Sweet Isaac, you are ONE year old!
How quickly you have gone from a little baby bundle to an active little boy! You can get into most anything you feel like you need to. You can walk more steadily everyday. You can climb stairs very well (you don't have an interest in learning how to go down yet).
You can smile so big! You are a happy little guy, and will flash your smile fairly readily. You are especially fond of babies or soft animals...this can be both in real life or in books..you make the funniest "awwwwweee" sound when you see them. You are becoming more and more playful with your ways, you like it when we "get" you! You have mostly light brown/dark blonde hair, but somedays it has a bit of a strawberry blonde look to it. You definitely have blue eyes and you have paws for hands and feet (I think you're going to be a tall, strong man someday!).
You celebrated your first Christmas this month. You actually didn't bother the presents under the tree until the very end, and then it was mostly because you wanted to climb on them. You received some fun light up toys that make noise, and really like those!
You do well at eating, not super fond of vegetables as a rule, but still eat a variety of food. You've started eating more table food, and drink out of a sippy cup sometimes. Pretty much everything that you find on the ground goes into your mouth...so we are doing alot of finger sweeping in that mouth FULL of teeth these days! You have 8 teeth and seem to be working on those molars soon.
I will add, you also go poop on the toilet nearly everyday! I know, its crazy, but you do very well at it. I can tell when you're going to go, and then you know exactly how to make it happen within a couple minutes.
You weigh 25 lbs (75%) and 31.5" (90%), so have kind of plateaued with your weight for the time being...probably since you are much more active. You wear 18-24 mo clothes, you are rather long..especially comparing you to what your older brothers were like at this age. Speaking of brothers..you REALLY like them, and they are still quite fond of you. You are beginning to get into their things, so some of the fondness is maybe fading when that happens. But Noah and Jonah will still ask to hold you from time to time..which is funny to see as you are growing pretty big for them!
You love to be held (particularly by mama..you crawl to my feet and stand up to my leg, hanging on until I pick you up). You sleep when you sleep. I don't really keep track of how often you wake up in the night, all I know is you don't sleep thru it yet. You take one nap, sometimes two if we're home. I usually nurse you and/or rock you to sleep. You are my baby and I don't mind doing this one bit!
Happy 1st Birthday Isaac Jesse...you are just so sweet and loved by all of us.
I am very grateful that you are healthy and growing. It is bittersweet, as you are leaving the baby stage and entering into toddler-hood (those are fun too...we have found that out). I love you!!