Friday, June 25, 2010

12 Months Old!

Happy birthday!



This feels like as much of an accomplishment for Jason and me as for Russell :) We've all arrived at the one-year mark relatively intact!



At 12 months, Russell is:

~20 lbs, 5 oz - 29th percentile
~51st percentile in height
~61st percentile in head circumference
~in between clothing sizes - 12 month size is getting a little snug while most 18 month things are still a bit big
~wears size 4 shoes
~diapers are size 3, but we're about to move to size 4
~has 2 bottom teeth and 2 top teeth (and 2 more coming through on top)

~still taking 2 naps a day, but the morning one has gotten shorter and afternoon one is longer
~still loves to be held - but only if you're walking around, not sitting (he's been that way since birth!)
~testing his boundaries and getting disciplined for it! I guess that could be a post in itself!
~pulling up and taking just a couple steps along furniture - not even enough to call it cruising

~foods: yogurt, cheese, and all fruits
~drink: he's not picky - likes water and juice equally
~words to say: okay (sounds like mmmkay)
~outdoor activities: swinging at the park, going down the slide, sitting on grass and plucking it
~songs: The Wheels on the Bus; Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes
~toys: Busy Ball Popper, LeapFrog learning table, My Pal Scout, stacking toy, and this toy with a bunch of gears that lights up
~books: Goodnight Moon; The Very Hungry Caterpillar; Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See? are just a few of many he loves

It really has flown in a flash. If they all go this fast, he'll be in college tomorrow. So today, I choose to cherish all that he is, and everything he's so quickly becoming.


Happy first birthday, Russell Micah!
Your daddy and I love you more than you could ever know.


  1. feels like yesterday you had a little teeny one! I can tell you that it really does go by fast. And then you can remind me since I'm doing it all over again! Happy Bday Russell!

  2. Happy Birthday Russell!!! I hate that we are missing the celebration but I know you (and mommy and daddy) are going to have a ton of fun!!!