Wednesday, June 6, 2012

12 months old. 1 YEAR old. 365 days old

Warning:  This post is more of a keepsake for me to look back at in the future and see/remember what Hampton was up to at this point in his life.  It may make anyone reading it besides myself a little bored or possibly even drowsy.  Read at your own risk.  You've been warned. :)

Whichever way you want to look at it, Hampton turned the big 1 on June 2.  My, oh my.  WHERE has my little baby gone?!  It was a bittersweet day to say the least.  We had his 1 year appointment yesterday and Dr. Williams said he could not be any more perfect...developmentally and physically.  Needless to say, I was a proud mommy!  I guess I was so overwhelmed and attentive during his appointment (and mostly probably due to the fact that Hughes was also with us) I was bad and didn't even take a picture of him.  :(
Oh well.  Life goes on.  However, I will share a few of my favorite month old pics, which I won't even begin to whine about how hard they were to capture.  The boy can't sit still, but oh is he happy and SO dang sweet, not to mention, PRECIOUS!!!

This one captures our little fella really well.  He thinks everything is funny. 
Especially everything his daddy does. 

His 1 year stats were:

weight:  21 lbs 6 oz
height:  29 inches
head:  48 1/2 cm

As of now...

he loves to eat!  He will eat ANY baby or table food you put in his mouth.  Haven't found one thing he doesn't like yet!  Not a picky eater and I'm not complaining!  He also loves any kind of drink.  Green tea, sweet tea, chocolate milk, and all sorts of juices are his favorite.  He even loves prune juice.  Yuuck.

he is now on whole milk in a sippy cup.  Thank you, Lord!  No more Dr. Brown bottles and his 16 parts that go along with it.  It was NOT a fun battle, but we didn't give up.  It took a whole week for him to transition and progress to nothing but sippy cup.  I started whole milk and sippy cup all in one so it was a huge adjustment for the little guy, but he did really well.

he doesn't suck a paci OR any fingers.  Again, thank you, Lord! Just one less thing we have to give up. :)

he blows kisses (even though it doesn't really look like it).  For some odd reason, he sticks out his tongue when he puts his hand up to his mouth when you tell him to blow you a kiss

he loves to give high 5 (his Aunt Brooke taught him that at La Bamba one night!) and then he claps EVERY. TIME. afterwards

he will now start a game of peek-a-boo with you instead of vice versa.  It's way cute.
Here he was even playing a game of it with himself.

he is definitely a water baby.  He LOVES being in the pool

he loves to wave to ANYBODY or anything

he goes crazy over balloons anywhere we might see them

he loves to throw the ball with you

he can scroll through pictures on an i phone.  CRAZY doesn't even begin to explain it.  He will also scroll down Facebook when I am on it.

he loves baby apps on my i phone as well.  His favorite is a counting Fisher Price one.

he won't sit long enough to let you read him a book, but he loves to look at them with you and on his own.  Here lately, I have found him in his room by himself just looking thru a book.  It melts. my. heart.

he shakes his head "no" at you.  When you try to teach him the "yes" motion, he shakes his head no and laughs.

he has just started pitching temper tamptrums if he doesn't get his way.  "No, not Hampton?, YES.  Sweet. Innocent. Hampton."  I don't make this stuff up.  He will usually rare his head back and whine or cry.  Depending on the severity of it at the time.  It only usually lasts for about 10 seconds, but still.  He has his daddy's attitude, what can I say?! ha! ;)

he has 7 teeth.  4 on top. 3 on bottom.

he loves to stick out his tongue for some reason these days (and thinks it's funny) and he's so darn cute when he does it, but then again, he's so darn cute when he does ANYTHING!!

he's pretty ADD at this point.  He plays with something about 5 minutes and is then on to the next thing.  He gets that after me I'm pretty sure.

I've noticed lately, he gets frustrated easily.  For example, when a toy is in his way.  He doesn't do anything drastic, just grunts at it real loudly.  It's sort of amusing watching him.

he's not walking yet, but he's oh so close.  He will even be sitting or crouching down on the floor and can stand up by himself.  He's still using the table, chair, couch, anything around him to cruise around while standing, but then he crawls to get elsewhere.  He took 2 steps on his own at Brooke and Jerry's the other night, but that's all for now.  Needless to say, he's got the crawling thing down pat, though.  He's quick these days, as he should be. 

he's got great balance as well.  He loves to stand and wave or clap.  He knows he's doing something "big"!! :)

by the way, he loves his new trike he got for his birthday from us.  There again, he loves anything outside as well.  What kiddo doesn't, right?!

he still is in the bed with us at night, but we are slowly, but surely working on that.  Although, he starts out in his crib, but doesn't last nearly long enough; maybe only even 2 or 3 hours.  He's smart enough to know he gets to come to mommy and daddy's bed after that.  Who wouldn't wake up then?!  BUT, he does take 2 naps, one in morning and one in afternoon, in his crib. That's something to shout about right?!  :)

he now dances for you when you tell him, or more of a drop it like it's hot sort of move.  Either way, it's hysterical.

I would have to say he is truly your typical 1 year old little boy!  Sweet, lovable, funny, smart, and energetic just to name a few.  Daniel and I are more than blessed to be called his mom and dad.  He has brought more joy to our lives than I thought was possible.  He has opened my eyes to what life is ALL about and I couldn't be MORE proud of him for all of his accomplishments in just one short year of his life.  He makes me laugh, cry happy tears, and smile on a daily basis.  My heart swells with more and more love for this child with each day passing.  It has been one incredible year watching him learn and grow.  I look forward to many, many more!! 

Happy 1 year, Hampton! 
Don't you ever forget, mommy and daddy LOVE you to the moon and back sweet boy!!


  1. I've loved every single piece of year old Hampton documentation. All of it is so precious!

  2. Awe! Thank you, Lili! I try to capture as much as possible. I will never get these sweet moments back.