! :)

KimboSue said...

Happy birthday Decs!!!

Denver Jen said...

That's so exciting! What a cutie!

E said...

Happy 1st birthday to your little man!